Applying for Housing

Housing Application Directions for New Freshmen, Transfer Students, and Current Commuters  

Newly accepted students to the University, registering full-time, 12 credits, may submit a Residence Life Contract online with the link below. A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is required to validate your housing contract. You can pay the deposit by credit card or e-check by going to and choose housing deposit, select the correct term you are applying for. If you do not have the ability to pay your deposit online, you may mail a check or money order, payable to William Paterson University, directly to Residence Life, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. If you are having difficulties accessing the online housing contract, please email us at

Current residents in housing will use the MyResCenter portal access in WPConnect to renew housing for the new academic year. Access will be available after March 1st.

Click here to access the Residence Life Contract >>

Click here to pay your housing deposit >>

Terms and Conditions William Paterson Housing Contract >>

For fall semester: Residence Life has a preferred date of May 1st for guaranteed fall semester housing. Applications for on-campus housing will continue to be accepted after the deadline until all vacancies are filled. For spring semester, Residence Life accepts housing contracts on a rolling basis until filled. New freshmen are assigned to a room with other freshmen for the first year so that all residents can be in a community with their peer group. Freshman cannot request to live with upper class residents until after their freshmen year.

Notification of hall assignments and roommates will be done around the 1st week in August. All students are e-mailed the assigned building and room along with contact information for their roommate. If you want to to view suggestions on items to purchase, you can click here for our Move-in Guide..

For spring semester: Applications are accepted on going, and assignments are made into available vacancies. RoomSync is not open for spring housing acceptances. You may complete the Roommate Survey to provide more information about your preferences when we consider spring assignments. 

Roommate Requests and RoomSync

Residence Life can accept roommate requests up through Monday, July 16th, 2018. After this date, assignments are finalized by our office. If you have a specific friend/acquaintance you would like to be your roommate, download the Roommate Request/Survey, and return to us at If not, you can use our matching service, RoomSync, to find a compatible roommate. 

RoomSync is a Facebook application that allows you to search for potential roommates by setting preferences for certain roommate matching criteria. You post a description of your perfect roommate, and share more about who you are. RoomSync makes roommate suggestions, but you can also browse all members yourself. There are different groups for new freshmen and transfer students. Please be sure you join the right group to find the best roommate match. RoomSync, closes on Sunday, July 15th, 2018.

RoomSync will be open February 12th. For all new freshmen residents (Overlook South, Matelson Hall, High Mountain East), this is your link.   Passcode if needed: 120185

RoomSync will be open February 12th. New transfer students are invited to join an upper-class resident group on RoomSync to browse potential roommates.  You can request current residents who have joined or other new transfer students. This is your link.  Passcode if needed: 420185

Want Residence Life to choose your roommate for you? Complete the Roommate Survey and forward to Residence LIfe - More information about you, will assist us when completing you housing placement. 

Housing Accommodations for Disabled Students

The University has available living accommodations for students presenting with physical disabilities. All students, however, must be able to reside independently in these facilities; that is, be able to do their own dressing, self-care, cleaning, etc.

If you have any special needs which we should be aware of when considering your application for on campus housing, please indicate this on your housing contract and provide an explanation of your needs.You may also contact our Central Residence Life Office at 973-720-2714, and ask to speak with the Associate Director of Residence Life for Assignments.

We will also ask that you identify yourself with the Accessibility Resource Center at William Paterson University. Residence Life works in conjunction with the staff in adhering to ADA guidelines. Their contact information is 973-720-2853, and the web site is

Housing Accommodations for Students Requesting Emotional Support Animals (ESA) 

The University has available living accommodations for students presenting a need for an ESA (and pre-approved by Disability Services). The process to request for accommodation begins with the Accessibility Resource Center. You may submit your request for housing and mention that you will be applying for this accommodation, however, without following the appropriate process with the Accessibility Resource Center, no student may bring a support animal with them to campus.