Applications and Recommendations Due Sunday, November 29th, 2020, at 11:59pm EST.


We are delighted that you are interested in serving as an RCA in one of the six residential colleges. We invite you to review the information below. We hope you will then proceed to submit an application to serve as an adviser.

When: The Application Deadline

All applications will be available on Friday, November 6th, at 12:00 p.m. All applications must be submitted by Sunday, November 29th 2020, at 11:59pmPlease note that your two recommendations are also due by this date.

Information Sessions

You must attend an information session prior to submitting an RCA Application.

Date Time Location
Thursday, November 5th 12PM
Sunday, November 8th 8PM
Wednesday, November 11th 5PM
Friday, November 13th 6PM
Tuesday, November 17th 12PM
Saturday, November 21st 9AM
Monday, November 23rd 9PM


Submission of an application does not guarantee an interview. In determining whether an interview will be offered, the college will consider factors including (but not limited to) the candidate’s demonstrated interest in and aptitude for the RCA position, commitment to and involvement in the campus community, academic record, and disciplinary standing.

Who & What: The Adviser Position

Advisers are of critical importance to the Princeton experience. The position is one of great responsibility, and the work is both challenging and rewarding. Before continuing with the application, please read through the Adviser information to acquaint yourself with the general responsibilities of advisers and the specific character of the different advising positions. You also may wish to review answers to Frequently Asked Questions.


All new applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, which are due electronically no later than Sunday, November 29th 2020, at 11:59pmOnly two letters of recommendation may be submitted. No more than one recommendation may be from a current Princeton undergraduate student who serves as a peer leader (RCA, team captain, OA leader, etc.). Please note that Residential College staff are not able to write letters of recommendation for consideration for this position. We strongly recommend you input the names of your two recommenders (which generates the e-mail to them) no later than Monday, November 16th to ensure that they complete the recommendation by the deadline of Sunday, November 29th 2020. If both recommendations have not been received by the deadline, your application will be considered incomplete.

Returning advisers need not submit recommendations.

Thank you for your interest, the RCA Application is currently closed.