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 2024-2025 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



Time and Location 

RA Application Opens  

November 1st, 2023 

Application Link 

RA Information Session 1 

November 14th, 2023 

6:00 pm, Whitehurst Living Room 

RA Information Session 2 

December 6th, 2023 

4:00 pm, Zoom 

RA Information Session 3 

January 25th, 2024 

6:00 pm, Location TBD 

Application Materials Due 

January 31st, 2024 

11:59 pm  

RA Interview Orientation 

February, 2nd, 2024 

Invite Only (Information Sent to Candidates) 

RA Interview Weekend 

(Mandatory for All Candidtates)

February 10-11, 2024 

Time & Location TBA  

If you have a conflict with this date, you must contact us at by February 1st, 2024 at 5pm. 

RA Position Offers released via email 

February 16th, 2024 


RA Position Acceptances/Declinations Due 

February 18th, 2024 

Form Provided in Offer Letter 


March 4th, 2024  

5:00 pm via BannerWeb 

RA Roommate/Suitemate Request Forms Due 

March 6th, 2024 

Midnight via form provided in Offer Letter 

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

March TBD (takes place post Spring) 

Location TBA (In Person)