RA Selection Process

New RA candidates will submit formal application and complete both an individual and group interview.

Timeline for 2024-2025 Positions

  • Monday, Jan. 22 - RA application for 2024-2025 positions opens at 9 a.m. in .
  • Sunday, Feb. 11 - RA application closes at midnight. 
  • Feb., 12 - 23 - RA applicants complete individual interviews. Dates and times of interviews are selected through the online application process.
  • Saturday, Feb. 25 - RA candidates will participate in a group interview. Candidates should plan to reserve 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. for the interview.
  • Friday, March 8 - RA applicants will be notified of their status in the RA selection process no later than 4:30 p.m.

Process Overview

RA Application

The RA application includes general, academic, and involvement-related information. Applicants are also asked to provide contact information (name and email address).

Individual Interview

Individual interviews are conducted in person. During the written application process, candidates select an interview time from multiple available time slots. Candidates will be interviewed by current Residential Life staff and will be asked to respond to questions related to their skills, experience, and the RA position. Candidates should expect individual interviews to take approximately 30 minutes.

Group Interview

The purpose of the group interview is to give candidates an opportunity to work in small groups to complete structured interactive activities with other candidates. Teamwork and decision-making will be the focus of these structured activities. Attire for this interview is JAVĿ¼ themed (any University gear or clothing). Candidates will be participating in various activities and should be comfortable moving around.

Hiring and Placement

Candidates will be evaluated based on their application materials, participation in the RA selection process, and compatibility with the department's mission and goals. Decisions regarding hiring and placement are also based on the current needs of the residential community.