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Family Resources

In Residence Life & Housing, we are committed to working toward the success of all students. As families, parents and guardians of students, youar are our partners in our efforts to provide service, support and an educational experience to students.

We welcome contact from parents and family members who wish to discuss problems. Our most common calls and emails are from families concerned about their student's social adjustment to college. We also receive numerous contacts from families expressing concern about roommate, suitemate or floor mate issues.

This page will provide links to connect you with resources to assist your student and provide you with information that may be useful.

As we work together, it is helpful to be aware of the following:

  • We strive to help all students and strongly believe that students themselves must take an active role in resolving any problem. This experience, though sometimes challenging, is often very rewarding for students and enhances their skills for preventing or handling future problems. While we are open to discussing issues with families, we must be able to work directly with the involved students in order to assist and are bound to follow federal, institutional, and contractual guidelines in our actions.
  • When you contact us with a concern, we generally share this information with your student. Asking us not to do so greatly limits our ability to resolve a situation.
  • Roommate conflicts always have multiple perspectives and multiple truths. Before we can take action on a reported concern, we gather all perspectives. Our staff members are well trained in conflict mediation and can educate students on appropriate assertiveness, listening skills, and communication skills.

We are very invested in the experience of your student and invite you to work with us in this endeavor!

Up-to-Date Reminders

Applying for on-campus housing

General application information is available on our Apply for Housing page, including which process and dates apply to students based on their status.

More specific information regarding the housing application and assignments can be found in our Sign-Up Guides:

  • Incoming First-Year Students
    (For students planning their first year of college)
  • Second-Year Housing - NEW THIS YEAR!
    (For current First-Year students and new transfer students with fewer than 30 credits applying for 2016-2017 on-campus housing)
    Early Bird application dates: October 5 - October 31, 2015
    Open Enrollment dates: February 1 - February 29, 2016
    Guaranteed housing deadline: February 29, 2016
  • Upper-Division Open Enrollment - NEW THIS YEAR!
    (For current Upper-Division students and new transfer students with at least 30 credits applying for 2016-2017 on-campus housing)
    Open Enrollment dates: September 1 - September 30, 2015
    Guaranteed housing deadline: September 30, 2015
  • Associate in Arts Transitionsing Students - NEW THIS YEAR!
    (For Associate in Arts students preparing to transition to the Newark campus)
    Open Enrollment: September 1 - September 30, 2015
    Guaranteed housing deadline: September 30, 2015

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