Sign Up For Housing

Students can manage all of their housing needs, including applications, roommates, room selection, and cancellations, by logging in to the myHousing portal with their Jaspernet credentials.

Application Process & Deadlines

The housing application process and deadlines differ for new students (freshmen and transfers) and returning students:

  • New Incoming Students

    We are excited to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students and we look forward to meeting you at Orientation.

    All of the information you will need to select your roommate(s) and housing assignment can be found here. In addition to updating this page, we will email you when it is time to complete various steps.

    Manhattan College Residency Requirement

    The residential community at Manhattan College provides students with a strong foundation for success, developing connections, and achieving full immersion into the College experience.  As such, all full-time undergraduate students who enter Manhattan College in the Fall 2019 semester and thereafter are required to live on campus for the first two years of their College experience, with the opportunity to live off-campus after achieving junior status (60 credits) and two full years of college enrollment.

    That is, beginning with students who enter Manhattan College in the Fall 2019 semester, all full-time freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus unless the student:

    • Is planning to reside at the home of their parent/guardian within commuting distance of the campus and reside at their legal residence
    • Is 23 years of age or older at the start of the academic year
    • Is married
    • Has a dependent child
    • Has been a veteran of at least two years of active military duty
    • Transfers to the college from another 2-year or 4-year college or university
    • Has completed a four-year undergraduate degree or is participating in a graduate program

    Exemptions to this policy must be applied for on or before February 28 by continuing students.  Incoming students may apply for an exemption on or before June 1st or at the time of their deposit to the College.  Students who meet the above requirements in the middle of a housing contract period are subject to the terms and conditions of the housing contract and will incur any penalties found therein.

    Students who are on track for 60 credits and two full years of College enrollment remain eligible to live on campus and may opt to do so through the regular housing selection process.  Students who have completed the two-year residency requirement and have 60 completed credits must provide Manhattan College their off-campus housing location for the following year by August 1st.

    Step 1: Housing Application & Personal Profile

    All students must sign our housing contract and submit an application. After completing your housing application, you will be able to create a personal profile that other incoming students can see when searching for a roommate. The Housing application for new students will be available starting Monday, May 6, 2019.

    See a tutorial about how to submit the online housing application. 

    Step 2: Roommate Selection

    You will have a couple of weeks to browse other students' profiles and contact them (if you wish) as you search for a roommate. Roommate Selection will be available June 14 - 21, 2019.

    See a tutorial about how to submit your roommate selection. 

    Step 3: Housing Selection

    You will be able to go online to select your housing assignment. Housing Selection will be available June 24 - 27, 2019.

    See a tutorial about how to select your housing. 


    For help with general questions about housing and life on the Manhattan College campus, please contact us at or at 718-862-7438. Please also view our housing calendar for important housing dates. 

    Thank you and welcome, once again, to your “home away from home” for the next four years!

  • Returning Students

    Housing selection at Manhattan College is done via an online housing lottery.  To qualify for the online housing lottery, you must complete the following three steps:

    • Pay your deposit

    • Submit a housing application

    • Register for classes

    Room Reservation Deposits

    You must pay a $400 room reservation deposit to participate in the lottery.  This is a deposit towards your room and board for next fall.  To qualify to participate in the online housing lottery you must pay your room reservation deposit by the Monday, April 1, 2019 deadline.

    The deposit portal is currently closed.  Please email to request to have the portal opened.  

    You must first meet your current term financial obligation and then process your secure, online Room Reservation Deposit via credit card or eCheck at Be sure to select the term Fall 2019. If your plans to live on campus ultimately change after you have made your deposit, the $400 deposit may be repurposed toward Fall 2019 tuition and fee charges by going to the myHousing portal and canceling your housing application. After May 3, 2019, any change in your plans for any reason will result in the forfeiture of the $400 deposit. Deposits made on accounts with past-due balances will be reviewed by the Office of Student Accounts and Bursar Services.

    Online Housing Application

    You will need to fill out a housing application online through myHousing before you can participate in the housing selection process.  The housing application is separate from the online lottery. 

    myHousing: Submit Housing Application


    In order to reserve a space, you must be able to fill that space with other students who have all qualified by paying their $400 room reservation deposits, registering for classes, and filling out their online housing applications.

    Can't find a roommate?  We can help.  We host a roommate mixer and housing information sessions in the spring where you can meet other students who are looking for a roommate.  Additionally, If you live on-campus currently, talk to your RA about finding a roommate as they can give you good advice and ideas.

    You will receive an email from Residence Life once you are qualified to select roommates and housing.  Once you receive this email you will be able to return to myHousing to electronically match with your roommates.  Only students who have fulfilled the three qualifying requirements will be searchable.

    Lastly, all roommate matches must be mutual.  In addition to searching for your desired roommate and sending them a request, you must log on to myHousing to accept a similar request from them.

    myHousing: Submit Roommate Request


    Homesteading means keeping the same space you currently have. The requirements are:

    1. You need to be able to fill the entire space
    2. At least half of the current occupants must return to that space
    3. Each student must have paid their $400 room reservation deposit
    4. Each student must have completed the online housing application
    5. Each student must have registered for classes

    If you currently live in a double room in Jasper then you already meet the 50% requirement.  You need to identify a roommate for next year in order to reserve your same room again.  Likewise, if you currently live in a four-person suite in Horan or Lee, then at least two of you (50%) need to stay, and you need to identify two new roommates in order to reserve your same room again.  In the case of a 5-person suite in Horan or Lee, or a 5-person apartment in Overlook, at least three of you would have to be returning in order to meet the 50% requirement and reserve your same space.

