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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 and Reference Link

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.