2019-2020 Resident Assistant Application Information

Consider becoming part of our student staff!

Thank you for your interest in applying to become a Resident Assistant, one of the premier student leadership opportunities on campus!

Please check out all the resources on this page for application requirements and information about the position.  The tabs at the bottom can be particularly useful.  If you need to contact us, please email raSelection@scranton.edu.


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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!

Application Requirements

To be submitted by Friday, December 7, 2018*:

1. Completed application form on Royal Sync: https://orgsync.com/99499/forms/229386

2. Resume (will be uploaded in the RoyalSync application)

To be submitted by Sunday, December 16, 2018:

3. Faculty/Staff Reference

4. Resident Assistant Reference

*Spring '19 study abroad students should complete their portions of the application by Tuesday, November 25, 2018 so we can schedule an earlier interview to accommodate your schedule if need be.  References would still be due 12/16.

Please direct your references to this page, where they can find their forms below.

Faculty/Staff Reference Form

This is to be used by University faculty and staff only - current RAs should see the section below.

Click here to open a writable Faculty/Staff Reference Form.

Our apologies if the above link is not working on your computer, you can access a printable PDF here if need be.

Resident Assistant Reference Form

This is to be used by current RAs only - University faculty & staff should see the section above.

Click here to open the writable RA Reference Form.

Our apologies if the above link is not working on your computer, you can access a printable PDF here if need be.

  • Basic Position Qualificationsplus or minus

    • Must be a full-time student of sophomore social standing or higher by August 2019.
    • 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 in the Application Requirements section above.  The application is through RoyalSync: https://orgsync.com/99499/forms/229386

    Most candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview over Intersession or during the first week of the semester.  Many will also be asked to participate in a "group processing" session during one of 3 slots the weekend of February 9-10, 2019 (please hold that weekend for the time being).

    Spring '19 study abroad applicants will be scheduled for an interview before departing and will not participate in the group processing session.

    Further instructions for the RA Selection process including interview and group processing scheduling will be emailed to your University email account.  Please check this account regularly.

    Two references are required: one current faculty or staff member and one current Resident Assistant.  You may ask any RA who you think knows you the best.  These forms can be found above and must be emailed to RASelection@scranton.edu or delivered to the Office of Residence Life (100 Condron Hall).

  • RA Selection Timelineplus or minus

    • Applications available - week of November 5, 2018
    • Applications due (Spring '19 study abroad students only) - November 25, 2018
    • Interviews (Spring '19 study abroad students only) - December 3 to 7, 2018 or Intersession
    • Applications due - December 7, 2018
    • References due - December 16, 2018
    • Interviews - Intersession and 1st week of Spring semester
    • Group processing weekend - February 9-10, 2019
    • Notification of selection and placement - by March 2019
  • 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.
  • Study Abroadplus or minus

    Students studying abroad in the Spring 2019 semester must submit their applications by Sunday, November 25, 2018.  Individual interviews will take place during the week of December 3-7, 2018 if need be.

  • Notificationsplus or minus

    Notification of your status will be through your University of Scranton email account.  Contact may be made for notification of eligibility, additional items or clarifications needed, and possible interview or group processing sign ups.

    All applicants will receive notification of their hire status by March 2019.

  • Current First Year Applicantsplus or minus

    The RoyalSync application will request a Cumulative GPA.  First year students will not have this yet.  Formal grades will be given to Residence Life at the end of the semester.  For now, you may enter your mid term grades into this calculator to try and best calculate your estimated GPA: