Application Process for Current Villanova Students

1.  Attend an Informational Meeting

We strongly encourage all students interested in applying for a Residence Staff position to attend one of the three information sessions being held.  View the Key Dates Calendar for dates, times and locations.

2.  Read the RA Information

In order to fully understand the responsibilities associated with the RA position, we strongly encourage you to carefully read all information on this site especially the Resident Assistant job description. We also recommend that you talk with your RA to learn more about the position before applying.

3.  Apply Online and Sign Up For An Interview Time

You can access the RA Application online at Complete the application and select your interview time. If you have difficulty applying online, you can receive assistance in the Office for Residence Life in Kennedy Hall, by calling 610-519-4154, or by emailing All applications must be submitted online.  View the Key Dates Calendar for deadlines.

4.  Submit Your Resume

Please send a one-page resume, highlighting your college activities, leadership, and work experience, to by the application deadline.

5.  The Interview Process

Prior to your interview, please take some time to review the Villanova University Mission Statement and the Office for Residence Life Mission Statement.

The RA interview will last approximately 2 hours. The interview consists of both an individual interview and a group process activity with other RA candidates. When you apply, you will select your interview date and, if applicable, a morning or afternoon time slot.

Your exact arrival time will be emailed to you no later than 2 days prior to your interview. Morning arrival times from 8:30-11:30 am; Afternoon arrival times will vary from 1:00-5:00 pm

View Interview Dates and Times in the Key Dates Calendar.

6.  You'll Need a Recommendation

You must obtain a recommendation from a University faculty or staff member. The recommendation form can be found below.  Please forward the document to the faculty or staff member who will be providing your recommendation.  Further instructions can be found in the document.  If you are not currently a Villanova University student, please ask a faculty or staff member at your current institution to complete the form.

Note: Your current RA/HRA/GRD should not write letters of recommendation. Your RA will have an opportunity to recommend you at a later date.