Special Interest Housing

Honors College in High Mountian East

Students accepted into William Paterson's Honors College Program are considered as first preference for assignment in our High Mouantain East residence hall. Residents may choose to room with another Honors College student, or the resident may request another student. However, the individual not in the program, must submit a housing contract and housing deposit early to be considered for this residence community. Questions regarding this residence may be directed to the Residence Life Office, athome@wpunj.edu.

Substance Free Community  

Residence Life can accommodate a limited number of freshmen through seniors in a substance-free residential experience on a smaller wing in Century Hall. Students who choose to live in this residence community must sign a written agreement committing themselves to living a healthy, substance-free lifestyle. Questions regarding this residence may be directed to the Residence Life Office, athome@wpunj.edu.     

Gender Neutral Housing  

William Paterson University seeks to provide a living environment welcoming to all gender identities; one not limited by the traditional gender binary. Gender Neutral Housing is available to students with sophomore status and above, and allows for same-gender, opposite-gender or other-gender identities to live together regardless of sex. This provides a living/learning environment where residents can learn about and explore gender identity and expression in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Gender Neutral Housing participants must commit to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming living environment free of discrimination. Each resident accepted to live in Gender Neutral Housing must agree to the Gender Neutral Housing Agreement, and will have responsibility to develop and uphold standards for the community in congruence with valuing all persons and seeking to learn from their diverse experiences and perspectives. Currenlty, applicants to this living arrangement, would be assigned to Hillside Hall. 

Complete the Gender Neutral application, and return a scanned copy to the Residence Life Office, athome@wpunj.edu, or fax 973-720-2369. Questions regarding this residence may be directed to the Residence Life Office, athome@wpunj.edu.