How to Apply for Housing
How do I apply for a room assignment on campus?
New freshmen students are assigned to room with other freshmen students for the first year so that all residents can be in a commu nity with their peer group. Freshmen cannot request to live with upper class residents until after the freshmen year.
There are currently no restrictions on housing requests for students who live within close proximity to the University.
Newly accepted students to the University, who will be registering full-time 12 credits, may submit a Residence Life Contract online.
and clicking on deposits. Print the payment confirmation for your records. If you do not have access to the the web, you may mail a check or money order, payable to William Paterson University, with the contract.
Residence Life has extended the date for guaranteed housing to June 3rd. Housing applications will continue to be accepted after the deadline until all vacancies are filled. Residence Life will not guarantee assignment to a particular building after May 1st. Submission of the online contract alone does not secure your residence hall space unless the required $150 non-refundable housing deposit is also submitted. Students interested in on campus housing must initiate the contract process, and expressing an interest on the admissions application is not connected to the housing contract request.
Prior to move-in, and usually in the first week of August, all students are given contact information for their roommate so they can e-mail and begin planning the start of your college experience. If you want to to view suggestions on items to purchase you can click here for our document What to Pack for Your Room On Campus.
If you are unable to use this web form, please email us to request a housing contract at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What housing options are there for students with a disability?
The University has available living accommodations specifically equipped so that disabled students may reside on campus. All students, however, must be able to reside independently in these facilities; that is, be able to do their own dressing, meal preparation, cleaning, etc.
If you have any disabilities which we should consider in considering your application for on campus housing, please contact our Central Residence Life Office at 973-720-2714 and ask to speak with the Associate Director of Residence Life.
We may also ask that you identify yourself with the Office of Disability Services at William Paterson University. Their contact information is 973-720-2853 and the web site is http://www.wpunj.edu/disabilityservices/.
Residence Life can accept roommate requests up through Monday July 15th. After this date, assignments are finalized by our office. Notification of hall assignments and roommates will be done around the 1st week in August.
Our roommate matching service, RoomSync, also closes on July 15th.
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 participants yourself. There are different groups for Transfer students, and new freshmen. Please be sure you join the right group to find the best roommate match.
RoomSync app for new freshmen is now open!
For Honors College and WP Trustee Scholarship recipients only, please join this link. Passcode if needed: 320134
For all other freshmen (Overlook South), please join this link. Passcode if needed: 120134
New transfer students are invited to join an upper-class resident group of RoomSync to browse potential roommates. Your link to join is here. Passcode if needed: 420134
Here you can find the Roommate Questionnaire, which Residence Life will use to help us find a roommate that best matches your needs.