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 April 1, 2020 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. The Housing application is available to all incoming students after submitting your Fall 2020 resident enrollment deposit. 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 3, 2021.
Step 2: How do I pick a roommate?
Our myHousing web portal allows you to search for roommates using personal profiles with information like major, hobbies, age and answers to lifestyle questions like, "How late do you typically stay up?" You can also search for and request specific roommates on the myHousing portal. Students who do not select their own roommates will be assigned by Residence Life.
The Roommate Matching Portal can be found in the MyHousing Portal under the "Roommates & Lottery" tab
Choose Select Roommates and make sure the term selected is "Fall 2021"
If you have a roommate in mind, type in their name in the first name and last name areas, or use the other interest areas to find a roommate.
Each category is filtered by the answers submitted on the Housing Application, so you do not need to search using every single category, so try to search the categories that are most important to you in a roommate.
This should help you get more results as your search through the portal.
If you are unable to find someone, please make sure they go to:
Info tab ----> Roommate Profile and make sure "Do NOT display me" is not selected.
In the Roommate Profile section, you can add information about yourself in the "My Profile" section.
Please make the following two notes:
Students can only match with students who have logged into the myHousing Portal and completed their New Student Housing Application. Please ensure that the student you want to pair with has completed their Housing Application before attempting to match.
Students must match up with each other! If you match with someone and they do not match back with you, you will not be considered matched and will not be able to select a room together. You both need to go online and select one another.
Step 3: Online Housing Lottery
The online housing lottery will take place on July 8-9. You will receive correspondence from Residence Life beforehand to inform you when your selection will occur. All selections take place online in the MyHousing Portal
The Housing Lottery is broken up between the two days:
July 8 (Priority Lottery) - Groups that can completely fill spaces
July 9 (Secondary Lottery) - Individudal students and groups that can fill leftover spaces.
When will I know my room assignment?
You are able to choose your own room assignment on our myHousing Portal. Students who do not select their own room assignment during the Online Housing Lottery will be assigned by Residence Life.
For help with general questions about housing and life on the Manhattan College campus, please contact us at email@example.com 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!
Spring 2021 Housing
Applying for Spring 2021 Housing
All students must sign our housing contract and submit an application. The Housing application is available to all incoming students after submitting your Spring 2021resident enrollment deposit and continuing students adfter submitting your $300 Continuing Resident Student Security Deposit. 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 Spring 2021 will be available starting October 1, 2020.
If you are currently remote learning and are returning to campus and have a roommate you would like to pair with, please email Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2020 with the name of the student you would like to room with, and please copy them on the email. We will need a response from the student accepting you as a roommate in order to place you in your requested space.
If you do not request a room, we will host a Spring 2021 Housing Lottery on November 18, 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 (Full-Time enrollment)
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 Contg Student 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 2020-2021 Housing Application
- Each must enroll full-time during the course registation period (begins April 1, 2020) by April 13, 2020.
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.
*There will only be homesteading on Overlook Manor for the 2020-2021 academic year*
Paid Single Rooms
Manhattan College offers a limited amount of paid single rooms. 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 May 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 will take place over the month of March. You will receive correspondence from Residence Life beforehand to inform you when you are qualified to participate. Remember, to qualify you
needto pay your room reservation deposit, and complete 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. The most important thing to remember is to pay your room reservation deposit and fill out your online housing application so that you can get a lottery time!
What could prevent me from participating in the Housing Lottery?
- Not having a completed 2020-2021 Housing Application (available in the myHousing Portal)
- Not having paid the $400 Fall 2020- Contg Student Room Reservation Deposit (Payable at www.manhattan.edu/deposits under the Fall 2020 term)
- Financial holds from the Student Accounts and Bursar Services Office (contact them at email@example.com or 718-862-7961)
- Judicial Holds from the Residence Life (Incomplete Assigned Sanctions)
- **Registration Holds nor Advising Holds do NOT prevent you from participating in the Housing Lottery**
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.
- 2-person rooms
- 4-person suites *Limited Availability*
- 2-person suites
- 3-person suites
- 4-person suites
- 5-person suites
- 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
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in our
office (Thomas Hall 502)between 9am-4:30pm.
Room and Board Fees
Room and Board fees per semester for 2020-2021 are as follows:
Room & Board - Ultimate Plan (per semester) $8,690 Room & Board - Overlook Plan (per semester) $8,190 Single Room Surcharge (per semester) $2,650 12-Month Housing (annual charge) $3,680 Intersession Residency Charge (on-campus programs) $350 per week Intersession Residency Charge (off-campus programs) $360 per week
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
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:
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.