Resident Advisor Program

The Resident Advisor Program at Saint Mary’s College of California is a comprehensive leadership opportunity under the Office of Residential Experience. Resident Advisors (RAs) are part of the residential staff living within the residence halls to build and maintain community. RAs work collaboratively with other departments and offices on campus to support residents and foster an inclusive atmosphere that promotes learning beyond the classroom. 

Resident Advisor Application, Academic Year 2024-2025

Resident Advisor applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will open on February 7, 2024. All applicants will be required to attend an info session prior to receiving access to the application. 


  • Full-time undergraduate student at the College.
  • At least sophomore class standing.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 at the time of application, and maintain minimum GPA while a RA.
  • Have lived on campus at a college or have relevant experience.
  • Be in good academic and discipline standing with the College.
  • May not hold both a Resident Advisor and Associated Students of Saint Mary's College Executive or Orientation Leader position concurrently.
  • May not hold two or more job/extracurricular commitments concurrently. 
  • Hold the term of position (mid-August, 2024 through end of May, 2025) for Fall, January & Spring Semesters. (Permission may be granted for January Term travel based upon application, but is not guaranteed; a maximum of 5 RA’s may travel.)
  • Some physical activity including bending, lifting, twisting, and climbing stairs is required to properly complete responsibilities. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, reasonable accommodations can be provided after a Resident Advisor completes the request through Campus Housing and Student Disability Services. 

Click here to view the entire 2024-2025 Resident Advisor Position Description. 

2024 - 2025 Resident Advisor Info Session Dates

Wednesday, February 7 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM | Dante 215

Friday, February 9 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM | Dante 215

Tuesday, February 13 | 8:00 - 9:00 PM | Dante 215

Saturday, February 17 | 11:30 - 12:30 PM | Dryden Hall

Wednesday, February 21 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM | Dante 215

Friday, February 23 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM | Dante 215

Monday, February 26 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM | Dante 215

Candidates who are studying abroad and are unable to attend an in person Info Session can email Fiona Corner at to schedule a virtual Info Session. 

Info sessions will include a review of the application process, tips for navigating the application, and expectations of Resident Advisors. 

Resident Advisor applications will close on Monday, February 26. Questions? Please contact the Office of Residential Experience at 925-631-4236 or email Assistant Director of Residential Experience, Fiona Corner at