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Housing & Residence Life
Housing & Residence Life
Welcome to Rutgers University – Newark Office of Housing and Residence Life. The Office of Housing & Residence Life provides an on campus living environment that is safe, secure, well maintained, and which promotes personal growth, social development, the celebration of individual differences, and academic excellence.
The Office of Housing & Residence Life provides an on campus living environment that is safe, secure, well maintained, and which promotes personal growth, social development, the celebration of individual differences, and academic excellence. Clickable here for more information on Woodward Hall, University Square Apartments, Talbott Apartments, 15 Washington Apartments & 180 West Market Street.
Vaccinations, including booster, are required for students to live in university housing. Students will not be permitted to move into university housing if they do not upload their COVID 19 vaccination card. Students living in housing must receive a booster, when eligible, and are strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their arrival. At-home COVID-19 tests may be accessed for free here or at local county sites. If you have questions about housing for Spring 2022, please email the Office of Housing & Residence Life.
Please be as detailed as possible with your work order request. After logging into your account please type reslife into the password box on the actual work order request.
You may need to create an account when you first visit the system and please ensure your information is accurate for your 2020-2021 room assignment.
A learning community is a self-selected group of students who share similar academic interests and explore them together in common courses and out of classroom activities. These communities are residentially based, which means that participating students live in the same residence hall and floor.
RU ready to move to campus? We are excited to see you back on campus for your move-in. Here is some helpful information for this big day! An official email with check-time times and dates will be sent out as your move-in date gets near! However, if your plans have changed, and you are no longer in need of on campus housing, please email our Assignments Director at firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your housing before move in day, to avoid accruing housing charges.
If you are in recovery and are searching for a strong community to support your journey at Rutgers University-Newark, then check out our Recovery Housing. We offer on-campus housing that is discrete and protects anonymity. In addition to housing, we also offer community! You can participate in on and off campus social, sober activities on a regular basis. If you are interested in receiving more information about recovery housing and services, please contact Barbaros Dinler, Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program, at 973.353.5805 or viaemail. You can also check us out or connect onsocial media.
The Office of Housing and Residence Life anticipates hosting Summer Conferences for 2022, however, it is still pending official confirmation from the University on renting to non-RU attendees. We anticipate official confirmation during the Spring 2022 semester.
The Office of Housing and Residence Life plays an integral role in supporting students on the Newark campus
Applying for Housing
Assignments are determined based on several criteria including but not limited to the following:
Geographical distance from student’s home address to campus, with students that live the furthest away receiving a priority.
Date that your housing application is received, with students that apply the earliest receiving a priority.
Certain academic programs and campus involvement also receive additional priority for housing.
There are also a variety of special interest housing options. Students who apply for housing after the due date will be assigned based on the priority criteria listed above. All students interested in on-campus housing must apply separately from their application for admission to the University.
The housing application will be available after you accept the university's offer of admission. To accept your offer of admission, log onto your Rutgers Status and enroll. If you have already accepted your offer of admission, you may visit https://oncampus.rutgers.edu by logging in with your NetID and Password to access the online housing application and agreement.
You may submit a housing application by visiting https://oncampus.rutgers.edu and logging in with your NetID and Password. Please note, Returning students will have a priority Room Selection period based on their number of credits, and number of semesters living on campus. Please look for a Room Selection Email during the Spring Semester.
You may submit a housing application by visiting https://oncampus.rutgers.edu and logging in with your NetID and Password. Please look for a Room Selection Email during the Spring Semester.