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Welcome to the Resident Advisor (RA) Recruitment page, and thank you for your interest in becoming a RA here at Mason. The RA position is a challenging and rewarding leadership & employment opportunity on campus.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for the RA position, here is an outline of our selection process here at George Mason University.

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Please like us on our social media accounts @Masonhousing #teamRA for more information you may also email 

1. Attend a required info session to find out more information about the RA position
Prior to submitting an application for the Resident Advisor position, all interested candidates must attend one of our 1-hour information sessions. Students will have the opportunity to speak with current Housing & Residence Life professional staff and Resident Advisors to learn more about the RA position and the selection process. Please see below for all of the upcoming information sessions options:

hursday, October 15th : 1:30-2:30pm Eisenhower G115

Monday, October 19th : 5:00-6:00pm Piedmont 104 

Wednesday, October 21st: 3:00-4:00pm JC Gold Room  

Monday, October 26th: 11:00am-12:00pm Piedmont 104

Tuesday, October 27th: 1:30-2:30pm Hub Room 1 & 2

Thursday, October 29th: 11:00am-12:00pm Piedmont 104

Friday, October 30th: 3:00-4:00pm Merten 1201   

Monday, November 2nd: 6:00-7:00pm Merten 1202

Tuesday, November 3rd: 4:00-5:00pm Eisenhower G115

Thursday, November 5th: 5:00-6:00pm Piedmont 104

Monday, November 9th: 10:00am- 11:00am Hub Room 1 & 2 

Tuesday, November 10th: 7:00-8:00pm Merten 1201

Friday, November 13th: 1:30-2:30pm Merten 1202

Tuesday, November 17th: 2:00-3:00pm Hub Room 3 & 4 

Wednesday, November 18th: 1:30-2:30pm Piedmont 104 

Friday, November 20th: 4:00-5:00pm Eisenhower G115


2. Complete the application available at noon on October 15

After attending an information session, visit and log-in using your Mason e-mail username and password. Click on the “Housing Applications” tab and select “2016-2017 Resident Advisor Application” to begin your application. 

The application will include basic candidate information fields as well as several short answer questions. Candidates will also have the opportunity to express interest in consideration for an RA position in one of our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs). For more information on LLCs at Mason, please visit .

Candidates will be asked to provide a preferred appointment time for the RA Group Process Day on Friday December 4th. Please note that all time requests cannot be guaranteed and invitation to participate in the RA Group Process Day is contingent on candidates meeting all requirements for the RA position including GPA, student conduct history, etc. 

The application for all New RA, Returning RA and Head Resident Advisor candidates will be available Thursday October 15th @ noon through Monday November 23rd @ noon. 

3. Prepare for your individual interview with members of the Housing and Residence Life staff and the group process.
All candidates who meet the requirements for the RA position and submit their application by Monday November 23rd @ noon will be invited to participate in the Resident Advisor Group Process Day on December 4th. Each candidate will be assigned to one of four (4) rotations throughout the day with each rotation lasting approximately two (2) hours. Candidates will receive their assigned time and more specific information, including location and check-in times, by late November via their Mason student e-mail accounts.
New candidates and Returning RAs will learn if they receive a position in February for 2016-2017 positions.

Prior to the start of Winter Break, all candidates who participated in the Resident Advisor Group Process Day will receive an update via their Mason student e-mail accounts regarding their status in the selection process. Those candidates who are invited to advance in the process will 

be offered the opportunity to participate in individual interviews with members of the Housing & Residence Life Staff in late January through early February 2016. 

Employment offers and status updates will be sent to all candidates who participated in individual interviews via their Mason student e-mail accounts on Wednesday February 10th. All candidates offered an RA Position or an RA Alternate Position must accept their offer by Wednesday February 17th. 

All candidates who accept their offer must enroll in and complete the UNIV 332 – Peer Leadership for RAs course during the spring 2016 semester. The course will begin on Friday February 26th and is offered on Fridays at 8:30am-10:20am and 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Housing & Residence Life
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
MS 3F6
Fairfax, Virginia

703.993.2720 (phone)
703.993.2744 (fax)