Resident Assistants

Residence Life 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 & 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 2023-2024 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? You can submit your RA application using this form.

Please email us at with any questions or concerns.  

                                                            Selection Timeline

Event Date Time/Location
RA Application Opens November 1, 2022 
RA Information Session 1 October 27, 2022 6:00 pm, Whitehurst Living Room 
RA Information Session 2 November 15, 2022

4:00 pm, Zoom: 


RA Information Session 3 January 13, 2023 6:00 pm, Location TBD
RA Information Session 4 January 25, 2023 4:00 pm, Location TBD 
Application Materials Due January 31, 2023 11:59 pm
RA Interview Weekend February 11-12, 2023

Time & Location TBA  

 Interview Weekend (mandatory for all candidates). If you have a conflict with this date, you must contact Ashley Owens at by February 1st, 2023 at 5pm. 

RA Position Offers releases via email February 17, 2023 N/A
RA Position Acceptances/Declinations Due February 22, 2023 Form to be provided in Offer Letter
WELL 200 - Resident Assistant: Intro to Residence Life (RA Class) March-April (dates TBD)  Location TBA (In Person)