Become a Resident Advisor

RA Recruitment Fall 2024

Become a resident advisor and find the leader in you.

Being a Resident Advisor (RA) can be one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences of your college career. The relationships you develop and the leadership training and experience you gain will serve you long beyond the time that you are a staff member with UNCP Housing and Residence Life. However, the RA position is also very challenging and can be hard to balance. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the responsibilities and expectations of being an RA before applying. You can do this by reading the job description, attending information sessions and talking to your RA or other University Housing staff members. These contacts will help you decide if the position is right for you and can help you with being prepared for the interview process.

We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing, and passionate individuals who are willing to work with the always-growing diversity of students who live within our residential communities. In addition, we are seeking individuals with an active interest in helping enhance the quality of life for students through community building, programming, mentoring, support and being an overall great role model.


Applications open January 15 and close February 16 @ 11:59pm. 

Step 1: Learn More here

Interested in learning more about the RA position, additional questions can be sent to Luci Hunt, Associate Director of Residence Life at

Step 2: Apply through Handshake

Step 3: Submit the full application through the Housing portal

Step 4: Attend an interest meeting

  • Cypress Hall - January 18 & January 29 @ 7:00pm
  • Pine Hall - January 23 & January 30 @ 7:00pm
  • Student Union Room 208 - February 1 @ 11:00am and February 6 @ 3:00pm
  • Zoom meeting - February 12 @ 4:00pm and February 15 @ 10:00am

Step 4: Interview on February 27 thru 28

Step 5: Prerequisites due by February 28

Step 6: Group Process March 16

Step 7: Tentative offers April 5

Step 8: Orientation April 18