Resident Assistants

CalArt's Resident Assistants gathered around for a picture

About the RA Staff

The community of the residence halls is maintained and enhanced by a Residence Life staff, which includes 12 Resident Assistants (RAs). RAs are returning students who have been chosen to assist the Residence Life staff with residents and their housing needs.


  • Have been trained in first aid and CPR
  • Offer personal support to students
  • Facilitate better social contact among residents by organizing activities and special events
  • Provide an escort for those residents walking to the dorms or their car at night, as requested
  • Provide referral information to students who seek help
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding personal problems shared with them and are the front line negotiators in room conflicts, and are helpful in resolving conflicts
  • Manage the Residence Life facilities after office hours
  • Have regularly scheduled, posted in-room hours