Resident Assistants

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Resident Assistants are paraprofessional graduate and undergraduate staff members who are responsible for establishing and maintaining an atmosphere which will promote the educational, social, cultural and personal development of residents, and project a sense of caring and concern for each resident. Students should look for advertisements and announcements when Resident Assistants positions become available.  

APPLY TODAY to be an RA for the
SPRING 2016 Semester!!!!

We are very excited to announce the opening of our Resident Assistant Application for the Spring 2016 semester! We are looking for excited, talented and eager students to apply and become a part of our team! Please take some time and read the information below. If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to your RA or email at any time. Each applicant must complete the following for their application to be considered:

  1. Resident Assistant Application (link below)
  2. Gather your multiple times of availability for an individual interview on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 or Friday, November 13th, 2015.
  3. Submit 3 references (see process outlined below)

Step 1: Complete the Online Application

All applicants must apply here [Opens in New Window]by Wednesday, November 4th, 2015. Applications will also be posted on Careertrax* [Opens in New Window](19473/Resident Assistant)- see bottom of this page for more information. Complete the application thoroughly and submit it on time; this is very important. 

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Step 2: Your Availability

Please look at your schedule and find out when you are available for a 30 minute interview on either Thursday, November 12th or Friday, November 13th between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. These interviews will take place in the University Village and will be with 1 or 2 Hall Directors and/or an Area Coordinator/Senior Resident Assistant.

Step 3: Reference Forms

Each of the three references that you indicated in your application will need to fill out a Resident Assistant Applicant Reference Form.   The reference form can be found here (PFD- Resident Assistant Applicant Reference Form_2015_2016, Word- Resident Assistant Applicant Reference Form_2015_2016). At least two of these references must be professional references such as a current supervisor, academic adviser, professor, etc.  If you currently live on campus, one of your references must be the current RA on your floor.  If you live off campus, a personal or professional (no relatives or friends) can serve as the third reference. Please complete the following steps:

  1. Download a copy of the RA reference form from above.
  2. Fill in your information at the top of the reference form.
  3. Save the document as Your Name, RA Application, Spring 2016
  4. Write an email to your references asking for permission for them to serve as your reference and note the deadline of the application (Nov. 4th). Tell them to email it to when they have completed the form. 
  5. If you don’t want to email this form, please print out 3 copies and deliver them to your references. If you want, you can give them an envelope for them to send it to Jeremy Williams, Peregrine Hall.

Common practice is to give a reference at least one to two weeks to fill out the form and return it.  It is acceptable to give the reference a reminder close to the due date.  If you cannot give one to two weeks, give as much time as possible, your references are likely very busy people.   All references are due by Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 5:00pm.


 Our Timeline

Monday, October 19th Applications Available
Wednesday, November 4th All RA Applications and Recommendations Due!
Monday, November 9th Application Update Sent (via PUC email)
Thursday, November 12th Conduct Individual Interviews in University Village
Friday, November 13th Conduct Individual Interviews in University Village
Friday, November 20th Notification of Candidate Status Sent (via PUC email)
Wednesday, December 2nd Position Offer Due by 5:00pm (if offered a position)


*Careertrax Note:

A resume Must Be Submitted within the Online Application in PDF FormatThere are many different formats of resumes to choose from.  We are not requiring a specific format, however, there is some information that you will definitely want to include for this particular resume:

Your educational background including your current class standing (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.), your cumulative GPA, your previous semester GPA, your major/program, if/when you attended any other colleges/universities
Any paid work experience or volunteer experience that would have transferable skills to the RA position
Any extracurricular or co-curricular activities in which you have participated
Any leadership positions you have held
Any honors or awards you have received
For more assistance with your resume or career information/guidance, use the following resources:Contact Career Services at 219.989.2600 for Resume assistance and career resources.
Contact the Counseling Center at 219.989.2366 to schedule an appointment for career counseling.


For question about the RA position, students should e-mail the Peregrine Hall Director, Jeremy Williams at

Ask your RA today!!!