Mid-year RA Application

We are anticipating openings for the 2017-18 Residential Assistant position. Join our community of leaders!

  • Room and Board

  • Gain valuable leadership skills

  • Make lifelong friends

  • Learn time management and communication

  • Learn to plan events

Learn more about the RA position by viewing our RA Selection Booklet (PDF).

Position Description

Access the position description (PDF)

RA Reference Form

Access the Reference form

Each candidate is required to have a current RA fill out the RA Reference Form. If you do not currently live on campus, a former CA is also acceptable. 

Important Information

Early Return to Campus

Residential Life invites you to approach us early in the application process and contact AccessibleNU (accessiblenu@northwestern.edu; 847-467-5530) if you think you may require a housing accommodation. In addition, we welcome you to work with us and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (eeo@northwestern.edu; 847-491-7458) if you think you may require a work-related accommodation.

RA Financial Aid information

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Placement

Residential Services hires students who have the potential to be successful in all communities. If you are selected for an RA position, we will consider your preferences when making hiring and placement decisions; however, we will place departmental needs before RA candidate preferences. Once you have submitted your application, you may not change your preferences. RA staff will learn their area, building, and room placement prior to the end of the academic year.