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 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 RA Selection Process is under way.  Please see the timeline below

Important Dates

Tuesday, Feb. 2 Commuter Info Session - 3:30 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 10 Resident Info Session - 9:30 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 17 Applications Due at 4:00 pm
Mon. - Wed., Feb. 22-24 Group Interviews
Mon. - Fri., Feb. 29 - Mar. 11 Individual Interviews for new applicants
Friday, Mar. 4 Deadline to have recommendations submitted










To apply, please complete the following steps:

  • Ensure that you meet basic eligiblity requirements (2.5 cumulative GPA, on track for 60 credits, etc)
    • Candidates who may be below a total of 60 credits completed and in progress should contact AJ Goodman ( to indicate their plans to reach 60 credits before the start of the Fall 2016 semester.  This can include finalizing transfer credits or plans for summer classes.
  • Complete the online application
  • Send completed essays (form available here) and resume (in .pdf format) to by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, February 17

Recommenders should complete the appropriate form below before Friday, March 4 at 4:00 pm.  Manhattan College faculty and staff can complete the internal recommendation form linked below.  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