Resident Assistant Position (2021 - 2022)
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RA selection process for 2021-2022 has
been modified to take place at the
beginning of the Spring 2021 semester.


This website contains detailed
information about those modifications as well as information about the RA position in general. Thank you for your interest in being an RA at the University of Maryland during these unprecedented times.


Being a RA provides opportunities to
develop valuable leadership and communication skills, to shape an environment that supports students' academic and personal development, to manage critical incidents and administrative tasks, and to make friends that will last a lifetime!

Considering the RA position? Please review the following

All candidates should read and understand these documents. The Position Description and Conditions of Employment shown here are part of a contract between Resident Life and current RAs for 2019-2020. These documents are only informational for candidates but give you important information to consider as a candidate.

Information regarding the buildings on each side of campus is available on our Residence Halls page.

Considering the RA position? Here are some things to think about
  • Are you interested in meeting new people and helping to build a community?
  • Are you a good role model and do you enjoy helping others?
  • Would you feel comfortable assisting a diverse group of students?
  • Do you feel you could approach a resident about a personal concern that has been brought to your attention?
  • Can you remain objective and fair when dealing with a conflict involving friends?
  • Are you able to react and express yourself clearly in tense situations?
  • Are you a good team member?
  • Do you project a positive self-image?
  • Will your study habits allow you to balance your academics with a RA position?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the RA position might be for you! Use the left navigation menu above to find out more about the RA position and the application process.