ResidenT Assistants

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The Resident Assistant (RA) position is a premiere leadership position within the Office of Residence Life. The main function of the RA is to build relationships with residents in an effort to provide individualized support, campus resource information, and academic encouragement. The goal of the RA is to ensure that Marquette feels like home for residential students by building community within their respective wing or floor.

The ideal RA candidate is a current student who has community living experience, a minimum 2.50 GPA, and a desire to make an impact on the lives of his/her peers. Quality candidates will have a commitment to personal integrity, serving members of their peer group, and engaging in personal development.

To learn more, check out the following links about the RA position.

Find out more about the 2016-2017 RA Selection process here. Applications will be due on January 19th, 2016.

If you have additional questions regarding the RA position, please contact Renee Dowdy, Assistant Director for Student Staffing and Training.

RA Training Information: August 2015


Access the Schedule-at-a-Glace for 2015 here.


We use Guidebook to help you easily access the RA Training schedule while on the go. Guidebook allows you to view the schedule, set-up your own schedule, access to-do lists, and connect with RAs.

More details to come on how to download Guidebook when it is published by August 3rd.


RAs for August 2015 can arrive on Saturday, August 15th. You should work with your Residence Hall Director regarding your planned time of arrival.

Training will go from Sunday, August 16th through the first day we open all of the halls on Wednesday, August 26th. There are additional expectations for staff in regards to opening weekend responsibilities. Your RHD will discuss these further.

Please plan to work with your RHD regarding any questions about time away or other needs during training. It is a jam-packed and exciting week and we want to support you in all that is going on to prepare for another academic year. Your communication with your supervisor is key to allow that to happen.

New Employee Paperwork

If you have not worked for Marquette in the past calendar year, you will need to complete the I-9 form and have original documents to verify your eligibility for employment. Use the Student Employment Services website for more information on what forms are acceptable.

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ORL Contact Information

Office of Residence Life
716 North 11th Street
Carpenter Tower, Room 203
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Telephone: (414) 288-7208
Fax: (414) 288-5108
Email ORL