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Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are upperclass students who live in residence halls and encourage responsibility, build community and create an environment where learning can continue outside of the classroom.

Your RA is your go-to resource for life at Bentley. Just some of what RAs do includes:  

  • Providing important university information
  • Planning educational, social and cultural events
  • Helping ease the transition to university life
  • Assisting with roommate conflicts

If you are in need of a resident assistant during the day you may stop by their room within the residence hall or call the main office line at 781.891.2148.

If you are in need of a resident assistant at night, RAs are available during duty hours starting at 7:30pm and running until 8:30am the next day. You may contact the RA via the RA duty phone (number located at the main entrance of each residence hall) or by stopping by the RA Hall office (First Year Area Halls and Upper Class Suites only) during active duty rounds: Sun - Thursday - 7:30pm to Midnight and Fri/Sat - 7:30pm to 2am.

Become a Resident Assistant

Are you interested in becoming an RA?  Our RAs are full-time, academically successful students who are selected based on their:

  • Leadership potential
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Commitment to promoting healthy living and learning environments


Applications for the 2014-2015 Academic Year have now closed. Please check back here next semester on information for any mid year vacancies that might open.

Each RA is provided an extensive training twice an academic year that will provide you with all the skills and knowledge needed for the position.  August training is a little more than one week in length and Winter Training is roughly four days for new hires.  For more information regarding training please check out an example of a past training session here: RESIDENT ASSISTANT TRAINING SCHEDULE FALL 2013.pdf

Minimum Requirements to Apply  

In order to apply, all applicants must have the following:

  • At least one semester completed at Bentley University or a prior institution
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Good academic, conduct, and financial standing with the University
  • Full time student status
  • Must be available for both Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 
  • Undergraduate Student status** New for 2015-2016

Resident Assistant Application Process 

The RA application process is thorough, and we hope that you will enjoy and grow from it.  The application process includes the opportunity to attend information sessions to learn more about the Resident Assistant position as well as an individual interview with members of the The Residential Center staff.  For more information check out the RA Position Description.docx

When applying, please have the following prepared:

  • Current Resume highlighting past work experience and leadership experience both on and off campus
  • Cover Letter
  • At least 1 reference from the University 

Additionally you will be asked to complete a short essay. Details of this essay will be found on the application.