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.

Hired, Special Active, and Active Pool RAs for 2015-2016

The following paperwork must turned in to the Office of Residence Life by Friday, March 6th at 4:30pm:

Hired RAs - Verification of Hire

Special Alternate Pool - Special Alternate Pool Intent Form

Alternate Pool - Active Pool Intent Form

RA Selection for Academic Year 2015-2016

The Office of Residence Life is currently seeking qualified applicants for the Resident Assistant position for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applicants must have 2 semesters of community living experience, have a minimum 2.50 GPA, and be in good standing with the university.


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.

Information sessions are complete for the 2015-2016 process. They were held throughout November and December 2015.


Applications and completed reference forms are due by January 12, 2015.

  • 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 here.
  • Submit one reference with either:
  • Selection Timeline 2015


Related Links




Student Resident

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