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Apply for Housing

Join Us in Red Hawk Country!

Join the over 5,000 residential population and live on campus! Living on campus gives students the opportunity to socialize, live, and learn beyond the classroom — days, nights, and weekends. Montclair State Residence Life housing offerings include residence halls, suites, and apartments, each with their own amenities. Enjoy cable TV, high-speed internet, communal kitchens, game rooms, study lounges — you might never want to leave. In addition, we offer several Special Interest Housing options to provide students with the opportunity to live with friends who share your interests, lifestyle, or commitment to a major.

For more information, please click the title of your student type below! Housing selection materials are updated on a semester basis as it pertains to our timeline! There is also additional information below regarding our Housing Agreement, Medical Accommodations, Rates, and more!

Apply for Housing

Below you can click on the arrow to view general information to apply for housing for your student type! If you have any questions, please contact our office by phone at 973-655-5188 or by email at reslife@montclair.edu. A member of our team will be more than happy to assist you!

All detailed information regarding the Spring 2022 semester can be found here!

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
Housing Deadlines Fall Spring
Enrollment Forms and Fees May 1 Rolling
Housing Application Fee May 1 Rolling
Information About the Housing Process Sent to Montclair Email Start of May November
Online Housing Selection and/or Application Early June November

Housing for First-Year and Transfer Students

Housing for first-year and transfer students enrolling for the Fall semester is guaranteed for those who meet the below criteria (space permitting):

  • Have been fully accepted to the University
  • Submit all enrollment confirmation forms and fees by the semester deadline
  • Submit a $300.00 nonrefundable housing application fee by the semester deadline

All items are required in order for your housing application to be considered complete. For specific information on enrollment fees please see Accepted Students. Please note that our housing process is done completely online and there is no paper application to complete or submit.

For those who do not meet the above criteria, including students who may be accepted to the University after these dates, housing is not guaranteed. Every effort will be made to accommodate students in this category as space becomes available.

How Do I Apply?

  • Pay the $300.00 Housing Application Fee online through NEST or in person at the Office of Student Accounts. Payment info can be found on the Red Hawk Central website. The housing application fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is due by May 1st, 2022.
    • First year students for Spring 2022 do not have a deadline for their housing application fee. We recommend submitting your deposit as soon as possible. Information for housing is emailed to students in December and on a rolling basis!
  • Activate your Montclair State University NetID (your NetID is your Montclair State University Email account). The emails we send to students will be sent to your Montclair Email account.
  • Students will be emailed during the month of May about our housing selection process, which takes place in June. Students will be expected to enter the Residential Management System (RMS) to complete their online housing agreement, lifestyle preferences, room type preferences prior to selecting housing. Full details, including online selection tutorials, will be available at the beginning of May.
  • Students requesting housing accommodations due to a medical condition, in addition to completing the RMS preferences must submit a Request for Medical Accommodations by the semester deadline here.
Incoming Graduate Students

Campus housing is not just for our undergraduate students, it’s available for graduate students, too! We offer graduate student housing in our apartment complex, The Village.

How Do I Apply?

  • Pay the $300.00 Housing Application Fee online through NEST or in person at the Office of Student Accounts. Payment info can be found on the Red Hawk Central website. The housing application fee is due by May 1st, 2022.
    • First year students for Spring 2022 do not have a deadline for their housing application fee. We recommend submitting your deposit as soon as possible. Information for housing is emailed to students in December and on a rolling basis!
  • Activate your Montclair State University NetID (your NetID is your Montclair State University Email account). The emails we send to students will be sent to your Montclair Email account.
  • Students will be emailed during the month of May about our housing selection process, which takes place in June. Students will be expected to enter the Residential Management System (RMS) to complete their online housing agreement, lifestyle preferences, room type preferences prior to selecting housing. Full details, including online selection tutorials, will be available at the beginning of May.
  • Graduate students requesting housing accommodations due to a medical condition, in addition to completing the RMS preferences must submit a Request for Medical Accommodations by the semester deadline here.
Returning Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

We are currently accepting housing application fees for the current 2021 – 2022 academic year! Please review the below information on how to apply for current housing. We complete placements as space becomes available.

How Do I Apply?

  • Pay the $300.00 Housing Application Fee online through NEST or in person at the Office of Student Accounts. Payment info can be found on the Red Hawk Central website.
  • Complete your Housing Application. It will take about 2-3 business days for an application to be generated in our system, the Residential Management System (RMS). Once generated, you will be able to log into RMS and complete the housing agreement, room and lifestyle preferences.
  • Wait for placement email. Once your application is completed, a member of our team will place you into housing! You will then receive an email to your Montclair Email Account with more information on your space and how to move-in!

Fall 2022 – Spring 2023

If you are currently a resident or commuter student and you wish to request housing for the 2022 – 2023 academic year, the Office of Residence Life offers a specific general room selection process in the spring so students can select their housing assignment for the 2022 – 2023 academic year!

How Can I Participate?

In order to participate in the general room selection process, returning students must pay a $300.00 non-refundable housing application fee. The payment of this fee serves to indicate your interest in residing in campus housing. WE ARE NOT YET ACCEPTING PAYMENT FOR THE 2022-2023 HOUSING SELECTION PROCESS. PAYMENTS ARE TYPICALLY ACCEPTED IN LATE JANUARY!

What Happens After I Pay?

Our general room selection process is a thorough process that includes you completing an online application and selecting where you would like to live. We will have a designated webpage that talks about the entire process in length and will be your guide to housing selection! This information is available at the beginning of January.

Additional Information

Living on Campus

Living on campus goes beyond your room! Learn about our amenities, special interest learning communities, and more at the link below!

Living on Campus


Housing Agreement

All students living on campus must sign the Housing Agreement. The agreement outlines all of “the business” of living on campus. It’s important to familiarize yourself with your Housing Agreement before living on campus!

Read the Agreement


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Request for Medical Housing Accommodations

The Office of Residence Life and the Disability Resource Center work together to accommodate students with disabilities or medical needs. Depending on the time, students should confirm deadlines for housing selection processes! We do however accept requests at any time and accommodate requests based on availability.

Request Accommodations


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Room Rates

Learn about the housing and meal plan rates on Student Account’s website below.

Learn About Room Rates


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Off-Campus Housing

Interested in living off-campus? Let our Off-Campus Housing website help you in your search.

Find Off-Campus Housing