Join Our Team! Become an RA!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Housing & Residential Education team at UMASS Dartmouth!


Only candidates who have submitted a completed application (including recommendations) and who meet our minimum requirements will be considered. Please email us (Lydia Johnson - if you have any questions about the requirements or application process.

Resident Assistants (RA)
RAs represent Housing & Residential Education as key staff members in its day-to-day operations. As an RA, you’ll live in one of our residence halls and assist students with the transition to campus life. RAs have diverse responsibilities and must be able to balance several multidimensional roles, including active planner, helper, advisor, resource person, administrator and role model.

RA candidates are required to:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.4
  • Have no significant Code of Conduct violations (no current status above a warning)
  • Be enrolled as a full time, undergraduate or graduate-level UMASS Dartmouth student.
  • Have completed at least one complete academic semester at UMASS Dartmouth by January 1, 2017.
  • Complete the RA Application Here.

We also require two (2) completed RA Recommendation Form 2017-2018s (PDF). The first form must be completed by a UMass Dartmouth Faculty or Staff member; the second form must be completed by a current or former supervisor (either work supervisor or club/group/activity advisor).  The RA applicant will print off the recommendation form, complete the top portion and then give the printed form to their reference.  The individual completing the recommendation form must place the completed form and accompanying letter into an envelope, sign the sealed envelope and give back to the RA applicant.  The completed application (completed online) and the two recommendation forms and letters (in signed envelopes) should be turned in to Housing and Residential Education, located on the first floor of Oak Glen Hall.


More Information:

To learn more about the RA position, read the RA Position Description 2017-2018.