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Apply to Be a Resident Assistant (RA)

Join the Residential and Commuter Life (RCL) family!

Are you interested in gaining leadership experience and assisting students who live in one of our on-campus communities?.

  • We seek students who are organized, ethical, flexible, responsible, calm under pressure, helpful, willing to learn, confident, passionate, and who want to create a positive learning environment for their peers.

Being an RA can provide you with skills in leadership, conflict resolution and mediation, time management, and creativity. 

Resident Assistant Information Packet

How to apply

  • The RA application will be available on October 31, 2022. Visit Handshake to apply. Upload your resume which will be reviewed by staff at The Exchange. Please allow two business days for your resume to be reviewed. 

Must attend 1 RA Information Session. Dates and times of information sessions will be determined by October 15, 2022.

RA applicants

  • Please attach your resume and answers to the essay questions to the Handshake application.
  • You will be required to submit ONE letter of recommendation from a current or recent (past 2 years) Residential and Commuter Life staff member. The individual writing the recommendation for you should email their letter to
  • You will also be required to send a link (provided in RA Job Posting) to ONE professional reference (i.e., previous supervisor, Marian faculty/staff) who can speak on skills such a time management and relationship building, to name a few. 
  • Your application and all supporting materials MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM on Monday, February 2, 2023.

Interview process

  • If all requirements are met, you may be asked to participate in at least one in person interview.
  • You will be notified about hiring decisions via email prior to the opening of the room selection process.


  • Must be a full-time Marian University student
  • Must be in good academic and social standing at time of application and during employment
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 at time of application and during employment
  • Must attend one Resident Assistant Information Session
  • Must be available for the Interview Day
  • Must be available for the entire duration of all training sessions (training dates to be determined and posted at a later date).


  • October 31: Applications available on Handshake
  • February 2: Applications and supporting materials due
  • TBD: New Resident Assistant interview day
  • TBD: Decision letters will be delivered via email
  • TBD: Acceptance or declination of hiring offer due

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