Welcome RISD RA Applicants!

Residence Life Mission

The Residence Life Program at RISD provides a safe and supportive environment empowering students to create inclusive communities that foster their artistic and personal development. We contribute to this process by providing programs and services to foster student engagement, leadership, health, cultural competence and responsibility.

Residence Life Vision

Our residential communities prepare creative leaders and problem solvers by providing opportunities to integrate learning and personal development.

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Friday, January 23 at 5:00pm EST

RA Application and Selection Timeline

Information Session

November 20, 8:00pm, Met B

January 8, 8:00pm, Met A

Application Available Online

November 21, 9:00am

Applications Due

January 23 and 5:00pm EST

Group Interviews

February 14, morning (location TBD)

Individual Interviews

February 18-20 (times and location TBD)

Candidates will hear back by February 27


  • Any current, full-time undergraduate or graduate RISD student currently enrolled in classes
  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA
  • A clean disciplinary record.


Please review all of the application material provided. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Josh Peipock, Associate Director of Residence Life, at jpeipock@risd.edu or 401-454-6654.

Assistance for Candidates with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements in carrying out any candidate functions should contact Josh Peipock, jpeipock@risd.edu or 401-454-6654, at least one week before the appropriate application deadline.


*It is the candidates responsibility to ensure all application materials are complete and submitted on time, late or incomplete applications will not be considered for a position.