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Thank you for your interest in undergraduate Resident Assistant (RA) roles with our office. Review the description and timeline below for more information on our process and read the role profile to get a more comprehensive understanding of the role requirements.

Resident Assistant

Role: The Resident Assistant (RA) is a paraprofessional who lives in an undergraduate residence hall. The RA is a leader and resource for the residents in the community -- largely focusing on community development, being a referral agent and intellectual leader within the hall with a primary purpose of creating a sense of belonging.

RAs support the office’s commitment to creating inclusive communities and they incorporate the office’s vision, mission, and values into their role. RAs model behaviors we seek to encourage in all NYU students: being inquisitive, engaged, kind, empathetic and solution-oriented both inside and outside the residential communities. RAs provide leadership to residents and help to create and maintain an accepting, respectful, and friendly atmosphere that stimulates student learning and development. The primary goal of the RA is the development of an environment conducive to the academic and personal growth of residential students.

Supervision: The RA reports to the Residence Hall Assistant Director (RHAD) and/or Residence Hall Director (RHD) with some functional supervision by the Residence Hall Resource Manager (RHRM).

Commitment: The RA role is 20 hours per week in addition to serving on RA@Home.

Number of roles: We have 250 undergraduate RAs on campus.

RA Selection Process

Timeline for 2023-2024 Roles

Date Process
Late fall 2022

The 2023-2024 RA application will be made available to candidates who attend a Required RA Information Session. Our 12 Information Sessions will be hosted between November 14, 2022 and January 6, 2023. RSVP links will be added mid-October.


  • Monday, November 14th 4pm - Palladium MPR
  • Wednesday, November 16th, 2pm - Remote
  • Thursday, November 17th, 7pm - 726 Broadway, 291
  • Tuesday, November 22nd, 2pm - Remote
  • Monday, November 28th, 6pm - Palladium MPR
  • Thursday, December 1st 1pm - Remote
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 11am - Palladium MPR
  • Tuesday, December 6th 630pm - 726 Broadway, 291
  • Wednesday, December 7th 4pm - Palladium MPR
  • Monday, December 12th 330pm - Brooklyn
  • Wednesday, January 4th 1pm - Remote
  • Friday, January 6th 11am - Remote
January 10, 2023 The Resident Assistant application closes at 11:59pm ET.
Late January, 2023 Candidates will receive an update on process participation.
Mid Spring, 2023 Group interview sessions meet.
Early March, 2023 Status notifications sent to RA candidates (notices will be sent before the housing deposit due date).