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Resident Advisor (RA)

Join the Home Team!

The Resident Advisor (RA) Application for 2023-2024 opens on Friday, Sept. 30!

If you’re interested, apply on eRezLife by Oct. 23 at 11:59 pm. The application can be found at

Resident Advisors are responsible for carrying out the mission of the department by assisting with the growth, belonging, and community on their floors and within their hall(s). The RA is a student leader who lives in the residence halls, and is an integral position in the Department of Housing and Residence Life.The RA position has a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to, role model, community leader, educator, administrator, helper and team member.

We are confident that the skills gained by our staff members are highly applicable to any future job endeavor and we are equally certain the RA position is one of the most unique, challenging and rewarding student positions offered on UNC Charlotte’s campus. 

In order to better understand the Resident Advisor position, or if you are considering applying for future positions, PLEASE READ the job description to better understand the responsibilities and expectations of this position. 

As a RA you will be responsible for creating community and a home away from home for our students. Primary responsibilities include getting to know each person in your community so you can be an effective peer helper when needed. Additionally you will focus most of your time on creating a community where everyone feels valued, safe and able to excel as a student.

Informational Sessions

Interested in learning more about the RA position? Join us in person at one of our three informational sessions to learn more about the Resident Advisor position! You will have the opportunity to find out more from our current RAs, members of the RA Recruitment committee, and current RA supervisors! Here are the in-person info sessions that we are offering: 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Theater 
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Theater 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Cone Center McKnight Auditorium

Important Dates

  • Application Opens: Sept. 30
  • Application Closes: Oct. 23 at 11:59pm
  • Informational Sessions: Oct. 5 - 18
  • Individual Interviews: Week of Nov. 8
  • RA Workshop Invites: Sent on Dec. 1 - 8
  • RA Workshops: Weekly from Jan. 16 - Feb. 3, 2023
  • RA Offer Letters: Sent by March 24, 2023

Academic Success Plans

To ensure support for each RA’s academic success and to maximize opportunities for continuation of their employment, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) has implemented Academic Success Plans in partnership with the University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE) for nearly four years. Student staff members who have fallen near or below the 2.5 GPA requirement for the RA position work collaboratively with their supervising Residence Education Coordinator (REC) and the UCAE to generate an individualized action plan to help navigate the entire following semester. 

How do Academic Success Plans (ASPs) work? Learn more here.