Graduate Candidates

Hello Potential Graduate Candidate RAs!

UCSB Residential & Community Living is looking for up to nine energetic and enthusiastic Resident Assistants (RAs) for our graduate apartment community San Clemente Villages. 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 Graduate Apartments 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. 

Selection Timeline

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

Tuesday, February 16 at 12pm
applications close

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 emailed a placement preference survey

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.