    "On the spot" signup's for homesteading will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in the Residence Life office (Thomas 502) from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  You must be matched with your roommates before checking in to homestead 

    Paid Single Rooms

    Manhattan College offers a limited amount of paid single rooms in Horan Hall.  When filling out your online housing application there will be a place to indicate your interest in a paid single room.  We will then send you a separate single room application.  Paid single rooms are not guaranteed.  They are based on availability.

    Pricing for paid singles will be available in April, 2019.

    12-Month Housing

    We offer 12-month housing in Overlook Manor. It is a great option for upperclassmen with nearby summer jobs, internships, student teaching positions, etc. It allows you to live in your Overlook apartment for 12 months starting in June. There is a one-time additional fee for 12-month housing. This option is for upperclassmen only as Overlook is reserved for juniors and seniors.

    12-month housing signup will be available in the spring. You must first participate in the online lottery and secure a space in Overlook Manor. AJ Goodman (Associate Director of Residence Life) will be available to go over 12-month housing and summer housing options to help you decide what is best for you.

    A modified 12-month housing option will also be available for residents who are unable to secure housing in Overlook.

    Pricing for 12-month housing will be available in April, 2019.  The fee must be paid upfront before the start of summer housing in June.

    Housing Lottery

    The online housing lottery is in late April. You will receive correspondence from Residence Life beforehand to inform you when you are qualified to participate. Remember, to qualify you need to pay your room reservation deposit, register for courses, and fill out your online housing application.

    Also, remember that you must be able to fill the entire space you want to reserve. All students filling the space must be qualified to participate in the lottery. Do yourself and your friends a favor and make sure everybody has paid their deposit, registered for courses, and filled out their online housing application.

    The online lottery will be based on times rather than lottery numbers. Students who are qualified to participate will receive their lottery time a few days prior to when the lottery opens. Lottery times are based on cumulative credits earned. The most important thing to remember is to pay your room reservation deposit, register for courses, and fill out your online housing application so that you can get a lottery time!

    Room/Apartment Types

    We offer the following types of spaces. Note that "suite" means that space offers a private bathroom that is shared among roommates instead of the entire floor.

    Jasper Hall

    • 2-person rooms
    • 4-person suites

    Horan Hall

    • 2-person suites
    • 3-person suites
    • 4-person suites
    • 5-person suites

    Lee Hall

    • 2-person suites
    • 3-person suites
    • 4-person suites
    • 5-person suites
    • 6-person suites


    • 3-person apartments
    • 4-person apartments
    • 5-person apartments
    • 6-person apartments

    Important Dates

    Date Event
    Monday, March 4, 2019 Housing Application and Deposit Portal open
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Housing Information Session at 12:00 pm (Jasper Lounge)
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 LGBT Roommate Mixer at 9:30 pm (Commons 4C)
    Monday, April 1, 2019 Deadline to pay $400 nonrefundable room reservation deposit and submit online housing application
    Monday, April 1, 2019 Roommate Mixer at 9:30 pm (Commons 5B)
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Housing Information Session at 4:00 pm (Jasper Lounge)
    Friday, April 12, 2019

    Deadline to register for Fall 2019 classes

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Homesteading sign-ups in Thomas 502
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Deadline to match with roommate(s)/suitemate(s) online and housing lottery times will be announced
    Wednesday, April 24 to Firday, April 26, 2019 Online housing lottery for FULL rooms/suites/apartments
    Tuesday, April 30 to
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    Second housing lottery for individual spaces in rooms/suites/apartments
    Thursday, May 2 to Friday, May 3, 2019 12-month and summer housing option sign-ups

    Friday, May 3, 2019

    Deadline to withdraw housing reservation and have $400 deposit repurposed to future charges


    Email us at or stop in our office any time. 

  • Full Service Summer Storage
    Looking for an easy way to store your stuff over the summer? Meet our official storage partner, Dorm Room Movers. They will send you boxes and tape to pack. Their professional, and insured movers will pick up your items, store them for the summer and deliver back when you return. They can also help you ship boxes to and from campus. Dorm Room Movers has moved over 40,000 students over the past 10 years and are BBB A+ accredited.

    Full service summer storage includes:
    • Boxes and tape to pack, sent to you.
    • Pick-up and delivery by professional movers
    • $100 insurance per box or unboxed item
    • Climate-protected storage & 24/7 security
  • Housing Contract

    Residents who are age 17 or younger at the time of applying for housing will need to submit a contract with parent or legal guardian signature to Residence Life before moving in to the residence halls.  Please download the file linked below and deliver in person to Thomas Hall 502 or mail to:

    Residence Life
    Manhattan College
    4513 Manhattan College Parkway
    Riverdale, NY 10471

    Housing Contract 2019-2020

    NOTE: Students who are 18 or older at the time of signing the applcation in the myHousing portal do not need to submit a printed copy with parent or legal guardian signature.  The contract above is available for those students to reference the terms and conditions therein.