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Residence Assistants

Do you want to Blaze A Trail?  BE AN RA!!!

    • Resident Assistants (RAs) are students selected on the basis of leadership, experience, scholarship and the desire to help resident students realize their potential for personal-development through group living. RAs serve as role models for residential students, and are expected to use their best judgment, maturity, and concern for those individuals with whom they live and work. Their responsibilities for the general welfare of the students and facilities extend to all areas of the campus. RAs are responsible for maintaining communication with the appropriate staff members about the concerns and accomplishments of members of their communities. 

Application Information

Applying to be a Resident Assistant is more than just completing an application and attending an interview.  Our application process is designed not only to make sure that we get the best candidates, but to know that this position is a good fit for you.”

    • Eligibility:
      • The following are requirements that are necessary in order to apply for the Resident Assistant position:
        • 2.50 cumulative GPA at the time of application
        • 2 semesters living on campus at The University of Texas at Arlington (residence hall, apartment community, or Centennial Court) by May 2015
        • In good disciplinary and academic conduct standing with The Office for Community Standards
        • Paid and current Housing and Meal Plan fees
        • Ability to return to campus to begin training for your community (Apartment RA training begins June 1; Residence Hall RA training begins August 5)
        • Completed application: on SNAP Jobs (#__), via Supplemental Application, and attend an Interest Session.
  • Interest Sessions:
    • In order to be eligible to apply for the Resident Assistant position, you must attend a Resident Assistant Interest Session.  The following are the dates, times, and locations of the interest sessions:
      • Monday, December 1, 2014
        • 12pm, UC-San Saba
      • Tuesday, December 2, 2014
        • 12pm, UC-San Saba
      • Friday, December 5, 2014
        • 12pM, UC-San Saba
      • Tuesday, January 20, 2015
        • 12:30pm, MAC Lounge
      • Wednesday, January 21, 2015
        • 12:00pm, MAC Lounge
      • Thursday, January 22, 2014
        • 12:30pm, MAC Lounge
      • Friday, January 23, 2014
        • 12:00pm, MAC Lounge
      • Monday, January 26, 2015
        • 12:00pm, UC, Rio Grande B
      • Friday, January 30, 2015
        • 12:00pm, UC, Concho
      • Monday, February 2, 2015
        • 12:00pm, UC, Rio Grande B
      • Tuesday, February 3, 2015
        • 12:30pm, UC, Concho

Interest Sessions will also be hosted in each individual on-campus community.  For more information as your Residence Director or Resident Assistant.

  • Reminder – this asks for 3 references!  Personal, RA reference (ask your current or former RA) & faculty/staff. It will be your responsibility to ensure that your reference submits the form on time.

NOTE: All applicants need to complete both the SnapJob application AND the Supplemental application in order to be considered for an interview.  The SnapJob application is due by 11:59pm on Friday, January 30th, 2015.  The Supplemental application is due by 5:00pm on Monday, February 2, 2015.  After all applications are reviews, those extended an interview will receive an email by February 12, 2015.  Group Interviews will take place on Sunday, February 15, 2015 in the UC. Candidates will then sign up for a one-hour Individual Interviews on February 18, 2015 or February 19, 2015 in the UC. If you are invited for an interview, you must attend BOTH the group interview and individual interview.  If you have class conflicts, please email

  • Selection Timeline:
    • The following are important dates that will be helpful during the Resident Assistant application process:
      • Early December and Early January – Interest Sessions (for exact days and times, please see the “Interest Session” section).
      • January 5 – SNAP Job and Supplemental Applications Open!
      • January 30 – SNAP Job Application Closes
      • February 2 – Supplemental Application Closes
      • February 12 – Interview offers go out to candidates
      • February 15 – Group Interviews
      • February 18 – Individual Interviews
      • February 19 – Individual Interviews
      • February 27 – Resident Assistant offers go out to candidates
      • June 1 – Apartment RA start date
  • Tips to Apply:
    • In order to be considered an applicant, a Snap Jobs application and a Supplemental application must both be completed.
    • Take your time – do not wait until the night before the application is due!
    • It is recommended that you take the Supplemental Application seriously, as the essay answers are reviewed in order for ARL staff to determine which candidates are offered an interview.
    • Have a friend review and revise your answers to the supplemental application!
    • Read each question thoroughly and answer all parts of the question
    • Be on time for your interviews
    • Be YOURSELF!
  • Benefits & Compensation
    • Personal and Professional Development Opportunities
      • Training & developing transferable skills in communication, conflict mediation, goal setting, and working in a team, just to name a few
      • Leadership opportunities provided through conference attendance (Leadership Retreat, RA conference) and departmental committee involvement
      • Networking & Making Connections through community development, programming and supporting UTA events
      • Understanding the chain of command within the Division of Student Affairs

Resident Assistant Compensation 2014-2015


Residence Halls

East & West Campus Apartments, Heights on Pecan





Arlington, Vandergriff, & KC Hall RAs pay the Arlington Double Rate minus $500 annually.


Brazos, Lipscomb, & Trinity RAs pay the Brazos Double Rate.

Designated apartment at a 45% rental rate reduction.  

Meal Plan

RA Meal Plan

No meal plan

In State Tuition

Yes; provided due to the meal plan

No; because no meal plan is provided


Private room

Apartment is unfurnished in East and West Campus Apartments; Heights on Pecan is completely furnished.

(subject to change)

Twice the Fun



They say the friends you make in college are the friends you make for life. Get a jump-start by choosing to live with a roommate. With a roommate you don’t have to navigate college life on your own. You’ll have someone to eat dinner with, go on late night runs to the store, and someone who can share living costs. It’s a win-win decision: good for your wallet and perfect for a meaningful social connection.