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Residential Life

Fall 2021 Move-In Information

Move-In Dates for First-Year and Returning Students:

Honors and First-Year Out of State StudentsThursday, September 2
First-Year StudentsFriday, September 3
Late Move-In for First-Year StudentsSaturday, September 4
Returning Students Move-InMonday, September 6

In order to keep this a smooth process, we ask that you move in on the day indicated.  We are not accepting requests to change move in dates, since the buildings are being prepared for First Year Move In. The most important thing you will need to pack is patience.  It is Labor Day weekend and you are traveling “down the shore.” There will be traffic. Be prepared and take a few deep breaths.

See which time has been set aside for you to move in. We want to create a smooth process where all students have the opportunity to move in their belongings with the least amount of traffic in the hallways and stairwells.  You will be given a bracelet (first year Move-In) with a specific color that is for that time slot.

As you get within 5 miles of Monmouth, you can tune your radio to the Monmouth Student Run Radio Station, 88.9FM to hear instructions about move in (and some great music.)

Information regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Surveillance Testing

Please click the following link COVID-19 Campus Info to read the latest information regarding campus policies and response to COVID-19.  Please be aware that:

All unvaccinated residential students must provide evidence of a negative COVID test – completed no more than 72 hours in advance of move-in – prior to the designated move-in date. All unvaccinated residential students will also be required to participate in weekly surveillance testing during the fall and possibly spring semesters. Click here to learn how to access the JCM surveillance testing app.

Students may also want to pack an “Isolation To Go Bag” in the event they need to go into isolation. This will prepare them with the necessary items and avoid them trying to remember the items they need.

For First Year Students – Once arriving to campus, please head to the Quad (located in front of Willow #3 and Spruce #6 Halls.  There will be a white tent where you will receive:

  • Your Keys
  • Your ID card
  • Your parking permit
  • Your bracelets for entrance into the building (you and your guests must wear these bracelets to enter the building for move in day.  It helps make the process run smoother and let everyone get a chance to move in their belongings at their allotted time.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Image of campus map denoting where Move-In Tent will be located in the Residential Quad area.

You are probably wondering, what I need to bring to campus or can I bring “this” to campus.  The following links have the “Things to Bring” for student living in the residence halls and a “Things to Bring” for students living in Apartments.

Things to Bring – Residence Hall Addition: Residence Hall Shopping List

Things to Bring – Apartment Addition: Things To Bring and Not Bring

While we allow the LED strip lights, please be careful with how you adhere them to the walls/ceiling as they tend to pull off the paint at the end of the year and we do not want to see you with a bill for repainting those areas.

Have you rented a microfridge yet?  You can access the Microfridge website at

Have you purchased all the items you need for your Residence Hall?  You can check out Monmouth University | College Dorm Room Bedding, Bath & Decor | Bundles & Packages (

Click here to learn more about obtaining insurance for your items while living in the residence hall.

Click here to fill out the following link if you are no longer interested in living in University housing.

Additional Questions

How many vehicle can we bring for move in?
We encourage you to bring only one (1) vehicle to campus on move in day and to edit the amount of personal belongings you intend to bring.  Just remember the size of the room you are moving into and you cannot fit as much as into the room as you may think.

What do we do with our vehicles after we move in?
We ask that everyone move their vehicle to parking lots #16, 18, 23, or 25 once you are finished removing your belongings.  This way the next group of people moving in will have a place to park.

What does my building/room look like?
If you go to the following links Current Residence Halls or Monmouth University Office of Residential Life YouTube, you can see what the inside of the buildings look like as well as a YouTube channel that shows tours of the buildings.

Can I change my roommate?
At this point, all students have been assigned therefore it is more difficult to switch roommates. 

Will there be any carts to help me move in?
You will be parked reasonably close to your building and we will have a limited number of pushcarts available to move your belongings.  We also recommend that you bring your own hand truck as we only have a limited number of carts.

Will there be students there to help me with my belongings?
We do have upper level students who will be there to assist you with your belongings up to your rooms.

Are there any activities going on after I move in?
Yes, we’ll have events and activities planned for the evenings of move in.  Activities will begin with a social on the quad for students on Thursday evening.  As we get closer to move-in, students will receive additional information.  We also encourage you to visit our orientation page at for updates on both NSO and Welcome Week. 

What is the Orientation Schedule?
New Student Orientation (NSO) will take place from the afternoon of Saturday, September 4 through the evening of Sunday, September 5, 2021.  Our Welcome Week activities will begin on Monday, September 6, 2021 and will run through Sunday, September 12, 2021.  Students will receive additional information regarding NSO and Welcome Week in late July.  We also encourage you to visit our orientation page at for updates on both NSO and Welcome Week. 

Are there any Fall 2021 dates of importance?

September 2-6Move-In
September 7Classes Begin
October 15Residence Halls close at 6 pm for Fall Holiday
October 19Residence Halls open at 12 pm from Fall Holiday
November 23Residence Halls close at 6 pm for Thanksgiving Recess
November 28Residence Halls open at 12 pm from Thanksgiving Recess
December 13Classes End
December 14Reading Day
December 15-21Final Exams
December 21Residence Halls close at 6 pm for Winter Break

Are there any hotels in the area?
Click the following link to access hotels near Monmouth University. We encourage you to book early because it is a holiday weekend.  

We will be offering a “Zoom to Room” series in August where you can log onto Zoom to learn more Residential Life, campus, and answer any other questions.  Be on the lookout for emails with Zoom invites.

Important Phone Numbers:

Office of Residential Life732-571-3465
Undergraduate Admissions732-571-3456
Bursar’s Office732-571-3454
Cashier’s Office732-571-1540
Financial Aid Office732-571-3463
Health Services732-571-3464