Become an RA

Resident assistants (RAs) are students who live and work in Manhattan College’s residence halls. RAs are assigned to a particular wing or floor in each residence hall and are responsible for fostering community among fellow resident students by developing social and educational opportunities, assisting students in personal and administrative matters, and ensuring that the standards set forth in the Student Code of Conduct are consistently being met.

The RA position provides students with many opportunities to develop leadership skills, plan programs and events, exercise peer advising and mediating, as well as important administrative skills that will help in any career down the road.

Serving as an RA is a one-year commitment that may be renewed at the discretion of the Director of Residence Life. Full-time rising juniors and seniors — especially student leaders with involvement in artistic, athletic or ROTC programs — are encouraged to apply.

A full job description is available here.

Apply to be an RA for 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 RA Selection Process will be available in January 2014.  There is a special process for students studying abroad who will not be on campus for the Spring 2014 semester.  Please see the timeline below

Important Dates

Thursday, Feb. 6 RA Info Session at 9:15pm in Hayden 100 
Friday, February 14 Deadline to submit application, resume and essay questions 
Mon. – Mon., Feb.17-24  Individual interviews for new applicants 
Friday, Feburary 28 Deadline to have recommendations submitted 
Mon. - Wed., March 3-5 Group interviews for applicants

To apply, please complete the following steps:

  1. Submit the online application here
  2. Download and complete the essay questions form
  3. Email your essays and resume to with the subject line: RA Application 
  4. Ask two individuals to provide written recommendations for you. We suggest asking Manhattan College faculty or staff members and current employers or advisors. Recommendations should be emailed to