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Application Guidelines for On-Campus Housing

Newly accepted students to the University, registering full-time,12 credits, may submit a Residence Life Contract online. A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is required to validate your housing contract. You can pay the deposit by credit card or e-check by going to www.wpunj.edu/ebill and clicking on the 'deposits tab".If you do not have the ability to pay your deposit online, you may mail a check or money order, payable to William Paterson University, directly to Residence Life, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. 

Click here to access the Residence Life Contract >>

Residence Life has a preferred date of May 1st, for guaranteed fall semester housing. Applications for on-campus housing will continue to be accepted after the deadline until all vacancies are filled. For spring semester, Residence Life accepts housing contracts on an a rolling basis until filled.

New freshmen students are assigned to a room with other freshmen students for the first year so that all residents can be in a community with their peer group. Freshmen cannot request to live with upper class residents until after their freshmen year.

Notification of hall assignments and roommates will be done around the 1st week in August. All students are e-mailed the assigned building and room along with contact information for their roommate. If you want to to view suggestions on items to purchase you can click here for our suggestions - What to Pack for Your Room On Campus.

If you are having difficulties accessing the online housing contract, please email us at athome@wpunj.edu.

Roommate Requests

Residence Life can accept roommate requests up through Friday, July 17th, 2015After this date, assignments are finalized by our office.

If you have a specific friend/acquaintance you would like to be your roommate, download the Roommate Request/Survey and return to us at athome@wpunj.edu. Or use our matching service RoomSync to find a compatible roommate. 

RoomSync is a Facebook application that allows you to search for potential roommates by setting preferences for certain roommate matching criteria. You post a description of your perfect roommate and share more about who you are. RoomSync makes roommate suggestions, but you can also browse all members yourself. There are different groups for new freshmen and transfer students. Please be sure you join the right group to find the best roommate match. Our roommate matching service, RoomSync, also closes on Friday, July 17th, 2015.

For all new freshmen residents (Overlook South, High Mountain East), this is your link.   Passcode if needed: 120144

New transfer students are invited to join an upper-class resident group of RoomSync to browse potential roommates.  You can request current residents who have joined or other new transfer students. This is your link.  Passcode if needed: 420144

Want Residence Life to choose your roommate? Complete the Roommate Survey and forward to Residence Life, athome@wpunj. More information about you will assist us when completing your housing placement.

Housing Accomodations for Disabled Students

The University has available living accommodations for students presenting with physical disabilities. All students, however, must be able to reside independently in these facilities; that is, be able to do their own dressing, self-care, cleaning, etc.

If you have any disabilities which we should be aware of when considering your application for on campus housing, please indicate this on your Housing Contract contact and provide an explanation of your needs.You may also contact our Central Residence Life Office at 973-720-2714 and ask to speak with the Associate Director of Residence Life for Assignments.

We will also ask that you identify yourself with the Office of Disability Services at William Paterson University. Residence Life works in conjunction with Disability Services in adhering to ADA guidelines. Their contact information is 973-720-2853 and the web site is http://www.wpunj.edu/disabilityservices/.