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Continuing Student Housing Selection Overview | 2021 - 2022

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. During housing selection, students must first apply for a housing selection number. Completion of the initial housing selection application is required for participation in the process to select any housing space on-campus. Obtaining the housing selection number is not binding until you select your space.

This year’s housing selection application deadline is April 19, 2021.

Housing Selection General Information and Policies

Who May Participate

  • Full-time, matriculated students currently attending classes on the New Brunswick campus (living on or off campus)
  • Students currently in a Rutgers sponsored study abroad program

How to Obtain a Housing Selection Number

  1. All eligible students who wish to live on-campus are required to apply for a housing selection number between Thursday, April 1 through Monday, April 19, 2021.
  2. All applicants will receive notification of their housing selection number via email on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
  3. Once you receive a housing selection number, please be sure to review the housing selection options to know when to participate in each process:

Housing Selection Timelines

Application 

Sign Up Dates 

Notification 

Selection 

Spaces 

Singles 

April 22 – April 27  

April 28 

April 29 

All Campuses 

Livingston/So Tru/Buell Apartments 4 PEOPLE 

April 26 – April 30 

May 3 

May 4 

Livingston, Sojourner Truth, Buell 

Livingston/So Tru/Buell Apartments 3 PEOPLE 

April 26 – April 30 

 

May 6 

May 7 

Livingston, Sojourner Truth, Buell 

Livingston/So Tru/Buell Apartments 2 PEOPLE 

April 26 – April 30 

 

May 10 

May 11 

Livingston, Sojourner Truth, Buell 

Easton Ave/Busch/Cook Apartments 

April 26 – May 11 

May 12 

May 13 – May 17 

University Center at Easton Ave., Nichols, Richardson, Silvers, Newell, Starkey 

Suites 

May 13 – May 17  

May 18  

May 19  

Crosby, Judson, McCormick, Morrow, Thomas, Winkler 

Doubles 

May 18 – May 21 

May 24 

May 25 –  May 28  

All Campuses 

Types of housing

  • Apartments: Groups of two or four interested in a two-single or two-double bedroom (respectively) apartment should review the application procedures and apply by the deadline. Groups of three interested in three-single bedroom apartments in the Livingston & Sojourner Truth Apartments also apply in this process.
  • Suites: Groups of six students interested in a Crosby, Judson, Morrow, Thomas, or Winkler Suite on the Busch Campus should review the application procedures and apply by the deadline.
  • Doubles: Individual students or a group of two interested in living in an upper-class residence hall on the College Avenue or Livingston Campus should review the application procedures and apply by the deadline.

Special Housing Timelines

You may be a part of a special housing program which is coordinated along with another academic department. Below are some of the other special housing timelines that students may be apart of.

Application

Sign Up Dates

Notification

Selection

Spaces

Housing Selection Application

April 1 – April 19

April 20

Various

All

DRC – Douglass Residential College Apartments

April 1 – April 19

April 21

April 22

Henderson Apartments

DRC – Douglass Residential College Residence Halls

April 1 – April 19

April 23

April 26

Jameson/Woodbury

DRC/SAS Honors Program (SASHP) Singles

April 1 – April 19

Assigned

Brett, Lynton Towers

B.E.S.T. Hall

April 1 – April 19

April 22

April 23

B.E.S.T. Hall Application Process

Honors College (2 person)

April 1 – April 19

April 26

April 27

B.E.S.T. Hall, Honors College, Thomas Suites

Mason Gross/SAS Honors Program SASHP/Engineering Honors

April 21 – April 27

Assigned

New Gibbons, Brett, McCormick, Jameson Singles

 

  • General Douglass Housing Options (Women Only): If you are interested in becoming a member of the Douglass Residential College and live in Jameson Hall, Henderson Apartments, or Woodbury Hall students must apply for a housing selection number, then submit a General Douglass Residential College Housing Application available from January 20 – January 28
  • Living-Learning Douglass Housing Options (Women Only): If you are interested in becoming a member of the Douglass Residential College and live in one of the following communities: Bunting Cobb, Global Village, or Honors, please visit the Douglass Residential College website for further information and the application.
  • For more information on living-learning, thematic, and other community options, please visit our special living options page.

