Frequently Asked Questions
Building Security & Management
Building Location & Parking
Housing Contracts & Fees
What are the housing options available at UMDNJ?
UMDNJ University Housing is the University’s first ever residence hall. It was built and designed with the needs of the healthcare student in mind with spacious apartments, comfortable furniture, and an atmosphere conducive to study or sleep. Check this website for a description of the units.
Can I see the new UMDNJ housing before deciding whether to live there?
Yes, you can contact the Building Manager at
973-474-5100 to make an appointment to tour
the facility. You may also contact the University
by calling 973-972-8796 ext. 2 or by emailing
questions to email@example.com.
Who is eligible to live in the new housing?
Full time matriculated students at UMDNJ as well as residents, post doctoral fellows and faculty at the University are eligible to request space in the new University housing facility. Housing availability cannot be guaranteed for every student requesting it. The University’s preference is to accommodate first year students. Once those assignments are made, other assignments will be made on a first come, first served basis.
What are the apartments like in the new housing?
There are a range of housing types available in the new building, from studios to 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a living room, kitchen, bathroom, individual bedrooms, A/C and high-speed internet. There is plenty of closet space throughout the apartment in common areas and in individual bedrooms.
All apartment windows are covered with blinds. Kitchen areas have vinyl tile flooring, while living rooms and bedrooms are carpeted. Bathrooms have ceramic floor and wall tiles. There are some overhead light fixtures in all apartments, but you will need to bring desk and/or floor lamps for additional lighting. Just remember that for your safety, no halogen lamps are permitted.
Are utilities included in the accommodation fees?
Students will need to sign up with PSEG to connect their electricity for the apartment. In multiple dwelling apartments, one student will sign up with PSEG but the utility bills will be shared by all. Every apartment has a separate meter so there is no guessing as to the usage of electricity of individual apartments.
What are the kitchens like?
All apartment kitchens are furnished with appliances including full sized refrigerator, stove with oven, sink, and microwave. Some of the 2 and 3 bedroom units offer separate dining areas, while some studios offer eat-at counter tops. Residents must provide their own cooking and eating equipment and utensils, including cookware and tableware.
Are the apartments furnished?
Apartments are furnished with bedroom, living and dining furniture. Bedroom furniture includes a bed with mattress, armoire (dresser), desk, and desk chair for each student. Beds in the 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments are full size with standard 76” long mattresses while studio apartments offer a “day bed” style extra-long 80” twin bed that can also double as a sofa. Living and dining room furniture include a sofa, armchair, coffee table, dining table and dining chairs. Residents must provide their own TV as well as their own bed and bath linens. Residents are not allowed to bring in their own furniture.
Are the apartments air-conditioned?
All apartments are air-conditioned. All bedrooms and living areas have individually controlled units for greater comfort of individual apartment residents.
Is there someplace in the building, other than the apartments, where I can study or socialize?
The building has a furnished lobby on the ground floor with areas for study or socializing. There is a quiet study lounge on the 8th floor that offers areas for individual and group study. In addition, there is an outdoor terrace on the 6th floor and occasional seating areas located throughout the residential floors. The lounge, study and terrace areas are furnished with a variety of seating and tables.
Where can I do my laundry?
There are laundry facilities located on each floor, with washers, dryers and tables for folding laundry. Residents can purchase a laundry card in the lobby.
How is mail delivered?
Mail will be delivered to the building by the University’s mailroom. Each apartment is assigned a mail box, which is located on the ground floor lobby. Packages delivered during the day will be received by the building management staff and held for pick up by building residents. There is an outgoing mail box in the lobby so residents can mail out letters, cards, etc.
Is there an ATM in the building?
There is an ATM machine in the lobby for use by the residents. There is no outside access to this machine.
How do I access the building?
All building residents will have their University Identification Card encoded by Public Safety for access to the building. This card must be used to gain access to the ground floor lobby, to the elevators and to/from the parking garage into the residence. Entrances are locked at all times.
What type of security is in the building?
There is a security station located in the main lobby at the front entrance which is staffed 24/7. In addition, there are a number of security cameras located throughout the residential building and parking deck as well as alarmed emergency exit doors. There are also emergency phones (with blue lights) in several locations throughout the parking deck.
Can I have visitors? How do I access the building?
Your family and friends are welcome to visit you. As with any apartment, you are responsible for your visitors and for their behavior while they are in the building. Refer to the University’s Housing Guidelines for more information on visitors.
How will the building be maintained?
A private management company will provide the staff necessary to take care of any needed repairs and to clean the common areas of the building. You will be responsible for cleaning your own apartment. An on-call system provides staff response to any maintenance requests that occur in individual apartments or in common areas of the building.
Where is the new University housing located?
The building is located on campus at the intersection of 12th Avenue and West Market Street adjacent to Parking Deck #1. It is a stone’s throw from the University library and near all graduate school and hospital facilities.
What is the area like?
The building’s strategic location on campus not only provides nearby access to campus facilities, but also to local stores and restaurants, including the University bookstore. In addition, there are residential buildings and a new science high school located nearby. As in any busy urban setting, reasonable precautions should be taken to ensure your safety and that of your personal property.
Is there parking near the building?
The building includes 5 floors of parking which
added approximately 515 new parking spaces to
Parking Deck #1. Residents of the building will
be given first priority at parking in the housing
deck. To obtain the annual parking fee contact
the Parking Office at 973.972.5489, or by email
Where may visitors park?
Visitors may use metered street parking or the parking stalls designated for visitors in Parking Decks #2 and #3. There is no visitor parking in Parking Deck #1.
What are the accommodation rates for the new University housing?
Rates are set depending upon the unit
posted rates apply to the 2013-2014 academic
What is the contract term?
Contract terms vary according to the needs of the student. Some students need to reside in student housing for 12 months, others have programs that end in six (6) months; many students want to stay for the academic year. The Office on Housing needs to be advised of the desired length of the contract.
When can I move in?
Move-in information is included in your housing assignment notification packet which you will receive prior to the start of your academic year. Housestaff, postdoctoral fellows and residents/interns have different start times than do our students. We accommodate their individual move-in requirements.
How do I sign up for housing? Do I need to sign up with roommates?
You can sign up for housing by completing a Housing Application Form. Students may indicate their preference for housing unit type (studio, 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms) and may apply with all or some roommates selected. If students do not register with roommates and select a multi-bedroom unit preference, the University reserves the right to assign someone to fill this space. Although every effort is may to accommodate requests, students may not be able to get their first, second or third choice apartment. For further information call 973-972-8796.
When will housing assignments be made?
The housing assignment process is on-going. It is expected that students will know by May/June whether they have been assigned an apartment or a bedroom in the building. At that time, your assignment confirmation and complete information about your roommate(s) including their name(s), address(es), and telephone number(s) will be sent to you. You can complete a Roommate Form found on the website if you want us to use it in assigning your roommates.
Where can I get more information about housing?
The University’s Office on Housing is available to answer any questions regarding the housing and the housing registration schedule and process. All students will receive a copy of the University’s Housing Guidelines which provide detailed information on the housing agreement, residence facilities, policies and procedures, parking, fire prevention, safety, security, and other issues. These Guidelines are also posted on the website. All residents of the student housing should familiarize themselves with these Guidelines.