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, 2017 - January 8, 2018. 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 2018 semester and want to apply to be an RA during the AY 2018-2019 year, applications will be due Friday, December 1, 2017. Please contact Kristin.Carpenter@unh.edu when you have submitted your application.  You will then be set up with two interviews before you leave for winter break.

The Interviewing Process

  • After the January 8, 2018 application deadline, your cumulative GPA, which must be above a 2.5, will be verified.  In addition, your record through the Community Standards office will be checked.  Having a former violation will not necessarily make you ineligible, but the nature of the violation could. 
  • Once you have passed the above stage, you will receive an email indicating you need to sign up for your 30-minute interview (this will not be with your hall director).  The 30-minute interviews will happen between January 29th and February 9th
  • You will also be asked to sign up for a group interview.  This is a 2-hour long process to evaluate your work in a group setting.  The group process will happen the week of February 12th – 16th
  • Hiring decisions are made on Wednesday, February 21st.  You will learn the outcome of your application in the afternoon of the 21st.  You will receive a “hired”, “alternate” or “not hired” decision.  Our alternates are used to fill positions that open over the course of the year.

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 2018-2019 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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