How to become a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 2024–25 academic year:

  • Attend one of the following RA Interest Sessions:

    • RA interest Session #1: Thursday, Nov. 2, at 8:00 p.m. in G-98 Wallwork

    • RA interest Session #2: Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 8:00 p.m. in G-13 Suites on Pratt

    • RA interest Session #3: Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 8:00 p.m. in G-12 Ruddock Hall

    • RA Interest Session #4: Thursday, Dec. 7, at 8:00 p.m. in G-98 Wallwork

  • Complete and submit the RA application distributed at the RA interest Sessions.
    Note: You must attend an RA interest Session to receive an application.

  • After receiving your application, the selection committee will assign you to an RA Seminar section based on preferences noted on your application.

What you can expect to do during the RA seminar:

  • The RA Seminar is a three-week seminar where candidates are grouped together to solve problems, learn more about the position, and share their ideas and values.

  • RA seminar sections are facilitated by members of the RA selection committee and are designed to assess a candidate’s communication, professionalism, and teamwork.

  • Candidates will get an opportunity to showcase their skills during a 30-minute individual interview.

  • To complete the RA Seminar, candidates will also complete three short take-home assignments. More information regarding RA Seminar and take-home assignments will be posted soon.

  • There are three “Take Home” assignments that need to be completed outside of the seminar:

    • Complete a duty round with an RA and write a short reflection

    • Create an 8.5x11 "Hire me" poster explaining your skills, experiences, interests, and what makes you a good fit to be an RA. Creativity is encouraged!

    • Complete the “Ideas for Engaging Residents” Activity – Using a given object, you will be asked to develop a creative way to get to know residents and create an advertisement for your idea.

    • RA seminar begins in February.