Become a College Nine and College Ten College Guide!

The College Guide position is a volunteer leadership role that develops emerging student leaders through training, experiential learning, and engagement with the College Nine and College Ten communities.

College Guides (CGs) work throughout Fall Quarter and the academic year to create a welcoming and inclusive community for the newest College Nine and College Ten students.  They play key roles in planning Fall Orientation and Welcome Week, and support first-year students throughout the academic year as mentors and occasional small program planners.

As part of the College Nine and College Ten Programs & Activities team, CGs work directly with the College Programs Coordinator, the Assistant College Programs Coordinator, the Fall Planning Assistant, Community Programs Assistants, Resident Assistants, and other student staff. In addition, CGs support the Activities Office at large-scale events such as College Nights, commencement ceremonies, and other college programming.

There are 25-30 CG positions available at Colleges Nine and Ten for the 2017-18 academic year.


Click here to see the detailed job description.


The application period for the Fall 2017 College Guide and Senior College Guide positions at College Nine or College Ten runs from Monday, April 3 through Wednesday, April 26 at 4pm.

There are two parts to the College Guide application:

1. The Online Application

  • Please allow yourself enough time to answer the application questions.

  • You will also be asked to select a group interview time. Please hold the date you select on your calendar.

2. The Online Reference



College Guide Selection Timeline (dates subject to change)

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, April 26, 4pm

Selected candidates contacted for interviews:
Friday, April 8

Group Interviews:
1) Saturday,  April 29, 10:30am - 12:30pm
2) Saturday,  April 29, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
3) Saturday,  April 29, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Alternative Interview (as needed):
Friday, April 28, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Applicants Notified:
Monday, May 1

Spring Training Sessions:
One: Sunday, May 7, all day, time TBA
Two: Friday, May 12, 4pm to 8pm
Three: Sunday, May 21, all day, time TBD


Important Dates for CGs*

On-Campus CGs Move-In:
TBD, mid September.

CG Training & Orientation Prep:
TBD, mid September through New Student Move-In on Saturday, September 23

New Student Move-In:
Saturday, September 23

Fall Orientation & Welcome Week:
Saturday, September 23 through Sunday, October 1

*Dates subject to change.



If you have any questions, please contact Tim Barbour at the College Nine and College Ten Programs and Activities Office at acpc910@ucsc.edu or 831.459.4465.