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ABOUT OUR PROCESS

  • Admittance time priority will be given to all four person groups
    • followed by all two person groups
    • followed by all individuals
    • For example: a 4-person group of sophomores would have an admittance time before a 2-person group of seniors.
  • You may select from the College Park Apartments, Laurel Hall, The Overlook, and The Village
  • You will have the opportunity to sign up for the Room Reassignment Process at your admittance time during the housing selection process.
  • You must complete the Acuho-I survey (which was sent to all residents via their Ramapo e-mail account)
  • Commuters are not able to be pulled in to the housing selection process
  • After Step Three, ALL GROUP MEMBERS must log back in to the housing portal to sign their housing contract terms and conditions

Online Housing Selection Process

The Online Housing Selection Process is a three step process for current resident students to reserve a room in on campus housing for the Academic Year 2020-2021.

2 and 4 person groups are not allowed to pull anyone up who has fewer credits than they do and is not in their class status to select at their designated time. If you want to live with someone who has fewer credits than you and is not within your class status, you will need to select housing at their admittance time. An email was sent to all students that communicated earned credits.  Please be sure to communicate your credit category with your intended group members PRIOR to Step Two.

Class Status Credit Categories
Seniors 96 credits and above
Juniors 64-95 credits
Sophomores 32-63 credits
Freshmen 0-31 credits
Ramapo

Housing Selection Order

Timeline

Admittance times  will be determined by the number of earned credits at the end of the Fall 2019 semester and group size.

Admittance time priority will be given to all four person groups

  • followed by all two person groups
  • followed by all individuals
  • For example: a 4-person group of sophomores would have an admittance time before a 2-person group of seniors.

If you experience technical difficulty during Step Two or Step Three of the online Housing Selection Process, you must contact the Office of Residence Life immediately at 201-684-7461 during the College’s hours of operation (Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm).

Three Step Process

Housing Selection Step One

You must have submitted your non-refundable $500.00 housing deposit to be eligible to participate in the process.

Housing Selection Step Two

Prior to Step Two:

  1. Decide if you will participate in Housing Selection as an individual or a predetermined 2 or 4 person group
  2. Look for roommates to complete groups of 2 or 4 by attending one or more of the Roommate Mixers hosted by the Office of Residence Life to meet and mingle
  3. You may also utilize the Roommate Locator Binder in the Office of Residence Life, attend a roommate mixer. The Roommate Locator Binder is available until March 11th during business hours
  4. All groups must designate a group leader. The group leader will be the only person who can select the housing assignment for the group.
  5. Residents with a documented disability that wish to request an accommodation must contact the Office of Specialized Services no later than March 15, 2020
  6. Check your credits as of the Fall 2019 semester (the current Spring 2020 semester does not count) – if there is a discrepancy, please provide the Office of Residence Life with the correct information along with documentation to prove the discrepancy by e-mailing reslife@ramapo.edu before March 2, 2020

STEP TWO: March 2 through March 12 (Declaration)

Every single person who completed Step ONE must do the following:

  1. Complete the online Housing Selection application before 12:00 NOON on March 12th
  2. Declare yourself in the portal as an individual or a group (only groups of 2 or 4 are allowed)
  3. If you are in a group, make sure the group is verified before 12:00 NOON on March 12th

Step TWO must be completed by March 12th before 12:00 NOON in order to access Step THREE.

If your entire group is not verified by the March 12th deadline, your group members may be separated and receive admittance times as individuals.  Unverified groups are separated to ensure the continued flow of the housing selection process. 

If You Declared as a 2 or 4 Person Group:

  1. The group leader will create and name your group
  2. The group leader will share the group name and password with the group
  3. All group members must log into the Housing Portal and select the option “Add yourself to a group”
  4. If your group members are all going to be 21 by May 1, 2021 and wish to live in alcohol allowed housing, every single group member must declare ALCOHOL ALLOWED in order to obtain alcohol allowed housing
  5. After all members have joined the group, the group leader must VERIFY the group to officially validate it. Each group member will receive an e-mail verification once the group leader has verified the group.  No changes will be allowed after the group is VERIFIED

If You Declared Yourself as an Individual:

As an individual, you will be assigned an admittance time in accordance to the housing selection guidelines.  During your admittance time, you will have the opportunity to log into the Housing Portal and select, based on availability, your housing for the academic year.  If you will be 21 by May 1, 2021 and wish to reside in alcohol allowed housing, you MUST select “alcohol allowed” during the alcohol allowed housing step.  Please keep in mind that as an individual, you will be selecting housing at the end of the process, therefore, we are unable to determine if there will be any alcohol allowed housing options available at your admittance time.

