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FAQ's

Below are some FAQ's that you may find useful for answering some of your own questions. If you need further assistance please contact the Office of Residential Learning & University Housing at (856) 256-4266 or e-mail us at housingquestions@rowan.edu.

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Do I have to apply for housing?
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Do I have to live on campus?
3.
After I send in my housing contract and deposit how long will it take to be notified?
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Do I have to select a meal plan to live on campus?
5.
I requested to live in a specific building, but did not get assigned there. Why?
6.
Why didn't I get placed with the roommate I asked for?
7.
What happens if I move in and I don't feel that I can get along with my new roommate?
8.
When will the students school bills reflect a housing and meal plan charges?
9.
What are my chances of getting a single room?
10.
 What if I have a special condition that requires special accommodations?
11.
What are the different styles of buildings on campus?
12.
 What are all the room furnishings?
13.
 Are the rooms carpeted?
14.
 What size bed linen should I bring?
15.
 Is smoking permitted in the room?
16.
 Can I bring a computer?
17.
 Do I need to bring blinds or curtains?
18.
 Am I allowed to bring an air-conditioner?
19.
 Can I bring a pet?
20.
 What will be my mailing address on campus?
21.
 What happens on opening day?
22.
 When should I receive my housing deposit back?
   



Q. Do I have to apply for housing?
A. Yes, you must apply for housing by logging on to www.rowan.edu/selfservice and then clicking MyHousing. You will NOT automatically be assigned a room. You must be accepted to the University and have paid the $100.00 acceptance fee required by the Admissions Department in order to apply for housing. Once you have paid your $100 acceptance fee and the Admissions Department has processed your payment, log on to www.rowan.edu/selfservice and click MyHousing to complete your housing application.

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Q. Do I have to live on campus?
A. In accordance to the Mandatory Housing policy at Rowan you must live on campus if you are an unmarried, undergraduate, full-time student regardless of emancipation status and will not be living with your parents or legal guardian. This policy affects all students until the completion of the second academic year or 58 earned credits. Students living with their parent or legal guardian will be required to furnish the Offices of Residential Learning & University Housing with a notarized State of Student Residence form confirming this fact and commute within a 40 mile radius of the University. Click here to download the State Residence form. 

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Q. After I submit my housing application and paid my deposit how long will it take to be notified?
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Q. Do I have to select a meal plan to live on campus?
A. All students who live in a residence hall are required to purchase a meal plan. Students who live in the apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan. For more details regarding meal plans please click here.

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Q. I requested to live in a specific building, but did not get assigned there. Why?
A. The Department of Residential Learning & University Housing does not guarantee that you will be placed in your preferred building. We make every attempt to place you in your requested location, but numerous variables control your placement like, learning communities, date of contract, availability and limitation of space etc. If you would like to apply for a room change/swap, please log on to www.rowan.edu/selfservice and click MyHousing.

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Q. Why didn’t I get placed with the roommate I asked for?
A. Many variables control whether or not you will be assigned with a roommate that you requested. You must be sure that the person has also specified you as a roommate, by each of you mutually requesting one another by including the Rowan ID number (no dashes no spaces) in your housing application. All requests should be made early enough in the application process. Finally, there are still no guarantees that student will be matched up together. When this happens students can put in a request for a room change/swap.

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Q. What happens if I move in and I don’t feel that I can get along with my new roommate?
A. Meeting a new roommate and living with someone new can be a hard transition. The Department of Residential Learning & University Housing encourages all new roommates to take the time to get to know one another. Emergency room changes are done throughout the semester on a case by case basis. Room changes are done based on availability and with authorization from the central office in Savitz Hall. The Resident Assistant staff is trained on assisting students to talk things over and to come to an agreement. Many times a short mediation between the students is all that is needed to get everyone on the right track. Students are encouraged to see their Resident Assistant prior to coming to the central office.

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Q. When will the students school bills reflect a housing and meal plan charges?
A. Bills are mailed out from the Bursars’ Office the second week of July for the Fall semester. If a housing charge and meal plan charge are not reflected on the bill then it is due to one of the following conditions:
– The student has not officially applied for housing or selected a meal plan.
– The student has applied for housing and is waiting to be officially assigned. Late contracts will delay assignment placement.
Only after the student has been officially assigned will a housing charge be placed on the student's bill.

