Resident Assistant (RA) & Community Manager (CM)

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Apply to be an RA or CM!

Applications for 2022-23 resident assistant or community manager positions are open now!

Resident Assistants (RAs) and Community Managers (CMs) significantly impact and influence student success at the University of South Florida Tampa campus. Via the residential curriculum, RAs and CMs implement various initiatives that facilitate student learning. They are peer educators who make our communities the best place to live, learn, and work.

CMs support students in Greek Village and must be a member of the chapter they serve. RAs support students in our more traditional residential communities. The responsibilities, roles, and expectations of RAs and CMs are very similar.


New Student Staff (RA and CM) Applications for the 2022-23 academic year will open on September 20, 2021 and are available via the Housing Portal within Resident Assistant and Community Manager Applications and Forms. This application includes responses to two short answer questions and a video. The application will close on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Click here to access the Housing Portal.

By December 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm, new 2022-23 RA/CM candidates will need to complete a mandatory, asynchronous informational session and the associated quizzes in the 2022-2023 Residential Education New Student Staff Selection Canvas Course. This course will be available by the middle of October 2021. This informational session is divided into four different modules about the positions. Each module concludes with a knowledge check, also known as a quiz. To remain eligible for a position, candidates must complete all four modules and earn an 80% on all four knowledge checks. We strongly recommend watching this informational session prior to submitting your application as it will provide useful insights to inform your application!

Q&A Sessions

To provide additional support to candidates in this selection process, Residential Education will host two optional Q&A Sessions. This is an opportunity to connect with current RAs, CMs, and members of the Student Staff Selection Committee to learn more about these significant leadership opportunities and the selection process. These are anticipated to occur in the middle of November 2021 and the middle of January 2022. When more information about these Q&A sessions is available, it will be shared here.  

For more information about the selection process, visit this website featuring timeline information and this website featuring responses to frequently asked questions.