Resident Assistants

To qualify to be an RA for the 2023-2024 academic year, you must meet the following by the end of the Spring 2023 semester (Monday, May 15th, 2023):

  • 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 2022 (more information coming soon)
NOTE: If you are not currently in West Lafayette and would like to be an RA, please email raselect@purdue.edu 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, 2022 and must be submitted by midnight on November 6th, 2022.

References are due November 14th, 2022.

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

2022 Information Sessions:

Date: Location: Time:
September 28 Virtual 4:00 PM
October 3rd Winifred Parker Hall (formerly Griffin South) Conference Room 159 7:00 PM
October 5 Tarkington West Activity Room 5:00 PM
October 11 Hillenbrand Atrium 6:00 PM
October 13 ASPIRE Building A Multipurpose Room 5:30 PM
October 17 Hawkins Metro Room (Hawk 120) 6:00 PM
October 19 Black Cultural Center MP #3 6:00 PM
October 20 Meredith South MPR 5:00 PM
October 26 Class of 50 (CL 50 224) 5:30 PM
October 27

Shreve UR Support Center C113A

5:30 PM
November 2 Winifred Parker Conference Room (PRKW 159) 5:00 PM
November 4


1:00 PM


You will be notified in January 2023 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 10-12, 2023. All candidates will be notified of their hire decision by mid-March 2023.

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 raselect@purdue.edu.