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International Students


    Dear International Students:
    Welcome to New Jersey City University! The Office of Residence Life provides approximately 260 students with safe, affordable housing in three facilities: Co-op Hall and Vodra Hall, located on the main campus, and University Apartments, located directly across from campus on Kennedy Boulevard. All facilities are smoke- and substance-free, linked to 24-hour campus security services, and have Residence Life staff on every floor.

    The residence experience provides students with a strong sense of community as they learn from one another, adjusting to new people and new ideas. Students will be challenged to develop their social skills and their understanding of other viewpoints and cultures as they learn to live with people from varying backgrounds.

    On-campus Housing Experience at NJCU  

     Living on campus makes sense financially because of the many services provided, including:  

    - Free laundry facilities
    - Free internet services and WIFI availability
    - Free tickets to campus sports and cultural events
    - A flat-rate fee for campus parking
    - Easy walking distance to classes and facilities
    - Convenient tutoring in each residence hall

    GET STARTED - Complete the on-line International Student Housing Application here.

    Things you need to know about the Application process
    • Students must be admitted to and registered at NJCU for the semester for which they are applying for residence. Transfer students must also complete a transfer application.
    • When offered a room assignment, the student must accept the offer in writing and pay a non-refundable deposit of $150 to hold room.
    • Students must complete all requirements regarding immunization, and financial and academic standing prior to check-in.
    General information and answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" are here: Please read!

    Cancellation Policy

    What to bring to campus

    The NJCU Residence Life Handbook explains all rules and policies related to housing. Please review it here

    Check-in: The semester's move-in date is included in the letter you will receive after your housing has been approved. If absolutely necessary, you may check in up to TWO DAYS before the official move-in, but there is no food service on campus and there may be no other students in the Residence Halls. Please let us know well in advance if you need to arrive early so that we can make arrangements for you to access your room.