Important Dates and Information

Spring Semester Closing

The residence halls close on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 6pm for the spring semester.  All residential students are expected to remove all of the personal belongings and complete an express check out 24 hours after their have completed their final exams or by Friday May 7th at 6pm, whichever comes first. 

Please click here to view the Spring Closing Poster which has important reminders about checkout for the spring.

Any student with questions or concerns about spring closing should reach out directly to the Resident Director for support and assistance. 

Room Selection for 2021 - 2022

Room Selection Information for 2021 - 2022 has been sent to all current residential students.  There are a variety changes for the Residential Occupancy Plan for this upcoming year... Most importantly, The Office of Residence Life plans to return to a traditional occupancy model for this coming fall

Please see the Room Selection Infographic posted below for important details about building options for continuing students, the selection timeline and a general overview of how selection works.  

All students who are interested in living on campus next year should submit their housing application and $150 housing deposit via ResCenter today!  More information will continue to be made available to students via ResCenter  regarding roommate matching and housing preferences.  Please log into your ResCenter account via WP Connect.  


2020 - 2021 Frequently Asked Questions

What will the residential experience be like on campus?

As we are still facing many challenges related to the global pandemic, the Office of Residence Life will continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines of the State of New Jersey, the Center for Disease Control and other guiding organizations.  Information about health and safety protocols and expectations will be provided to students via email, as well as posted throughout the residence halls.  

All members of our residential communities will be expected to follow the established policies and procedures to ensure that we do all we can to keep everyone safe and health this semester.  

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 spring semester?

Guests will not be permitted in the residence halls for the spring semester.  This includes both day and overnight guests. 

At this time, residential students are still only permitted to access the residence hall in which they are assigned to live.  We will continue to evaluate this throughout the semester and if it is determined that adjustments can be made to visitation, students will be informed of any changes via their WPU email.  

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?

Student housing assignment information is available in ResCenter.  Our team is working on processing student housing assignments and room change requests daily.  Please continue to check your ResCenter portal for updates.  

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

Move in for the spring semester will take place over 3 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 Monday, January 18th through Wednesday, January 21st.  There will be a morning timeframe (10am to 12pm) and an afternoon timeframe (2pm to 4pm) and an evening timeframe (6pm to 8pm) 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 start of the spring 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. 

Summer Housing 2021

Summer housing is available for students who are enrolled in summer courses at William Paterson University.  If you are interested in living on campus this summer, please log into ResCenter to complete and submit a Summer Housing Application.