Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

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The Department of Residence life employs a variety of students to serve many important functions in our department. Our student services positions aid in the department’s mission to enhance the Loyola Experience for all students and community members who interact with our Residence Halls. Please see the information below regarding individual positions, position descriptions and application instructions. 

Resident Assistants

Application Launches on December 1st 2021! 
Resident Assistants are primarily responsible for community building and support in the residence halls. The Resident Assistant (RA) role is a unique leadership opportunity for students to meaningfully contribute to the residential community at Loyola University Chicago.  In their work, RAs serve as resources, community builders, administrators, role models, and peer educators with our residents.  As members of a residence hall team, RAs work collaboratively with departmental staff to create a vital and engaged living-learning community.  Together, the hall team provides programs and services that support the mission, vision and values of the Department of Residence Life.  With the goal of creating transformative living environments in the residence halls, RAs are responsible for building and facilitating a positive and effective community.  
Resident Assistant Role Description
Being a Resident Assistant is an opportunity to build a welcoming and safe community while making connections with and for residents living on campus. You will develop skills around communication, organization, and creativity in this amazing leadership position! View the full Resident Assistant and JFRC Resident Assistant Position Descriptions here: 
Application Process
To access the application:
  • Go to your LOCUS homepage
  • Select "Student External Systems" 
  • Select Residence Life and navigate to the RA Application
  • Complete and submit application no later than January 21st at 12:00pm
  • Applications due January 21st, 2022 at 12:00pm
  • Applications will receive notification regarding their status in the process by January 26th, 2022.
  • Interviews will be held the following week, February 1st -4th, 2022.
Resident Assistant Information Sessions
In addition to the general sessions below (open for anyone), if you currently live on campus, each building/area will be hosting an information session for residents of that building/area. Look for information coming from your Assistant Resident Director or Resident Director for date and time.
  • December 1st, 2021 7-8pm
    • Zoom, Register HERE
  • December 7th, 2021 6:30-7:30pm
    • Lake Shore Campus, Mundelein 514
  • December 15th, 2021 6-7pm
    • Baumhart/Water Tower Campus, Corboy 426
  • January 18th: 8-9pm
    • Zoom, Register HERE
Resident Assistant Stories
If you currently live on campus, we encourage you to reach out to your Resident Assistant to ask about their experience as an RA! We have also have stories from some of our current RAs below!





Desk Receptionists

We will be launching the applications for 2022-2023 Desk Receptionists in Spring 2022. The DR position description can be found below.