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The “Top 20” Housing Selection Questions for 2022-2023 for Current Students

1. If I pay my $150 housing deposit, am I guaranteed housing for next year?

Housing is guaranteed for incoming first-year students and rising sophomores. First-year and sophomore students are required to live on campus unless they reside in the home of a parent or guardian.

2. How is the housing selection run?

Each resident who pays his or her $150 housing deposit by February 14 will be assigned a number (according to their group category). Residents will select their housing assignment based on their number and the rooms available in their designated group category.

3. What do I need/have to do to participate in housing selection?

  • Pay your $150.00 deposit by February 14.
  • Read your housing selection email which will be sent electronically via your student email account on March 3, 2022. In this email you will find: your housing selection number as well as all information pertaining to the housing selection process.
  • Complete all outstanding judicial sanctions and pay all disciplinary fines, including community service hours and/or alcohol/substance abuse educational classes or assignments
  • Make certain that your Health Center records are in order and complete and verify that your student account is in good standing. This includes compliance with any and all COVID related requirements.  Any “holds” on your account will forfeit your right to participate in housing selection.
  • Attend Room Selection March 23-24, 2023.

4. When do I pay my housing deposit?

  • October 22 through February 14, credit card payments can be done through WebAdvisor.  Checks and money orders can be brought to Residential Life, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Cash must be paid at the Cashier’s office located in the Great Hall.
  • EOF and full scholarship athletes must notify us of their intentions for housing for the next year
  • Housing Deposits are refundable through May 1 to students who do not accept or choose a housing assignment. It is non-refundable to student who accepts a room assignment either on-campus or the University Bluffs and there is a $500 cancellation fee. Students can request a refund or their housing deposit by filling out the E-form.

5. What can I do if I cannot participate in the housing selection session?

Ask one of your friends to proxy for you by attending during your designated selection date/time. Come to the Office of Residential Life to complete a Proxy Form by March 10. If you cannot find someone, the Residential Life office may serve as your proxy. You must notify us in advance.

6. What if I arrive after my number has been called?

You will still be allowed to enter, however you will only be eligible to select from halls/rooms that are available when you arrive. Hence, you may forfeit your opportunity to select from the halls available to your group. It is vital that you make every effort to be on time.

7. What are the groups, and what halls* are available in each group?

5th Year Students
(Entered MU in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 or earlier)

Those who need housing for the 2023-24 academic year are encouraged to apply to reside at the University Bluffs. On-campus housing is limited for our 5th year seniors.

Group One ~ Seniors***
(90 credits or more completed as of May 1, 2023)

Specific units located at the:
-Garden Apartments
-Great Lawn Apartments
-University Bluffs*
* By Application Only—Students must be approved by the Office of Residential Life

Group Two ~ Juniors***
(60 to 90 credits completed as of May 1, 2023)

Specific units located at the:
-Garden Apartments
-Great Lawn Apartments

-Maplewood Apartments
-University Bluffs*
* By Application Only—Students must be approved by the Office of Residential Life *Juniors may also apply for a suite-style single located in a suite style*
*Space is extremely limited

Group Three ~ Sophomores that are living in Pinewood and Elmwood***
(Less than 30 credits completed as of May 1, 2023)

-Cedar Hall
-Beechwood Hall (specific rooms)
-Oakwood Hall*
-Redwood Hall

Group 4 – Sophomores***
(Less than 30 credits completed as of May 1, 2023)

-Cedar Hall
-Beechwood Hall (Specific rooms)
-Oakwood Hall
-Redwood Hall

* Bed availability and allocation will be determined after deposits are paid and proportionate to demand
*** Group assignments and building availability are subject to change based on housing deposits received

8. May I select a room with someone from a different group?

Students must participate with their assigned group ONLY. If a student wishes to select with another start term group, he/she must submit a letter of request in writing to Ms. Megan Jones in the Office of Residential Life by 5:00 p.m., February 17, 2023 via email. Requests will only be considered based on a student’s class year or their credits earned.

9. Can housing numbers be sold or traded with another resident?

No, housing numbers cannot be sold or traded. The Office of Residential Life maintains a database with every resident’s name and assigned housing number.

10. Is a resident allowed to select a building outside of his/her group?

No, bed space is allocated proportionately based on the number of residents in each group.

