Student Employment and Recognition

Campus Recreation is the largest student employer on campus with over 250 student employees. We provide students with transferable skills that will help them get, and keep, the next job.

Student employee officiating an Intramural basketball game.


At various times throughout the year, typically at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters as well as just before the summer terms, the Department of Campus Recreation will host job fairs for students interested in employment. The department will also offer a workshop in conjunction with the job fairs to aid students in drafting their cover letters and résumés.

Once applications have been submitted, student employee candidates may be selected to participate in first round interviews and then second round program area interviews.

Students who are hired will go through an in-service training and orientation program. Schedules are established based on availability. Student wages are based on the position and experience.

Student Employee Job Descriptions

Please contact with any questions pertaining to student employment.

Fall Hiring Timeline

Interested applicants MUST attend a job fair to receive the application link and be considered for a position.

The student application is open until 5:00 p.m. on August 28th. Late applications will not be accepted.

  • Tuesday, August 20th at 6:00 p.m. – Job Fair hosted via Zoom (Register)
  • Thursday, August 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Hiring Table at RebFest
  • Sunday, August 25th at 7:00 p.m. – Job Fair hosted via Zoom (Register)
  • Monday, August 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Job Fair hosted in the South Campus Recreation Center lobby
  • All interviews will be hosted in the Administration Suite at the South Campus Recreation Center
  • Applicants will be contacted no later than Friday, August 20th by 2:00 p.m. with their scheduled interview time.
  • Applicants will be contacted for a second round interview by the program area based on availability.
  • Interview locations depend on the position/program area the applicant is interviewing for.
  • Some program areas may require skill assessments to be considered for a position.

Employee recognition

Two student employee award winners

2024 Director's Award and Bill Kingery Scholarship Recipients

Josh Verneuille
Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs

Emma Finlay

The Director's Award is the highest honor that a student employee can receive. Each program area nominates student employees who consistently go above and beyond their job expectations, sets the standard for exceptional performance, lives out our TEAM CR values, and supports the department's vision of being a flagship institution.

  • Person zip lining.

    Bill Kingery Scholarship

    Bill Kingery was the first Director of Campus Recreation at the University of Mississippi, and he served the campus for 43 years before he retired in 2013; Mr. Kingery established this scholarship in an effort to continue supporting the student employees who are so valuable and essential to the department.

    Contribute to the Bill Kingery Scholarship Fund

2024 TEAM CR Star and Rising Star Recipients

Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs: Payton Ness, Star | Kendal Bankston, Rising Star

Fitness: Bruce Pike, Star | Molly Hughes, Rising Star

Facility Operations: Erin Crawford, Star | Catherine Hardouin, Rising Star

Outdoors: Briley Rakow, Star | Kendall Brown, Rising Star

Aquatics: Sophie DiForti, Star | Delaney Zolper, Rising Star

Memberships: Annika Pierson, Star | Abigail Cademartori, Rising Star

Marketing: Averie Siegel, Star

Student employee receiving award.

Briley Rakow, Star - Outdoors

Student employee receiving award.

Erin Crawford, Star and Catherine Hardouin, Rising Star - Facility Operations

Student employee receiving award.

Bruce Pike, Star and Molly Hughes, Rising Star - Fitness

Student employees receiving award.

Payton Ness, Star and Kendal Bankston, Rising Star - Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs

Student employees receiving award.

Annika Pierson, Star and Abigail Cademartori, Rising Star - Memberships

Student employee receiving award.

Delaney Zolper, Rising Star - Aquatics