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Summer Housing FAQ

Who is eligible for summer housing?

Summer housing is available only for undergraduate TCNJ students enrolled in summer classes, TCNJ students working full-time for a college department, or TCNJ students participating in a summer program approved by Residential Education and Housing.

What is the cost of summer housing?

Summer housing costs $216.53 per week. The total for Session 1 (3 weeks) is $649.59 while Session 2 and Session 3 (5 weeks) is $1082.65. Further, summer housing is billed based on the number of weeks in housing and not days. Information on the billing schedule can be found with Student Accounts.

What if I am not living on campus for an entire session?

Students are billed in full in advance for an entire session. Any refunds will be given to a student once they have officially checked out of their room. If a student is entering housing after a session begins, they will be charged in full on a pro-rated basis.

How do I sign up for Summer Housing?

Students need to put in the amount of time they wish to be in summer housing by entering a check in and check out date for the entire summer term.  All of summer housing is done online via My Housing. Please view the summer housing timeline on the summer housing page.

Where do students live for the summer?

Summer housing will be located in Phelps Hall for Session 1, 2, 3 and all of MUSE.  Students living on campus for Fall 2019 that are here for Session 3 may be asked to move in to that assignment early. Although rare, students who are here for consecutive sessions may be required to move rooms in order to maximize our space and occupancy needs.

What types of rooms are available for me to live in?

Phelps is an apartment-style residence hall. Each apartment houses five students in one double and three singles. All room types will be available for students to select to live in.  In an effort to maximize occupancy students here for Session 3 may need to reside in double rooms.

How do I choose a room?

Due to the need to maximize occupancy over the different summer sessions students wishing to live on campus will be assigned by our office.  Students will still be able to request potential roommates and given availability we will do our best to honor all requests but we can not make any guarantees based on availability and time students are staying.

What if I want to live with someone else?

You are allowed to live with someone else in summer housing, provided they have applied for the same session as yourself. In order to have the opportunity to live with another student(s), you both will need to list each other as requested roommates on the “Assignment Process & Roommate Requests” step of the Summer Housing Application.

What if I do not like where I am living during the summer?

If you are having roommate issues or any other concern about your living arrangement in the summer, please contact the student staff member on your floor or the professional staff member in Phelps that oversees the residents in summer housing. They will work with you to rectify your situation.

What if I currently live on campus and will be living here for Session 1? What if I am currently in Phelps for the spring?

Since the residence halls close on Tuesday, May 21 and move-in for Session 1 is not until Monday, May 27, all current spring residents will need to move out by Tuesday, May 21 and come back on Monday, May 27 to move into their apartment space.

Can I be moved during summer housing?

In order to maintain occupancy and building service needs, students may be consolidated during or between any session. If this is to occur, our office will contact those students who are impacted directly. If you are here for Session 2 and Session 3 you may be asked to move from one space in Phelps to another or if you are living on campus for the fall you may be asked to move into your fall space early.

Is there a meal plan associated with summer housing?

No meal plans will be provided for the summer of 2019 but Traditions will be open from 7:30am to 3pm for breakfast and lunch as well as a dinner option in the Dining Hall where students can pay with cash, credit or Get It points.

As summer residents will be residing in Phelps, they will have access to a refrigerator, microwave and a two burner stove in their apartment as well as a full kitchen in their building.   Students are encouraged to purchase groceries and dine in the apartments or order in from local area restaurants.

Do I have to sign a contract?

Yes, you will be asked to sign a summer housing contract when you complete the Summer Housing Application. Students will not be issued keys to their room assignments until the summer contract is agreed to.

What if I need to cancel my contract or application?

Please contact our office via email (housing@tcnj.edu) if you are no longer interested in summer housing.

What if I am participating in the MUSE program or working for CES?

Our office will contact these students directly as it relates to which sessions to apply for and the assignment of rooms.

How does billing work for CES and MUSE?

If CES or MUSE is covering any or all portions of your summer housing, you will need to speak with those organizations to ask how they work with Student Accounts as it relates to your bill for summer housing. Residential Education and Housing must bill every student here for summer housing, regardless of whether it is covered through a different office on campus.

What if my question is not answered here?

Please contact Residential Education and Housing at housing@tcnj.edu, 609-771-2301 or 609-771-3455 and we will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you have.

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