Resident Advisor Selection Process

 

The Office of Residential Life & Housing employees 35 Resident Advisors (RA) across campus. The Resident Advisor is responsible for the operation of a floor or wing in a residence hall under the direct supervision of a professional staff member. The role of the Resident Advisor is to facilitate and maintain a positive living environment in the residence hall, which is conducive to the academic achievement and social growth of its residents.

Resident Advisor selection is done early in the spring semester for the following academic year. The selection process is designed to help applicants get to know new people, learn about themselves, and gain important skills regardless of their status at the end of the selection process.

*RA Job Description
*New RA Application
*Returning RA Application
*Reference Form for New RA Applicants

2015-2016 RA Selection Timeline

New RA Selection Process
Step 1: **You must attend one interest meeting to start the RA Selection Process**
                    Tuesday, October 28th: Interest Meeting 7:00 pm in Golisano 203
                    Thursday, November 6th : Interest Meeting 8:00 pm in Golisano 301
                    Wednesday, November 19th : Interest Meeting 6:00 pm in Golisano 301
                    Wednesday, January 14th : Interest Meeting 4:00 pm in Golisano 301
                    Tuesday, February 17th : Interest Meeting 6:00 pm in Golisano 303

Step 2: Turn in Application & References by due dates
                    Monday, February 23th : Applications (resume and cover letter) due 5:00pm, Office of Residential Life, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Friday, February 27th : Reference forms due 5:00 pm, Office of Residential Life, 4th Floor Dewar



Step 3: Group Interview 
                    Sunday, March 1st : Group Interview Time - 3:00pm - 7:00pm [Location TBD]


Step 4: Individual Interview & Selection
                    Monday, March 2nd : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Tuesday, March 3rd: Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Wednesday, March 4th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Thursday, March 5th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Friday, March 6th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Monday, March 9th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Tuesday, March 10th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Wednesday, March 11th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Thursday, March 12th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Friday, March 13th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                   
                    Tuesday, March 10th : Selection Decision letters mailed, 5:00 pm, Student Mailboxes

Step 5: ** Only if Selected to be an RA**
                    Friday, March 20th : Signed Letter of Intent due, 5:00pm, Office of Residential Life, 4th Floor Dewar

 "Returning" Resident Advisor & CDA  Selection Process

Step 1: Turn in Application & References by due date
                    Monday, February 23th : Applications (resume and cover letter) due 5:00pm, Office of Residential Life, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Friday, February 27th : Reference forms due 5:00 pm, Office of Residential Life, 4th Floor Dewar

Step 2: Group Interview 
                    Sunday, March 1st : Group Interview Time - 3:00pm - 7:00pm [Location TBD]


Step 3: Individual Interview & Selection
                    Monday, March 2nd : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Tuesday, March 3rd: Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Wednesday, March 4th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Thursday, March 5th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Friday, March 6th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Monday, March 9th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Tuesday, March 10th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Wednesday, March 11th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Thursday, March 12th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar
                    Friday, March 13th : Interviews, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Conference Room, 4th Floor Dewar

                  Tuesday, March 10th : Selection Decision letters mailed, 5:00 pm, Student Mailboxes Step 4: ** Only if Selected to be an RA**
                    Friday, March 20th : Signed Letter of Intent due, 5:00pm, Office of Residential Life, 4th Floor Dewar