RA Application

Resident Assistants (RAs) are undergraduate students who live and work in Manhattan College’s residence halls. RAs are assigned to a particular wing or floor in each residence hall and are responsible for fostering community among fellow resident students by developing social and educational opportunities, assisting students in personal and administrative matters, and ensuring that the standards set forth in the Student Code of Conduct are consistently being met.

The RA position provides students with many opportunities to develop leadership skills, plan programs and events, exercise peer advising and mediating, as well as important administrative skills that will help in any career down the road.

Serving as an RA is a one-year commitment that may be renewed at the discretion of the Director of Residence Life. Full-time rising sophomores, juniors and seniors — especially student leaders with involvement in artistic, athletic or ROTC programs — are encouraged to apply.  Current commuters are encouraged to apply as well.

A full job description is available here.

  • Application Process

    Step 1: Qualifications

    Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements:

    • Full-time, undergraduate student
    • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • On track for 30 credits by August 2023
    • No active disciplinary sanctions (ex. students currently on Residence Hall Probation can not apply)
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

    Step 2: Application and Essays

    Step 3: Recommendations

    You must also get a recommendation from a faculty or College staff member, or from someone outside the College who you know on a professional basis.  Candidates should refer recommenders to this site (manhattan.edu/RA) for recommendation forms.

  • Important Dates
    Dates Events
    Tuesday, Nov. 1 Application Form Opens
    Tuesday, Nov. 29 Commuter Info Session. Commons 5A @ 3:30pm
    Wednesday, Dec. 1 General Info Session. Commons 4B @ 9:00pm
    Friday, Jan. 27 Application materials due.
    Saturday, Feb. 4 Group Process
    Monday Feb.13 through Friday Feb.17 Individual Interviews


    Notifications will be sent to candidates by February 28th.