Resident Assistants

Apply to be an RA

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 & 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 invite you to do something ExtRAordinary and apply to become an RA! The application to become a Resident Assistant for the 2022-2023 academic year will open on November 1st! If you are considering applying and are interested in learning more about the position, please attend one of the RA Information Sessions listed below. Already know you want to apply? Complete the RA Application today. Please contact Ashley Owens with any questions or concerns.

Selection Timeline

Event Date Time/Location
RA Application Opens November 1, 2021 Via Presence
RA Information Session 1 November 11, 2021 3–4 p.m., Wilton Center Multifaith Room
RA Information Session 2 January 13, 2022 6–7 p.m., Zoom: (https://urichmond.zoom.us/j/84125757865)
RA Information Session 3 January 25, 2022 4–5 p.m., Wilton Center Multifaith Room
Application Materials Due January 31, 2022 11:59 p.m. via Presence
RA Interview Weekend February 12–13, 2022 Time & Location TBA
RA Position Offers releases via email February 18, 2022 N/A
RA Position Acceptances/Declinations Due February 22, 2022 via Presence by 5 p.m.
ALL STAFF MUST PAY THEIR HOUSING DEPOSIT March 7, 2022 5 p.m. via BannerWeb
WELL 200 - Resident Assistant: Intro to Residence Life (RA Class) TBD (takes place in Spring semester) Location TBA