Want To Be A Resident Assistant?


To qualify, you must meet the following by the end of the Spring 2019 semester:

  • 40 undergraduate credit hours (Those in Master's and PhD programs meet this requirement)
  • Minimum of one year living in residence halls at the college/university level
  • Cumulative 2.75 GPA
  • Must be able to serve one full academic year
  • Complete an online application by Nov. 1, 2018
  • Attend one information session
  • *If you are currently studying abroad and would like to be an RA, please email raselect@purdue.edu for information about applying.

RA Info Sessions - You MUST attend ONE information session to gain access to the application

Wednesday September 19 8:00 p.m. Shreve Jade Room
Tuesday September 25 6:00 p.m. Third Street Suites, Room 159
Wednesday September 26 7:00 p.m. Black Cultural Center, MP #1
Thursday September 27 6:00 p.m. Tarkington West Activity Room
Monday October 1 8:00 p.m. Hawkins Boiler Metro Activity Room
Tuesday October 2 7:00 p.m. Tarkington West Activity Room
Wednesday October 3 4:30 p.m. WTHR 104
Thursday October 4  8:00 p.m. Third Street Suites, Room 159
Tuesday October 9 7:00 p.m. WTHR 104
Wednesday October 10 8:00 p.m. Third Street Suites, Room 159
Monday October 15 7:00 p.m. Honors College and Residences STEAM Lab
Wednesday October 17 5:30 p.m. Earhart Conference Room
Thursday October 18 6:00 p.m. WALC 1018

Phase One

  • Complete a 30-minute interview (sign-up with your application for a date - November 8-15)
  • Receive notification regarding your qualification to move on to phase two by January 13, 2019, including directions regarding registration for the Big Weekend

Phase Two

  • Attend sessions of the Big Weekend from February 1-3, 2019. The Big Weekend includes a group interview and a 30-minute individual interview during parts of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Successful completion of the Big Weekend is mandatory in order to be eligible for hire for the RA position; successful completion of the Big Weekend does not guarantee a resident assistant position.
  • Receive notification regarding employment after Spring Break.

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Questions about what it takes to be an RA? Talk with any current RA to learn about the different aspects and benefits of the position or email raselect@purdue.edu.