Residence Life
Over 1450 students live on campus in four co-ed residence halls. Approximately 50 graduate students live on campus. Rooms are fully furnished, air-conditioned and wired for networking to the University's main computer system and to the Internet. Each hall has common areas and facilities including lounges, study areas, kitchens and laundry rooms. Rooms are wired for phone and provided approximately 50 cable TV channels. Other services include: washers and dryers, snack and soda machines, recreational equipment (pool, ping-pong, large screen televisions, etc.) and mail service Monday-Friday. Graduate students are not required to have meal plans.

Graduate students usually live in Laurel or Oak halls.

Laurel Hall is a suite-style building with approximately 582 upper class students in single, double and triple rooms. Any combination of two types of rooms can make a suite. Suites have a shared bathroom and foyer.

Oak Hall has approximately 213 upper class and graduate students housed in both suite-style rooms and apartments. Each suite-style room has a kitchenette and shared bathroom. Each apartment has a kitchen, living room and bathroom. Suites are comprised of two doubles or a double and triple bedroom. Apartment can have: a single with a double bedroom, two doubles or a double with a triple bedroom.

NJIT students use electronic cards for access to a residence hall. Desk attendants are on duty 24 hours a day and provide security for the residence halls by monitoring hall entrances and swiping resident IDs. All guests must have a valid photo ID and must be signed into the residence hall by a resident host. Guests must be accompanied by their hosts at all times.

Residence Life has staff on-duty in each hall during non-business hours. In addition, NJIT's Public Safety Office has patrols by their force of police officers and public safety officers, 24 hours a day. Patrols are conducted on foot, in cars, motor scooters and bicycles. Rooftop surveillance cameras are mounted throughout campus and monitored around the clock.

Once you have been admitted to NJIT, you can complete the Housing Application and Contract located on our website: A $50 non-refundable deposit is required and can be paid by credit card or check/money order payable to NJIT.  Checks/money orders must be sent to the Residence Life Office, 180 Bleeker Street, Newark, NJ 07103-3514.

Applications for graduate students are assigned housing based on the distance you live from campus, need and date of application. We anticipate a wait list for the fall for all students. You may also be assigned to a triple room. We will send a confirmation letter three-four weeks after receiving your application.

While some graduate students choose to live on campus, many live off campus. Off-campus housing is available in a number of towns in close proximity to NJIT. Monthly rents typically begin at $300 and increase depending on the specific living conditions. Most rental space will require one month's rent and one month's deposit before moving in. Have a sufficient amount of money available when you begin your apartment search. It is recommended that you arrive as early as possible to allow yourself time to search for suitable accommodations (temporary housing is available ( The Residence Life Office provides an "Off-Campus Housing" newsletter and a list of available rentals in the area (updated weekly). You can view the newsletter and the list of available rentals by visiting In addition, Residence Life staff will be available to assist you in finding housing upon your arrival. You can email the Off Campus Housing Coordinator in the Residence Life Office at with any questions. For additional information please review our website For additional questions, contact us via email or call 973.596.3039.

Food Services
Dining facilities are located in the Campus Center.  NJIT's private food services vendor, Gourmet Dining Services, operates the Dining Room, The Highlander Club, Leafs, Grains, The Grill, The Tech Café, Hershey's Ice Cream, the Trattoria and the Convenience Store.

For 2008-2009 the "all you can eat" board plan will feature continuous dining with unlimited returns.  This means if you are on Meal Plans A-E, you have unlimited access to the board dining area all day long, seven days a week.  The board plan dining hall will feature the following food service stations that will be open various times during the day:

  • Bread and Breakfast
  • Grill
  • Halal Grill
  • Fruitopia
  • Waffle Bar
  • Deli and Panini's
  • Organic "Steamed to Perfection"
  • Salad Bar
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Beverage Stations
  • Create Your Own Soup
  • Pasta
  • Vegan
  • International
  • Chef's Choice Entrees
  • Baked to Perfection
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Brick Oven Pizza
  • Make Your Own Pizza
  • Wok It Up
  • Sushi
  • Carving and Rotisserie
  • Fajita Island
  • Beverages

Flex dollars can be used at the Dining Room, The Highlander Club, Leafs, Grains, The Grill, The Tech Café, Hershey's Ice Cream, the Trattoria and the Convenience Store.  For hours and a complete listing of what is available via flex, please check

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