Dates and Deadlines

Important dates for RA and MA staff to know for current and next academic year.

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Selection Timeline

(January 2019 mid-year and the 2019–2020 academic year vacancies) 

Information Sessions

Join us at one of the information sessions below to learn more about our positions and receive bonus points when you apply! Just select a session that works with your schedule. You can attend ANY of the sessions no matter where you live.

Date

Time

Hall

Room Location

Monday, 9/17/18

7 PM

Lincoln Avenue Residence Hall (LAR)

Main Lounge

Tuesday, 9/18/18

8:30 PM

Snyder

Main Lobby

Tuesday, 9/18/18

7 PM

Blaisdell/Saunders (PAR)

Multi-purpose Room

Tuesday, 9/18/18

7 PM

Nugent

Room 1111

Tuesday, 9/18/18

6 PM

Illinois Street Residence Hall (ISR)

Modular Building Room 103

Wednesday, 9/19/18

5 PM

Scott

Main Lobby

Wednesday, 9/19/18

8 PM

Wassaja

Room 1113

Thursday, 9/20/18

5 PM

Barton-Lundgren

Clark 134

Thursday, 9/20/18

7 PM

Florida Avenue Residence Hall (FAR)

Classroom 9

Tuesday, 9/25/18

7 PM

Florida Avenue Residence Hall (FAR)

Classroom 9

Tuesday, 9/25/18

6 PM

Illinois Street Residence Hall (ISR)

Modular Building Room 103

Tuesday, 9/25/18

8:30 PM

Taft-Van Doren (TVD)

Main Lobby

Wednesday, 9/26/18

8 PM

Busey-Evans

Multi-purpose Room

Wednesday, 9/26/18

8 PM

Babcock-Carr (PAR)

Multi-purpose Room

Wednesday, 9/26/18

8:30 PM

Bousfield

Multi-purpose Room

Wednesday, 9/26/18

7 PM

Weston

Room 6/7/8

Wednesday, 9/26/18

8 PM

Hopkins

Main Lounge

Thursday, 9/27/18

6:30 PM

Allen

South Rec – Room 40


Current RAs and MAs will be on hand to tell you about the Illinois Residential Experience (IRE) and their roles as RAs and MAs in our residence halls implementing IRE. Come with your own questions and be prepared to learn a great deal about what applying for our positions could mean for you.

Online Application

The RA/MA application portal will be opened at 8 a.m., Monday, October 1 and completed online applications must be SUBMITTED by Monday, October 15 at 6:59 p.m. (the portal will close down at 6:59 p.m. sharp.)

Multicultural Advocate Group Process Experience

This is required for all MA applicants and will take place on Monday, October 22 or Wednesday, October 24 at 6:45 p.m. You will receive notification about your assigned MA Group Process date no later than Friday, October 19 in your illinois.edu email

Formal Interview 

For selected candidates on Friday November 2 at assigned time on the 2nd floor of the SDRP.

The only acceptable absences from the required components of the selection process will be academic commitments and extreme personal circumstances. Each is contingent upon five business days advanced approval by Melissa McDonald, Assistant Director for Hall Supervision & Staffing - please contact her at reslifejobs@illinois.edu.

Cuts will be made after online applications are evaluated and you will be notified if you are cut.

Important Dates (updated 9/13/2018)

Dates with an * are subject to change

Date

Deadline/Event

Last Two Weeks of September

New RA/MA Information Sessions (see schedule above)

Monday, October 1 at 8am

Online New RA/MA Application goes live

Wednesday, October 10

Current RA/MA Intent to Return Form available online

Monday, October 15 at 6:59pm

Online New RA/MA Application is due (applicant must click the SUBMIT button on the last page of the application)

Friday, October 19

Current RA/MA Intent to Return Form due

Monday, October 22 at 6:45pm

New MA Applicant Group Process (1 of 2 time slots offered for the required component for all MA and BOTH RA/MA applicants)

Wednesday, October 24 at 6:45pm

New MA Applicant Group Process (1 of 2 time slots offered for the required component for all MA and BOTH RA/MA applicants)

Friday, October 26

New RA/MA Applicants will be notified if they are cut from the process or if they are invited for a formal interview.

Friday, November 2

The formal interview for all selected eligible new RA/MA applicants

Wednesday, November 7

Returning RA/MA Selection Process Fair (during Staff D)

Week of November 12

January 2019 Midyear RA and MA positions will be offered verbally (pending GPA and judicial checks in early January 2019)

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Residential Life will confirm fall 2018 term and cumulative GPAs and do a complete judicial history check before offers are made.

*Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Employment Offers will be sent to your @illinois.edu emails for the January 2019 Mid-Year RAs & MAs, 2019-2020 RAs & MAs and those invited to be in the Alternate Pool. New Hires will be required to then register for the required EPOL 199, 10 week course for spring 2019.

*Wednesday, January 16, 2019

5pm deadline to sign and submit online offer paperwork. Acceptances not received will have offers rescinded.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Required EPOL 199 Retreat Day, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. More details will be provided later.

Week of February 11, 2019

EPOL 199 Staff Classes (all sections) begin this week

*Monday, April 1, 2019

Spring Orientation Night for 2019-2020 MAs (subject to change)

*Wednesday, April 1, 2019

Spring Orientation Night for 2019-2020 RAs, MAs & Allen Hall PAs (by hall staff) (subject to change)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Move In Day for new RAs, new MAs, new Allen Hall PAs, and all Senior RAs/MAs.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Paraprofessional Training begins for all new RAs, MAs, and PAs + Senior RAs/MAs (mandatory/no exceptions)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Returning MAs Move-in

Thursday, August 8, 2019

MA staff departs campus for MA Retreat

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Returning RAs & returning PAs Move In for training & hall opening prep

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Week 2 of Paraprofessional Training begins for all 2019-2020 Paraprofessionals

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Undergraduate Halls open for Early Arrivals and Move In Week begins

Week of August 18, 2019

RAs/MAs have required job responsibilities all this week. Do not plan on working other jobs or having other involvements on campus this week