Become an RA: University Housing Invites Students to RA Interest Sessions

Become an RA: University Housing Invites Students to RA Interest Sessions
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Are you interested in becoming a resident assistant for the 2024-25 academic year?  

University Housing staff will hold several voluntary interest sessions in the coming months open to students who wish to work as RAs. 

The sessions will cover the requirements and expectations of the position, information on how to apply for it and information on the interview process.  

If you have questions or need advice, you can attend one of our voluntary interest sessions.  

Please make sure to RSVP for a session by visiting the University Housing event calendar on Hogsync. 

Application Link.

Interest Sessions 

  • 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Hillside Auditorium, Room 0A211  

  • 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at the Pat Walker Health Center, room 1118 

  • Noon on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Adohi Hall Cabin 

  • 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Kimpel Hall, room 102 

A resident assistant, or RA, is an upper-level student who serves students living in the residence halls on campus.   

The RA role is one of a community facilitator and role model, providing leadership and assisting residents in developing a positive community environment throughout the building.  

A positive learning environment is one where active learning takes place through RA facilitated opportunities for faculty and resident interaction, seeking resident involvement and creating a sense of community among residents. 

The RA program is part of the overall educational activity and programming provided by University Housing. The program educates the RAs on various issues relevant to student housing and student affairs, and other leadership areas.  

We will have multiple community RA and neighborhood RA positions open for the next academic year. 

If you have any questions, please email  

About University Housing. University Housing is a department within the Division of Student Affairs serving a residential community of around 6,200 on-campus students and 700 off-campus students. More than 200 students find employment opportunities with University Housing each year. We offer educational programs that support the success of students and services that help students focus on academics at the University of Arkansas. Living on campus starts with a housing contract


Christian Robinson, assistant director for residence education
University Housing

Christopher Spencer, assistant director of strategic communications
University Housing


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