11. Can I pull in my roommate?

All residents may pull in one roommate in a double room and two roommates in a triple. Residents eligible for the Garden, Great Lawn, and Maplewood apartments may pull in an entire apartment as long as all the residents are eligible (within the same group). In Suite-Style buildings, residents may pull in one room, two rooms or four rooms and all rooms must be filled. In Oakwood and Redwood Halls, students may pull in one room or two rooms and all rooms must be filled (i.e. you must have three students to fill a triple, two to fill a double, etc). If a student cannot fill a room completely, they will have to select from partially filled rooms only.

Residential Life reserves the right to limit your selection based on vacancies available at the time your number is called.
If a student has a question about the eligibility of their potential roommate

12. What happens if my roommate for next year fails to complete the process correctly?

He or she forfeits his or her spot and a new individual will be assigned to that space.

13. Will there be single rooms available?

A limited number of small single rooms will be available in Elmwood, Pinewood, and Spruce Halls. The Office of Residential Life will evaluate each resident’s needs and the feasibility of placing a resident in a single. Students who have requested a single room through the Office of Disability Services by February 17, 2023 and who have specified the nature of their situation will be given priority for a single room. All supporting documentation (i.e. doctor’s note) must be submitted to the Disability Services for Students Office with requests. Please understand that such requests are not guaranteed.

Generally speaking, Double rooms will not be converted to singles after our bed allocation process has been completed– no exceptions!

14. How do I live at the University Bluffs?

In order to live at the University Bluffs, resident students must submit their $150 housing deposit and complete an application between October 22 and February 14. Applications are available via E-Forms. Information sessions about the complex will be held throughout November. The University Bluffs house two students in one bedroom apartments. Groups that can fill an entire apartment are preferred but not required. Rising Juniors and Seniors will receive first priority over rising sophomores.

15. What about on-campus parking?

All vehicles that park on campus must be registered with the University Police department. A registration year is from September 1 to August 31.

Parking decals may be purchased online by going to and click on “Student Parking Registration” or by visiting our traffic bureau at police headquarters. All registration forms received after July 31 will be subject to a late fee. Parking decals will be issued on a first come first serve basis. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our traffic bureau at 732-571-3467.

16. Will commuter students be eligible to participate?

Commuters entering their junior and senior year and interested in living at the University Bluffs may apply with resident students between October 22 and February 14.  All other should pay their deposit. 

17. Will there be a wait list for students who do not get an assignment during the process? How will the list be used

Should our demand for housing exceed our capacity (space availability), there will be a wait list for each class year. Housing is only guaranteed for rising sophomores, who submit their deposit by February 14, however, it is important to note we have accommodated all requests for student housing over the past 10 years. 

Residents on the wait list will be identified by their housing number and all assignments will be issued in order of their housing number. The Office of Residential Life reserves the right to prioritize any resident to receive a housing assignment before others on the wait list due to extenuating circumstances (i.e. students who reside the furthest from campus and international students). You must show up to housing selection to be placed on the housing wait list and remain eligible to keep your Merit Award as a resident student.

If Monmouth University is not able to provide housing in any University owned or sponsored housing facility to any resident who resides on campus for the Spring 2022 semester and participates in housing selection, by June 1, the resident can move off campus and retain a “Resident” status with respect to Monmouth University Merit/Matrix awards. This special status arrangement only applies to continuing resident students who will return to Monmouth University for the 2022-2023 academic year. If a student refuses an alternate housing assignment, he/she forfeits any special status for the Merit/Matrix award.*

* If a Monmouth University student elects to move off-campus for the upcoming academic year, their federal and/or state financial aid may be adjusted to reflect their commuter status. To understand the impact of a change residency on such aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office with specific questions.

18. Will moving off-campus affect my financial aid?

If a Monmouth University student elects to move off-campus for the upcoming academic year, their federal and/or state financial aid may be adjusted to reflect their commuter status. To understand the impact of a change residency on such aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 732-571-3463.

19. What off-campus housing options are available?

Monmouth University currently offers housing at the University Bluffs. There is a separate application process for this facility and is only available to students in good standing with the University. This is a University owned complex, therefore, any financial aid that you receive can be applied towards the costs. Please contact the Financial Aid office if you have any questions about aid to live at the University Bluffs off campus.

20. Where and when will the Fall 2023 housing selection process take place?

Housing Selection will take place March 23-24. Specific times will be distributed with your housing number. For more information visit our website or attend one of the many zoom sessions we will be holding regarding Housing Selection. The dates for the zoom sessions will be sent to your student email account.