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Summer 2024 - PreCollege Programs Night Host (NH)

The PreCollege Programs consist of eight academic residential programs for middle and high school students from multicultural and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to explore higher education, available majors and job opportunities associated with those majors. Since PreCollege participants are minors, they must be chaperoned and monitored 24/7. Therefore, PreCollege Programs hires UW Oshkosh college students to work with the participants during their time on campus. Each Night Host will be assigned to one floor in the residence hall. They are to monitor the floor throughout the night shift from 9:00 PM - 6:00 AM to ensure that all PreCollege participants and staff are safe and accounted for throughout the night.


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Adept at conflict resolution
  • Ability to work alone, during a night shift from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM daily
  • Must be familiar with all safety protocol of UW Oshkosh Campus Police, Residence Life and PreCollege Programs
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Must be a positive influence and role model
  • Must be ethical and transparent in all actions as an NH
  • Patience and conscientiousness required
  • Ability to understand and build rapport with numerous ethnic and socioeconomic cultures
  • Must pass a criminal background check and be in overall good standing with UW Oshkosh
  • CPR and First-Aid Certified (preferred)


  • Report directly to Team Leader.
  • Enforce the rules, regulations and policies of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence-PreCollege Programs and Residence Life.
  • Conduct daily bed checks for summer participants (i.e., RESPECTFULLY knock on each door and check under beds and in closets for both summer participants and staff) at 10:00 p.m.
  • Conduct daily wake up calls at 6:00 a.m.  for both summer participants and staff.
  • Supervise students between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. during weeknights and weekends to ensure safety and accountability of students and staff at all times.
  • Conduct frequent floor rounds to hallways, bathrooms and common areas to ensure participant and staff safety.
  • Required to submit daily reports to the Team Leader by 6:00 a.m. sharp including accident and incident reports for summer participants, including summer staff.
  • Monitor bulletin boards and posters (i.e. to prevent vandalism).
  • Attend all mandatory Precollege Programs training sessions.
  • Be on-call until the end of programs.
  • Maintain confidentiality and possess the following characteristics: integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, strong leadership skills, excellent critical thinking skills, high professional standards and use good judgment at all times.
  • Be a team player and have open communication with the Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator, Team Leader, Assistant Team Leader and fellow Night Host and Resident Assistants.
  • Follow protocol set out by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence-PreCollege Programs, and Residence Life in its entirety.
  • Attend and assist with precollege orientation is required for all Night Hosts unless you have worked all night the day before orientation (optional: attendance to award ceremonies).