Desk Receptionists

Interested in the Desk Receptionist Position?

The Desk Receptionist (DR) position is the most visible position in the Office of Residence Life serving as the initial representative of the residence hall or apartment building on Marquette’s campus.  The DR is first and foremost, a safety and security checkpoint for the building.  DRs maintain a high standard of customer service when interacting with both residents/tenants of the residence halls/apartments as well as parents, facilities staff, and people outside of the university community. 

The ideal DR candidate is a current student who has customer service experience, a minimum 2.00 GPA, and a desire to make an impact on the residence hall and apartment communities. Quality candidates will have a commitment to personal integrity, the ability to collaborate with team members, and demonstrate leadership characteristics in problem solving, interpersonal skills, and communication.

To learn more, check out the following link for more information:

Applications Available

Applications are now available for a limited number of DR positions that can start immediately, during the winter break, and for spring 2018. Hires will be made on a rolling basis. Applications are available via Handshake.

DR Selection for Academic Year 2018-2019

Below is information from our previous year, 2017-2018 hiring process. This page will be updated by February 15th, 2018 with information for our hiring process for the next academic year.

Information Sessions

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the application and interview process as well as the DR position requirements. Information sessions are not mandatory to attend for an application to be considered.

Sunday, March 26
7-8pm | Humphrey Auditorium

Monday, March 27
5-6pm | McCormick Private Dining Room (PDR)

Tuesday, March 28
7-8pm | Campus Town East Multipurpose Room (MPR)

Application Information

Applications are available through Handshake. View the 2017-2018 DR Application here. Applications must be received by 11:59pm on Monday, April 3rd.

Application for the DR position includes the following:

If you have questions about using Handshake, stop in to Career Services, Holthusen Hall, 1st floor.


Interview Sign Ups – Through Handshake
Interview sign-ups will occur on a rolling basis beginning on March 20th and continuing through April 3rd.

Application Deadline - Monday, April 3rd at 11:59pm.

Interview Day
Thursday, April 6th or Friday, April 7th, 2017

Notification of Application Status
Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Important Candidate dates

If hired, please note the following dates:

Summer DR Training | For DRs working in the summer | Sunday, May 7th 1pm-4pm | Location TBA

August DR Training | For ALL Desk Receptionists | Sunday, August 20th at 4pm through Wednesday, August 23rd at 5pm

Residence Hall DRs | For ALL Residence Hall DRs | Plan to be available to begin shifts as early as Thursday, August 24th.

An hourly wage is provided for all training participation.



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ORL Contact Information

Office of Residence Life
1032 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Carpenter Tower, Room 203
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Telephone: (414) 288-7208
Fax: (414) 288-5108
Email ORL