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Resident Assistants

To qualify to be an RA for the 2024-2025 academic year, you must meet the following by the end of the Spring 2024 semester (Tuesday, May 14th, 2024):

  • 36 undergraduate credit hours (those in master's and Ph.D. programs meet this requirement)
  • Minimum of one year living in a residence hall at the college/university level
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must be able to serve for one full academic year
  • Must complete an online application by the deadline in November 2023 (more information coming soon)
NOTE: If you are not currently in West Lafayette and would like to be an RA, please email for information about applying.

How To Apply To Be An RA:

To access the RA application, you MUST attend a mandatory information session. The link for those listed as "online" will be posted approximately 24 hours before the session start time on this webpage. Applications will be open on October 1, 2023 and must be submitted by midnight on November 5th, 2023

References are due November 19th, 2023.

You will receive a link to the application after October 1st or within 48 hours of the info session you attended.

2023 Information Sessions:

Date: Location: Time:
September 27 Virtual 4:30 PM
October 2nd Winifred Parker Hall (formerly Griffin South) Conference Room 159 7:00 PM
October 4th Tarkington West Activity Room 5:00 PM
October 10th Wiley West Activity Room 6:00 PM
October 12th ASPIRE Building A Multipurpose Room 5:30 PM
October 16th Hawkins Metro Room (HAWK 120) 6:00 PM
October 18th Black Cultural Center MP #3 4:00 PM
October 19th Meredith South MPR 5:00 PM
October 24th McCutcheon North Activity Room 5:30 PM
October 26th

Matthews Building 210

6:00 PM
November 1st Winifred Parker Conference Room (PRKW 159) 5:00 PM
November 3rd


1:00 PM


You will be notified in January 2024 if you are selected to move forward to the interview phase. If you are selected, you MUST be available to participate in the in-person interviews during the weekend of February 9-11, 2024. All candidates will be notified of their hire decision by mid-March 2024.

Still Need More Info? 

Additional questions about what it takes to be an RA? Talk with any current RA or Residential Life Professional member to learn about the different aspects and benefits of the position or email