Returner Candidates

Hello Potential Returners!

UCSB Residential & Community Living is looking for energetic and enthusiastic Returner Resident Assistants (RAs) for all of our communities — Undergraduate Apartments, Graduate Apartments, Family Student Housing and Residence Halls. Below you can find details about the application process, as well as our timeline. We will be having two separate processes, one for undergraduate returner candidates and the other for our graduate and Family Student Housing returner candidates. Please feel free to email us with any questions should any come up. Best of luck!

Undergraduate Returner 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 emailed a placement preference survey

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

Graduate/Family Student Housing Returner 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

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

Application

Please review our RA Informational Video and the Residential & Community Living vision statements below. Based on these and your knowledge of the returner position, 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. 

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.