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RA Selection Process

The RA selection process involves a formal application, attendance at an RA information session, and individual interview.

Selection Timeline

RA Application

The RA Application is opens in ResLife Online on January 5 and is due by noon on February 2.

Information Tables

Visit an information table and learn more about the position and the selection process. If you are unable to stop by an Information Table, please contact Stephanie Ketterl ( to make sure you have all relevant information and all of your questions answered.

  • Jan. 23, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m in the Campus Center Atrium
  • Jan. 24, 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. in Nursing 101
  • Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Murphy Dining Hall

Individual Interview

Individual interviews will be conducted the week of February 5. Candidates will select a 30 minute interview appointment during the RA Application in ResLife Online.

Group Interview

Group interviews will take place on Saturday, February 10 during a morning (9 - 11 a.m.) and afternoon (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) interview session. Candidates will only participate in one interview session and availability is collected during the RA Application in ResLife Online.

Candidate Notification

RA selection notification letters will be emailed to all students who participated in the process by 4:30 p.m. on February 23.

New RA Candidates

RA Application

The RA application includes general, academic, and involvement related information. Applicants are also asked to provide contact information (name and email address) for two references and a thoughtful written response for two short answer questions.


References must be a person who can speak about a candidate's character and quality of work. Suitable references include but are not limited to a coach, professor, supervisor or club advisor. References will be contacted via email to complete an online reference form. Potential references are more responsive to these requests if a candidate asks for permission in advance.

Individual Interview

Each candidate must participate in an individual interview. The purpose of the individual interview is to give candidates an opportunity to talk about their leadership, work experience, relevant skills and strengths. Attire for this interview should be professional/business casual.

Group Interview

Each candidate must participate in group interview. The purpose of the group interview is to give the 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 business casual. 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 ResLife's mission and goals. Decisions regarding hiring and placement are also based on the current needs of the residential community.