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Make a splash! 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 (ResEdJobs@umassd.edu) 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
  • 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, 2014.
  • Complete the RA Application Here. Please make sure that you complete the application by Monday, December 2, 2013.
  • Attend Group Process Session during the week of February 3 - February 9, 2014.
  • Attend an individual interview during the week of February 10 - February 21, 2014.

We also require two (2) completed RA Recommendation Form 2014-2015  (PDF). The first form must be completed by a Residential Education staff member (current Resident Assistant or other member of the Housing and Residential Education; 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 reference form, complete the top portion and then give the printed reference form to their reference.  The individual completing the reference form must place the completed reference into an envelope, sign the sealed envelope and give back to the RA applicant.  The completed application (completed online) and the two reference forms (in signed envelopes) are due by 12 noon on Monday, December 2, 2013 to Housing and Residential Education located in Oak Glen Hall on the first floor.


RA Selection Information Tabling and Sessions:


Monday, October 28 - Campus Center - 11:30am-12:30pm

Wednesday, October 30 - Campus Center - 11:30am-12:30pm

Thursday, October 31 - Campus Center - 11:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday, November 5 - Campus Center - 11:30am-12:30pm

Friday, November 8 - Campus Center - 11:30am-12:30pm


Information Sessions:

Monday, October 28  - Campus Center, Room 218; 12:30pm

Tuesday, October 29 - Oak Glen Multi-Purpose Room, 7:00pm

Wednesday, October 30 - Campus Center, Room 218; 12:30pm

Thursday, October 31 - Campus Center, Room 218; 12:30pm

Friday, November 1 - Elmwood Activities Room, 5:00pm

Monday, November 4 - Unity House, 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 5 - Campus Center, Room 218; 12:30pm

Wednesday, November 6 - Woodland Commons, Room #3, 7:00pm

Thursday, November 7 - Maple Ridge Activities Room, 7:00pm

Friday, November 8 - Campus Center, Room 218; 12:30pm


More Information:

To learn more about the RA position, read the RA Position Description 2014-2015 .





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