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Housing Basics for New Students

Let's get started toward making a home at the Hall!

Residency on campus is voluntary and there is no requirement for freshmen or other students to live on campus.

Room Availability

Housing is not guaranteed. However, Seton Hall will set aside 1,150 beds for new students. We encourage all incoming students to pay the housing deposit of $375 by May 1, if not sooner.

First year students who pay their housing deposit prior to May 1st will also be able to select their roommate or roommates. Instructions on how to participate in roommate selection will be emailed to students in June. Students who wish to participate in the roommate selection process must also submit a housing application.

How to Apply for Housing

Once you have been accepted to Seton Hall University, you may pay your housing deposit online, at the same link where you pay your tuition deposit.  Please be sure to pay the deposit for students new to housing.  Note: the housing deposit is non-refundable after May 1st.

Room Assignments, Roommates and Moving Instructions

All new students are assigned to Boland or Aquinas Hall and select spaces in Neumann Hall. By mid-July, we will send your residence hall selection, roommate information and Move-in Day instructions to your SHU e-mail address. Once you receive your Pirate Adventure, or orientation, packet, you can use your account information to view your housing information online.  Simply sign in to PirateNet and look for the link to "Access Your Housing Profile" under the Profile and Finances tab.

Meal Plans

If you do live on campus, you must participate in a University meal plan. First year students who have a housing assignment will automatically be assigned meal plan U with 75 pirate bucks. You will have until the end of Add/Drop each semester to change your meal plan. Pirate Bucks rollover from fall to spring semesters but do not carry over through the summer and into the fall.

Billing for Housing and Meal Plans

Students who have a housing assignment and meal plan must be registered as full-time students (12 or more credits unless graduating that semester.) Shortly after you are registered for classes, your housing and meal plan charges for the upcoming semester will be applied to your student account.  All bills are due upon receipt as noted on your e-bill.

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