1. What to Know Before You Apply
General Training Dates: All RAs must attend the entirety of RA training. Fall RA training typically takes place starting the first week in August and Winter RA training usually takes place the week before classes start in January. As you are making internship, summer job, vacation, and/or travel arrangements, please keep that in mind!
Learning Community Placement: While you’ll be able to preference Learning Community placement, you may not be offered an RA position in your top choice (we make every effort to place you within your top three choices). Placement is made on a variety of factors and your preference is just one of them. Please preference Learning Communities based on your interest and NOT based on desired complex. There is a high likelihood you could be placed in your top choice, but not in the specific residence hall.
Hiring is on a Rolling Basis: RA position vacancies can arise at any time for a variety of reasons, so we hire on a rolling basis. This means that if you are on the alternate list, there is a high likelihood that you will be contacted to fill a vacancy. If you’re interested, hold on tight! We could contact you over the summer or even in the middle of the semester! If you need to know where you stand in our process in order to make other housing or involvement decisions, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask!
Being a Role Model: Residential Life sets the highest standards of conduct and academic achievement for RAs. As an RA, you will be expected to adhere to the same Residential Life and University policies as your residents.
2. Observe the RA Experience: Optional
If you’re interested in seeing for yourself some of what being an RA entails, we welcome potential candidates who would like to shadow an RA on duty. To sign up for a shadowing opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact phone number, and evening dates you are available. RAs are on duty every evening from 7:00-11:00 p.m.
3. Submit an Application
The application includes general information, brief essay questions, and preferences for Learning Community placement. Only completed applications are guaranteed to be reviewed and invited for a virtual interview.
Completed applications for the 2021-2022 fall hiring process are due December 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
4. Virtual Interview Days
After applications are reviewed, applicants are invited to interview. This is where you can learn more about our Learning Communities and interview for the RA position.
- Virtual Interviews are January 14-15, 2021. Applicants will be notified whether or not they are invited to interview by January 8.