Join Our Herd!

The Office of Residential Life and Learning is currently recruiting for student leadership positions for the 2020-21 academic year! Our student staff members gain invaluable leadership experience, incredible opportunities to support their peers and others on campus, and excellent skills that are transferrable to life at Tufts and beyond.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are the cornerstone of our residential community, and we want you to join our team. Are you up to the tusk?

View the 2020-21 RA Position Description   

The selection process contains the following elements:

  • Application: Applications are now being accepted! All applications are due by January 31st, 2020! Make sure to get your application in as soon as possible. If you are studying abroad in the spring 2020 semester, contact Tim Jordan, Assistant Director of Residential Education, for more details on how to participate in the process prior to your departure. Those planning to study abroad in Spring 2020 must submit the online application by November 15th, 2019.


  • Information Session: All candidates need to attend one information session. Attendance at an info session is mandatory! Check our our RA Application Checklist for more details.

  • Complete at least one of the following three elements:

    • Interview Labs: Prepare for your individual interview by attending an interview lab put on by the Tufts Career Center

    • Meet with your RD: Schedule a 30 minute meeting with your Residence Director to talk about the Resident Assistant Role

    • Plan a program and meet with your FYA/CDA to discuss it: Check our our RA Application Checklist for more details