• The "Top 20” Housing Selection Questions for 2014-2015 for Continuing Students

    Important Information


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

    Housing is guaranteed to all first-year and second year students. We have accommodated all requests for student housing for the past 5 years.  To help accommodate all requests, we have a new residence hall being constructed, set to open in the Fall, 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 start term group category). Residents will select their housing assignment based on their number and the rooms available in their designated start term group category.

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

    • Attend one of the Residential Life and Off-Campus Commuter Services Office housing interest sessions in January (highly recommended)
    • Pay your $150.00 deposit by February 14
    • Read your housing selection email which will be sent electronically via your student email account March 25, 2014
    • 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 April 3 or 5

    4. When do I pay my housing deposit?

    • February 3 through February 14, credit card payments can be done through WebAdvisor
    • February 4, 5, 11 and 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall via checks and money orders only at these locations
    • Cash must be paid at the Cashier's office located in Wilson Hall. Bring the receipt to the above locations
    • EOF and full scholarship athletes must stop by the collection location during the above times and locations
    • Housing Deposits are refundable through May 13 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 April 1. 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 lottery 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 start term category. It is vital that you make every effort to be on time.

    7. What are the start term groups, and what halls* are available in each category?

    5th Year Students
    (Entered MU in Fall 2010 or Spring 2011 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 ~ Seniors***
    (Entered MU in Fall 2011 or Spring 2012)

    Garden Apartments (specific apts.)
    Great Lawn (specific apts.)
    Pier Village Apartments*
    University Bluffs*
    * By Application Only—Students must be approved by the Office of Residential Life

    Group Two ~ Juniors***
    (Entered MU in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013)

    Great Lawn (specific apartments)
    Maplewood Apartments (specific apts.)
    Pier Village Apartments*
    University Bluffs*
    * By Application Only—Students must be approved by the Office of Residential Life

    Group Three ~ Sophomores***
    (Entered MU in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014)

    Willow Hall (specific rooms)
    Spruce Hall (specific rooms)
    Oakwood Hall (specific rooms)
    Redwood Hall (specific rooms)
    Oakwood Hall/Redwood Hall  (specific rooms)
    New Residence Hall set to open Fall 2014**

    ** This hall is currently being built. It will be a traditional corridor style with a communal bathroom on each floor

    * 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 a different start term group?

    Students must participate with their own start term group ONLY. If a student wishes to select with another start term group, he/she must submit a letter of request in writing to Mr. Raymond Gonzalez in the Office of Residential Life by 5:00 p.m., March 3, 2014. 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. This database is closely monitored.

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

    No, bed space is allocated proportionately based on the number of residents in each start term 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 start term 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 March 3, 2014 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 Pier Village or the University Bluffs?

    In order to live at Pier Village or the University Bluffs, resident students must submit their $150 housing deposit and complete an application between February 1 and March 3. Applications are available on the Residential Life website. Information sessions about the complexes will be held throughout February. Pier Village houses students in groups of four in two bedroom apartments. 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 February 1 and March 3, 2014.

    Current first-year students who are commuters may get pulled into a room on-campus (First-Years who started in the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 and have less than 24 credits). Rising Juniors or Seniors who are commuters are eligible but only after all current resident students have selected their housing for Fall 2014. Commuter students are invited to apply for on-campus housing from March 1 and March 24. Applications will be available online through the Office of Residential Life Website.

    17. Will there be a waitlist 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 waitlist for each class year. Housing is only guaranteed for rising sophomores, however, it is important to note we have accommodated all requests for student housing over the past 5 years.  We are currently building a new residence hall set to open this fall and expanded our University Housing at The University Bluffs.

    Residents on the waitlist 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 waitlist 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 waitlist 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 2014 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 2014-2015 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.

    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.

    19. What off-campus housing options are available?

    Monmouth University currently offers housing at Pier Village Apartments and the University Bluffs, located off-campus. There is a separate application process for these facilities and are only available to students in good standing with the University. These two complexes are considered University Sponsored Housing, 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 2014 housing selection process take place?

    Housing Selection will take place April 3 & 5 in Anacon Hall. Specific times will be distributed with your housing number.

    Sophomore Year Housing Options:

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