Seniority Explanation

A seniority/reverse seniority system is used within the housing selection process. Each student will receive points based on their class year. Class year will be determined by what is listed via your school affiliation on April 19, 2021.

  1. Eligibility order will be determined first by the total number of points the group has, then the lowest housing selection number within the group.
  2. The more total points a group has, the higher they will be on the eligibility list.
  3. The point system is reversed for doubles and suites, making that process “reverse seniority.”
  4. Single rooms will use total earned credits to determine eligibility, rather than class year.

Apartments 

Doubles/Suites 

Class Year 

Points 

Class Year 

Points 

2021 

4 

2021 

1 

2022 

4 

2022 

1 

2023 

3 

2023 

2 

2024 

2 

2024 

3 

2025 

1 

2025 

4 

  • Residence Life guarantees housing to all rising sophomores.
  • The Sojourner Truth and Livingston Apartments application will only be available to senior and junior class years.
  • Pharmacy students should subtract two years from the class year, since they are in a six-year program. This will ensure pharmacy students have the proper points. For example, 2024 pharmacy students will actually be counted as having a 2022 class year.

Sign Up for a Housing Option

  1. Each housing option process has specific eligibility requirements and deadlines to apply.
  2. Complete and submit the required application according to the instructions for the particular housing you prefer.
  3. All students in a group will be required to complete an application for each housing option and indicate their requested roommates’ RUID numbers and full names.
  4. Once you commit to a space through a housing selection process, you are bound to your housing agreement and cannot participate in any other selection process. Take this into serious consideration before committing as your housing agreement cannot be cancelled unless you are withdrawing from the university.

Notification of Eligibility

  1. Once students sign up for a housing option, groups will be notified of their eligibility status on the day specified within the housing selection calendar.
  2. If the group is eligible to choose a room during the process, the website will indicate the specific date and time they may log in and choose a room.

Select a Space Online

If deemed eligible to select a space online, one person in the group (or yourself, if in a single) will be required to log into the application website and select a space for the group.

Please note: Only one member of the group is required to log into the system and select a space. All roommates within the group will receive a confirmation email once a space has been selected.

FAQs

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

“Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all students planning to attend this fall. Any vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. (currently Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson) is acceptable.  It is understood that some incoming students may be 17 years old, and may be only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. Students planning to attend the fall 2021 semester may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Students enrolled in fully online degree programs (typically defined as having no access to on-campus facilities), as well as individuals participating in fully online or off-campus Continuing Education programs, will not need to provide proof of vaccination.” See President Holloway’s full message here.

Students who do not apply during that time will not be eligible to participate in the housing selection process and must sign up for the waiting list which begins after the final doubles selection, anticipated to begin the first week of June.

No. The date and time you apply does not affect your housing selection number.

If a student’s class year changes, our office will continue to use the original class year as of April 19, 2021 for housing selection purposes.

Recent studies indicate that students who reside on campus for the first two years of their academic career maintain higher overall GPAs than students who live off campus, higher levels of social support among their student peers, as well as display increased persistence towards graduation. Recognizing these positive effects, Residence Life guarantees housing to all rising sophomores. 

If you are unsuccessful in obtaining your first choice of housing, please review the housing selection calendar to participate in future processes.

No. Once you commit to a space through digital signature, you are bound to your housing agreement and cannot participate in any other selection process. Take this into serious consideration before committing as your housing agreement cannot be cancelled unless you are withdrawing from the university.

No. Students may not sign back to their current space.

The Sojourner Truth and Livingston Apartments application will only be available to senior and junior class years. Refer to the section on seniority points to determine your chances of eligibility. 

Single rooms will use total earned credits to determine eligibility, rather than class year. This means a majority of singles are assigned to seniors. 

Special programs will be assigned in separate processes which will be specifically outlined by the community coordinators.

Yes. Students currently living off campus can take part in the housing selection process. 

You can reach out to our Student Support team via ruoncampus.rutgers.edu/support.