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  • Housing Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I be guaranteed housing?

    Monroe College guarantees housing to students who submit their application and housing application fee before our Housing Application deadline of June 6th.  After this deadline, students are placed in any remaining rooms.  We usually have a limited amount of rooms available as late as August.  The earlier your application is received, the better your chances are of receiving a housing assignment.  

    Do I have to be a full time student to live on campus?

    Yes. Any student living on campus must either maintain 12 credit hours or be enrolled full-time in our English Language Learning Institute.

    How much will it cost me to live on campus?

    Costs of living differ depending on the type of room and the meal plan that you choose.  Typically, students should budget around $5,000 per semester for room and board.  You can find detailed information regarding housing and meal plan costs here.

    Do you have graduate student housing?

    While we do not currently have separate housing for graduate students, graduate students may utilize any of our housing options. Please note that we do not have family housing available, and that all residents must be enrolled students in order to live on campus

    How will you choose my roommate(s)?

    The housing application includes a number of lifestyle questions to help us match you with a compatible roommate(s). Questions about your preferred bedtime, study habits and more will help us determine good matches.

    Can I request a particular roommate(s)?

    Yes.  Although we can’t guarantee that every request will be fulfilled, we will make every effort to honor your preference, depending on the availability of open rooms.  To request a particular roommate, please include your preferred roommate's name and ID number in your housing application. The earlier you apply, the better your chances are of receiving your requested roommate(s).

    Do the residence halls stay open during official breaks?

    Residence halls are open during official breaks. However, the regular meal plan is not in effect during breaks in the academic schedule. Residents are expected to make their own arrangements for food during these times. 

    Are there facilities for washing and drying clothes?

    There are washers and dryers in all of our residence halls. 

    Are WiFi and cable television available in the residence halls?

    All residential buildings are equipped with strong WiFi. While cable is not available in the dorm rooms, it is available in the student lounges. Additionally, students may stream entertainment from their personal electronic devices via WiFi and bring their own TVs for use with personal gaming consoles.

    Do I have to have a meal plan?

    All students are required to have a meal plan if they are living on campus, with the exception of those students living in apartment style dorms that are equipped with kitchens.  Freshmen students are required to purchase the meal plan for their first three semesters.  

    May I bring my own furniture with me?

    All residence hall rooms are fully furnished with a bed, desk, chair, bureau space and a closet.  You may bring furniture into your room, but you should consider what your roommate(s) may be bringing as well. Talk to your roommate(s) before you make any final decisions about furnishing the room. Please note that all furniture assigned to a room must stay in that room; it cannot not be moved or stored to make room for your furniture. 

    What is the refund policy should I choose to leave the dormitories?

    Housing Refund Schedule 

     Week 1 or Week 2 85%
     Week 3 50%
     Week 4 or After  0%


    What should I bring with me?

    Below are some suggested items. Check with your roommate(s) before moving in to avoid duplicate items.

    • FOR YOUR BED: (Mattresses are standard Twin XL size)
    • Twin XL sheets and pillowcase
    • Mattress pad
    • Pillow
    • Blanket
    • Bedspread or comforter

    Order linens for your residence hall.

    What electrical items can I bring with me?

    (All rooms come equipped with a small refrigerator. These units are designed to save energy and are very convenient, combining a refrigerator and freezer. Please do not bring a refrigerator or microwave to school. Microwaves are provided in the common areas. ) 

    • Computer
    • Printer and accessories
    • Power strip with circuit breaker
    • Iron with automatic shutoff

    Are pets allowed in the residence halls?

    No pets or animals of any kind may be kept in the residence halls. Service animals and approved assistance animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008, must be approved prior to move-in.  

    May I bring a car to campus?

    Unfortunately, on campus students may not bring a car on campus.  Our campus has ample public transportation close by, which allows students easy access to the surrounding area and to New York City.