Applications and Recommendations Due Friday, November 30th, 2018, at 12:00 NOON.


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 Thursday, October 8th, at 8:00 p.m. All applications must be submitted by Friday, November 30th, 2018, at 12:00 NOON. Please 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 8th 7:30PM Whitman College Theater
Friday, November 9th 4:30PM Rocky/Mathey Theater
Wednesday, November 14th 8PM Forbes Theater
Friday, November 16th 4PM Wilcox 208
Sunday, November 18th 6PM Frist


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 Friday, November 30th, 2018, at 12:00pm (Noon). 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.). Only two letters of recommendation may be submitted. We strongly recommend you input the names of your two recommenders (which generates the e-mail to them) no later than Friday, November 16th to ensure that they complete the recommendation by the deadline of Friday, November 30th. If both recommendations have not been received by the deadline, your application will be considered incompleted.

Returning advisers need not submit recommendations.

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