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

Wednesday, Feb. 11 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:

At this time, the application process is closed.  Candidates will receive instructions on next steps as the process continues.

Recommenders should complete the appropriate form below before Wednesday, March 4.  Manhattan College faculty and staff can complete the internal recommendation form.  Anyone outside of the college should download the external recommendation form and send it to

Internal recommendation form

External recommendation form (please send completed form to