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Know Your Selection Date!

Students must apply for housing selection at oncampus.rutgers.edu on their specific housing selection date below. Selecting on your date is a binding contract.


Current Rutgers students re-apply for on-campus housing through an annual housing selection process that allows students to search and select a room or apartment online. The housing selection is held every year in January, after students return from Winter Break. During the housing selection period, students apply for a housing selection number. Participating in the housing selection is required in order for a student to apply to any housing type or to special communities (e.g., Douglass Residential College, SAS Honors).

Students must apply for housing selection at oncampus.rutgers.edu by 11:59pm on January 29, 2019. Housing Selection numbers are emailed to students on January 31, 2019.These numbers are used to prioritize the students’ selection of on-campus housing options. Students access the online housing application in the order of their housing selection numbers to find available rooms.

Through this selection process, students have the opportunity to live in any housing type on any campus. Students may apply together with specific roommates or If students apply together, each member in the group must submit an individual housing application and reflect requested roommate(s) name and RUID within the housing application. The Sojourner Truth and Livingston Apartments application will only be available to senior and junior class years.

Each year, Residence Life conducts a major marketing campaign using posters in residence halls, social media, and this website to communicate housing selection information and respond to student questions. Students will see housing selection information updated on this website and promoted in the halls every January.

For questions regarding the housing selection process please contact the residence life Assignments Office at oncampus@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-0750.

2019-20 Housing Selection Process

Residence Life is excited to offer students the ability to search and select a room/apartment online. Since there have been changes to the policies and procedures from previous housing selection processes, it is extremely important to review the housing selection information and calendar below as you will not be eligible to participate in a process if not completed during the indicated time-frame.

**PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to apply for a housing selection number is Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 11:59pm**

Housing selection information is only for continuing Rutgers students and incoming Spring 2019 transfer students. New Fall 2019 incoming students do not apply for housing through this process. Please wait for your online housing application, which will be delivered to you via e-mail.

Housing Selection Resources

Important General Information and Policies
Please be sure to review the general housing selection guidelines and policies to ensure proper completion of each step in the process.

Apply for Housing Selection (Step-by-Step)
To participate in the 2019-2020 housing selection process, all students must apply for a number beginning Monday, January 14th through Tuesday, January 29th. Residents may not participate in any sign up process (including Douglass Residential College, SAS Honors, and other special programs) without a housing selection application.

Housing Options
Click on the Housing Options link above to review the various housing options and special programs available during the housing selection process. To apply, simply follow the detailed instructions for the housing process you choose, within the time-frames posted. In the meantime, explore our campuses, view floor plans, photos and 3D-room renderings while you learn about our residence halls, apartments, and suites. 

Use the link above to review the seniority information for the 2019-2020 year.

Housing Selection Calendar
Refer to the calendar for important dates, times and deadlines. You will not be able to participate in a process if you do not complete the necessary steps within the indicated timelines.