Resident Assistant Information

The Office of Residence Life employs students in two different leadership positions in the residence halls. Community Coordinators (CCs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) are trained in a wide variety of areas including but not limited to: roommate issues, conflict resolution, referencing University resources, promoting involvement opportunities, submitting work orders and educating and enforcing University policies. CCs and RAs are also effective in solving problems and are good listeners when you just need someone to talk to. CCs are experienced RAs who have been promoted to take on a more administrative role in the residence halls. RAs on the other hand, can be student leaders serving in their first year. If you are considering applying for an RA position, please review the timeline below and apply once applications become available.

2018-2019 Resident Assistant Hiring Timeline

  • Returning Resident Assistants
    • Applications will be made available by Monday, January 29th, 2018
    • Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

  • New Resident Assistants
    • If interested in becoming an RA for the 2018-2019 school year, you MUST attend one of the following Information Sessions:
      • Monday, Feb. 5th, 2018 • 1:30pm-2pm - Forum Room 2
      • Tuesday, Feb. 6th, 2018 • 6:30pm-7pm - Pierce/White Skybox
      • Thursday, Feb. 8th, 2018 • 3:30pm-4pm - Forum Room 3
      • Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 2018 • 6:30pm-7pm - Liberty TV Lounge 1st FL
      • Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 2018 • 1:30pm-2pm - Forum Room 2
      • Thursday, Feb. 15th, 2018 • 3:30pm-4pm - Grand TV Lounge 1st FL
      • Monday, Feb. 19th, 2018 • 1:30pm-2pm - Forum Room 2
      • Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 2018 • 6:30pm-7pm - Briscoe 1 Lounge
      • Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 2018 • 1:30pm-2pm - Pierce/White Skybox
    • Applications will be emailed to those who attend an Information Session.
    • Two professional reference forms are due to the Student Affairs Office by 5pm on February 21, 2018.
    • Applications are due via email to Portia Gresham,, by 5pm on February 21, 2018.
    • Applicants MUST attend a mandatory Group Process Interview on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 from 1pm-4pm.
    • Complete an individual interview. Email Portia Gresham to reserve your interview time. Interviews will be held February 27 - March 1 from 4pm-6:30pm in the Pierce/White office.

  • Decisions
    • ALL applicants will be notified of their hiring status by March 16, 2018
    • All offers must be accepted or declined by 5pm on March 28, 2018


  • Important Dates for Room Draw
    • Floor Meetings will take place between March 26th - April 6th, 2018 in the residence halls.
    • Suite applications will become available at 12noon on Monday, April 9th, 2018 and are due by Friday, April 13th, 2018 to the Student Affairs Office by 5pm.
    • Hall-apalooza (Single/Double room selection) will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 6pm-9pm in the Dows Conference Center located in the the Siebens Forum.