You will receive an e-mail informing you of your admittance time on March 27, 2020 at 4:30pm.

Incomplete Groups

Incomplete groups are groups without the required number of participants. Examples would include a group of 3 who declared themselves as a 4 person group, or an individual who has declared themselves as a group of 2 or 4. The group leader will not be able to verify an incomplete group.

Your incomplete group will be separated and you will receive an admittance time as an individual.

Housing Selection Step Three

If you missed Step One or Step Two, you will not have access to Step Three
and must complete and submit a Non-Housing Selection Form.

STEP THREE: March 31 through April 8 (Room Selection)

If You Are in a Group:

  1. You must have completed STEP ONE AND STEP TWO in order to participate in STEP THREE
  2. Have a list of housing preferences before logging in at your admittance time
  3. Be sure to check your e-mail starting March 27th at 4:30 pm for your admittance time. If your admittance time is not received by 10:00am on March  30th, e-mail reslife@ramapo.edu
  4. Your group leader must log into the Housing Portal at your assigned admittance time and select an exact housing location
  5. Your group leader must sign the Housing Contract and select a meal plan (if applicable) after selecting the housing location
  6. Your group leader must inform all group members that the housing location was selected and all group members must log back into the Housing Portal and sign their Housing Contract and select a meal plan (if applicable)
  7. Once all group members have signed their Housing Contract in the housing portal, the process is complete and you should check your e-mail for your Housing Contract Terms and Conditions Receipt

If You Are an Individual:

  1. You must have completed STEP ONE AND STEP TWO in order to participate in STEP THREE
  2. Have a list of housing preferences before logging in at your admittance time
  3. Be sure to check your e-mail starting March 27h at 4:30 pm for your admittance time. If your admittance time is not received by 10:00am on March 30th, e-mail reslife@ramapo.edu
  4. You must log into the Housing Portal at your assigned admittance time and select an exact housing location. At that time, you will also sign your Housing Contract and select a meal plan (if applicable)
  5. At this time the process is complete and you should check your e-mail for your Housing Contract Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT STEP THREE

  • Once your admittance time begins, you have until the last day of the online housing selection process to choose your housing location. However, since popular housing areas close up quickly you should log into the Housing Portal at your admittance time
  • If you go over your allotted five minutes, the next assigned admittance time could potentially take your desired location. For every five minutes that passes, another group is logging into the portal. Therefore, the longer it takes you to make your selection, the chances that you will get your preferred choice of housing decreases
  • Your housing assignment is not guaranteed and the applications for all group members remains incomplete until all members of the group have logged back into the housing portal and signed the housing contract terms and conditions
  • Failure to complete this step may result in the removal of your housing assignment
If You Missed Steps One, Two Or Three

Students who DID NOT complete Steps One, Two or Three must complete a Non Housing Selection Form and submit the $500 non-refundable housing deposit by May 8, 2020 if they are still interested in Fall 2020 housing. Non Housing Selection Forms will be available on the Residence Life website on April 13,  2020 and must be submitted to the Main Office of Residence Life (C-213) by May 8, 2020 before 4:30 pm. Housing Charges (posted as HTBA – “Housing To Be Announced”) will be posted to your student account on or about July 1, 2020. HTBA charges are billed at our highest housing rate. Tuition/housing bills are due prior to finding out your actual housing location, therefore, should you be placed in an area that is priced differently, you may be entitled to a refund.

After May 8, 2020 if you did not complete the Non Housing Selection Form, you will forfeit the opportunity to be guaranteed housing.  Then, you must follow the reapplication process.  This process includes submitting a $200 non-refundable housing deposit (if you DID NOT pay the $500 housing deposit already) and a new housing application (applications available by contacting the Office of Residence Life).  Once your application is received, your name will be placed on the Commuter Housing List for Fall 2020.