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Resident Advisor Selection 2018-2019

Are you interested in joining the ResLife Team as a Resident Advisor (RA)? If yes, complete our online application form below beginning Monday, October 2.

Applicant Welcome Letter [pdf]

Resident Advisor Job Description [pdf]

Application for 2018-2019 is closed

Please review the following questions prior to starting the application. You are required to submit an essay and a resume as part of the application process. 

New applicant essay questions:

  1. What skills and experiences do you bring to the RA position?
  2. How would you apply these to promoting a healthy and inclusive residence hall community?

Reapplying applicant essay questions: 

  1. What has happened since your last application that has reaffirmed and reinforced your interest in applying for an RA position?
  2. How have these experiences affected your thoughts and perceptions of the RA position?

The reference form must be completed by Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 11:59 pm.  Applicants are responsible for sending the link to reference person. You only need one reference. The reference must be from a University faculty, staff, or TA. The reference cannot be completed by a Residential Life staff.

Reference link:

It is our goal to provide each applicant with a positive educational experience as we select the most qualified candidates. If you have any questions, stop by the Office for Residential Life and Housing Services, or call us at (585) 275-3166. Feel free to email questions to Don't forget to like us on Facebook!

RA Selection Timeline

Mon.10/02/17Applications available via the ResLife website
Wed.10/11/17Resume and cover letter lab for RA applications (or other on-campus jobs)-Genesee Hall room 309 at 6 pm
Tues.10/17/17Applications due at 11:59 pm
Tues.10/24/17Reference form due online by 11:59 pm via link provided in the application
Tues.10/31/17Individual and group interview assignments posted outside of the central residential life office (020 Gates Wing, SBA) and sent via email
Thu.-Sat.11/09/17-11/11/17Individual and group interviews conducted
Fri.12/08/17Notification letters available to candidates with specific class assignments (basement of 020 Gates Wing, SBA)