Housing Applications


For FIRST YEAR or TRANSFER UNDERGRADUATE students at Rutgers University - Newark:

The housing application will be available after you accept the university’s offer of admission. To accept your offer of admission, log onto Your Rutgers Status and enroll.  If you have already accepted your offer of admission, you may click here to access the online housing application and agreement.

All first year students are required to select a meal plan.

For all GRADUATERETURNING or CURRENT students that do NOT currently live on-campus at Rutgers University - Newark:

You may submit a housing application by visiting https://oncampus.rutgers.edu and logging in with your NetID and Password.  

Please note, returning students will have a priority Room Selection period based on their number of credits, and number of semesters living on campus.  Please look for a Room Selection e-mail during the Spring Semester.

Returning, transfer, and graduate students may select a meal plan.


Assignments are determined based on several criteria including but not limited to the following:

  • Geographical distance from student’s home address to campus, with students that live the furthest away receiving a priority.
  • Date that your housing application is received, with students that apply the earliest receiving a priority.
  • Certain academic programs and campus involvement also receive additional priority for housing.

There are also a variety of special interest housing options. Students who apply for housing after May 15th will be assigned based on the priority criteria listed above. All students interested in on-campus housing must apply separately from their application for admission to the University.