RA Selection

RAvengers Assemble!  Union College 2015-2016 RA Selection

What is an RA?

Being a Resident Advisor (RA) is not only a fun experience, it’s an opportunity to be a positive role model and a student leader with students living in your residence hall. The RA position is an opportunity to learn essential skills and responsibilities that will be valuable in your education and in your professional career. RA’s are key student leaders who help advance the mission of the Office of Residential Life in the areas of personal development, student learning outside the classroom, global responsibility, leadership, and engagement and service to the community.

For a complete description of the RA position, including qualifications, requirements, and compensation, please review the RA Job Description.


RA Selection is an exciting time for the Office of Residential Life as we get to meet and get to know the new leaders of our student staff! The RA Selection process takes place during the winter term of the academic year prior to the start of employment. Each of Union’s 6 Residence Halls (College Park Hall, Davidson, Fox, Richmond, Webster, and West) seeks talented and motivated individuals to serve as RA’s.

RA Selection Timeline 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 1 p.m. (Week 3) - RA Information Session in Reamer Auditorium
Tuesday, January 20, 6 p.m. (Week 3) - RA Information Session in Reamer Auditorium
Monday, January 26, 5:00pm (Week 4) - New RA Applications due to the Office of Residential Life.
Wednesday, February 4, 6:00pm (Week 5) - Social Mixer at Old Chapel.
Sunday, February 8, 10:00am or 1:00pm (Week 5) - Group Process Day at College Park Hall.
Wednesday, February 25 (Week 8) - RA Offers will be sent to candidates.
Friday, March 6, 5:00pm (Week 9) - RA Candidate Accept/Decline due to the Residential Life Office.

To get a better sense of the RA position, we encourage you to talk with current RA’s and the Residence Directors, attend programs in the residence halls, and become more active and involved on your floor or in your building. You will be very prepared and feel more confident as you go through the selection process.  For any questions or concerns related to the selection and hiring process, please contact Richmond House Residence Director Kristy Carpenter at carpentk@union.edu

To apply, please download and complete the RA Job Application, and return to the Office of Residential Life (Reamer 409) by Monday, January 26, 2015 by 5:00pm.