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 2023-2024 RA application will be open January 17, 2023 through February 2, 2023 at 12 noon. Please feel free to email us with any questions. Best of luck!

Information Sessions

Attending an informational session is highly encouraged (not required) as you can learn more information about the position as well as ask questions to a live panel of current resident assistants. We can’t wait to see you! 

Informational Session #1

Thursday, January 19 from 7:00 - 8:00pm in the SRB Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) - 1st floor of Student Resource Building

Informational Session #2

Thursday, January 26 from 7:00 - 8:00pm in the Santa Catalina Fiesta Room

Selection Timeline

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 9am
applications for the 2023-24 Academic Year will open

Tuesday, February 2, 2023 at 12pm
applications close

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 by 5pm
candidates are notified if they are advancing

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Friday, March 3, 2023
interview process takes place

Monday, March 6, 2023 by 5pm
candidates are emailed a placement preference survey

Spring Break, March 27-31, 2023
candidates will be notified if they have received a conditional offer



Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us directly. The RA Application opens January 17, 2023 through February 2, 2023 at noon.
Late applications will not be accepted.

If you need any accommodations or have accessibility questions throughout the process, please send us an email at housing-raselection@ucsb.edu


We are no longer accepting applications. Please check back in early Winter 2024. (Updated March 7, 2023)

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