Housing & Residence Life

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Housing & Residence Life

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Housing is Now Available!

All students applying for housing must be registered full-time and if domestic, have filed their FAFSA.

Room and Board Costs  Complete the Housing Application

Make Your Housing Deposit Online

  • Log in to GothicNet. Enter your seven-digit GothicNet/Student ID and password.
  • Click on Student Dashboard.
  • Click on View Bill/Make a Payment.
  • Click on the green button. Go to Bill & Payment Account Center.
  • Click on Deposits. 
  • Select a Term and the Deposit Payment Account.
  • Follow directions for your desired payment method.

Live Where You Learn!

The university experience goes way beyond the classroom. Here are a few reasons to consider living on campus:

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You’re at the heart of everything. You’re never more than a few minutes away from classes. Activities. Dining. Athletic and fitness facilities. Common areas. And everything else NJCU has to offer.

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More Flexibility

It’s so much easier to schedule the classes you want without having to worry about transit schedules and commuting hours. Use newfound time for activities. Extra study. Maybe even a few extra winks of sleep!

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Sense of Community

Being a resident provides added opportunity to be involved in NJCU’s uniquely diverse social and educational community. You’ll build lifetime friendships, and you’ll grow both personally and socially.

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Better Grades

Statistics show that resident students get better grades, are almost twice as likely to make the Dean’s List and are more likely to graduate on time. And on-time graduation means less college debt!

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When you add up the cost of off-campus housing (rent, utilities, food, commuting), you might be surprised that an NJCU residence and meal plan might be the way to go. Housing grants are available for qualified students.

NJCU Public Safety

24-Hour Security and More

All residence halls offer 24-hour security, laundry rooms, kitchen facilities, study lounges, computer labs and a variety of educational, community service, and recreational programs.

Explore our Residence Halls

Vodra Campus Building

Vodra Hall

A residence hall for juniors and seniors. Learn more.

Housing NJCU westside dorm

West Campus Village

Double and single apartments. Learn more.

Co-op Hall Building

Co-Op Hall

A residence hall for first-year and transfer students. Learn more.

Interested in Housing but can't access the application? Please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 201-200-2338 or reslife@njcu.edu 

Looking for information about commuting, please click the link below.

Commuting Information

Contact Us

Gilligan Student Union Building 111
P: 201-200-2338
E: reslife@njcu.edu