A number of essay questions are asked in the application. For your reference these essay questions are listed below. All candidates are encouraged to write their responses prior to starting the application and then cut and paste their responses in to the appropriate place in the application. Use of smart quotes and certain formatting will not carry over when copying/pasting. It is suggested that you use a program with plain text formatting such as Notepad before copying your essays in to the application.
Many of the fields within the application will be pre-populated with student information on file. It is assumed that the individual completing this application is the student who is applying for the Resident Assistant position and is violation of the Student Code of Conduct for the application to be completed by another. With this in mind, the student applicant will be held responsible for the accuracy and truthfulness of the information submitted with this application.
Each candidate will be asked to compose a letter to incoming residents and to complete three essay questions. The online form does not automatically check spelling. Writing your essays ahead of time will allow you to copy and paste your answers into the application. Responses for each item are limited to a maximum 5,000 characters (about 1 single-spaced page).
Submitting your application online is only one part of the application process; you must also sign-up for a First Round Interview. In order to be eligible you MUST attend an Information Session, submit your application and sign up for a First Round Interview before 4pm EDT on October 5. If these steps are not completed before the deadline, you will not be considered for a RA position.
Personal and address information displayed comes from your official University records. Residence Life systems are updated by central University systems daily. If any of the displayed information is incorrect, you may still complete the application and then make changes to your official University records. Within 48 hours of a change to your University records it will be updated in the Residence Life system, including your Resident Assistant application.
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