Apply to be a Resident Assistant (RA)

The RA application process is over for 2018-2019. Information about applying for the 2019-2020 academic year will be posted in November.


Students who wish to apply for be a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 2018-2019 academic year must* attend one of the mandatory RA Application information sessions listed below in order for your application to be accepted.

For more information, please email, call 212-854-5561, or visit the Residential Life & Housing Office at 110 Sulzberger.


Important for students studying abroad:

  • Students who are studying abroad for Fall 2017 and returning to campus for Spring 2018 should email to discuss missing the Information Session.
  • Students who are studying abroad for the Spring 2017 semester must submit their application by Friday, December 8th at 12 noon and email to schedule an interview prior to departing for Winter Break.
  • Students abroad for the entire 2017-2018 year should email to determine best interview processes.


Important Dates

Deadline or Event Date Time Location
RA Application Info Session
Attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory* in order to apply to be an RA
Tues, Dec 5, 2017 7pm Mehler Parlor (Elliott Hall)
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 9pm Mehler Parlor (Elliott Hall)
Thurs, Dec 7, 2017 10am Barnard Hall, Rm 405
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 4pm Diana Center, Rm 502
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 6pm Mehler Parlor (Elliott Hall)
Tues, Dec 12, 2017 12:30pm Diana Center, Rm 502

RA Application Due

**(Students who are studying abroad Spring 2018 must submit their application by Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 12pm and email to schedule an interview)

Fri, Dec 22, 2017** 9am Online
Recommendation from a Current Barnard RA Due Fri, Jan 19, 2018 9am Submitted by RA
Group Interview Process Fri, Jan 26, 2018 12:45-4:15pm
Individual Interviews Mon, Jan 29 - Fri, Feb 2, 2018 TBA TBA
RA Hiring Decisions Announced Mon, Feb 26, 2018 By end of day Email
RA Acceptance Forms Due Fri, March 9, 2018 4pm Res Life Office
New RA Department Welcome and Staff Meet & Greet Fri, April 20, 2018 3-5pm TBA