Undergraduate Candidates

Hello Potential Undergraduate Candidate RAs!

UCSB Residential & Community Living is looking for energetic and enthusiastic Resident Assistants (RAs) for our undergraduate apartment and residence hall communities. Below you can find details about the application process, as well as our timeline. The 2022-2023 RA application will be open January 25, 2022 through February 8, 2022 at 12 noon. 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.

Selection Timeline

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 9am
applications for the 2022-23 Academic Year will open

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 12noon
applications close

Friday, February 25, 2022 by 5pm
candidates are notified if they are advancing

Tuesday, March 1 - Thursday, March 3, 2022
group process & individual interview take place

Friday, March 4, 2022 by 5pm
candidates are emailed a placement preference survey

Spring Break, March 21 - 25, 2022
candidates will be notified if they have received a conditional offer


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. If you need some inspiration, take a look at previous RA Video Submission Examples.

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 the screen somewhere.
  • Share how our vision statements resonate with you.
  • 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.
  • You will not be judged on camera quality or editing skills, but please make sure we can clearly hear you.


Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us directly! The RA Application opens January 25, 2022 at 9:00am until February 8, 2022 at 12noon. Late applications will not be accepted.

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