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Residential Life & Housing
(209) 946 - 2331

3601 Pacific Avenue
2nd Floor McCaffrey Center
Stockton, CA 95211

Resident Assistants are full-time students and paraprofessional staff members who are responsible for fostering and developing a safe and inclusive community in their respective buildings. An RA serves as the day‐to‐day contact person with residents. Each RA is responsible for building community on a floor/section, serving as a resource for residents, and communicating policies and regulations. RAs are first responders in student conflict, crisis, and emergencies. They are also role models who serve the needs of students by providing program opportunities, developing safe and comfortable residence hall communities and helping students become acquainted with the campus, the community and its resources.

The Residential Life and Housing Office is committed to hiring staff members who reflect the values of the university and department. Becoming a Resident Assistant is a great way to get involved. RAs receive a scholarship which assists with room and board charges. To be considered for an RA position, you must have a 2.5 GPA and be at least a sophomore at the start of the position.  For more information, please review the information provided below and do not hesitate to contact us at

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Applications are due January 22, 2018 by 11:59pm!

Thank you for your interest in the RA position! Below you will find a link to the application. Please be prepared to complete the application with general information about yourself, respond to open-ended short answer questions, submit a current resume, and provide information about two references. More information about references can be found below. The RA interview process is a month long process. Please review the timeline on the RA Selection information for more information.

In order to access the application, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to eRezLife

  2. Create eRezlife Account

    • Click on "Create Account"

    • Enter your information in to the appropriate fields - be sure you use your email account and accurately input your student ID number

    • Click: "Register Account"

    • Check your email for message from eRezlife

    • Click on the link in email to verify your account and create your password

    • Enter username and password into eRezlife login box to start the application

Please contact us at with any questions or concerns.

Application Process & Reference Information

Once you are logged in to eRezlife:

  • Click on "My Job Profile" to complete demographic information

  • Click "Save"

  • Click on "My Job Profile Questions" to complete demographic information

  • Click "Save"

  • Click on "Job Postings"

  • Click on the Resident Assistant 2018-2019 link

  • Click on "Apply Now" button

  • Complete and click through the application form by following the arrowed link at the bottom right. Be sure to read about the cohorts as you will be asked to make preferences

  • Be sure to complete all 3 sections: "questions" and "supporting docs" and "submit"

  • Click submit once all the information has been entered

All applicants are required to have two references for their application. When selecting a reference, we encourage you to ask an individual who has observed and can speak to the skills and experiences you will bring to the position.  Examples include faculty, teachers, coaches, advisors, supervisors, etc. Unfortunately, Residence Directors cannot serve as references.  

For questions, please email

Be sure to check out the information provided below.

  • Frequently Asked Questions 

    Where can I find more information about the RA Position?
    The RA Job Description and RA Agreement can be found here.

    What are the minimum requirements to apply for the RA position?
    Minimum requirements can be found here.

    What is the timeline for the Selection Process?
    The timeline for the process can be found here.

    What is the estimated time commitment of the RA position?
    Information about the time commitment can be found here.

    What are the requirements for training for RAs?
    Training requirements can be found here.

    What are the benefits and compensation for RAs?
    Information about benefits and compensation can be found here.

    Where can I found more information about cohorts and Residential Learning Communities?
    Information about cohorts can be found here and Residential Learning Communities can be found here.

    What will I need to submit with my application?
    In addition to completing the application and the questions, you will need to submit a resume and contact information for two references.  

    I am unable to create an account when I am on the application home page.  What can I do?
    Please contact to help with troubleshooting.

    Which semester will be checked to determine academic eligibility for the RA position?
    We will look at the semester and cumulative grade point averages (GPAs) earned by the end of the fall 2017 semester.  We will also verify both semester and cumulative GPAs at the end of the spring 2018 semester for candidates who are offered a Resident Assistant position.

    How do I learn more about the Resident Assistant position?
    We encourage you to review the job description section and attend one of the information sessions that will be held in November and January.  Committee members and a Resident Assistant will provide an overview of the job, requirements and answer questions. Additionally, you can speak to a current Resident Assistant, Residence Director or Assistant Director to learn more about the position. 

    Can someone review my resume prior to submitting my application?
    Yes, the Career Resource Center (located in the McCaffrey Center) is available to review your resume. Staff will also be looking over resumes during information sessions if applicants are interested. 

    Can someone assist me with preparing for the interview? 
    Yes, the Career Resource Center assists with interviews and students are invited to schedule a time for a mock interview.  Many students find this to be very helpful in practicing interviewing skills. The search committee will be working with the CRC to provide context for our process. 

    Can I verify if my reference has completed the form?
    Yes, access your application, select the "supporting docs" link, and completed references will have a check mark next to their name.  As a reminder, all references must be submitted by Monday, January 29, 2017.

    I submitted the names for references, but they have not received an email requesting that they complete the reference form.  What can I do?
    There are a few options to help with this issue: Ask your reference to check the "spam" or "junk" folder in their email.  In some instances, email is accidentally directed to these folders.  Your reference can also add to their safe senders list. Applicants can access their application, select the "supporting docs" tab, and resend the email. Applicants can also log into their application, select the "supporting docs" link, and verify if the name and contact information is correct.   Remember to resend your reference the email if you have made any corrections. For continued problems, contact with the name of the reference and their contact information.

    I received an email stating that my application was incomplete?
    We ask that you log into your application and click on the submit button at the end of the application to complete the process.  Keep in mind that late application will not be accepted.

    I have a conflict with the interview date.  Can I schedule a different time?
    Candidates are required to complete both the individual and group process; therefore, we ask that you set aside the scheduled interview date.  Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee that we can set up an alternate time to complete both parts of the process.  Students who are studying abroad - and whom cannot participate in any step of the process in person -  during the interview process will not be able to participate in the the search and selection process for the 2018-2019 Resident Assistant position. 

    I was offered an alternate RA position.  What does this mean for me?

    Candidates who accept the alternate RA position will be placed on a list of alternate RAs.  Should a position become available prior to the following application cycle deadline the RD or committee member will contact you if they would like to offer you a position.  

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