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Resident Advisors

Your resident advisor—known as an "RA"—will help ease your transition to college life. with his door almost always open, he is your first resource for answering questions, making referrals and resolving issues. He'll be able to offer tips on everything from study habits to subway directions, from campus activities to restaurant suggestions for you and your family.

Get to know your RA. Whether you have a question or just want to hang out, he is there to help.

Every floor has an RA, and these RAs are listed on our Staff Page 

    Want to Be an RA?

    Are you a leader, a doer, and a great teammate?  Do you care for others and want to apply those skills?  Are you creative, dynamic, and organized?  Do you represent the values and ideals of YU and the mission of University Housing and Residence Life?

    If you answered yes to most or all of these, you may want to apply to be an RA for the 2017-2018 year.  The application process will take several stages and is detailed below.  Progression from one stage to the next is on a rolling basis, so candidates are strongly advised to submit and sign up promptly.

    First Stage (1/11-1/31): Submit an online application

    Second Stage (1/30-2/20): The strongest applicants will be invited for an in-person interview with current RAs

    Third Stage (2/8-2/20): The strongest applicants from the first and second stages will be asked to submit additional essays, a resume, and references.  Applicants will be given one week to complete this stage.

    Fourth Stage (2/15-3/17): Some candidates will be invited for an in-person interview with the professional staff of the office

    Fifth Stage(week of 3/20): Finalists for the positions will be invited to a group interview of top candidates.  Offers will be made shortly after.


    What is most helpful going into the process?

    1. Read through the position description and rubric for evaluating current RAS
    2. Speak to your RA or RAs you know on campus.  They know the job best!
    3. Think about why you want to be an RA and what you would hope to accomplish