Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Please see answers to commonly asked questions are below. Contact Residence Life with any other questions related to the resident experience.
(973) 596-3039 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to live on campus and agree to the terms and conditions of the contract, submit your housing application and contract when they become available in January. You will participate with current on campus residents in the online room selection process in February. You will be sent information on how to select your room once you apply online.
You will receive a conformation letter via your NJIT email account. If you have any questions after reviewing your confirmation letter please email or call us.
We are unable to guarantee housing for the entire time you are at NJIT.
At this time, we do not have triple rooms.
Almost 2,000 students live on campus in five co-ed residence halls and the Greek Village.
First year students live in Cypress, Redwood and the Honors Halls. Rooms are fully furnished, air- conditioned with Wifi and Internet. Each hall has common areas and facilities including lounges, study areas, kitchens and laundry rooms. Rooms are wired for phone and cable TV. Other services include: washer and dryers, snack and soda machines, recreational equipment (pool, ping- pong, large screen televisions, etc.) and mail service Monday-Friday. Redwood Hall has: *195 first year and upper class students *double rooms *two community bathrooms on each floor Cypress Hall has: *430 first year and upper class students *two double rooms share a bathroom. Honors Hall has: *360 first year and upper class students *double rooms share a bathroom.
Upper class students live in every buildings. Rooms are fully furnished, air-conditioned with Wifi and Internet. Each hall has common areas and facilities including lounges, study areas, kitchens and laundry rooms. Rooms are wired for phone and cable TV. Other services include: washer and dryers, snack and soda machines, recreational equipment (pool, ping-pong, large screen televisions, etc.) and mail service Monday-Friday. Laurel Hall has: *582 upper class students *single and double room suites with a shared bathroom Oak Hall has: *186 upper class and graduate students *double rooms with kitchen and shared bathroom *four and five-person apartments with two bedrooms, bath, lounge and kitchen. Greek Village consists of eight houses for 192 members of fraternities and sororities in two person suites. A suite includes two double rooms. Each suite has a shared bathroom. All rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, and lamp, for each student.
NJIT has a food service contract with an independent vendor, which offers well-balanced, nutritious meals with menus that feature traditional hot foods, fast foods, soup and salad bar, deli sandwiches and desserts. Pizza, Italian specialties and grilled sandwiches are also featured. Options to the full-feature menu include vegetarian, vegan and low-fat desserts.
Yes, flex dollars transfer from fall to spring semester. Any flex dollars left at the end of spring semester are non refundable.
For the most accurate information about food services please visit Gourmet Dining Service's website.
NJIT students use electronic cards to gain access to a central residence hall entrance. Desk attendants are on duty 24 hours a day and provide security for the residence halls by monitoring hall entrances and swiping student IDs. All guests must have a valid photo ID and be signed into the residence halls by a resident host. Guests must be accompanied by their hosts at all times. Residence life staff provides on-duty coverage in each building. In addition, NJIT's professional police and public safety officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day on foot, in cars, motor scooters and bicycles. Rooftop surveillance cameras are monitored around the clock.
Many of you will have two resident assistants on your floor. RAs have many roles: community facilitator, activities organizer, resource person, peer counselor, administrator, disciplinarian and friend. Follow these links to view more information about Residence Life's student staff and professional staff.
We offer Living Learning Communities, Communities Standards and opportunities to be involved in hall government and activities.
Living Learning Communities provide an environment that can enhance motivation to learn, stimulate learning in specific areas of interest and offer opportunities to work closely with staff and faculty members. Current Living Learning Communities include Honors, Architecture, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Each semester, each Learning Community creates and plans events that provide focus that could include creating study groups, sharing their own work(s) or attending or participating in events in the campus and local community.
During the first week of classes, students on each floor make agreements about how they are going to relate to and treat each other in their community. Floor communities then meet on a weekly basis to discuss their community standards issues, upcoming events and to share other pertinent information. The community standards for the floor continuously evolve as the community interaction shapes and reshapes your understanding and expectations.
Hall government is similar to student government. Each area elects floor representatives and hall government officers. Students discuss issues, plan programs, etc.
Events such as ice cream socials, Redwood Haunted House, '80's Dance Party, pool/bike tournaments, study review sessions, resume writing, poetry readings, international cooking fests, etc.
Upper class students will be sent their room and roommate information in the middle of July.
First year students will select their own room and roommate(s) online in July.
Residence Life will notify you of your roommate(s) name(s) when room assignment letters are sent in the middle of July.
When you move in you will be asked to complete a roommate agreement. If you have an issue with your roommate then we encourage you to go over your roommate agreement again. Your resident assistant will be available to assist you if you have a problem.
You are allowed to have up to three guests at one time, however there are certain restrictions. Check out the Policies and Procedures section for more information.
Contact or visit the Student Financial Aid Services Office in the Student Mall for information about job opportunities on campus. Residence Life also hires many students. See the Employment Opportunities section for the positions we offer.
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