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Apply to be a Graduate Resident Assistant

New Graduate Resident Assistants

The Graduate  Resident Assistant (GRA) supports the Office of Residence Life & University Housing in its efforts to enhance the residential experience within the Howard University community. A live-in position, the GRA provides leadership for Residential Life student staff (RAs) in an assigned area. By maintaining visibility and being approachable to student staff and residents, the GRA helps educate residents on University policies and builds community in the area of oversight.

>>Read the FAQ for more info.

General Requirements  

  • Be a full-time graduate student 
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA 
  • Cannot be on any type of University probation and hold the GRA position at the same time
  • Must have a clean conduct history 
  • Serve as an GRA for the entire academic year 

 

Timeline for Fall 2020 GRA Applicants 

Timeline

  • Application Closes March 31, 2020 at 5pm
  • Individual Interviews
    • You will receive an email to sign up for a phone interview.
  • Offer Letters Sent Out Early May

 

 
**UPDATE: All supplemental documentation can now be uploaded to the online application. If you have NOT turned in your application to the office, please re-submit the application and upload the documents. If you have already submitted your application, please disregard.**

 

 

 

 


Rehired Graduate Resident Assistants

Please note that rehire to the GA position is not automatic. Returning staff members will be expected to perform at an above average or exceptional level in all of the responsibilities of the position, while providing direction through high-quality programming, exhibiting exemplary role-modeling behaviors, and sharing their expertise with new staff members. Please note that attendance at the Fall & Spring Training is  mandatory and will not be excused. 

>>Read the FAQ for more info.

General Requirements  

  • Be a full-time graduate student 
  • Minimum 2.50 semester GPA 
  • Cannot be on any type of University probation and hold the RA/GA position at the same time
  • Must have a clean conduct history 
  • Serve as an RA/GA for the entire academic year 

 Timeline for Fall 2020 GA Rehire Applicants 

  • Rehire Applications Made Available March 1, 2020 
  • Rehire Applications Due March 31, 2020 at 5pm
  • Individual Interviews 
    • You will receive an email to sign up for a phone interview.
  • Offer Letters Sent out Late April/Early May

**UPDATE: If you have NOT turned in your application to the office, please complete it and email it to hureslife@howard.edu  If you have already submitted your application, please disregard.**

Hours of Operations
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Mon., Wed., Fri.
(Office Hours by Appointment: 3 to 5 p.m.)

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs.

Residence Life & University Housing
2205 4th Street, NW 
Washington, D.C. 20059

Phone 
202-806-6131

Fax
202-806-4431

hureslife@howard.edu