Information for Residential Students this Fall
We look forward to welcoming our residential students to the dorms this Fall. Below is important information about the move-in process, including key dates and new procedures in place this year due to the health crisis.
If you have any questions relating to campus housing, please contact Romario DaCosta at 914-740-6490. You may also call the main number for Residence Life at 914-740-6459.
What should I pack?
We’ve put together a helpful checklist to help you decide what to bring -- and what must be left at home. Keep in mind that winters are cold in New York. Pack plenty of warm clothes to keep you comfortable inside and outside.
Also important: Bring ample face masks or similar coverings as they will be required anywhere you go outside of your room.
When do I move in?
Students will receive an email with their assigned move-in day. If you did not receive that email yet, please contact Romario DaCosta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the precautions we are taking in light of COVID, students may not arrive outside their scheduled time unless arrangements are made in advance to do so. If you are unable to get to campus on your assigned day, it is very important that you call us at 914-740-6459 to reschedule.
The move-in schedule is as follows:
|August 14-17:||New Students, including August Bridge Semester Students|
|August 18:||New Culinary Students|
|August 21:||Returning Culinary Students|
|August 26:||Women's Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball|
|August 27:||Men's Soccer, Men's & Women's Basketball|
|August 31-September 1:||Baseball|
|September 2-13:||All Other Housing Students|
What do I need to do before move-in day?
Housing students must take a COVID-19 PCR Test three days prior to move-in and provide documentation of the test result. If you test positive, we will need to reschedule your move-in. If you or anyone accompanying you to campus feels unwell the days before you arrive, it is very important that you reschedule your date. Keeping the campus safe is everyone’s responsibility.
What if I am unable to take a COVID-19 test before I arrive?
Students unable to provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be tested shortly after their arrival on campus. We have partnered with one of our local health facilities to administer the test at no charge to students. Transportation will be available to take the student to and from the health facility. Students will be required to quarantine until their COVID-19 test results are received.
What happens if I arrive on campus after recent international travel or arriving from one of New York State’s mandatory quarantine states?
Students arriving from states that are currently on the New York State Travel Advisory list and from international destinations will be required to quarantine for 14 days. At the end of the quarantine period, those students will be required to take a COVID-19 test. The College will cover the cost. Students will be required to quarantine until their COVID-19 test results are received.
When do I find out about my room assignment and roommate(s)?
- You will receive an email confirming the name(s) of your roommate(s) prior to move-in.
- Your room assignment will be provided to you when you check-in.
What happens on move-in day?
Staff members will greet you as you pull up to campus. You will be directed to a spot where you will unload your vehicle from a curb space close to your assigned dorm building. We will have wheelie bins to help you bring everything to your room. Students will be directed where to go to check in and pick up their room key. Once the car is unloaded, someone from Public Safety will tell you where you may park. Please note: You may not leave the car unattended at any time while unloading. Don’t worry – we will have plenty of staff people on hand during your move-in to provide information.
Other important details:
- Family members may not accompany the student into the check-in area or dorm
- Face masks or similar coverings must be worn
- Social distancing measures will be enforced
- Elevators will be limited to two individuals at a time
- Hand sanitizing stations will be available to students
Is there a separate orientation meeting for new housing students?
Yes. All new housing students must attend a mandatory Housing Orientation meeting, which will be held online. Details will be sent to you via email on the date, time, and link to attend.
Will there be an orientation meeting for the parents of new housing students?
Yes. We understand that parents have many questions and we are happy to answer them. Details will be sent to you via email on the date, time, and link to attend. Please be sure to share it with your parent(s) as we have important information to share.
Monroe College’s residence halls are located in the heart of New Rochelle, a thriving suburban neighborhood in Westchester County which is also one of the oldest and most historic communities on the Eastern seaboard. The campus is in close proximity to shops, neighborhood restaurants and the New Roc City entertainment and shopping complex which houses movie theatres, restaurants and an arcade. Campus housing options are within walking distance of parks and beaches that line the scenic Long Island Sound. The campus is also located close to New Rochelle’s Metro-North station, which provides easy access to New York City in just over half an hour.
Monroe College offers several housing options, each with a unique set of amenities. Dormitory charges vary based on the building and number of roommates.
STUDENTS WHO DORM ARE IMMEDIATELY PART OF A BUILT IN COMMUNITY.
Larbi Nori, Resident Advisor
Bachelor's in Business Management, 2021
How to Apply for Housing
New Students from the United States, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin islands
- Once you have completed your financial aid and are authorized to register for classes, we will email you a link to the online housing application system. In this email, you will receive a MyMonroe username and password to access the application.
- You must complete and submit your online housing application that includes questions that helps us make an appropriate roommate selection for you.
- After submitting your application, you will be prompted to pay a non-refundable $150 housing application fee. Some students may elect to pay this fee at the Bursar’s Office when completing their financial aid. Housing applications will not be processed until the housing application fee has been received.
- After the application has been submitted and the fee has been paid, Residence Life will assign you to a room. Room assignments will be sent out by the date noted in the chart above.
New International Students
- Once you have paid your $150 Acceptance Confirmation Fee, new International students will be emailed a link to the online housing application system. In this email, you will receive a MyMonroe username and password to access the application.
- You must complete and submit your online housing application that includes questions that will guide us in making your room selection.
- After submitting your application, you will be prompted to pay a non-refundable $400 housing application fee ($250 of this fee will be applied to your room charges in the first semester). Housing applications will not be processed until the housing application fee has been paid.
- Continuing students must renew their housing application every year.
- Once you have completed financial aid and are authorized to register for the upcoming semester, Residence Life will assign you to a room.