Resident Assistant Selection



Interested in the RA Position?

The Resident Assistant (RA) position is a premiere leadership position within the Office of Residence Life. The main function of the RA is to build relationships with residents in an effort to provide individualized support, campus resource information, and academic encouragement. The goal of the RA is to ensure that Marquette feels like home for residential students by building community within their respective wing or floor.

The ideal RA candidate is a current student who has community living experience, a minimum 2.50 GPA, and a desire to make an impact on the lives of his/her peers. Quality candidates will have a commitment to personal integrity, serving members of their peer group, and engaging in personal development.

To learn more, check out the following links about the RA position.

If you have additional questions regarding the RA position, please contact Renee Dowdy, Assistant Director for Student Staffing and Training.

Note that the RA position could have an impact on your financial aid package. We encourage you to contact Marquette Central to discuss your specific aid package by either calling 414.288.4000 or emailing

We have completed the hiring process for the 2016-2017 academic year. We encourage you to visit our page in late October 2016 for information on our process for 2017-2018.

RA Selection for Academic Year 2016-2017

The hiring process is complete 2016-2017 academic year. We encourage you to come back for more information in late October 2016 for our 2017-2018 process.

Applicants must have 2 semesters of community living experience, have a minimum 2.50 GPA, and be in good standing with the university.

Hired, Special Alternate, and Alternate Pool RAs for 2016-2017

Please select the correct form based upon the letter you received. Documents should be either printed and submitted to the Office of Residence Life or emailed to Kristin Hagner at

Hired RAs - Verification of Hire

Special Alternate Pool - Special Alternate Pool Intent Form

Alternate Pool - Alternate Pool Intent Form

2016-2017 Hiring Information


Interested applicants must attend a Resident Assistant information session to learn more about the position requirements and details about the application process. Attendance at one of the information sessions is required in order for an application to be considered.

All info sessions for the 2016-2017 hiring process are complete.


One step you can take today is to set up your account on MU Career Manager and update your profile. See Resources for Candidates below for assistance with this process.

Applications and completed reference forms for 2016-2017 were due by January 19, 2016. Below is information from last year's process.

  • Complete an application via MU Career Manager (MUCM). To find the position, you can search for "Resident Assistant" or access the application here.
    • Upload a resume to MUCM specific to the RA position - highlight your leadership experiences and past jobs.
    • Upload your essay responses. Use our template under Resources for Candidates below.
  • Update your MUCM profile to ensure all demographic and address information is accurate.
  • Submit one reference with either:
    • Current RA Reference - to be completed by a current or recent RA. Form is available for current RAs via MU Involvement Link here.
    • Non-RA Reference. The form is a PDF that can be submitted to the Office of Residence Life or via email to Form is available here.
    • Your submitted reference will not appear on MU Career Manager. We will contact you if we are mising a reference.

Interview Process

There are five components to the interview process:

1. Attend a mandatory information session (see above).

2. Submit an application (Due January 19, 2016 by 11:59pm).

3. Attend the optional Meet & Greet to have a chance to meet all of the hall directors and learn more about each residence hall (January 27th, 2016)

4. Participate in an individual interview that you sign up for on MU Career Manager (January 28th OR January 29th, 2016).

5. Attend the Group Process interview that you sign up for on MU Career Manager (February 5th OR February 6th, 2016).




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ORL Contact Information

Office of Residence Life
716 North 11th Street
Carpenter Tower, Room 203
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Telephone: (414) 288-7208
Fax: (414) 288-5108
Email ORL