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Becoming an RA

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Spring 2018 and 2018-2019 RA Applications - Now Open!

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 2018, and the 2018-2019 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!

Information Sessions

We invite you to attend one of the following information sessions to learn more about the position, the selection process, and to ask questions of current RAs.

  • Wednesday, November 1st, 6-7 PM | Washakie Shoshone Room West

  • Thursday, November 2nd, 7:30-8:30 PM | Washakie Shoshone Room West

  • Monday, November 6th, 4-5 PM | Washakie Shoshone Room West

  • Wednesday, November 8th, 6-7 PM | Apartments Community Center

  • Tuesday, November 14th, 6-7 PM | Washakie Shoshone Room West

  • Thursday, November 16th, 4-5 PM | Washakie Shoshone Room West

Selection Timeline

RA Selection Flow Chart

For RA Positions Beginning Spring 2018

  • November 17th - Application Closes

  • November 28th & 29th - Interview Nights (candidates will attend one of these two evenings)

  • December 1st - RA Offers go out

For RA Positions Beginning Fall 2018

  • December 8th - Application Closes

  • December 19th - Applicants must sign up for RA Class

  • January 22nd - March 2nd - RA Class

    • RA Class is 6 weeks, and will meet once a week for 1.5 hours

    • Multiple RA Class sections will be offered to accommodate various schedules

  • March 6th - RA offers go out

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.

Application Instructions

  • Access the RA Application here.

  • Log in with your UWYO credentials.

    • Note: If you are a transfer student, please instead use this link

    • Select the green “create account button”

    • List your 10-digit phone number in the “W-Number” field

  • Select "view available job postings".

  • Select which position you are applying for - Spring 2018 RA, 2018 - 2019 RA, or both.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to submit your application.

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Dept. 3394 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307) 766-3175

Toll Free: (866) 653-0212


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