Summer 2023 G/RA Opportunities & Application


Summer Opportunities

2023 Summer GRA (Graduate Resident Assistant) and RA (Resident Assistant) Position Information.

We are now accepting applications for Summer 2023 Graduate Resident Assistant and Resident Assistant positions at Boston University. Boston University students with sophomore standing (as of fall 2023). Residence Life will prioritize candidates who currently serve on staff and plan to return for the 2023/2024 academic year. Please read the information below before submitting an online application.

Job Opportunities:
• Graduate Resident Assistants (GRA)
• Resident Assistants (RA)

Dates of Service:
Summer GRA and RA positions begin Monday, May 22, 2023, and non-returning staff conclude their service on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 11:59PM. Non-returning G/RAs will have until 11:59PM on Friday, August 11, 2023, to move-out of their summer residence. GRAs and RAs who will continue their service in the 2023/2024 academic year will conclude their summer duties on the summer to fall transition date, scheduled to take place on Monday, August 28, 2023.

Summer Programs:
This summer Boston University (BU) will offer housing primarily to summer term students, student employees, interns, summer high school programs, Orientation, and students in the CELOP program. Though plans are still being finalized by BU Housing, students in these summer programs are likely to be housed at Myles Standish Hall, brownstones on Bay State Road, South Campus, Warren Towers, West Campus, and 33 Harry Agganis Way.

Important Summer 2023 Dates & Information:
To be eligible to serve as a summer G/RA, you must be able to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Submit your application by 11:59PM on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
  • Attend the mandatory Summer G/RA orientation meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 7:00PM.
  • Complete the appropriate Summer G/RA hiring paperwork by the assigned dates.
  • Attend the mandatory G/RA Training sessions on Wednesday, May 17, 2023:
    • GRAs, 9:00AM – 12:00PM location TBD
    • New RAs, 9:00AM – 12:00PM location TBD
    • All Summer G/RAs – 1:30PM – 5:00PM in your assigned neighborhood
  • Serve in the RA on-call rotation in your neighborhood from 5:00PM – 9:00AM, Monday through Thursday, and Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays (Juneteenth & 4th of July) from 9:00AM – 9:00AM the next day as assigned.
  • Assist with building/program openings and closings, which may take place on weekends and holidays.
  • Participate in Wednesday evening staff meetings from 7:00PM-11:00PM.
  • Non-returning G/RAs must vacate their assignments by Friday, August 11, 2023, at 11:59PM. More information will be available at the April 12, 2023, summer orientation meeting.
  • ReturningG/RAs serving in 2023/2024 positions will be asked to assist with summer closing and fall opening, more information will be available at the April 12, 2023, summer orientation meeting.
  • Summer G/RAs who break their Summer 2023 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and resign after April 30, 2023, will not be permitted to continue as a GRA or RA for the 2023/2024 academic year.


  • Dormitory-style unit, and a dining plan.


  • Apartment-style unit with a kitchen in lieu of a dining plan. (Apartment-style units are limited and you are required to purchase your own food.)


Please read the Summer 2023 G/RA 101 Document for more information.

Summer 2023 G/RA Application

If you have additional questions, please contact Residence Life at (617)-353-4380 or email us at