Visit: Go.gwu.edu/applyRA


Interested in Becoming a Resident Advisor?

The Center for Student Engagement's Residential Engagement Team is looking for caring, creative, and diligent leaders to support students in our residence halls. This incredible leadership opportunity provides students with the ability to connect with students, staff, and faculty at GW; all the while developing themselves. RAs leave the position with skills that future employers highly desire: crisis management, peer counseling, teamwork, leadership, project management, event planning, problem-solving, and stewardship.

The 2019-2020 Resident Advisor Application will open on November 1, 2018 at 9am! The application will close on November 15, 2018 at 10am, and applicants will be updated on the status of their application prior to winter break. The New RA Interview day will take place on January 27, 2019, with final selection decisions released on February 15, 2019. 


In order to be considered, all applicants must attend one of our information sessions.

Before applying, consider reaching out to any current RA to talk about the position or send the Residential Engagement Team an email at ret@gwu.edu with your questions about the process. The role is a significant time commitment, and it is expected that Resident Advisors attend all training dates and meetings, as well as maintain extended availability during hall openings, closings, and evenings. If selected for the role, RAs are expected to discuss any date conflicts in advance with their Area Coordinator or Residence Director. We look forward to seeing your application! 


Important Dates*:

  • RA Move In: Saturday August 10th, 2019 at 3pm

  • RA Training: Sunday August 11th, 2019 - Friday August 23rd, 2019 at 8pm

  • Student Move In: Saturday August 24th, 2019

  • Fall Classes Begin: Monday August 26th, 2019

  • RAs Depart for Winter Break: Friday December 20th, 2019

  • RA Winter Training: Thursday January 9th, 2020 - January 10th, 2020

  • Spring Classes Begin: Monday January 13th, 2020

  • RAs may depart for summer break: Monday May 18th, 2020 at 6pm  

*subject to change

Contact The CSE:

Shoot us an email : RET@gwu.edu

Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the application process!