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Becoming an RA|Residence Life & Dining Services



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Apply to be an RA Today!

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 Agreement & Responsibilities documents for detailed information about the positions including the employment term and compensation. 


Application Information

  • Applications are available through our online system.  Click the link below to access using your UW username and password.  If you do not have a UW username or password, please contact Lillian Essaf ( for an alternative application.

  • Candidates must attend one information session to be considered for a position.  Info sessions are scheduled for:

    • January 27 @ 7:07pm—Shoshone Room

    • January 31 @ 5:13pm—UW Apartments Community Center

    • February 8 @ 8:12pm—Shoshone Room

    • February 16 @9:01pm—Shoshone Room

    • February 18 @ 5:00pm - Downey Room

Application Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time of application.

  • 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).

Important Dates

  • Mandatory Information Sessions (must attend one)

    • January 27 @ 7:07pm—Shoshone Room

    • January 31 @ 5:13pm—UW Apartments Community Center

    • February 8 @ 8:12pm—Shoshone Room

    • February 16 @9:01pm—Shoshone Room

    • February 18 @ 5:00pm - Downey Room
  • February 22—Applications are due

  • February 26 @ 6:00pm—Group Interview Process

  • February 27—Individual Interview Process

  • February 29-March 2—Freshmen Interest Group Interview Process

  • Offers will be made between March 9-11

Half-Year Hire Policy

Because residential communities benefit from having a continuous and consistent staff presence, RLDS prefers to hire Resident Assistants for the full year. However, applicants who are participating in a study abroad, internship, student teaching, nursing placement, or student exchange experience are invited to apply for one semester of service as an RA. Applicants should be prepared to present documentation of this placement if hired. Please note that hiring decisions will be made based on departmental needs and are not guaranteed. Contact Lillian Essaf at if you have specific questions related to this policy.

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 Lillian Essaf, Residence Coordinator, at for more information!

RA Application

RA Halls 2016 - 2017 Agreement & Responsibilities

 RA Apartments 2016 - 2017 Agreement & Responsibilities

FIG Information for RA Candidates

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