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RA/OM Application Process

2020-2021 Application Process

Step One: Thoroughly read the position descriptions 

Step Two: Submit an application

  • The online application will be available on October 17, 2019, on the Student Affairs Portal page 
    • Applications must be submitted by noon on December 3, 2019.
    • Three professional references are required. References cannot be from family members, friends, Area Directors, or current students. At least one must be from a faculty or staff member and at least one must be from a current or former employer. Applicants are encouraged to explain the position to their reference so the reference can give appropriate/meaningful feedback. References are due by noon on Monday, December 9, 2019. 

Step Three: Sign up for a class

  • Applicants with completed applications will be contacted for selection class sign-ups beginning December 3, 2019. The selection class sign-up will conclude at noon on December 9, 2019. 
  • The selection class is a three-week, once a week commitment where you will learn about the roles, participate in discussion and group activities, and decide if the role(s) are for you.
  • Attendance at all 3 classes is mandatory, so choose a time you can attend!
    • Classroom evaluations will be a major part of the selection process.
    • This class is great leadership development!

Step Four: Interview

  • You will sign up for your interview during the last week of the selection class.
  • If you are interested in both positions, you must sign up for a separate interview for each position. You will only be offered one position.

Selection Timeline

 2020-2021 RA/OM Selection Timeline 

  • October 17, 2019: Applications available 
  • December 3, 2019, at Noon: Applications due
  • December 3, 2019: Class sign up is released via e-mail
  • December 9, 2019, at Noon: Class sign-ups due, references due 
  • January 27-31, 2020: Community Coordinator candidate interviews
  • February 7-14, 2020: Orientation Mentor Interviews
  • February 6-17, 2019: New and returning Resident Assistant candidate interviews 
  • February 25, 2020: Decision letters released
  • February 28, 2020, at Noon: Response to decision letter due 

 ** Additional spring training will take place for each position.  Dates and times for these sessions will be included in the position offer letter

OM and RA application

2020-2021 RA/OM Application and Reference Links

To apply for a position as an Orientation Mentor, Resident Assistant or both, please follow this link to access the online application:

You will also need to access the reference form. Those can be found here:

If you have any questions about the selection process, please contact us at or 262.524.7100.