Important Dates and Information

Getting Ready for Move In

Students who completed both the housing application and housing deposit by August 6th should have received an email about their housing assignment for the fall semester.  If you did not receive an email or if when you log into your ResCenter portal you do not see a housing assignment, please contact our office immediately.  

All students with assignments will receive a communication from their Resident Director with details about move-in and a link to sign up for a move-in date and time.  Move-in will be done over 4 days, beginning on Thursday, August 20th and ending on Sunday, August 23rd.  Each student will have a 3-hour window to move their belongings into their assigned residential space.  There will be a morning move-in window from 9am to 12pm and an afternoon move-in window from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.  

Students must arrive to campus and complete their move-in during their chosen move-in window.  The number of move-in slots for each building, each day will be limited.  We ask for everyone's flexibility and cooperation regarding the move-in process to ensure a safe move-in process for everyone.  

Click here for a copy of the Move In Guide to help you start packing!

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the residential experience be like on campus for fall?

On Tuesday, July 21st, a Residence Life Town Hall was presented for students to learn more about what returning to campus will be like for the fall semester.  A full video of the presentation is available by clicking here.  

Will students have to wear face masks in the residence halls?

Students will be required to wear a face mask or facial covering when they are not in their assigned room space.  This includes, but is not limited to, when entering the building, when in hallways or elevators and/or when utilizing and common shared spaces that are open for use by students. 

What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19 who lives in the residence halls?

The University has published the Quarantine/Isolation Procedures as part of the Reopening Plan.  This policy information can be located by clicking here.  Residential students will be required to complete daily symptom checks, including taking their temperature before leaving their residential room. Residential students who are experiencing symptoms must contact Counseling, Health and Wellness immediately.  The Counseling, Health and Wellness staff will determine next steps for students. 

Will students be allowed to have guests for the fall semester?

Guests will not be permitted in the residence halls for the fall semester.  This includes both day and overnight guests.  In addition, residential students will only be permitted access to the residence hall in which they are assigned a room. 

Students may have items dropped off to them throughout the semester, but they would have to pick up the item(s) from the party delivering it to them outside of the residence hall.   

Will students have roommates?

There will be both double and single occupancy rooms assigned to students for the fall semester.  All triple occupancy rooms have been reduced to doubles.  In addition, rooms in which the square footage and furniture placement will allow for over 6ft of distance between students beds will be used as double occupancy rooms. 

When will students be notified of their housing assignment?

Students will receive an email when their housing assignment information is available in ResCenter.  Our team is working on processing student housing preferences and assignments daily and has the goal of sending out assignments on or around August 8th

When is move-in?  What will the move-in process be?

Move in for the fall semester will take place over 4 days, in which a limited number of students from each building will be allowed to move in during each move in timeframe.  Move in will take place Thursday, August 20th through Sunday, August 23rd.  There will be a morning timeframe (9am to 12pm) and an afternoon timeframe (1:30pm to 4:30pm) that students will be able to sign up for via email that they receive from their Resident Director.  Timeslots will be limited for each day/time and are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Will students be allowed to go home/leave campus?

Students will be permitted to go home/leave campus, but are being asked to do so only when leaving campus is essential.  We understand that many students have academic related courses that have practicum, clinical or internship components.  In addition, we understand that many of our students have employment that will require them to leave campus. 

Outside of academic and work commitments, we are asking student to minimize leaving campus for non-essential purposes.  If students do need to go home/leave campus, we are asking that students practice social distancing and wear face coverings as health and safety precautions.  In addition, we ask that students continue to monitor themselves for any symptoms daily and not return to campus if they are experiencing any symptoms. 

Will the common areas/shared kitchens be open for students to use?

Most common areas in the residence halls will either have limited capacity or will not be open for use for the fall semester.  The Office of Residence Life will take into consideration the guidance of the State of New Jersey, the Center for Disease Control and other guiding higher education authorities regarding usage of common area spaces in the residence halls.  Information will be posted throughout the residence halls informing students regarding the usage of specific spaces in each residence hall. 

What should I do if I want to change my meal plan?

Students who would like to change their meal plan can do so in ResCenter at this time.  Once students are assigned to their fall housing assignment, more meal plan options may be available to them, including the option for students assigned to the apartments to opt out of a meal plan. 

Applying for Housing

Students who are interested in applying for housing for the fall semester can still submit and application and deposit.   Please click this link for detailed information about applying for housing.

If you have any other questions, please contact us via email athome@wpunj.edu or connect with us via the WP Residence Life Chat.