Housing, Dining & Residence Life (HDRL)

Resident Assistant (RA)

Resident Assistant Role

Resident Assistants (RAs) are integral to the operation of our residence halls, and therefore are asked to fill a variety of roles ranging from friend and resource to programmer and peer advisor. Please read the role description thoroughly in order to become more fully aware of the qualifications required. Also you are encouraged to speak with members of our current team during our RA information sessions.


Through the leadership section of the HDRL website you should be able to find the information needed to answer many of your questions and guide you through the selection process. In particular, it is important to review the RA role description, the selection timeline, the dates and times for all information sessions and the recommendation forms required for all new hire candidates. Please note that a new hire candidate file is considered to be complete only after both a successfully submitted online application and a letter of recommendation have been received.



As RAs serve in prominent roles on campus, we are committed to selecting only the most capable and dynamic staff members. Therefore, the selection process is designed to enable us to learn as much as possible about each candidate. Please give this careful consideration as you complete the online application and progress through the interview process. Getting to know you is key to making an appropriate fit for you and our staff.

Listed below is information about key components of the application process for new RAs, application deadline information, and other important links.

Application Process (2014-2015 Academic Year)



The application for the Resident Assistant opportunities for the 2014-2015 academic year is currently closed. If you are still interested in serving, please review the information below about our rolling application process.

Rolling Resident Assistant Application (2014-2015 Academic Year)

Each year we have unforeseen vacancies in the Resident Assistant (RA) role over the summer and beginning of the fall semester. For students who have an interest inserting the RA role for the 2014-2015 academic year, we encourage you to apply using our rolling application. Please read the document below outlining the application instructions.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at rlselections@studentaffairs.duke.edu.

Rolling Resident Assistant Application 2014-2015

Important links
Important Information for RAs Receiving Financial Aid from Duke
HDRL RA Role Description 2014-2015

For more information, please send an email to rlselections@studentaffairs.duke.edu or contact Assistant Dean Tyrone Jean at tyrone.jean@duke.edu.