Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders and paid employees of the Office of Residential Education at Hobart and William Smith. An RA is assigned to each residential area and is responsible for creating a sense of community in the residence hall.

In developing such a community, they often address issues of personal counseling, advising, policy enforcement, programming (personal growth, community development, integrating living and learning, and social), etc. When students have questions or concerns about their living situations or about the Colleges in general, RAs are a great first stop for advice and tips.

In addition to acting as a role model both on and off-campus, RAs ensure that student behavior in residences is in accord with the Colleges’ policies as outlined in the Handbook of Community Standards.

New RA Application Timeline

Resident Assistants for the 2017-2018 academic year have been selected. RA selection information for 2018-2019 will be available in December 2017. Should you have any questions, please contact the Residential Education Office.

BECOMING A Resident Assistant

Resident Assistants are selected from a competitive pool of applicants and undergo rigorous training.

The Resident Assistant application process usually begins in the Spring semester.

Need help writing a resume? Visit the Office of Career Services' Resume Help website.

RA Job Description

Applying for your RA position? You’ll need:

  • Resume
  • One Reference (HWS faculty or staff member’s name and e-mail address)

To access the RA application, please visit your myResEd!

Meet the RAs






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Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3000

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