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Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants assumes a leadership role in all aspects of residence hall and apartment living and are integral members of the Office of Residence Life & Undergraduate Student Housing. They are responsible for supervising a community of about 25–60 students and are actively involved in assisting them with personal and academic problems, organizing social and educational programs, and performing various administrative functions.

The resident assistant is the focal point for the day-to-day operation of their community. The resident assistant makes a positive impact in the lives of students by providing opportunities to learn new skills, developing community, helping create a safe and comfortable environment in which residents can study, socialize, and sleep, and supporting residence hall and University policy.

Specific duties of the Resident Assistant fall within the following areas:

  • Community Facilitator
  • Programmer
  • Active Team Member
  • University Representative
  • Administrator
  • Role Model

We are looking for new student leaders to join our team! If you are interested in building an inclusive community and developing leadership skills, consider applying for this important leadership position on campus. For more information, please attend an information session or talk to your RA or Area Coordinator.  If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Molly Lewis.

All student staff are required to pay their housing deposit each year by the designated due date.

Selection Timeline
Event Date Time/Location
RA Application Opens November 1, 2019 Via Presence
RA Information Session December 11, 2019 3-4pm, Whitehurst Living Room
RA Information Session January 21, 2020 7-8pm, Whitehurst Living Room
Applications Due January 29, 2020 11:59pm via Presence

Group Process and RA Interview Weekend

February 8-9, 2020 All Day, Location TBA
RA Position Offers release via email February 18, 2020 N/A
RA Position Acceptances/Declinations Due February 21, 2020 via Presence by 5pm


March 2, 2020 by 5pm

WELL 200 - Resident Assistant: Intro to Residence Life (RA Class)

Begins After Spring Break TBA