Apply to be a Resident Assistant

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Resident Assistant Selection Process

Resident Assistants are selected on the basis of leadership, scholarship and experience with a knowledge, awareness and commitment to Duquesne University's values, especially as set forth in the University Mission Statement.

Resident Assistants serve as role models, community builders, educators and peer counselors in addition to helping provide a safe and secure living environment for resident students. The RA position requires great dedication and flexibility. Resident Assistants are expected to display personal qualities such as maturity, empathy, motivation, initiative, responsibility, adaptability and integrity.

2020-2021 RA Selection Timeline
November 13

RA Info Session

Towers MPR; 11:00 a.m.

December 2

Applications available online

December 5

RA Info Session

Towers MPR; 3:00 p.m.

December 9-11 Individual Interviews- For Spring Study Abroad Only
December 10 RA Info Session

Towers MPR; 3:00 p.m.

December 11 Group Interview 1- For Spring Study Abroad Only

Towers MPR; 10:00 a.m.-Noon

January 9- January 21 Individual Interviews
January 13

Group Interview 2

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

January 13

Applications due online

January 15

Group Interview 3

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
January 16

Group Interview 4

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m

January 23

Invitations to attend RA Class distributed

January 27- February 10 Weekly Resident Assistant Training Classes
February 19 Final Candidate Notification

Make sure you have completed the following steps before submitting your application:

  • Sign up for an individual interview and ONE Group Interview when you submit
    your application.
  • Complete all sections of the application and sign the last page of the application.
  • Ensure you have provided TWO references. References will be contacted automatically.

While we understand emergencies occur, in order to be considered, it is important that candidates participate in all aspects of the selection process.  

RA Timeline and Checklist

2020-2021 RA Application