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.
Students who have signed up for one of our Common Interest Communities do not need to worry about steps 2 and 3 below. We will pair you with other incoming students with the same interest and assign you to designated spaces that we have already reserved in these communities.
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 7.
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
Register for classes
Submit a housing application
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 year. To qualify to participate in the online housing lottery you must pay your room reservation deposit by the deadline. More details about payment deadline, and on how and where to make the payment will be posted in the spring
If you pay the deposit and your plans to live on campus change, the $400 payment is nonrefundable but can be re-purposed toward tuition and fee charges if you let us know by emailing the Residence Life account by the last day of classes. After that date, any change in your plans for any reason will result in the forfeiture of the $400 payment.
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.
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? Not a problem. 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.
Do you like the room, suite, or apartment that you have now? Then keep it by "homesteading" it. Homesteading means keeping the same space you currently have. Here are the requirements:
You need to be able to fill the entire space
At least half of the current occupants must return to that space
Each student must have paid their $400 room reservation deposit
Each student must have registered for classes
Each student must have completed the online housing application
So, if you currently live in a double room in Jasper then you already meet the 50% requirement (yay!). 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 in the spring.
Paid Single Rooms
Manhattan College offers a limited amount of paid single rooms in Horan Hall. Paid single rooms will have an additional cost of $5,100 next year. It comes to $2,550 per term. 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.
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 of $3,400 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 (Assistant 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.
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!
We offer the following types of spaces. Note that "suite" means that the space offers a private bathroom that is shared among roommates instead of the entire floor.
Wednesday, March 28
Housing Information Session at 12pm (Jasper Lounge)
Friday, March 30
Deadline to pay $400 nonrefundable room reservation deposit and submit online housing application
Wednesday, April 4
Tuesday, April 10
Housing Information Session at 4pm (Jasper Lounge)
Friday, April 13
Deadline to register for Fall 2018 classes
Tuesday, April 17
Friday, April 20
Deadline to match with roommate(s)/suitemate(s) online and housing lottery times will be announced
Monday, April 23 to Wednesday, April 25
Online housing lottery for FULL rooms/suites/apartments
Friday, April 27
12-month housing option sign-ups
Monday, April 30 to Tuesday, May 1
Second housing lottery for individual spaces in rooms/suites/apartments
Friday, May 4
Deadline to withdraw housing reservation and have $400 deposit repurposed to future charges
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