RA Selection: 2015 - 2016

2015-2016 RA Application Timeline

 
*Additional Information Will Be Available in November and December 2014

 

RA Information Sessions

Week of November 17
Times and Places TBA

RA Applications Available

Monday, January 26, 2015
Applications available in the Residence Life Office (Good Counsel 110) and in the Residence Director offices in Kaul & Heffernan Halls

Mandatory Meeting for all Applicants

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 

RA Applications and References Due

Friday, February 6, 2015
Due to Residence Life Office by 5 PM
(Applications may be turned in at any point prior to this date.)

Group Process

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Individual Interviews

Monday, February 9- Friday, February 13, 2015
(Applicants will sign up for interviews upon submission of completed applications.)

Mandatory Group Process

Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 9 AM

Notification Letters Available

Friday, February 20, 2015 after 10 AM in the Residence Life Office

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants are encouraged to participate in each step of the process for full consideration. If you have any conflicts with dates (such as class), you must contact Assistant Director, Christine Petrilla via email at christine.petrilla@rosemont.edu or 610.527.0200 x2462

 

FAQ

Q.

Who is eligible to apply for the RA position?

A.

Minimum Requirements: To be eligible to participate in the RA Selection Process, applicants must be an enrolled, degree seeking, full-time student who is in good academic and judicial standing. Each candidate must have, at the time of application a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5. This G.P.A. must be maintained while holding the RA position. The student must have lived on campus for at least one semester as of Spring 2015. To be considered for the RA Selection Process, candidates must be available to attend all required selection process events. Unfortunately, if a student is unavailable (including those Studying Abroad) for any or all of the process they will not be able to apply.

Q.

What are the benefits of the position?

A.

• RAs are assigned to a single room in a residence hall
• RAs have the ability to impact the lives of many students
• RAs have the opportunity to gain invaluable student leadership experience
• RAs receive a housing stipend

Q.

I’m currently a First Year student, can I apply?

A.

Absolutely! Each year, many First Year students apply and are selected to be RAs for the following year.

Q.

I was found responsible for a housing violation in the past. Can I still apply?

A.

We believe that your experiences make you who you are. We have all made poor choices from time to time. As long as you are not currently on residence hall probation, you are considered in good standing and are able to apply! The key to your violation is that you were able to learn from the experience and make positive changes.

Q.

Will being an RA impact my Financial Aid package?

A.

Typically, being an RA does NOT impact your Financial Aid package adversely. Every student’s financial package is unique, so you are strongly encouraged to speak with the Financial Aid Office before accepting a position. You can contact Financial Aid at (610) 527-0200 ext. 2221.

Q.

Can I have a job or leadership position in addition to being an RA?

A.

The simple answer is yes – as long as you are able to balance these activities with your academics and RA position. At the end of the day, it’s about RAs determining how much they can balance without impacting their academics or their commitment to the RA position. However, you may not hold an RA position and be an RPL simultaneously.

Q.

How many people will be hired? Are there alternate positions?

A.

The total number of applicants hired depends on the number of current RAs returning for the next semester. We will select some alternate candidates, who may be tapped if a position opens up.

Q.

If I have questions, whom can I talk to?

A.

If you currently live in the residence halls, you can talk to your RA, or Residence Director.