Become a Resident Assistant

Resident Assistants, also known as RAs, are assigned to the 38 Houses that make up College Housing.  Simply put, their responsibilities are to assist the Resident Heads in helping to develop House communities that are supportive of the educational mission of the University.  This task requires that Resident Heads and Resident Assistants serve in several roles. The most common involve serving as an informal counselor to residents in academic or personal matters and providing a variety of activities - social, cultural, recreational and educational - for residents. In addition, Resident Assistants must serve as administrators of University policy and procedure, advisors to House Councils, disciplinarians, and as sources of information about the University, the Hyde Park community, and the city of Chicago.All Resident Assistants candidates are required to attend one of the five information sessions. These sessions provide critical information regarding the process and what to expect from the RA position. For further questions, please contact College Housing at (773) 702-7366 to speak with or arrange an appointment to meet with one of the Assistant Directors of College Housing.

Application Materials* Application/Process Information
RA Application Application Checklist
*Application Materials should be saved and opened in your Adobe software in order to complete form. Eligibility, Qualification Criteria, Terms of Appointment and the Time Commitment
  General Process / 4 Phases to becoming an RA
  Position Description &  Application Instructions

Resident Assistant Information Sessions:


                Monday, January 9th at 4:00 PM – South Lounge, Reynolds Club


            Tuesday, January 10th at 12:00 PM – Bartlett Lounge, Bartlett Hall


            Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00 PM –  MacLean Commons Lounge, Granville-Grossman Residential Commons East


            Thursday, January 12th at 3:00 PM – South Lounge, Reynolds Club


            Friday, January 13th at 12:00 PM – Second Floor Masters Commons, Campus North Residential Commons


            Tuesday, January 17th at 12:00 PM – Bartlett Lounge, Bartlett Hall


            Thursday, January 19th at 5:00 PM – First Floor East Lounge, Max Palevsky Residential Commons East


            Friday, January 20th at 4:00 PM – McCormick Tribune Lounge, Reynolds Club


           Wednesday, January 25th at  4:00 PM - Reyonlds Club South Lounge



Attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory to be eligible to apply for the Resident Assistant position.