Special Interest Housing

Special Interest Housing/Special Considerations Descriptions:

First Year Student Special Interest Communities:

Honors College Floor – First Year Students that have applied to and been accepted into the Newark College of Arts and Sciences Honors College may request to be assigned to the Honors College Floor, located on the eighth floor of Woodward Hall.  Students will have access to Honors advisement within the building during registration time and have an RA that is also an upper-classmen Honors College student on the floor as an additional resource. 

Business College Floor – First Year Students that have applied to and been accepted into the Rutgers Business College may request to be assigned to the Business College Floor, located on the seventh floor of Woodward Hall.  Students will have live in a community of Business College students and have special programming geared towards the business majors, as well as some academic initiatives.  An upper-classman Business College student will serve as an RA on the floor as an additional resource.

High on Life Floor - Rutgers offers First year students the opportunity to live on the “High on Life” floor, located on the tenth floor of Woodward Hall.  Activities, events and clubs are strongly encouraged on this floor so students can get more out of college. Residents agree not to come back to the dorm under the influence of any substance. Special programming is provided as well. As a result, it ends up being a cool, dry place that supports an alcohol and drug free environment.

Multi-Cultural Perspective Floor - This is an exciting new community created on the ninth floor of Woodward Hall for First Year Students.  Students that have an interest in advancing their knowledge and experience in Diversity and Social Justice can live on this floor.  Students from any Sexual Orientation, Race, Religion, Culture, Ability, Gender, Class and any other forms of diverse backgrounds can come together and live among each other and explore each other’s stories.  There will also be a RA to facilitate programming specific to Diversity and Social Justice, as well as opportunities for students to facilitate conversations on the floor and within the building community.  Rutgers Newark is the most diverse college in the country, and why not learn more about this area beyond what we teach in the classroom.

Recovery/Substance Free – Students that may be involved in a variety of recovery programs have the option of requesting to be assigned to a Recovery/Substance Free Talbott Apartment suite. Students that request this option are contacted directly by a staff member from University Counseling Services to determine if they may be eligible for this living option. For more information, please review the Recovery Housing Brochure.

 

Upper-Classmen Special Interest Communities:

Gender Neutral Housing-Gender Neutral Housing is an environment where student housing is not restricted to traditional limitations of the gender binary. This program has been launched in recognition of the fact that traditional, same-sex room assignments are not ideal or appropriate for all students. Rutgers University Newark has chosen to offer gender neutral housing because we believe it is important that housing policies evolve to meet the needs of students and to create an inclusive, welcoming environment.  Any rising sophomore, junior, or senior may elect to reside in a gender neutral housing apartment.

Honors College Floor – Upper-Classmen that are enrolled in the Newark College of Arts and Sciences Honors College may request to be assigned to the Honors College Floor, located on the tenth floor of University Square Apartments.  Students will have access to Honors advisement within the building during registration time and have an RA that is also an upper-classmen Honors College student on the floor as an additional resource. 

Business College Floor – Upper-Classmen that are enrolled in the Rutgers Business College may request to be assigned to the Business College Floor, located on the second floor of University Square Apartments.  Students will have live in a community of Business College students and have special programming geared towards business majors, as well as some academic initiatives.  An upper-classman Business College student will serve as an RA on the floor as an additional resource.

24 Hour Quiet Community - Students residing in 24 Hour Quiet areas agree to limit noise in their living units at all times to a level that may not be heard through their bedroom and/or suite doors when closed.

Recovery/Substance Free – Students that may be involved in a variety of recovery programs have the option of requesting to be assigned to a Recovery/Substance Free suite. Students that request this option are contacted directly by a staff member from University Counseling Services to determine if they may be eligible for this living option.  For more information, please review the Recovery Housing Brochure.

General Special Interest Communities Information:

Carr Scholar – Recipients of the James Dickson Carr Scholarship receive a guarantee for University Housing as part of their scholarship award. The guarantee is contingent upon submitting an application for housing no later than June 1st. Applicants that apply after this date will receive a priority for housing, however, they will not receive a guarantee.

Rutgers Athlete – Students that are participating in a Rutgers Newark Intercollegiate Athletic team may request to be assigned with other teammates. Please note that there is no guarantee of housing or a specific assignment inherent in the request. Efforts are made to assign members of a particular athletic team together if they have requested that option.