Seton Hall University

Returning Resident Assistant Housing Deposit Policy


To alleviate the financial burden of paying the housing deposit for Resident Assistants who are returning to the position for the following fall semester.


University Policy


A Resident Assistant is a paraprofessional student staff member that is hired for one academic year to assist students who live within the same residence hall. 
The Housing Deposit is a monetary deposit made in order for a student to be eligible for housing selection and must be submitted with the housing application.


Current Resident Assistants who have applied to renew their position for the following fall semester are exempt from making the housing deposit. If a current Resident Assistant’s offer is rescinded or declined, the Resident Assistant is then responsible in making the housing deposit should they want to still live in University housing. The housing deposit must be paid on the deadline mentioned in the Resident Assistant decision letter or within 5 business days of the offering being rescinded. If the dates fall outside the March 6th housing deposit deadline, Housing and Residence Life does not guarantee that the Resident Assistant will be able to participate in the Housing Selection process.

Responsible Offices



Effective Date

January 30, 2020