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Top 10 Questions to Ask About Summer Housing

Living on-campus during the summer is an amazing experience!  Summer Housing is different from the Fall or Spring semesters, so below are the “Top Ten” most frequently asked questions and answers about Summer Housing at Monmouth University.

  1. What type of housing is available?
    • There are two building types offered for Summer School!
      • Residence Hall  –  $264 per week
        1. Suite-style
        1. Double occupancy room
      • On-campus Apartments  –  $329 per week
        1. Apartment-style housing
        1. Double occupancy room
        1. Apartments are designated for students who have earned 60 or more credits
  2. Can I choose my building for the summer?
    • The Office of Residential Life will make every attempt to accommodate student’s requests, but room assignments will be made based on availability. 
  3. How am I assigned a roommate? Can I choose my roommate?
    • Students must complete a Summer Housing Application.  Once complete, the Office of Residential Life will create a room assignment based on room availability.
    • If a student has a friend they want to live with instead of being randomly assigned, they may indicate their preferred roommate’s name on their application.  Both students must indicate the other student’s name on their application or they will not be paired up as roommates. 
    • Applications are received on an ongoing basis.  The Office of Residential Life will make every attempt to accommodate roommate requests based on space availability.
  4. Are the residence halls air conditioned?
    • All summer residence halls and apartments are air conditioned!
  5. Can we bring our own refrigerator? Microwave? Coffeemaker?
    1. Students are permitted to bring a refrigerator no more than 1.6 amps or 3.2 cubic feet in size. 
    1. Keurigs and other single serve k-cup type coffee makers are permitted.
    1. Stand alone microwaves and all other appliances are not permitted in the residence halls.  There is a microwave located in the lobby/lounges of each residence hall for students to use. 
    1. For a full list of permitted and prohibited items, please check the Residential Life website. 
      1. Residence Hall Addition: Residence Hall Shopping List
      1. Apartment Addition: Things To Bring and Not Bring
  6. Who is available to assist me when I’m on campus?
    • The Office of Residential Life hires and trains undergraduate students to serve as Resident Assistants (RAs) in the halls.  This staff member is available to assist students in their transition to living on-campus and helps ensure the safety of all residents.  There is a staff member available 24-hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.
  7. Can I bring a car to campus?
    • Yes! You are permitted to park on the Residential side of campus from the beginning of May through mid August.  Some lots on the academic main campus will still be restricted, but the residential parking lots near the residence halls will be waived.
  8. What dining locations are open? Is there a meal plan?
    • Gourmet Dining will have various locations open Monday through Friday with limited hours.
    • Gourmet dining will send out information on summer operational hours.
  9. When will I find out where I am living? When is move-in day?
    • Housing assignments will be emailed to your student email accounts no later than April 15, 2022.  This housing assignment will include the name and email of your roommate.
    • Any housing requests received after April 15, 2022, will be assigned on an ongoing basis.
    • Move-in & Move-out Dates for each Summer Session
      • Session A
        • Opening – May 15, 2022
        • Closing – June 13, 2022
      • Session B
        • Opening – May 22, 2022
        • Closing – June 30, 2022
      • Session C
        • Opening – May 22, 2022
        • Closing – August 11, 2022
      • Session D
        • Opening – June 20, 2022
        • Closing – July 18, 2022
      • Session E
        • Opening – July 3, 2022
        • Closing – August 11, 2022
  1. How can I make the most out of my summer experience on-campus?
    • Summers are great at the Jersey Shore!  There are many internships, volunteer and employment opportunities available, as well as fun summer activities like hiking, biking and the beach. 
    • On-Campus events and programs happen frequently, so watch out for our event calendar and emails!

If you have any other questions, please just let us know.  We can be reached at 732-571-3465 or via email at aconard@monmouth.edu.  Additional information can also be found on our website at: http://www.monmouth.edu/reslife