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Apply to be a Resident Assistant

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Resident Assistant Selection Process

Resident Assistants are selected on the basis of leadership, scholarship and experience with a knowledge, awareness and commitment to Duquesne University's values, especially as set forth in the University Mission Statement.

Resident Assistants serve as role models, community builders, educators and peer counselors in addition to helping provide a safe and secure living environment for resident students. The RA position requires great dedication and flexibility. Resident Assistants are expected to display personal qualities such as maturity, empathy, motivation, initiative, responsibility, adaptability and integrity.

2018- 2019 RA Selection Timeline
October 27

RA Info Session

Towers MPR; 11:00 a.m.


Applications available online

November 9

RA Info Session

Towers MPR; 3:00 p.m.

November 14

RA Info Session

Towers MPR; 3:30 p.m.

November 13- December 6 Individual Interviews
November 29

RA Info Session

Towers MPR; 11:00 a.m

December 13

Group Interview 1

10:00 a.m. - Noon

January 10- January 23 Individual Interviews
January 11

Group Interview 2

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

January 12 Applications due to the Office of Residence Life, Assumption Hall
January 19

Group Interview 3

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
January 25

Invitations to attend RA Class distributed

January 29- February 12 Weekly Resident Assistant Training Classes
February 21 Final Candidate Notification
April 25

Spring Workshop

Towers MPR; 8:45 p.m.


Make sure you have completed the following steps before submitting your application:

Sign up for an individual interview and ONE Group Interview when you submit your application.

Complete all sections of the application, print out the document and sign the last page of the application.  

Complete and sign the Candidate section on TWO reference request sheets. 

 Return all application materials to the Office of Residence Life, located in Assumption Hall, no later than Friday, January 12, 2018.

References may be submitted directly to the Office of Residence Life and do not need to be handed in with your packet.  References are due to the Office of Residence Life no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018.

While we understand emergencies occur, in order to be considered, it is important that candidates participate in all aspects of the selection process. 

RA Timeline and Checklist

2018-2019 RA Application