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Resident Staff Positions

What positions are available?

Housing & Residence Life invites applications for Resident Advisor (RA) positions in the coming academic year beginning in November.

2020-2021 Resident Advisor Position Description
2020-2021 Resident Staff Program Agreement

When can I apply?

RA selections are determined through a student-driven process. Information sessions are typically held in October and November, and all with questions or who are interested in applying to the program are encouraged to attend.

Students currently serving as Resident Staff members may consider applying for promotion to Senior Staff positions:

Senior Resident Position Description
Vice Chair – Resident Advisor Selection Process
Vice Chair – Council Leadership Development
Vice Chair – Professional Expectations and Promotions
Vice Chair – Training and Development
Chair(s) of Resident Staff

What if I have questions?

See answers to common questions about being an RA at our Resident Advisor FAQ. If you have additional questions, please email Also like the Resident Staff Facebook page to keep in touch!

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Students with a disability who desire accommodation in the Resident Advisor application process should email