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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 260 undergraduate RAs on campus.

RA Selection Process

Timeline for 2024-2025 Roles

Date Process
Late fall 2023

The 2024-2025 RA application weill be made available to candidates who attend a Required RA Information Session. Our 12 Information Sessions will be hosted both in-person and remotely between November 13, 2023 and January 5, 2024.


  • Monday, November 13, 2023, 4pm ET - Palladium MPR - Register
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 2pm ET - Palladium MPR - Register
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023, 7pm ET - 726 Broadway, 291 - Register
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 2pm ET - Remote - Register
  • Monday, November 27, 2023, 6pm ET - Remote - Register
  • Thursday, November 30, 2023, 1pm ET - Palladium MPR - Register
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023, 11am ET - Palladium MPR - Register
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 630pm ET - 726 Broadway, 291 - Register
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 4pm ET - Remote - Register
  • Monday, December 11, 2023, 330pm ET - Remote - Register
  • Wednesday, January 3, 2024, 1pm ET - Remote - Register
  • Friday, January 5, 2024, 11am ET - Remote  - Register
January 9, 2024 The Resident Assistant application closes at 11:59pm ET.
Late January, 2024 Candidates will receive an update on process participation.
Mid Spring, 2024 Group interview sessions meet.
Monday, March 4, 2024 Status notifications sent to RA candidates (notices will be sent before the housing deposit due date).