Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Don at Chestnut Residence.

Applications are NOW OPEN for January 2022.

Get involved, help other students, and build community! ⁠We are looking for two (2) committed, responsible and creative folks to join an amazing team for an experience like no other.

Residence Dons are upper year (completed at least 2 years of study) or graduate students who live and work in residence to develop and maintain an environment that is conducive to learning and personal growth. As a positive role model and leader, Dons contribute to the residents’ well-being by assisting students in dealing effectively with academic, social, personal and interpersonal concerns. This position carries much responsibility and involves many roles, including but not limited to: facilitator, educator, and administrator.  


  • Be a full-time registered student at the University of Toronto;
  • Have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study or in graduate school;
  • Be in good academic standing;
  • Be organized, enthusiastic, and creative;
  • Able to and interested in living in residence!


  • A one-bedroom Don suite (includes furnishings, a washroom, microwave, and mini-fridge);
  • Meal Plan C


  • Application Deadline: Friday, December 10 at 12:00 PM (noon)
  • Interviews: December 13-17, 2021
  • Start date: January 2022

View the complete Job Description

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to


12:00 PM (noon) on Friday, December 10th, 2021