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Resident Assistant Application


Greetings! We are excited that you are considering applying to become a Resident Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year. The RA position is the premiere student leadership position on campus. The position equips individuals with skills and experiences that will reap a lifetime of benefits. Through  this rewarding experience you will have the opportunity to be labeled as a role model, resoruces, community builder, counselor, mediator, advisor, administrator, facilitator, and mentor--to name just a few!

Please make sure that you read and understand the RA job description, duties and the application timeline. Although the position requires a great amount of time and energy, most poeple who have been a Resident Assistant will tell you that they got just as much out of the position as they put in. I encourage you to talk to your RA and learn more about the position from someone who is currently serving in that capacity.

Imagine a job where your responsibility is to spend your time investing in the lives of fellow college students and helping them traverse their college years. Imagine a job where you team up with a group of your peers to accomplish the same goals for the residential communities at UVa-Wise. Imagine a job where you can develop life skills and experience professional development without even leaving the confines of your floor. Well you've found it here! You are just steps away from beginning a journey that will be challenging, yet rewarding; demanding, yet worth it; time consuming, but life changing. It's your time to make a difference and do something extRAordinary!

Completed applications must be received by 5pm on February 24, 2020. Please ensure you have completed the application below in its entirety. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Be sure that you mark down the "Important Dates" found here and schedule your RA interview.

To be considered for an interview, you must complete the following:

  • Complete the online Resident Assistant Application Form
  • Submit a cover letter displaying your interest in the RA position (attach to your online application)
  • Submit a formal resume outlining your work and leadership experiences (attach to your online application)
  • Provide contact information for 1 faculty or staff person to provide a recommendation on your behalf. We will automatically contact your current RA to gage your leadership on the floor you live on and your ability to serve as a RA.
  • Have at least a 2.5 Cumulative GPA and be in good academic and student conduct standing.

Should you have any questions as you complete the application below, please contact Tracy Barcus at 276-376-4354 or

Please note, once you start this application you will not be able to work on it and save it. You should only start the application when you are able to complete it and submit it in entirety.

Applicant Information
Please list all extracurricular activities, clubs, organizations or athletic teams you are involved with.
Please list any current on or off campus employment and the number of hours you work (don't include current resident assistant position). Please also list the number of hours you work per week.
Additional Questions
Residence Halls include: McCraray Hall, Commonwealth Hall, Culbertson Hall, Thompson Hall, Martha Randolph Hall, Asbury Hall, & Henson Hall. We will do our best to honor your preferences; however, we will make the decision based on the needs of the Office of Housing & Residence Life.
Short Response
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Please include contact information for a faculty/staff reference. The reference will be contacted to complete a form (no letter is required). We will automatically check with your current RA for a reference about your ability to be a RA and leadership on the floor.
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I certify that I have read the RA job description and understand the responsibilities of the Resident Assistant position for which I am applying. I authorize the University of Virginia's College at Wise to share the information from this application with members of the Residence Life team during the RA selection and evaluation process. By entering my name and UVa-Wise email below, I certify that the information contained within is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and that all statements provided herein are my own. I understand that by submitting this application, I am authorizing the Office of Housing & Residence Life to review my student conduct and academic record.
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