The exterior of Machuga Heights and Sam's place from an aerial view.

The Heights

The Heights, Montclair State University’s newest residence halls complex, opened in Fall 2011. The Heights are the first public-private partnership to be initiated under the 2009 NJ Economic Stimulus Act, and are located at the north end of campus.

Complex Highlights

  • 567,271 square feet (includes two complexes and 24,216 square feet of dining)
  • Each complex includes four residential buildings and two floors of common area
  • 1,978 beds (approximately 125 units or 250 beds per building)
  • Unit types are single and shared bedroom units (no more than two students to a bathroom)
  • Each building maintains one unit type. One complex maintains two buildings of shared and two buildings of single bedroom units. Another complex includes three buildings of shared and one building of single bedroom units.

The Heights Room Layouts

A Double Room Layout in the Heights featuring two beds and a bathroom. A Double Room Layout in the Heights featuring two beds and a bathroom.
A Single Room Layout in the Heights with two adjoining rooms sharing a bathroom. A Single Room Layout in the Heights with two adjoining rooms sharing a bathroom.

Please note that the room layout shown represents a general building floor plan. Some rooms may differ from this layout.

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Building Amenities
  • Secure entrances monitored by Service Assistants
  • Six or eight floors per building
  • A multipurpose room
  • Building management offices
  • Residence Life staff offices
  • Community kitchen
  • Multiple game/recreation spaces
  • TV lounge
  • Closed study areas on each floor and in the main common area
  • Open community lounges on each floor and in the main common area
  • A central laundry area
  • Central mailboxes
  • Outdoor community space courtyards
  • Close proximity to academic buildings, dining facilities and the Student Recreation Center
Suite Features
  • 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
  • Fully furnished
  • Heating and air conditioning capabilities
  • Completely wireless
  • Wired for HD cable TV with over 100 channels.
Room Features (Per Resident)
  • Closet
  • Extra long twin bed
  • Dresser
  • Desk
  • Chair
The Heights by Name
Anthony M. Dinallo Heights and Commons: John Victor Machuga Heights and Commons:
John Basilone Hall (Single Units) Sam Mills Hall (Double Units)
Albert Einstein Hall (Double Units) Althea Gibson Hall (Double Units)
Walt Whitman Hall (Double Units) William Gordon Hall (Single Units)
Nellie Katherine Morrow Parker Halll (Single Units) Clara Barton Hall (Double Units)