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Becoming an RA

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RA Applications are closed for the 2019-2020 academic year!

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to be a part of an energetic and dynamic Residence Education team! Resident Assistant candidates will assist Residence Life in building communities that are conducive to study, social interaction, and individual development. If you enjoy helping others, being part of a team, connecting students to the University, and want to grow your leadership abilities, then apply to be an RA!

Position Information

We are hiring Resident Assistants for both the residence hall and apartment communities. Please read the RA Agreement documents for detailed information about the positions including the employment term and compensation. We are seeking candidates to fill RA vacancies both for Spring 2019, and the 2019-2020 academic year. There is a separate application for each of these two terms. Candidates interested in both terms are encouraged to submit both applications.

To learn more about what it's like to be an RA, check out these RA bios!

Selection Timeline

Spring 2019 RA Positions

  • November 5 – Application Opens

  • November 25 – Application Closes

  • November 26 – Candidates Invited to Interview

  • November 28 & 29 – Candidate Interview Nights (candidates will attend one of these two nights)

  • December 3 – Offers Extended


2019-2020 Academic Year RA Positions

  • November 5 – Application Opens

  • December 16 – Application Closes

  • January 28 – March 8 – RA Class (6 week class that meets once a week for 90 minutes)

  • February 25 – March 1 – FIG RA Interviews

  • March 12 – Offers Extended

Information Sessions

  • Monday, November 5th  |  8:00-9:00pm  |  Washakie Shoshone Room West

  • Wednesday, November 7th  |  7:30-8:30pm  |  Washakie Shoshone Room West

  • Thursday, November 8th  |  6:00-7:00pm  |  Washakie Shoshone Room West

  • Monday, November 12th  |  4:00-5:00pm  |  Washakie Shoshone Room West

  • Tuesday, November 13th  |  6:00-7:00pm  |  Washakie Shoshone Room West

  • Wednesday, November 14th  |  7:30-8:30pm  |  UW Apartment Community Center

Application Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher by the time the RA contract begins.

  • Have a positive financial, academic, and student conduct status with Residence Life & Dining Services at the University of Wyoming.

  • Have lived one semester within Residence Life & Dining Services housing (preferred, not required).

  • Be 18 years of age or older by the time the RA contract begins.

  • First-semester freshmen students are not eligible to serve in the RA position.

  • RLDS will consider transfer student applicants who have not yet completed a semester at UW for an RA position only if they have prior experience as an RA.

Email Corey Peacock, Assistant Director, at for more information!

RA Application

RA Agreement 2018-2019

FIG Information for RA Candidates

RA Bios

Contact Us

Residence Life & Dining Services

Dept. 3394 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307) 766-3175

Toll Free: (866) 653-0212


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