Current Commuter Student

Housing Deadlines



Housing Application Fee   3/5


Online Housing Application   6/3


Request for Medical Accommodations     3/15


MSU Commuter Students who wish to reside in housing for upcoming academic year

If you are currently commuting for the fall semester, and you wish to select housing for the upcoming semester, please follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Pay a $300.00 non-refundable housing application fee. Payment of this fee serves to indicate your interest in residing in campus housing.  Pay the Housing Application Fee online through NEST or in person at the Office of Student Accounts (located in College Hall 218).  Payment info can be found at

Checks should be made out to "Montclair State University" (please write "Spring 2016 Housing Application Fee" in the memo portion of check) and submit to:

Student Accounts Office/Cashier’s Office
College Hall
Room 216
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043

Step 2: Read the Residence License and Dining Service Agreement. Please log into the RMS system and electronically sign the Residence License and Dining Services Agreement. (You will not be able to be placed if you do not complete this prior to the process beginning.Please read the 2016-2017 Residence License and Dining Agreement‌.  The tutorial contains detailed instructions to sign the license, create a pin and select lifestyle preferences.

 Step 3: Make sure that there are no holds/obligations existing on your student account by reviewing the holds page of your NEST account. If there are any holds on your account (financial, registration, parking, immunization, library fines, etc), you must clear them with the respective departments before you can be placed. Please note academic probation holds will not affect your ability to be placed in housing.

Step 4: Review and decide on the Meal Plan choice that is the best fit for you.

Step 5: Review and decide on Residence Hall building preferences.

Step 6: Login to Residential Management System (RMS) to select your preferences for housing.

A wait list process will be established once all rooms for the Spring are filled. There is no guaranteed housing assignment for students on the wait list. Offers of assignments will be made throughout the academic year at the discretion of the Office of Residence Life as vacancies occur.

Should you have any questions about the room selection process, or if you have difficulty logging-in to the Residential Management System, please do not hesitate to contact our office during business hours (8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday).