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Apply to be a Resident Assistant

New Resident Assistants

The Resident Assistant (RA) is an undergraduate part-time student staff member of the Office of Residence Life & University Housing. The primary function of the RA role is to facilitate interpersonal relationships and to create living communities that maximize the opportunities for students to learn and grow. The RA reports to the Graduate Assistant (GA) and Building Hall Manager and is expected to work closely with other staff members within the building, as well as, across campus. 

General Requirements  

  • Be a full-time student 
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA upon application, and maintain 2.5 GPA or better each semester
  • Cannot be on any type of University probation and hold the RA position at the same time
  • Must have a clean conduct history 
  • Serve as an RA for the entire academic year 

 

Timeline for New Fall 2020 RA Applicants 

Timeline

  • Application Opens March 1
  • Attend a mandatory information session
    • All remaining info sessions have been cancelled and ALL applications submitted by the deadline will be considered. 
  • 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 documentsIf you have already submitted your application, please disregard.**

 

 

 

 


Rehired Resident Assistants

Please note that rehire to the RA 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. 

General Requirements  

  • Be a full-time 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 
  • Sign up for housing next year 

 

Timeline for Fall 2020 RA Rehire Applicants 

Timeline

  • Rehire Applications Due March 31, 2020 at 5pm
  • Individual Interviews 
    • You will receive an email to sign up for a phone interview.

**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 documentsIf 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