Graduate Resident Assistant Position

Graduate Resident Assistant
Graduate resident assistants (GRAs) are graduate students with an earned Bachelor’s degree who serve in a “senior staff” role where they assist the Residence Hall or Area Director, and the Assistant Director in the training and supervision of the RA staff, as well as support students in residence and collaborate in managing residential operations.

To learn more about the GRA position as well as the application process, please refer to the GRA Selection 101 Manual.  The priority deadline for the 2018-2019 GRA application process is April 2, 2018 at 11:59PM.

Requirements to Apply for the GRA Position:

  • A current Boston University graduate student or accepted into a graduate program for Fall 2018
  • In good University disciplinary and financial standing
  • A GPA of a 2.70 or higher if you are a current Boston University student
  • A certified FULL-TIME graduate student who will serve for both fall AND spring semesters of the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Able to attend all training exercises during the 2018-2019 academic year. GRA Training begins on Monday, August 13, 2018, and runs through RA training, and residence hall openings, ending on September 3, 2018 (NOTE: Should your schedule change, you may not be able to continue to be a GRA.)
  • Able to attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and ongoing training exercises, which are held each Wednesday night of the academic year from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (If your class schedule changes and you cannot make Wednesday night meetings, you may not be able to continue as a GRA)
  • Able to assist with the opening and closing of residence halls when there is a vacation period (Based on respective area staffing assignments, GRAs may need to return prior to the date/time that halls open and stay on campus beyond the date/time that halls close, for example: Winter Break.)
  • Able to serve in a rotating, senior staff on-call system with other members of the professional and GRA staff in your respective hall or residential campus
  • Able to commit to the 20-hour per week time commitment of the GRA position, which is considered your first non-academic time commitment

Required application materials that will be uploaded into your application:

Please complete your application and supporting documents in the online format required no later than Monday, April 2, 2018, at 11:59pm to be considered a priority candidate.  Only complete applications will be considered. Once application review begins, only candidates of interest will be offered an interview. After the priority deadline, applications will only be reviewed on a rolling basis should we have additional vacancies.

GRA Selection 101 Manual

GRA Application Link

Candidate Recommendation Form Link

For More Information

Please contact Residential Education at 617-353-3540 or via email at