Procedure | Calendar | Eligibility | Selection Info
SAS Honors Residence Halls are vibrant communities where students live and learn together. Students living in SAS Honors Housing have access to many special programs and events run by the SAS Honors Program and Residence Life Office. SAS Honors Housing is available on:
All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the SAS Honors Program who wish to live in SAS Honors Housing for the 2018-2019 academic year must follow the steps outlined below. Please read all of the information on this site and the RU Housing and Residence Life Website carefully and download the SASHP Housing Calendar 2018 for your records. The Residence Life Assignments Office and the SASHP will not accept late requests for SAS Honors Housing.
Incoming First-Year SASHP students must apply through the Enrollment Pathway.
- Apply for a selection number
- Sign up for a housing option
Sign up for SAS Honors Housing (See calendar for sign up dates). During the sign up process, you will indicate your preferred building and roommates. For more information, please see the Selection Information below.
- Notification of eligibility
Check your email to find out your date and time to login into the online room selection system (See calendar for “notification” dates)
- Select a room online
Login to the application website and select your room online (See calendar for “room selection” dates). *Once you choose a space your housing agreement is binding.
- The School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program reserves the right to transfer students from one room to another, should we need to consolidate spaces.
- Students living in SAS Honors Housing are subject to the same regulations as students living in any University Housing. Please refer to the Housing and Residence Life website for more
Download the SASHP Housing Calendar 2018
- Students who are dismissed from the SAS Honors Program at the end of the Spring 2018 semester will not be permitted to live in SAS Honors Housing for the 2018-2019 academic year. Therefore, if you are on continued probation, you may want to consider an alternative housing arrangement.
Douglass Residential College students
Rooming with an Honors College Student
- While only students who are members of the SASHP are eligible to sign up to live in SAS Honors Housing, SAS Honors Program students may request an Honors College roommate.
- Honors College and SASHP students who want to live as roommates in SASHP housing must complete this form by January 10, 2018. Both students must complete the form naming each other as their roommate, and both must be verified as Honors students in good judicial and academic standing. Requests received after January 10, 2018 will not be accommodated. Notifications will be sent by January 18, 2018.
- The Honors College Housing Sign Up and the SAS Honors Program Housing Sign Up are two separate processes, and they occur at approximately the same time. Therefore, once the pair of students decides to participate in the SAS Honors Program Housing Sign Up process, the pair will be unable to participate in the Honors College Housing Sign Up process.
- If the pair does not sign up for SAS Honors Program housing during the SAS Honors Housing Sign Up period, both students will still be eligible to participate in regular (non-honors) housing sign up.
- A very limited number of singles are located within the following buildings:
- Brett Hall (College Avenue Campus)
- Jameson H (Douglass Campus, Women only)
- Lynton Towers – North, Top Floor (Livingston Campus)
- Students will have the opportunity to sign up for singles in the following order:
- Members of the class of 2018 not graduating in May, in order from lowest lottery number to highest. Then, if singles remain,
- Members of the class of 2019, in order from lowest lottery number to highest. If singles remain,
- Members of the class of 2020, in order from lowest lottery number to highest. If singles remain,
- Members of the class of 2021, in order from lowest lottery number to highest.
- The Residence Life Assignment Office uses the class year on file with the RU Registrar’s Office as of January 23, 2018 to determine a student’s class year (not credit total).
- Singles Waiting List
- Singles in SAS Honors Housing are extremely limited. All students who apply for singles in SAS Honors Housing, but do not get a single during the online room selection will be automatically placed on the SASHP Singles Waiting List. The Residence Life Assignments Office will sort the SASHP Singles Waiting List by class year and lottery number.
- If a single becomes available over the summer or during the fall semester, the SASHP or Residence Life Assignments Office will contact the next student on the list and offer the student a single.
- To remain on the Singles Waiting List, students must select other RU housing. Students who do not get a single during SASHP single selection and do not select a different room on campus in honors or non-honors RU Housing will be removed from the SASHP Singles Waiting List.
Suites and Doubles
- Suites and doubles are available in:
- McCormick Hall (Busch Campus, Suites)
- Brett Hall (College Avenue Campus)
- Jameson H (Douglass Campus, Women only)
- Selection times for suites and doubles will be based on the "reverse seniority." Please visit the Housing and Residence Life Seniority System Website for a detailed explanation.
- Although we encourage you to sign up with a roommate, students may sign up individually. If you sign up individually, the Residence Life Assignments Office or the SASHP will assign you a roommate.
Broaden your honors network by living in an upper-class honors community! Continuing students enrolled in the Honors College, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Honors Program, and School of Engineering Honors Academy have the option of applying to live within eight dedicated honors communities throughout the Rutgers-New Brunswick campuses. These integrated communities provide honors students with the opportunity to foster new connections while maintaining a sense of community with their honors cohort. The following locations have been reserved for honors communities for academic year 2016-2017:
College Avenue Campus
Participation in the honors housing process is completely optional. All students must be enrolled in a participating honors program (Honors College, School of Engineering Honors Academy, or School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Honors Program), and maintain good academic and judicial standing. Students who wish to share a room with non-honors students must participate in the general housing lottery. Students must maintain good standing through the Spring 2016 semester in order to keep their honors housing assignment for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Housing Lottery Application
All eligible honors students who wish to reside in honors housing must apply for a lottery number via oncampus.rutgers.edu between January 18, 2016 and January 26, 2016. The date and time you apply does not affect your lottery number. Residence Life will notify students of their lottery number by January 28, 2016.
Honors Housing Application
Once students have been notified of their housing lottery number, they must complete the application for the honors housing option via oncampus.rutgers.edu between January 29, 2016 and January 31, 2016. Students will have the option of requesting their roommates. Each roommate must log onto the on campus portal and input the name and RUID of their desired roommate(s). All roommates must be enrolled in a participating honors program. All roommate requests must be mutually requested in order to qualify as a confirmed group.
Students who apply for The Yard, BEST, and Newell will receive an email on February 2, 2016 notifying them of their eligibility. Students who apply to live in McCormick, Thomas, Campbell, Quad 3, and New Gibbons will be notified of their eligibility on February 4, 2016. Eligible groups will be provided with a selection date and time based on their group size and lottery number.
Room selection will take place online at oncampus.rutgers.edu between February 3, 2016 and February 5, 2016. Only one roommate needs to log into the system to select a room assignment. Room assignments may not be changed once selected. Once a student accepts a space within an honors community, they will not be permitted to participate in any other room selection process.
Please note: The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to reassign rooms if the community needs to be consolidated.
Once a community has been filled, students will be waitlisted based on their lottery number. Students will be notified of vacancies as they become available. Waitlisted students may choose to participate in the general housing lottery process. Students who do not participate in the honors housing application process will not be considered for vacancies.
Questions, comments and concerns regarding the honors housing application process may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.