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Graduate Resident Assistant Recruitment Information

Greetings! Welcome to the University of Arizona Housing & Residential Life Graduate Resident Assistant selection process. Thank you for your interest in our program, we are honored by your inquiry.

During this selection process, we hope you will see first-hand that our caring and inclusive philosophy is something the University of Arizona Housing team intentionally brings to life through the values of social justice, sustainability, academic success, and leadership. We strive to educate, support, and build diverse communities. We believe that recruiting and hiring a diverse staff with a passion for assisting students are the cornerstones to our success. Many hours are spent selecting the best individuals possible to create a team who will serve our diverse student population well.

As the process moves along, we will keep you updated about your status. Thank you again for inquiring about our program. We wish you the best of luck with your search! If you have any questions about our selection process, our Housing program, or about Tucson in general, please do not hesitate to contact:

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Job Description

 Find the 2023-2024 Graduate Resident Assistant job description at this link.

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Thank you for your interest in our Housing Graduate Assistantships at the University of Arizona.

The Committee is excited about this year's process. We will begin reviewing applications soon and will continue until all positions are filled. At this time, we are anticipating several openings and are excited to consider your application for our Graduate Resident Assistant position.

Our team will review your application and begin the process when your application is complete.

To apply for a GRA position for the 2023-24 academic year with a start date of June 1, 2023:

  • Please submit your application here.
  • When submitting your application using the above link, you will be asked:
    • The best email to contact you
    • A phone number to contact you
    • Your current UA Graduate Program Status for Fall 2023. (Example: In the process of submitting an application, Submitted application, Accepted into a Graduate program, Enrolled in a Graduate program)
    • Higher Ed Graduate Program? Yes or No
    • What Graduate Program, if not Higher Ed?
    • OPE Candidate Number if attending (submitting an application for our Higher Ed M.A. program by the 1/22/23 deadline will guarantee you a first-round interview with the OPE interview team)
    • List of three professional references with contact information.
  • Send a copy of your resume and cover letter via email to

Please note that all offers are contingent upon the candidate's admission to a graduate program at the University of Arizona. It is advantageous for you, as a candidate, to apply to the graduate program of your choice as quickly as possible.

For all graduate programs, please check with that specific department on application deadlines. Click here for information on admission to the Graduate College.

Should you have any questions about the Graduate Resident Assistant position, or your status in our selection process, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at

Selection Timeline

Our anticipated selection timeline is as follows:

January 17, 2023

Rolling interviews of application materials and interviews begin

January 22, 2023 Deadline for Higher Education Master's Program applications

February 23 - 26, 2023

OPE! We will be there in-person!

March 18, 2023

Higher Ed Day

Late March 2023 - Until all positions are filled

Begin extending offers (based on candidates' acceptance to a graduate program)


Graduate Resident Assistant Benefits

Provided Furnished On-Campus Apartment; Live-in Partner Welcome


Housing GAs are live-in professionals and assigned a two-bedroom fully furnished apartment in La Aldea Graduate Housing rent-free as part of your compensation.


Meal Plan

Housing GAs receive $1,500 CatCa$h at the beginning of the contract start date and Spring semester.


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Thank you for your interest in University of Arizona Housing & Residential Life. The University of Arizona is home to amazing people who are proud to be Wildcats, whether attending as students or professional staff. As a Graduate Assistant you will be able to experience that since of pride in both your academic and professional experiences.

As a Housing Graduate Assistant, you will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on the experience of our residents. You will work directly with students as a supervisor, advisor, and mentor. This position will also provide you a foundation for your own growth and development as a new professional as you begin your professional journey. You will gain experience in event management, budgeting, conduct and crisis response all while being supported by an amazing group of peers.

Working at a large, public research institution like UArizona is an unparalleled experience. Known for our commitment to students, our campus is dynamic and vibrant with lots of academic and social events and opportunities. We hope you’ll join us!

Bear Down!

Nina Pereira

Director, Residential Education