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Q. What are my chances of getting a single room?
A. Single rooms are very limited on the campus. Single rooms are for upperclassmen only unless a medical request is granted.

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Q. What if I have a special condition that requires special accommodations?
A. Students who apply and have a special need must supply a written letter (on physicians letterhead paper, no notes) from their attending physician indicating their recommendation for their housing needs with the Academic Success Center. All recommendations are reviewed and decided upon afterwards. Special requests should be made early while rooms are available. Only after students have registered with the Academic Success Center will requests be considered.

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Q. What are the different styles of buildings on campus?
A. For information regarding university residence halls, click here. For information regarding university apartments, click here.

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Q. What are all the room furnishings?
A. Each student is assigned a desk, desk chair, twin size bed frame and a twin size mattress (80 inch). Depending on the building the room will have either a dresser, wardrobe or large closets. All bedrooms are wired for network, cable and phone service.
Apartment common areas include a kitchen refrigerator, stove/oven, cabinets and sinks. The bathrooms include a toilet, shower, sink, vanity countertops, cabinets and mirrors. Living rooms include couches, chairs, coffee table, dining room table and chairs.

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Q. Are the rooms carpeted?
A. Chestnut, Willow and Magnolia Halls have carpeted hallways, lounges and bedrooms. Mimosa, Mullica and Evergreen Halls have carpeting in the hallways and lounges and tiled bedrooms. Oak and Laurel Halls have carpeting located in the hallways and tiled rooms.

All apartments have carpeting in the living room and bedrooms. The kitchen and bathroom are tiled.

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Q. What size bed linen should I bring?
A. Mattress sizes are 80". We recommend that you bring extra-long flat sheets.

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Q. Is smoking permitted in the room?
A. Smoking is prohibited in all residential buildings. Also, in an effort to promote a positive and healthful physical environment for students. Smoking is prohibited within 50 feet of any building. Designated smoking areas are posted around residential complexes.

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Q. Can I bring a computer?
A. Rowan resident halls and apartment bedrooms are equipped with a network jack for two computers in each room. Student who require more than two computers can pick up computer HUB to run up to four computers. All questions concerning computer hardware, connection, software and requirements should be addressed to www.rowan.edu/nss or by calling the Network Services Support Desk directly at 856-256-4400. Wireless services are provided throughout the buildings. Please do not bring your own router.

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Q. Do I need to bring blinds or curtains?
A. Each room or apartment is furnished with either blinds or shades for all windows. We do not recommend that you bring your own window treatments.

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Q. Am I allowed to bring an air-conditioner, air purifier, or a dehumidifier?
A. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers are not permitted in any building on campus. We recommend that you bring a window or free-standing fan. Air purifiers are permitted in the residence halls.

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Q. Can I bring a pet?
A. No! No animals or pets of any type are permitted (including lab specimens) in the residence halls or apartment complexes with the exception of fish in a tank no larger than 10 gallons.

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Q. What will be my mailing address on campus?
A.

MAILING ADDRESSES

EDGEWOOD PARK APARTMENTS
Name
Edgewood Park Apts. #_____
Glassboro, NJ 08028

ROWAN BOULEVARD
Name
100 Redmond Ave
Apartment #____
Glassboro, NJ 08028

TOWNHOUSES
Name
290 Mullica Hill Road Apt # _____
Glassboro, NJ 08028

WHITNEY CENTER
Name
Rowan University
300 Rowan Boulevard
Apartment #____
Glassboro, NJ 08028

RESIDENCE HALLS & TRIAD APARTMENTS

Name
Box____
Rowan University
200 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1700

To obtain box number, go to www.rowan.edu/selfservice
Click on “Personal Information”
View Addresses and Phone
Information Listed under “Student Center Box Address”


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Q. What happens on opening day?
A. Opening day is filled with exciting events for all students marking the beginning of the academic year. When a student comes on to the campus they will make their way to the building. There, they will meet the Resident Assistant/Resident Director staff. The staff will issue their key. Once they are in the room they will be asked to inspect the room and sign the RCR (Room Condition Report). Once the RCR is signed by the Resident Assistant/Resident Director staff and the student, then will the student be able to move in their belongings.

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Q. When should I receive my housing deposit back?
A. All housing deposits are non-refundable. Housing deposits will be credited to a student's spring semester bill.

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