Summer Sessions

Applications will be available here on Monday, March 12th and the deadline to apply is Thursday, March 29th

Resident Advisors (RAs) live in the undergraduate residence halls supporting Cornell and visiting college students taking summer classes or involved in research opportunities on campus.

Summer 2018 Info Sessions

(Attendance at info sessions is not required but recommended) 

Tuesday, March 13th @ 5pm @ Willard Straight Art Gallery 

Wednesday, March 14th @ 5pm @ RPCC Auditorium

RA duties include

  • Peer Counselor
  • Community Builder
  • Academic Resource
  • Programmer
  • Crisis Manager
  • Administrator

RAs spend a significant amount of time getting to know residents as individuals and generating enthusiasm as they bring students together to create communities.

Staff serve in an on-call rotation and are trained, supervised, and supported by intern and professional staff.

RAs must be strong team players as members of a residence hall staff.

Position Description: SS_RA_position_description

Student Staff Spotlight!

Name: Amdiel

Community: Court-Kay-Bauer (CKB)

Semesters as a Student Staff Member: 5 semesters as an RA

Favorite Part: My favorite part of being an RA is interacting with the residents during the year and befriending them later. I have gone on to really get to know them on a deeper level after they have moved on and it is great seeing them grow into the person they have wanted to become. You really get to lead them to that path and it is great.

Advice to Candidates: Honesty is truly the best answer. There are all types of residents and people and the RA position is a chance to truly show who YOU are because it is helpful in advising residents. Show us what you're interested in, and don't harp on basic/common answers (but also don't just try to make up the most unique answer if it's not genuine).

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