Resident Assistants


Welcome to the campus role that provides a free meal plan, a single room, leadership training, professionally transferable work experiences and friends for a lifetime!

Integrity, courage, confidence, caring leadership and life-long friendships are just a few of the things you can gain from the Resident Assistant (RA) experience.  The RA position provides opportunities for you to develop skills that future employers will seek, such as communication, assertiveness, and organizational skills. There is no one personality that makes a great RA. All you need is a positive attitude, a desire to meet people and a willingness to help students love UNH as much as you do!


The RA Application period for positions starting in August 2018 will run from November 15, 2017 - January 8, 2018.

Qualifications for RA position:

  • RAs must be full-time, matriculated, undergraduate UNH student (taking a minimum of 12 credits every semester).
  • RAs serve as strong academic role models, therefore a GPA of at least 2.5 is required. This information is verified through the Registrar's office.
  • RAs must be able to commit 20 hours per week to the position.

RA responsibilities:

  • Build community through social and educational programming.
  • Complete administrative tasks such as room inventories, maintenance requests, etc.
  • Provide students with information about campus resources.
  • Be a peer counselor.
  • Enforce UNH policies.

On average, RAs work with 35-45 residents. This requires you to be sensitive to the needs, values, and lifestyles of many different types of people.  This kind of understanding takes self-confidence, openness, and strength of character.  RAs are supervised by professional staff members who offer lots of training, support, team building, and 1:1 supervision. Every RA is a member of a staff of 3-16 people. Being a part of a team provides support and challenge. Together as a staff, RAs set the climate for their hall and create a comfortable community for residents.

UNH is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The university seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

Students with Disabilities Accommodations:

Residential Life values the contributions that each member of our diverse community has to offer, holding a firm commitment regarding the creation of an environment where students with a disability can become successful Resident Assistants, while being able to fully participate in campus life. Residential Life is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the above described essential responsibilities of the position.  Please contact Kristin Carpenter, Assistant Director of Residential Life for more information.