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. 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

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


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. 

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.