2020-2021 Resident Assistant Application Process

Please read below on how to apply for the Resident Assistant position!

Get more information from a current RA

Our current RAs can be your best resource in acquiring information about the RA position.  Free free to reach out to any of the RAs on campus with questions you may have about the position!

  • Basic Position Qualificationsplus or minus

    • Must be a full-time student of sophomore social standing or higher by August 2020.
    • Must possess a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
    • Must be available to serve on the staff for one full academic year.
    • Must be a positive role model who understands and supports the mission and values of The University of Scranton, the Division of Student Life, and The Office of Residence Life.
    • Must be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct.
    • This position is designed for undergraduate students as a peer leadership opportunity.  Graduate students are not able to serve in this role.
  • Compensationplus or minus

    Compensation for the RA position covers the cost of a designated RA room and a 10-meal plan.

  • How To Applyplus or minus

    Each candidate is required to submit the items listed below:

    • The application form is available on the RoyalSync platform:Application Form

    • Please submit TWO reference forms from a member of the University campus community. References may be faculty, staff members, Resident Assistants or other student leaders.
    2020-2021 RA Reference Form

    • All candidates are required to attend one of the information sessions hosted by the Office of Residence Life. Dates are listed on the image above.


    Application deadline: Friday, December 13, 2019 (for those looking to study abroad in Spring 2020, please submit your application materials by Sunday December 1, 2019 in order to allow staff members to schedule an interview with you prior to your departure.)

  • Housing Lotteryplus or minus

    Candidates will receive information on the status of their application prior to the Housing Lottery.  Candidates should still plan to participate in the housing lottery process until the point of hire (we suggest having a "plan A" in case you don't get the position and a "plan B" if you do, for the sake of coordinating with your friends).  All rising junior and senior candidates are encouraged to pay their $250 housing deposits to the Bursar’s Office in St. Thomas Hall when that is requested.