We strongly recommend that first-time international students elect to live on campus in one of our three residence halls. And many do! Here are just a few of the reasons:
Each residence hall provides 24-hour security, on-site laundry, kitchen, study rooms, computer labs and online access. Meal plans are included. Residents participate in a host of recreational programs. Learn more about our housing options:
If you plan to live on campus during your studies, you must apply for housing.
• Note: You may submit an application without a Gothic ID number. If you do not know your Gothic ID number, enter "0000000" or any 7 digits.
• You do not need your NJCU email. You can enter your personal email.
• You may apply for housing even if you are not registered for classes yet. Disregard this notice in the application.
• A non-refundable** $150 housing deposit is required to hold your space in a room. The deposit may be paid by credit card. For payment information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
** The deposit will be refunded ONLY if you are unable to attend NJCU because of a problem with your visa.
You may return them by email to email@example.com.
The semester's move-in date is included in the letter you will receive after your housing has been approved. If necessary, you may check in one day before the official move-in. Please let us know well in advance if you need to arrive early so that we can make necessary arrangements.
Each residence hall is equipped with washers and dryers. There is no charge to use them. You must provide your own laundry detergent.
If you fly to Newark Airport (EWR), the Office of International Programs will provide transportation to NJCU on the official move-in day and the day before. Residence Life will help facilitate this process.
NJCU cannot assist you with finding housing outside of the university. Like any major city, Jersey City has desirable and undesirable areas. Although you are free to live anywhere, we strongly suggest that you live on campus during your first semester so that you have time to learn about the region.