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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 beginning in November. 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!


2020 Resident Advisor Selection Information Sessions: via Zoom

Tuesday, October 27
8:00 p.m.
10/27 Information Session Facebook event

Thursday, October 29
7:00 p.m.
10/29 Information Session Facebook event

Monday, November 2
7:00 p.m.
11/2 Information Session Facebook event


2020 Resident Advisor Selection Key Dates

Friday, November 6  |  Application Opens
Friday, January 22  |  Online Application Due (12:00 noon)
Saturday, February 6 - Sunday, February 7 |  Group Interviews
Saturday, February 20*  |  Individual Interviews
Saturday, February 20*  |  Residential College/Language House individual interviews

* by invitation only


Potential Candidate Listserv

Want to receive Selections emails?  Potential Resident Advisor candidates can get on the mailing list to be sent email communications.

Selections Listserv signup


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