Applying for the RA Role at Duke University

RA Applications: We have REOPENED the RA Application process for the 2022-2023 academic year!

Application Process

The application will take, on average, 60 minutes to complete. The application asks you to provide brief answers to four (4) reflective questions and references. References may be contacted periodically during the application period. Please be sure you have made them aware that they are serving as your reference before you submit your application.

Candidate applications are reviewed by the Residence Life team (Residence Coordinators and Campus Deans).  Applications are considered based on the quality of application responses and eligibility for the position.

While the priority deadline for the RA position has passed, we do anticipate vacancies arising between now and August 2022. We are continuing to collect applications and interview materials from interested candidates.

Interview Process

Academic Year 2022 – 2023: We are no longer accepting RA applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please check back next semester for Spring 2023 openings as well as for the 2023-2024 academic year!

Fall Move-In and RA Training Dates

All RAs will be required to attend the entirety of Fall and Winter RA training. Fall 2022 Move-In and Training dates have not been determined. These dates will be determined in alignment with decisions made for Duke campus operations for Fall 2022. We will communicate move-in and training information as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Impact

Please note that our potential RA vacancies and hiring processes are tentative and are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to develop and change our processes and timelines based on decisions regarding campus operation for spring and fall 2022.

Meet one of our Previous RAs: Katja Kochvar

Katja Kochvar was an RA in the wonderful land of Oz (ahem, Keohane 4E) and class of 2020. She double majored in Biology and German and minored in Environmental Sciences. After studying abroad in Germany for a semester, she became obsessed with the language and couldn’t stop speaking it!
Katja loved being an RA. She said the best part about her role was “the chance to create something that looks a little more like home for my residents.” Whether that be programming cool events that people actually want to attend or throwing a light-up disc on the Keohane bridge at a Midnight Monuts events with some residents, Katja worked hard to get the Duke community engaged!
And, according to Katja, another cool perk of the role? RAs get a couch in their room!