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Resident Advisor Selection Process

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Housing & Residence Life invites applications for Resident Advisor (RA) positions in the coming academic year during the fall term.

All those with questions or who are interested in applying to the program are encouraged to attend information sessions to learn more!

2024-2025 Resident Advisor Selection Information Sessions

Monday, September 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Clark 107

Wednesday, September 6, 7-8 p.m.
Shannon 107

Tuesday, September 12, 6-7 p.m.
New Cabell 489

Monday, September 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ern Commons

Sunday, September 24, 4-5 p.m.
Thornton E303

Tuesday, September 26, 7-8 p.m.
Student Health and Wellness 100A

Thursday, September 28, 5-6 p.m.
New Cabell 132

Wednesday, October 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Clark 102

Friday, October 6, 5-6 p.m.
Shannon 107

Monday, October 9, 7-8 p.m.
New Cabell 107



2024-2025 Resident Advisor Selection Key Dates

  • Application opens
    Monday, September 11, 2023
  • Application deadline
    Wednesday, October 11, 2023 (at 12 noon)
  • Group interviews
    Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2023
  • General individual interviews
    Saturday, November 11, 2023 (by invitation only)


HRL in Color

Wednesday, September 27, 7-8 p.m.   |  MSC

HRL in Color is an opportunity to build connections between interested RA candidates of various identities and current RAs that share those similar identities. HRL in Color is open to all, and will consist of informative activities where prospective applicants can receive support and gain a better understanding of what the RA role entails.


Selections Application Assistance


RA Impact on Financial Aid with Student Financial Services
Wednesday, September 13, 4-5 p.m.

Student Financial Services presentation slides


Written Application Workshop with the UVA Writing Center
Tuesday, September 19, 6-7 p.m.  |  Rouss-Robertson 403

UVA Writing Center presentation slides



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 and Instagram 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