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Residence Hall Student Security Program

The Residence Hall Student Security Program, a division of the UMPD, provides security during the evening hours in the forty-five campus residence halls (from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on weekdays and from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on weekends).

Security Monitor - Job Description

During the academic year, over 200 students are employed as security monitors to screen access, check residents’ identification, and register guests. During vacation periods, they also provide security in the occupied nine-month and year-round halls.

Beyond their role inside of the residence halls, Residence Hall Security Supervisors are on-call to provide walking escorts to and from any location on campus. They also serve as an extra set of eyes and ears for the police by reporting unusual conditions, safety or lighting concerns, or other issues that require attention.

During special events, Residence Hall Security personnel provide support for the UMPD by assisting with parking and directions during the semi-annual move-in process, and during Commencement each May.


Compensation starts at $8.50, with opportunities for increases based on longevity and performance.

How to Apply

If you are interested in employment, please contact the Student Security Program at 545-2123, e-mail, or stop by the window at room 107 Dickinson Hall.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Residence Hall Security Program, contact:

Jim Meade
Residence Hall Security Manager
101 Dickinson Hall
(413) 545-3959