Become a Resident Assistant

Resident Assistants (RAs) are undergraduate 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.  Current commuters are encouraged to apply as well.

A full job description is available here.

Apply to be a Resident Assistant for 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 RA Selection Process is under way.  Please see the timeline below

Important Dates

Thursday, Feb. 12 RA Info Session - Rodriguez Room (MGL 311) at 9:00 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 18 Deadline to submit application, resume and essay questions 
Mon. – Wed., Feb.23-25   Group interviews for applicants
Wednesday, Mar. 4 Deadline to have recommendations submitted 
Wed. - Fri., Mar. 4-13 Individual interviews for new 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.  Resmues should be submitted in .pdf format.  Essays will be accepted in .doc(x) or .pdf format.
  4. Ask two individuals to provide written recommendations for you. At lease one reference must be from within the College (internal):
    1. Internal recommendation form
    2. External recommendation form (please send completed form to