Stonewall Suites LGBTQA Living Community

Stonewall Suites is Montclair State University’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and allied (LGBTQA) living community. This community was established in 2010 and continues to provide students with a comfortable living and learning experience, where residents are placed without consideration of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Stonewall Suites seeks to connect students interested in supporting and educating themselves and their community about LGBTQA and other social justice issues. Those living in Stonewall Suites work to connect their experiences or theory they learn in the classroom with opportunities for student involvement through Residential Life and the LGBTQ Center.

Returning Students Application Timeline

March 5, 2015

Housing Deposit Due for Priority Consideration
March 25, 2015 Stonewall Application (below) Due for Priority Consideration 
March 26, 2015
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Online Self-selection for Stonewall Suites
Information available through Residence Life
August 28, 2015 Move-in, Time TBD

August 29, 2015
All Day

Mandatory Stonewall Community Retreat
Hosted by the LGBTQ Center and Residence Life

 New Students Application Timeline

April 15, 2015 Online Housing Application Available
May 1, 2015 Housing Application Due for Priority Consideration
Stonewall Application (below) Due for Priority Consideration 
June 3, 2015 Housing Deposit Due for Priority Consideration
June 22-25, 2015 Stonewall Interviews (In-person or Skype)
July TBD:  Housing Placement
August 28, 2015 Move-in, Time TBD

August 29, 2015
All Day

Mandatory Stonewall Community Retreat
Hosted by the LGBTQ Center and Residence Life

Stonewall Suites Living Community Goals

Stonewall residents shall develop the skills and have the opportunity to:

  • Explore one’s gender identity/expression in a safe, inclusive, and accepting environment
  • Articulate issues and experiences of diversity withparticular respect to the LGBTQ community
  • Meet and live cooperatively with a diverse community of individuals
  • Develop a deeper understanding of issues facing the LGBTQ community
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to be an effectiveally to the LGBTQ community
  • Promote understanding, awareness, and acceptance on issues surrounding gender and sexuality
  • Participate in advocacy and educational opportunities led by the LGBTQ Center
  • Access and utilize campus resources to ensure  academic success and personal development
  • Identify and profit from student advocates available to them through the LGBTQ Center and Residence Life

Community Info:

Location: Parker and Whitman Hall, Dinallo Heights
Community Availablity: 34 spaces
Resident Assistant: Johanna Durazzi

Suite Set-up:

  • Two residents per suite
  • Suites are either a double-occupancy bedroom (approx. 13' x 15') or two single-occupancy bedrooms (approx. 8'5'' by 13' each)
  • Toilet and shower in enclosed area
  • Vanity outside of toilet/shower room
  • Storage alcove
  • Closet, dresser, desk, chair and extra long twin bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired for cable TV (78 channels)
  • Heat and AC capabilities

Building Amenities:

  • Secure entrances
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Community kitchen
  • TV and community lounges
  • Study areas
  • Outdoor courtyards
  • Central laundry and mailboxes
  • Close proximity to central campus

For more information please contact:

Brian Edwards
Coordinator for the LGBTQ Center 
Room SC 110
(973) 655-7563