One of the keys to our success in Residential Life is our fantastic RAs! Wondering if the RA position is right for you? Check out our video below:


All students interested in the RA position for the 2023-2024 academic year must apply during the Fall 2022 application process. 


    Important Dates for 2023-2024 Academic Year Applicants:

    • Applications Close: December 2, 2022 at midnight.
    • Individual Interviews: January 4-6, 2023
    • Group Interviews: January 28, 2023
    • Candidates can expect to receive a hiring decision between February 20-24, 2023


    Application Process:

    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 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 2023-2024 fall term are due December 2, 2022 at 12 noon.


    4. Virtual Interview Days

    After applications are reviewed, applicants are invited to interview. There will be two styles of interviews: individual and group process. This is where you can learn more about our Learning Communities and share with us your passion or purpose for wanting to join the RA team.

    • Individual interviews are scheduled from January 4-6, 2023. A group interview will take place on Janury 28, 2023 Applicants will be notified whether or not they are invited to interview by December 16, 2022.

    5. Selection Decisions Released

    • After the RA interview day, all candidates who were invited to interview can expect to receive a hiring decision between February 20-24, 2023. Hiring will be ongoing during this time—not all applicants will receive a hiring decision at the same time.
    • If you are offered an RA position, you MUST take note of the required due date for accepting the position given in your offer letter. If you do not submit your acceptance packet by the due date, we will assume you are declining the RA position.
    • If you are hired as an RA for the following academic year, you will be expected to attend a social and orientation on March 20, 2023 at 9 PM