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. We have accommodated all requests for student housing for the past 10 years. To help accommodate all requests, we have constructed a new residence hall and expanded our housing at the University Bluffs, located off-campus.
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 or around the beginning of March 2020.
- 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. Any “holds” on your account will forfeit your right to participate in housing selection.
- Attend Room Selection on March 26 or 27
4. When do I pay my housing deposit?
- December 14 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 Wilson Hall.
- EOF and full scholarship athletes should notify us if they are not interested in housing for 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 students who accept a room assignment either on-campus or in University sponsored off-campus housing.
5. What can I do if I can’t attend a 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 16. If you cannot find someone, the Residential Life office may serve as your proxy. You must notify us in advance.
6. What if I show up 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 2016 or Spring 2017 or earlier)
Only eligible to be on a waitlist unless they are enrolled in a 5-year program (students will be placed based on space availability after housing selection and new student assignments are finalized)
Group One ~
(90 1/2 credits or more completed as of May 1, 2020)
Garden Apartments (specific Apts.)
Great Lawn Apartments
* By Application Only—Students must be approved by the Office of Residential Life
Group Two ~
(56 1/2 to 90 credits completed as of May 1, 2020)
Great Lawn (specific apartments)
* By Application Only—Students must be approved by the Office of Residential Life
Group Three ~
(Less than 56 credits completed as of May 1, 2020)
Beechwood Hall (specific rooms)
* 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 24, 2020. 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.
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 and Pinewood Halls only. The Office of Residential Life will evaluate each resident’s needs and the feasibility of placing a resident in a single. Any resident that desires a single room must contact the Office of Disability Services by February 24, 2020 specifying the nature of their situation. 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.
Double rooms will not be converted to singles – 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 January 16 and February 14. Applications are available via Webadvisor. Information sessions about the complex will be held throughout February. 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 www.monmouth.edu/mupd 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 interested in living at Pier Village and the University Bluffs may apply with resident students between January 16 and February 14.
Commuter students are invited to apply for on-campus housing between January 16 and February 14. Applications will be available online via WebAdvisor.
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 2020 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 2020-2021 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 and plans to continue offering housing at Pier Village. There is a separate application process for these facilities and are 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 in University Sponsored Housing off-campus.
20. Where and when will the Fall 2020 housing selection process take place?
Housing Selection will take place March 27 and 28 in Anacon Hall. Specific times will be distributed with your housing number.