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Thank you for your interest in the R.A. position. Applications for the 2024-2025 R.A. alternate pool are currently open on the student housing portal until April 5. Please feel free to reach out to if you have additional questions.

Reasons to Apply

  • Plan fun and exciting events on campus and in the Boston area
  • Learn to work with a team to develop a sense of community
  • Meet new and exciting residents on your floor and in your community
  • Work with a group of diverse peers and administrators
  • Develop and strengthen leadership and decision-making skills
  • Learn effective and appropriate communication skills
  • Learn administrative and time management skills
  • RAs receive credits for their room, board, and infirmary fee

What Current RAs are Saying

The Process


A successful candidate for a Resident Assistant position at Boston College will be open minded and enjoy working with diverse groups of people. Candidates must demonstrate leadership, interpersonal skills, and a commitment to diversity.

Applicants must:

  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Be in good disciplinary standing
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student for the term you are applying for
  • Accept graduate program offer to receive consideration (incoming graduate students)


The application will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and will require demographic information, a resume, and a response to a creative prompt.

If you need help creating, updating, or revising your resume, please feel free to work with the Career Center.

If you have a medical need requiring a housing accomodation, please register and submit your request with Disability Services as soon as possible in order to ensure timely processing of requests. Requests for accomodations will have no bearing on hiring decisions.


Becoming an RA is a competitive process. All candidates will receive an initial 30-minute interview. A smaller number of candidates will receive a second, 30-minute interview. We encourage applicants to speak with a Resident Director or Resident Assistant about the process.

For more information on interviewing, check out the Interview Skills section of the Career Center website.​

Info Session

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