Residence Hall Experience

The Residence Hall Experience for high school students enrolled in our Pre-College Program offers the opportunity to prepare for college success while reveling in your chosen subject matter. Discover the joy of living, studying, and relaxing on a beautiful suburban university campus with state-of-the-art facilities, design, and technology. As a bonus, you’re certain to make a new friend or two next door or down the hall!
Evening activities provide a chance to dine in our cafeteria, exercise in our facilities, complete homework assignments with a study group, and relax and enjoy new companions and mentors. The course you select will have some personalized evening activities, but you’ll also join our larger on-campus group for other activities. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

 Click here to see a SAMPLE EVENING SCHEDULE for Monday - Friday.


Residential Students may also choose to stay overnight on Friday and Saturday when they are attending two consecutive weeks of courses. Immerse your high school student in the William Paterson experience for a special weekend on campus.We are here to help prepare your student for college.  William Paterson Weekend is your opportunity for your student to experience campus life. Our weekend student/resident will be presented with a rich array of activities, an exciting field trip, three meals, snacks, and two over-night accommodations in the University Residence Hall.

These options are only available to students who register for two consecutive weeks of summer classes.

Weekend Option #1: Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18

Weekend Option #2: Friday, July 24 & Saturday, July 25

Days: Friday to Saturday

Fee: $315 per weekend