Residence Life

FAQs

  1. I am a current NJIT student who currently does not live on campus, what is the possibility of me receiving a housing assignment?
  2. Will I receive a confirmation letter?
  3. Am I guaranteed housing on-campus for the remainder of my academic career, once I have a housing assignment?
  4. What is the cost to live on campus?
  5. Will I be placed in a triple room?
  6. How many students live on-campus?
  7. Where do first year students live?
  8. Where do upper class students live?
  9. What's the food like? What are the meal plan options? How much does a meal plan cost?
  10. Do the flex dollars balance on my meal plan transfer from fall to spring semester?
  11. What are the hours of operation for the Food Services?
  12. What about campus safety?
  13. I have heard about resident assistants (RAs)? What do they do?
  14. What else do the residence halls offer at NJIT?
  15. What are Living Learning Communities?
  16. Community Standards, what are they?
  17. Hall government?
  18. What activities take place in the residence halls?
  19. When can I check-in for Fall 2011?
  20. How do I request a roommate(s)?
  21. When will I find out who my roommate is?
  22. What happens if my roommate and I are not getting along?
  23. Am I allowed to have guests? If so, how many?
  24. How do I look for a job on campus?
  25. Whom do I contact for more information?

I am a current NJIT student who currently does not live on campus, what is the possibility of me receiving a housing assignment?

If you want to live on campus and agree to the terms and conditions of the contract, submit your housing application and contract when they become available in January.  You will participate with current on campus residents in the online room selection process in February.  You will be sent information on how to select your room once you apply online.

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Will I receive a confirmation letter?

You will receive a conformation letter and information titled "Residence Life at NJIT" (PDF). This information should answer many of your questions about living on campus. If you have questions after reviewing the material, please email or call us.

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Am I guaranteed housing on-campus for the remainder of my academic career, once I have a housing assignment?

We are unable to guarantee housing for the entire time you are at NJIT.

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What is the cost to live on campus?

Check out Residence Life's Rates Page.

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Will I be placed in a triple room?

We may have a limited number of triple rooms.

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How many students live on-campus?

Over 1,400 students live on campus in four co-ed residence halls.

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Where do first year students live?

First year students live in Cypress and Redwood Halls. Rooms are fully furnished, air- conditioned and are wired for networking to the University's main computer system and to the Internet. Each hall has common areas and facilities including lounges, study areas, kitchens and laundry rooms. Rooms are wired for phone and cable TV. Other services include: washer and dryers, snack and soda machines, recreational equipment (pool, ping- pong, large screen televisions, etc.) and mail service Monday-Friday. Redwood Hall has: *207 first year and upper class students *double rooms *two community bathrooms on each floor Cypress Hall has: *430 first year and upper class students *two double rooms share a bathroom.

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Where do upper class students live?

Upper class students live in every building, but often live in Laurel and Oak Halls. Rooms are fully furnished, air-conditioned and are wired for networking to the University's main computer system and to the Internet. Each hall has common areas and facilities including lounges, study areas, kitchens and laundry rooms. Rooms are wired for phone and cable TV. Other services include: washer and dryers, snack and soda machines, recreational equipment (pool, ping-pong, large screen televisions, etc.) and mail service Monday-Friday. Laurel Hall has: *582 upper class students *single and double room suites with a shared bathroom Oak Hall has: *213 upper class and graduate students *double rooms with kitchen and shared bathroom *four and five-person apartments with two bedrooms, bath, lounge and kitchen.

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What's the food like? What are the meal plan options? How much does a meal plan cost?

NJIT has a food service contract with an independent vendor, which offers well-balanced, nutritious meals with menus that feature traditional hot foods, fast foods, soup and salad bar, deli sandwiches and desserts. Pizza, Italian specialties and grilled sandwiches are also featured. Options to the full-feature menu include vegetarian, vegan and low-fat desserts.

Details on the NJIT meal plans and their prices can be found on Residence Life's Rates Page.

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Do the flex dollars balance on my meal plan transfer from fall to spring semester?

Yes, flex dollars transfer from fall to spring semester. Any flex dollars left at the end of spring semester are not refundable.

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What are the hours of operation for the Food Services?

For the most accurate information about food services please visit Gourmet Dining Service's website.

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What about campus safety?

NJIT students use electronic cards to gain access to a central residence hall entrance. Desk attendants are on duty 24 hours a day and provide security for the residence halls by monitoring hall entrances and swiping student IDs. All guests must have a valid photo ID and be signed into the residence halls by a resident host. Guests must be accompanied by their hosts at all times. Residence life staff provides on-duty coverage in each building. In addition, NJIT's professional police and public safety officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day on foot, in cars, motor scooters and bicycles. Rooftop surveillance cameras are monitored around the clock.

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I have heard about resident assistants (RAs)? What do they do?

You will have two resident assistants on your floor. RAs have many roles: community facilitator, activities organizer, resource person, peer counselor, administrator, disciplinarian and friend. Follow these links to view more information about Residence Life's student staff and professional staff.

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What else do the residence halls offer at NJIT?

We offer Living Learning Communities, Communities Standards and opportunities to be involved in hall government and activities.

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What are Living Learning Communities?

Living Learning Communities provide an environment that can enhance motivation to learn, stimulate learning in specific areas of interest and offer opportunities to work closely with staff and faculty members. Current Living Learning Communities include Honors, Architecture, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Each semester, each Learning Community creates and plans events that provide focus that could include creating study groups, sharing their own work(s) or attending or participating in events in the campus and local community.

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Community Standards, what are they?

During the first week of classes, students on each floor make agreements about how they are going to relate to and treat each other in their community. Floor communities then meet on a weekly basis to discuss their community standards issues, upcoming events and to share other pertinent information. The community standards for the floor continuously evolve as the community interaction shapes and reshapes your understanding and expectations.

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What is hall government?

Hall government is similar to student government. Each area elects floor representatives and hall government officers. Students discuss issues, plan programs, etc.

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What activities take place in the residence halls?

Events such as ice cream socials, Redwood Haunted House, '80's Dance Party, pool/bike tournaments, study review sessions, resume writing, poetry readings, international cooking fests, etc.

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When can I check-in for Fall 2011?

Upperclass students will be allowed to check-in beginning August 28, 2011 from 10:00-5:00 pm, August 29-September 31 from 10:00-4:00 pm and 8:00-10:00 pm in each hall.  First year student check-in will be Tuesday, August 30, 2011.  You will be notified of your check-in time when you receive your housing assignment information.

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How do I request a roommate(s)?

Upperclass students will be sent their room and roommate information in the middle of August.

First year students will select their own room and roommate(s) online in July.

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When will I find out who my roommate is?

Residence Life will notify you of your roommate(s) name(s) when room assignment letters are sent in the middle of August.

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What happens if my roommate and I are not getting along?

When you move in you will be asked to complete a roommate agreement. If you have an issue with your roommate then we encourage you to go over your roommate agreement again. Your resident assistant will be available to assist you if you have a problem.

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Am I allowed to have guests? If so, how many?

You are allowed to have up to three guests at one time, however there are certain restrictions. Check out the Policies and Procedures section for more information.

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How do I look for a job on campus?

Contact or visit the Student Financial Aid Services Office in the Student Mall for information about job opportunities on campus. Residence Life also hires many students. See the Employment Opportunities section for the positions we offer.

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Who do I contact for more information if my question has not been answered on this page?

Check out our Contact Us section.

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