Become a Resident Advisor

Resident Advisors (RAs) are responsible for implementing all aspects of New Student Orientation and also for creating strong connections with students throughout the academic year.

With a heavy focus on community development and the fostering of genuine personal connections between students and others in the Whittier College community, RAs are resource referral agents, mentors, role models, advocates, and support structures for our students.

The position of RA is an opportunity to maximize personal development, maturity, and confidence during the college years.

Application Information

All Resident Advisor (RA) applicants are required to complete an online application, submit references, participate in our seminar process and complete an interview.  

Candidates are suggested to have 2-3 references submitted ONLY via our online submission form.  

Candidates are also strongly advised to visit the Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development for assistance with job interviewing skills (resume, reference selection, interview skills, etc.).  

Applications will be available online from mid-November through mid-February.

Important Dates

Information Session 1: November 13 at 8 p.m. in Wanberg Hall.

Information Session 2: December 5 at 12 p.m.

Information Session 3: January 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Stauffer main lounge.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 13 by 11:59 p.m.

Group Process: Thursday, February 14, 5 p.m.

Individual Interviews: Monday, February 18 - Friday, February 22

Applicants will receive additional information about interview scheduling and the Group Process via email. Decisions are emailed prior to spring break.

For information about Resident Advisor duties or questions about the application timeline, contact Housing & Residential Life at residentiallife@whittier.edu.