selectionlogo20212021-2022 Resident Advisor and Residential Peer Mentor Application Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Resident Advisor or Residential Peer Mentor! Our application process for the 2021-2022 academic year has not yet started.  Job descriptions and online forms will note 2020-2021 information.

Resident Advisor (RA) Application Information & Important Dates

RAs are vital members of the Residence Life staff.  Each living community has an RA to ensure we create positive, healthy communities where students can live, learn, and thrive.  RA selection is an in-depth process to ensure we hire the best RAs we can; through our selection process, we aim to hire students who will commit themselves to their communities, to their residents, and to our University.  

Click here to view the 2020-2021 Job Description

RA Selection Timeline

  • January 27 & 28: RA and RPM Information Sessions. Location and method to be announced.
  • January 29: RA Application Available
  • February 12: RA Application and References Due
  • February 16: Initial Interview Process. All applicants must attend. Location and method to be announced.
  • February 22 - 26: Second Interview Process.  All applicants must attend. Location and method to be announced.
  • March 04: Hiring Notifications sent out via University email.

Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) Application Information & Important Dates

The Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) serves as an important academic resource to their assigned residential community by providing tutoring, mentoring, and academic activities.  The RPM reports to the Residence Life Office and an assigned Assistant Director/Area Coordinator.  RPMs are assigned to the Connolly/Palmerton community, the Placer community, and the Peterson community.  RPM selection is a competitive process that aims to hire students who are passionate about helping peers succeed and passionate about our University.  

Click here to view the 2020-2021 RPM Job Description

RPM Application Information

  • Essay: The application requires you to answer the following essay question: "What skills do you hope to bring to the RPM position? What do you hope to learn?" We ask that you limit your response to 500 words or less and recommend preparing this essay ahead of time in Word and copy/pasting into your application
  • References: You must list two references on your application that we may contact.  The first should be a South Dakota Mines faculty reference who can comment on your academic ability. The second should be a personal reference who can comment on your ability to be an RPM and work in Residence Life.

RPM Selection Timeline

  • January 27 & 28: RA and RPM Information Sessions. Location and method to be announced.
  • February 02: RPM Application Available
  • March 08: RPM Application Due
  • March 15 - 19: Individual Interview Process. Location and method to be announced.
  • March 25: Hiring Notifications sent out via University email.






2020-2021 IMPORTANT DATES

October 15
Spring 2021 Housing Application live
Extended Sem. Housing (Nov. 25 - Dec. 9.) Application still open
Winter Break Housing (Dec. 9 - Jan. 7) Application live

November 25 (12pm)
Housing Closes for Fall Semester 

January 8 (7:30am)
Housing Opens for Spring Semester

March 6 (12pm)
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break

March 14 (8am)
Residence Halls Open after Spring Break

May 8 (12pm)
Housing Closes for Year