We are looking for Responsible, Fun, Diverse members of our community to apply to be Resident Advisors for the 2018-2019 academic year! Our RAs are widely involved on campus and come from every academic school.

Important Dates

Applications for the 2018-2019 Academic Year are now LIVE.

  • Oct. 1, 2018: Applications are live
  • Oct. 28, 2018: Study abroad applications deadline
  • Nov. 10, 2018: Study abroad interview day
  • Dec. 3, 2018: General application deadline
  • Dec. 3, 2018: References due
  • Jan. 26 & 27, 2019: General interview dates
  • Feb. 8, 2019: RA notification day – HIRING DAY


In order to apply for the Resident Advisor position, you MUST complete your housing application. The Housing Application for Fall 2019 will open FEB. 1 and close FEB. 8.

Resident Advisor Application Checklist

Information Session

Applicants must attend one information session prior to their respective application deadline (i.e. study abroad or general deadline)

Online Application & References

Applicants must complete an application with references

Interview 1-3 current RAs about the position

Strongly encouraged

Social Justice Article

Find an article that explores a social justice topic that could impact your residents within the realm of colleges and universities. For example, the article could explore topics of race/ethnicity, class, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability, access, etc. The article can come from a newspaper, magazine, journal, etc. You should be prepared to discuss article content and personal insights during the individual interview process.
Bring this to your RA Interview.

Interview Day

Applicants must participate in the designated interview dates (Study Abroad – Nov. 10, 2018 & General Deadline – Jan. 26 and 27, 2018)

RA Testimonials

What are you involved in on campus besides being a RA?

“On campus, I am a member of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity as well as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I also serve as the Programming Director for ThurtenE 2018! I also write for Reclamation & work in Cornerstone and Parent Programs & Athletics for Alumni and Development.”
~ RA Alexis Jaya Hutchinson | Wayman Crow Residential College

How has being an RA changed your experience at WashU?

“Being an RA has had a tremendous impact on my collegiate experience at WashU. The RA experience has helped me a find a community that not only empowers me to live out, but also to truly embrace members of our community “by name and by story”. This role has made me wrestle with the idea of what kind of person I am, what kind of person I want to be, and what kind of legacy I want to leave behind. It has challenged me to think critically, unequivocally speak up, and be fully present both in and outside the WashU community.”
~ RA Kyung | Brookings Residential College