As centuries-long injustices against black and brown persons continue today, the University remains committed to supporting and educating students, faculty and staff on our mission and values centered on inclusion, diversity and equity. Read more


Westfield State University was recently made aware of disturbing social media matters. We take these matters seriously and the University is assessing and addressing them under appropriate policies and procedures. Read President Torrecilha’s message to the campus community on this matter.


Job Opportunities in Residential Life


RA Position

The Residential Life Department employs resident assistants in our nine residence halls across campus.  The primary selection process for the staff takes place during the spring semester with information being sent out to the campus in December and January each year.  If there are openings throughout the academic year, a smaller process may be run to fill openings and the campus community will be notified when the process would take place.  If you have questions about being an RA please feel free to e-mail

Office Staff

The Office of Residential Life hires students each year to work in our main office.  Openings vary each year and hours vary based on whether a student has work study or not.  For information about opportunities feel free to visit our main office in Scanlon Hall or call (413) 572-5402.