RA Application Process

November 1, 2015/January 25, 2016:


Find out more about the RA position! If you like what you hear, we encourage you to apply, by filling out an application on-line no later than January 25. You will be required to submit a resume as part of your application. Talk to your Hall Director or RA to find out more about the position and/or attend an information session in your hall. If you live off campus we welcome you to talk with any hall staff about the position. Feel free to contact Kristin Carpenter for further questions, kristin.carpenter@unh.edu or call 862-2268. Check out the short video below on how to apply!

Link to Housing Online, where you will find the RA Application under the “ResLife” tab. https://housingonline.unh.edu/

Studying Abroad in Spring?

If you are planning on studying abroad during the Spring 2016 semester and want to apply to be an RA during the AY 2016-2017 year, applications will be due Friday, November 20, 2015. The RA Selection Committee will contact you for an interview before you leave in December.

The Interviewing Process

In January, after completing your online application, your cumulative GPA, which must be above a 2.5, will be verified. Then an email will be sent instructing you to sign up for the next two parts of the process.  This consists of an interview and 2-week Leadership Workshop.  These are mandatory for all students who wish to become RAs.

The process is run by current Hall Directors or Residential Life central staff. After the interview and class is completed, and hall staff recommendations are reviewed, hiring and placement decisions will be made.  Candidates will be notified of their status on February 23, 2016.


The process will start the week of January 25th and run for 4 consecutive weeks.

RA Training/Preparation

If you are hired as an RA you are required to participate in further training later in the Spring semester.  This training will be taught by Hall Directors,  Assistant Hall Directors and current RAs.  It will focus more on the specifics of the RA position.


Other Commitments

If you are offered a position for the Fall, you are required to participate in the following commitments:

  •  Meet with new staff and current Hall Director of your assigned hall in April or May.
  •  Attend 2016-2017 RA staff welcoming ceremony in the spring.
  •  Participate in a 9-10 day training held in August before First Year and upperclass students arrive.
Application Help


Link to Housing Online, where you will find the RA Application under the “ResLife” tab. https://housingonline.unh.edu/