• Residential Life Fact Sheet

    • Number of Residents: Approximately 1,690 on-campus and approximately 325 living in University-sponsored off-campus housing
    • Number of Buildings: Eleven buildings, three apartment complexes, and two off-campus University-sponsored housing complexes
    • Staff: Each floor has a resident assistant (RA). Every area has a full-time professional area coordinator (AC) assigned to it.
    • Safety: All buildings are locked 24-hours a day. In the evening, all guests must be signed in by a resident of the building. Several of the buildings have safety officers assigned to them as well.
    • Bedding: Beds are size twin extra-long. Sheets can be purchased at any store or through the Residence Hall Association.
    • Types of Housing: Suite-style buildings have four bedrooms sharing one common room and a bathroom. Traditional corridor-style residence halls have about 30students living off a hallway, sharing a large communal bathroom. Both options are available for first-year students.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • When will my student find out his or her room assignment?
      Room assignments will be mailed out in mid-July. This mailing will also include the name of your roommate and his or her contact information.
    • Can my student request a specific person to live with?
      Yes. As long as both students indicate that they want to live with each other, we can usually accommodate such requests. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission to update your housing contract with the request. All requests must be received by May 1.
    • Is housing guaranteed?
      Housing is guaranteed to any incoming first-year student who submits their housing deposit by May 1. Starting in September 2014, housing will also be guaranteed to sophomore students. Currently, there is no guarantee of housing for junior or senior year.
    • When is move-in day?
      First-year students move in Sunday, September 1, 2013. When students receive their room assignments, the time will be included as to when they should arrive. It will either be in the morning or afternoon.
    • Is there air conditioning in the buildings?
      There is air conditioning in some of the buildings. Not all of our first-year residence halls have air conditioning. If there is a specific need for air conditioning, we will do our best to accommodate that request; however, the air conditioning is only running for about two weeks in the fall semester. Therefore, there is no difference in terms of housing related to air conditioning.
    • When will students on the housing waiting list be notified?
      Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 732-571-3456 regarding the waiting list.
    • When will students on the parking waiting list be notified?
      Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 732-571-3456 regarding the waiting list.
    • What meal plan is best for my student?
      Depending on students' eating habits, the meal plans will vary. First-year students have the option of the Carte Blanche (all you can eat in the dining hall), 225 Block (225 meals a semester), or 195 Block (195 meals per semester). During the first week of classes, students may change their meal plan. First-year students cannot select a lower meal plan until their sophomore year. Meal plans are required for all students living in the residence halls. For additional information about meal plans, you can visit the ARAMARK Dining Services Web site.
      If you are a new or incoming student and need to make changes to your housing contract or other housing request, please contact the Admission Office at 732-571-3456.
    • Are microwaves allowed in the residence halls? How about refrigerators?
      Microwaves are not permitted in the residence halls. Any appliance found in the students' rooms will be confiscated, and the students will be subject to fines and/or judicial action. There is a microwave located in the lobby of each building. Refrigerators are allowed, up to 3.1 cubic feet. Only one refrigerator per resident is allowed. In triple rooms, a maximum of two refrigerators is allowed.
    • Are bed risers permitted?
      Bed risers are permitted in the residence halls. Lofts may also be rented, which will raise the bed high enough to fit the desk and dresser underneath them. This information will be sent out during the summer.
    • What types of rooms are available?
      First-year students may be assigned to either a double room or a triple room. These rooms may be located in a suite-style building or a traditional corridor-style residence hall. Single rooms are not available to first-year students.
    • More Questions?
      Call the Office of Residential Life at 732-571-3465 or send an e-mail to reslife@monmouth.edu.

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