RA Application Process

RA Application:


Find out more about the RA position! If you like what you hear, we encourage you to apply, by filling out an application. We will be accepting applications from November 15, 2016 - January 9, 2017. 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. 

FIND THE APPLICATION HERE: https://unh.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortal/

Studying Abroad in Spring?

If you are planning on studying abroad during the Spring 2017 semester and want to apply to be an RA during the AY 2017-2018 year, applications will be due Friday, November 18, 2016. 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 during the third week of February 2017.


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 2017-2018 RA staff welcoming ceremony in the spring.
  •  Participate in a 9-10 day training held in August before First Year and upper-class students arrive.
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Housing Office Mission

Our mission is to provide residents and University guests with a safe, comfortable, and affordable living environment that promotes learning, social interaction and personal growth; to maintain facilities, advance technology and provide services that are attentive to resident needs and concerns; and to ensure efficient and effective management of operations and resources.

Residential Life Mission

Creating engaged communities and supporting individual development are important goals, and can stand on their own. However, they also intersect and impact each other. We challenge, nurture and support our students and community through our Department Curriculum Goals: involvement, academics, social justice and healthy living. All of these goals are accomplished through active and passive programming, casual and directed developmental contact with students, and intentional supervision of resident assistants and assistant hall directors.