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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.

Housing Availability

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

The first 1,150 students who complete the housing application AND pay the housing deposit by May 1 will secure housing for the fall semester.

Housing Deposit and Application 

Once a student has been accepted to Seton Hall University, he/she may pay his/her housing deposit online, at the same link where he/she paid 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.

The housing application will be available in January. Once student received their shu credentials they can log into their PirateNet and click on the eRezLife chiclet to access and complete the fall new student housing application. 

Housing Assignments, Roommates and Moving Instructions

All new students are assigned to Boland, Aquinas and select spaces in Neumann Hall. By mid-July, students can expect to receive their housing assignment, 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 click on the "eRezLife" chiclet. 

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 last day 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.