Resident Assistant Information

The office of Residence Life employs students in two different leadership positions in the residence halls. Community Coordinators (CCs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) are trained in a wide variety of areas including but not limited to: roommate issues, conflict resolution, referencing University resources, promoting involvement opportunities, submitting work orders and educating and enforcing University policies. CCs and RAs are also effective in solving problems and are good listeners when you just need someone to talk to. CCs are experienced RAs who have been promoted to take on a more administrative role in the residence halls. RAs on the other hand, can be student leaders serving in their first year. If you are considering applying for an RA position, please review the timeline below and apply once applications become available.

2016 Hiring Timeline

  • Returning Resident Assistants
    • Applications will be made available by Friday, January 22, 2016
    • Applications are due by Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

  • New Resident Assistants
    • If interested in becoming an RA for the 2016-2017 school year, you MUST attend one of the following Information Sessions:
      • February 1, 2016 from 9pm-9:30pm in Pierce/White Skybox
      • February 2, 2016 from 1pm-1:30pm in Forum Room 9
      • February 4, 2016 from 9pm-9:30pm in Briscoe 1, Suites
      • February 5, 2016 from 1pm-1:30pm in Forum Room 9
      • February 7, 2016 from 3pm-3:30pm in Pierce/White Skybox
    • Applications will be made available via the "BVU RA Application Process" Facebook page.
    • Two professional reference forms are due to the Student Affairs Office by Friday, February 12, 2016 at 5pm.
    • Applications are due by Friday, February 12, 2016 at 5pm and must be sent via email to
    • Applicants MUST attend a mandatory Group Process Interview on Sunday, February 21st, 2016 from 1pm-3pm.
    • Interviews will take place between February 21-23, 2016

  • Decisions
    • ALL applicants will be notified of their hiring status on March 16, 2016
    • All offers must be accepted or declined by March 30, 2016 at 5pm


  • Important Dates for Room Draw
    • Floor Meetings will take place between March 14th-March 31st in the residence halls.
    • Suite applications will become available on Friday, April 1st and are due by Friday, April 8th to the Student Affairs Office by 5pm.
    • Hall-apalooza (Single/Double room selection) will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 6pm-9pm in the Dows Conference Center located in the the Siebens Forum