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RA Post-Application Process: Interviews, Notification, and Acceptance


Individual College House(s) that are interested in a candidate will contact the applicant. Depending upon the House's interviewing procedure, you may be asked to interview one or more times. Interviews may be conducted beginning November 29, 2017 until January 26, 2018.

Interviews conducted in December are normally reserved for candidates who will be away from campus during the spring semester.

Potential topics for the individual interviews may include: questions about your application, your experience in a residential setting, your academic work, the various aspects of a residential program position and the University community. Each House Dean utilizes an interview strategy unique to each House. As a result, candidates should expect a different experience depending upon where they are offered an opportunity to interview. For instance, candidates may interview with only the House Dean or interview with others including current RA/GAs, Faculty, House Coordinator, House Council members, etc. Some Houses will invite candidates to meet together in groups to complete group activities as a part of the interview process. Some Houses will conduct only formal interviews while others may invite candidates to a less formal gathering with interviewers.


Offers of appointment will be sent to candidates on Friday, January 26, 2018. Depending upon interest in your candidacy, you may receive one or more notification(s). You may call the individual College House office where you were interviewed after this date, but do not call requesting results before this date. Click here for a listing of College House office contacts.


Written acceptance of an offer of appointment must be made by Monday, January 29, 2018 at noon, by signing and returning the entire Position Description and Contract to the appropriate College House.

Candidates who have accepted an offer of appointment by signing a "Position Description and Contract" may not accept an offer from another House without the approval of the House Dean for the position originally accepted.