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
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 December 1 2019 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, March 2, 2020.
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 Security Deposits
You must pay a $400 room reservation deposit to signup for Fall 2020- Spring 21 Housing.
You must first meet your current term financial obligation and then process your secure, online Housing Room Reservation Deposit via credit card or eCheck at manhattan.edu/deposits. Be sure to select the term Fall 2020.
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? 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.
Homesteading means keeping the same space you currently have. The requirements are:
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 completed the online housing application
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.
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, 2020.
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. Pierre Campbell (Assistant Director of Residence Life - Housing Operations) 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, 2020. The fee must be paid upfront before the start of summer housing in May.
The online housing lottery is in late March. 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 space offers a private bathroom that is shared among roommates instead of the entire floor.
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.
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
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.