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The application for our 2023-2024 positions is open from 9:00 AM on Monday, November 14 until 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 3. The application will automatically close at that time and no late or incomplete submissions will be accepted. All questions about the application process should be directed to Nick Vitalone, Specialist for Training & Selection (


Resident Adviser (RA)

RAs serve an important role in providing welcoming, inclusive, safe, and fun residential communities. RAs interact regularly with residents through one-on-one conversations and floor programs. RAs also contribute to safety by serving on-call and enforcing residential policies.

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Residence Education Programmer (REP)

REPs plan educational initiatives in each of our residential communities. REP focuses on supporting residents’ academic success, wellness, and awareness of diversity and social justice through large scale programming initiatives.

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Residential Programming Board (RPB)

RPB engages residents in an inclusive community through large-scale, diverse, social programming. Each quarter, we host 26 free or low-cost events including movie screenings nearly every weekend.

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Application Process

All candidates applying for a Student Leader position are REQUIRED to attend one of our Information Sessions. Any candidate who does not attend an information session will be ineligible to have their application considered. There will be a recorded information session available by 5:00 PM on November 23 as an alternative for those who cannot attend a live session.

Note: While it is encouraged that you attend an Information Session prior to submitting your application, it is not required that you do this. You can submit application materials and then attend an Information Session at a later date.

Click below to learn when our Information Sessions are scheduled.

Find a Session

The written components of the application consist of 3 pieces; a Diversity Statement, a Personal Statement, and supplemental questions. If applying for an RA and an REP or RPB role, you will need to write 2 personal statements; one for the RA position and one for the REP/RPB positions.

It is strongly encouraged that you write your materials in a separate word document prior to accessing the application. This will ensure you do not lose your responses and will allow you to perform proper spell and grammar check. Please utilize the provided template document here. This document contains all of the question prompts in one place.

Diversity Statement

In 250 words or less, please tell us: What diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to you, and how you plan to foster DEI in the roles you are applying for.

Resident Adviser Specific Questions

  • Personal Statement: In 500 words or less, please submit a personal statement that: Describes why you are interested in the Resident Adviser position; describes a skill you have learned through a job, project, or position that you feel would positively contribute to the role, and describes a skill you would like to develop if selected for the position.
  • Supplemental Question: In 75 words or less, tell us what is your understanding of what a Resident Adviser does?
  • For LLC RA Applicants: For EACH LLC you are interested in, describe why you are interested in that LLC in no more than 75 words per LLC.

REP/RPB Specific Questions

  • Personal Statement: In 500 words or less, please submit a personal statement that: Describes why you are interested in a Programming Team position; describes a skill you have learned through a job, project, or position that you feel would positively contribute to the role, and describes a skill you would like to develop if selected for the position.
  • Supplemental Question 1: In 75 words or less, tell us what is your understanding of what the Programming Team(s) (REP/RPB) you are applying for do.
  • Supplemental Question 2: In 75 words or less, tell us how you believe programming contributes to a sense of community and belonging for residents.

This part of the application will require you to record video responses to 7 interview questions. Note: You will need a device with camera and microphone capabilities. The virtual interview is hosted on a platform called StandOut. Just like a real interview, once the question is asked, StandOut will automatically begin recording your response. You will have a maximum of 2.5 minutes to respond to each question.

Since we know recording yourself can be stressful and we want our candidates to be able to put their best self forward, you will be allowed to re-attempt the interview up to 2 times if you wish. You will have the option to either re-record the entire interview or specific questions. Redoing a specific question will count as 1 of your 2 attempts.

If you encounter technical difficulties, please contact Nick Vitalone ( and include “StandOut” in your email subject.

After you have completed your interview and are on the page to review your responses:

  • Click “Share”
  • Click “Share by Link”
  • Click “Confirm”. This will display a link under “shared Link”.
  • You will need to copy and paste this link into your application.

If you are not familiar with the StandOut software it is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED that you try one of the many practice interviews found here prior to attempting your Student Leader Interview.

As a resource, please review the StandOut User Guide for the Student Leader Interview here.

Record Interview Now
The interview is no longer password protected.

Once you have compiled all of your application materials (written and video interview link), you are ready to submit the application! Click the button below to access the application. Please note, that the application should save your progress as long as you re-access it using the same web browser/device. Upon completion of the application you will receive an email receipt of your responses to verify your materials have been received.

Submit Your Application


The application is the first step in our selection process. Candidates will have until January 3, 2023 to apply. After applying, materials will be reviewed and candidates will be notified in early February if they have been selected to move on to the next round of the selection process.

The second part of the selection process is the live interview. Interviews will occur the week of February 20 – 24. Candidates invited to this stage of the process will be given information on how to sign up for an interview. Interviews will be activity based rather than question based.

Note: Only RA candidates complete the interview, REP/RPB candidates will complete a program presentation instead the week of February 27. If under consideration for multiple roles, you will be asked to complete an interview and a presentation.

Following interviews/presentations candidates will receive an update on if they have or have not received a position offer by end of Winter quarter. Those who are selected to Alternate positions, similar to a waitlist, will also be informed at this time.

Candidates who receive and accept a Student Leader position or Alternate offer will be required to complete the Student Leader Class in Spring Quarter. This class is a requirement of the role and offers will be rescinded if student’s are unable to attend. Please see the Spring 2023 Class Time options below and keep them in mind when planning your Spring schedule:

  • Section B: Mon/Wed | 8:30 AM – 9:50 AM
  • Section C: Mon/Wed | 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM
  • Section D: Mon/Wed | 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM
  • Section E: Mon/Wed | 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
  • Section F: Tue/Thu | 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM
  • Section G: Tue/Thu | 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM
  • Section H: Tue/Thu | 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM
  • Section I: Tue/Thu | 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM


To apply to be a Student Leader, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Attend one of the 7 live information sessions or watch the recorded one
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.45 throughout the selection process
  • Remain in good conduct standing with the University & HFS
  • Plan to be enrolled as a full-time student at UW next year.
    • Graduate Students are encouraged to explore our Community Assistant positions as well. This application process will open in Spring 2023.

Note: You do not have to have lived on campus previously to be eligible to apply!

If offered a Student Leader role, you must:

  • Take and successfully complete the Spring 2023 Student Leader Class
  • Be available for the full duration of the 2023-2024 Position Agreements, including required Autumn Training
    • Training Dates: Tuesday, September 5 2023 – Friday September 22 2023
    • Agreement Dates: Tuesday, September 5 2023 – Saturday, June 8 2024


Candidates will receive emails to their UW email throughout the process updating them on the status of their candidacy. Email is the primary method of communication during this process. Emails will come from either Nick Vitalone ( or Maureen Calhoun (, so make sure these emails are not set to go to spam.