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Lead the way. Become an RA.

Lead the way. Become an RA.

Your Resume Never Looked So Good!
With Resident Assistant leadership on your resume, you'll be one step closer to acing your first job interview and landing the career of your dreams. And with room and board and a stipend, as well as the chance to help your fellow Mountaineers, being an RA pays off. 

Resident Assistants (RAs) are mentors, connectors, campus experts, and advocates. They are among the most important student leaders on campus, and they are students - just like you.

Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference. Deadline to apply was December 10, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Individuals who have been selected to participate in the interview phase of the selection process have been notified. 

Why be an RA?

As an RA, you will learn to lead, challenge yourself and hone your critical thinking, time management, problem solving and communication skills. As an RA, you have the chance to make a lasting impression on your fellow students and make your mark on campus. And you'll earn a housing and meal plan waiver. 

Ready to learn more? Attend an info session. Before you attend, want to know what your RA-type will be? Answer these questions and we'll tell you. 

How To Apply: 2019-2020 Academic Year

Interested individuals must attend one of the following information sessions:

When you attend an information session, you will be given a pass-code to access the application to apply. The RA Application will be available the week of October 9. 

Deadline to apply was December 10, 2018, 12:00 noon. Individuals who have been selected to participate in the interview phase of the selection process have been notified. 

Interviews for RA positions will take place January 25 - 26, 2019.

For questions about Resident Assistant Recruitment and Selection, please contact

What An RA Has To Say About The Position

Melissa Haslebacher

Melissa Haslebacher, Resident Assistant

Melissa Haslebacher is a born teacher. So when she learned that being an RA is often similar to the role she’d have running her own classroom, she was hooked. “I loved the idea of being a point of reference for people and putting on fun programs that can teach my residents skills they can use for the rest of their lives,” she s ays. 

         Besides the leadership and teaching experience she gets every day as an RA, she says the biggest benefits are the people and the friends she’s made. “Your staff is always around to help you and you get really close to them. Also, as an RA, you learn about a lot of resources that can help your residents but are also great for yourself, such as tutoring sessions for specific classes.” 

         The role taught her something fundamental about herself as well. “I learned that I’m definitely a people person! I love talking to my residents and finding out more about them, even if I’ve had a rough day. I’ve also learned that I love doing things like programming. I’m always thinking of new things I can do with my residents.”  Read more about Melissa