Family Student Housing Candidates

Hello Potential Family Student Housing RAs!

UCSB Residential & Community Living is looking for up to nine energetic and enthusiastic Resident Assistants (RAs) for our Family Student Housing (FSH) communities: Storke and West Campus. Below you can find details about the application process, as well as our timeline. Please feel free to email us with any questions should any come up. Best of luck!

Returner candidates (current and former RAs), please visit the Returner Candidates page.

Information Sessions

Because the Family Student Housing Resident Assistant position differs a bit from their Undergraduate counterpart, we also offer virtual supplemental informational sessions for both Graduate and Family Student Housing candidates. If you missed a session, you may view the presentation slides online.


Please review our RA Informational Video and the Residential & Community Living vision statements below. Based on these, please create a one to two minute video showing us why you would make a great RA. Please include a link to your video in your application. Uploading tips will be provided when the application opens. 

Non-student partner applicants: When you get to the RA Application page, please click "Housing Portal Account" if you have already created one in our system; otherwise, click "Register," then create an account. The following page will ask for some basic information. After completing this or logging in with your Housing Portal Account, you should be taken to the application. Please email us if you have any issues or questions.

Selection Timeline

Monday, February 1, 2021 at 9am
applications for the 2021-22 Academic Year will open

Tuesday, February 16 at 12pm
application closes

Friday, February 26 by 5pm
candidates are notified if they are advancing

Tuesday, March 2 - Thursday, March 4
group process takes place

Friday, March 5 by 5pm:
candidates are notified if they are advancing

Tuesday, March 8 - Tuesday, March 16
Individual Interviews take place

Spring Break
candidates will be notified if they are being given a conditional offer

R&CL Vision Statements

  • Human connection is the heart of our work.
  • We exemplify diversity and inclusivity.
  • We are a catalyst for collaboration and co-creation.
  • We recognize opportunities for growth when mistakes occur.
  • We keep it fresh, vibrant and innovative.

Video Guidelines

  • Must be one-two minutes in length.
  • You must make an appearance in the video.
  • Please include your name, either verbally or on screen somewhere.
  • That's it. You can just sit in front of the camera and talk to us, make a creative video (think work-appropriate TikToks), record a lecture about yourself using PowerPoint and voiceover... you have creative control.