Residence Life

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants are an integral part of the University’s Residence Life Program as administered by the Office of Residence Life. As staff members, Resident Assistants (RA) are committed to the development of community living at Saint Peter’s University.

Resident Assistants have extensive contact with Saint Peter’s students, serving as liaisons and resource persons for the campus community. RAs promote the integration of all aspects of campus life and assist in establishing supportive communities for residential students that create opportunities for residents to meet their own and the University’s educational objectives. Advising and programming are two key ways the RA’s work towards establishing community and civic engagement. Clear and frequent communication between the Resident Assistant, the Office of Residence Life and the campus community is critical for the success of the residential life program.

Function of the RA Position

The Resident Assistant works with their residents and other residence life staff members to help create an environment in the residence halls that contributes to the intellectual, social, and cultural development of the members of the residential community. This environment reflects the Jesuit/Catholic ideals, identity and mission upon which this University was formed. The Resident Assistant articulates the philosophy and policies of the Office of Residence Life and Saint Peter’s University to students, and in turn represents the needs of the students to the administration.

Resident Assistant Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Resident Assistant (RA) position here at Saint Peter’s University! We strive to select individuals that will best serve our residential community over the course of the academic year. The application process is a competitive process that will span over the course of several weeks. To give you an overview of the process timeline, please see the information below:

Application Becomes Available: Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Information Sessions:

  • Monday, February 8, 2016 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm – 5th Floor Student Center, Room 527
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – 8:00pm to 9:00pm – Millennium Hall Lounge
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – 8:00pm to 9:00pm – VMC Lounge
  • Friday, February 12, 2016 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm – Dineen Hall, McIntyre A

Application Materials Due: Tuesday, February 16th by 1:00pm

Group Process: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Individual Interview Days:

  • Friday, February 26, 2016 (individually scheduled at a later date)
  • Thursday, March 10, 2016 (individually scheduled at a later date)
  • Friday, March 11, 2016 (individually scheduled at a later date)
  • Monday, March 14, 2016 (individually scheduled at a later date)
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (individually scheduled at a later date)

RA Offer Letters Sent Out: Friday, March 18, 2016

Magis Conference: Saturday, March 19, 2016 (mandatory for all RA Applicants)

More detailed information will be covered during the information sessions. If you are interested in applying for the RA position, you must attend one of the offered information sessions.

In order to get your application materials prepared, you will need to submit the following:

  • Completed RA Application (downloadable application included below)
  • Saved as a PDF “Last Name, First Name RA Application” (ex. Obama, Barack RA Application)
  • Your Resume
  • Saved as a PDF “Last Name, First Name Resume” (ex. Obama, Barack Resume)
  • Cover Letter
  • Saved as a PDF “Last Name, First Name Cover Letter” (ex. Obama, Barack Cover Letter)

When those materials are ready, please send them in one email to

The electronic version of the application can be found here: New RA Application 2016-2017

Hard copies of the application can also be picked up in the Office of Residence Life on the 5th Floor of the Student Center. If you do not have access to a scanner, you are welcome to drop off the completed application to the Office of Residence Life on or before Tuesday, February 16th by 1:00pm.

If you have any questions regarding the process please email or stop by the Office of Residence Life on the 5th floor of the Student Center and someone will be able to answer your questions!

Summer Student Staff Positions

Summer Conference Assistant
Summer Maintenance Assistant
Summer Office Assistant

Other Student Staff Positions

Maintenance Assistants (MAs) are Maintenance Assistants are a vital part of the Office of Residence Life, and are responsible for addressing minor maintenance issues and projects throughout the Residence Halls. They assist the Professional Staff in preparing the Residence Halls for Fall/Spring Check-In.