Allen Minaya hanging out on the third floor of the Student Center.

Returning Student

Current Student Waitlist Housing

This information applies to Montclair State University Commuter Students who wish to reside in housing for the current Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 semester.

If you are currently commuting and you wish to be placed into housing for the current Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 semester, please follow the steps outlined below:

Pay a $300.00 non-refundable housing application fee. Payment of this fee serves to indicate your interest in residing in campus housing.

  • If paying by check, payment should be made out to “Montclair State University” (please write “Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 Housing Application Fee” in the memo portion of the check) and submit to:

Montclair State University
Red Hawk Central
Attn: Cashier’s Office
1 Normal Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043

  • Credit Card payments may only be made through your NEST account and NOT at the Student Accounts/Cashier Office.

Complete your online application in the Residential Management System (RMS). This application will allow you to sign your Housing License and Dining Agreement and complete your waitlist preferences. Once completed, you will be added to our waitlist and you will be placed into a bedspace once available.

Spring semester housing is subject to availability. For any student seeking spring housing, we do anticipate bed spaces to be available to meet demand. Our goal is to house every applicant.


Current Resident Student

If you currently reside in University housing for this academic year, and you wish to return to housing for the following academic year, please follow the instructions outlined on this page. More information will be released as we approach the Housing Selection period.

In order to reside in University housing for the fall semester, you must pay a $300.00 non-refundable housing application fee. Payment of this fee serves to indicate your interest in residing in campus housing once again.

  • If paying by check, payment should be made out to “Montclair State University” (please write “Fall 2019 Housing Application Fee” in the memo portion of the check) and submit to: Montclair State University
    Red Hawk Central
    Attn: Cashier’s Office
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • Credit Card payments may only be made through your NEST account and NOT at the Student Accounts/Cashier Office.

The priority deadline for payment of your housing application fee is Friday, March 1, 2019, at 6 p.m.

Failure to pay the housing application fee by this date will result in you being unable to participate in the room selection process and may cause you to be placed onto the housing waitlist.


Current Commuter Student

This information applies to Montclair State University Commuter Students who wish to reside in housing for the upcoming academic year.

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

Pay a $300.00 non-refundable housing application fee. Payment of this fee serves to indicate your interest in residing in campus housing.

  • If paying by check, payment should be made out to “Montclair State University” (please write “Fall 2019 Housing Application Fee” in the memo portion of the check) and submit to:

Montclair State University
Red Hawk Central
Attn: Cashier’s Office
1 Normal Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043

  • Credit Card payments may only be made through your NEST account and NOT at the Student Accounts/Cashier Office.

The priority deadline for payment of your housing application fee is Friday, March 1, 2019, at 6 p.m.

Failure to pay the housing application fee by this date will result in you being unable to participate in the room selection process and may cause you to be placed onto the housing waitlist.