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Frequently Asked Questions

Residence Life

 

1. Do I have to apply for Housing? 

Answer

    To apply for housing, all new students and students not currently residing on campus (commuter students) must submit an online housing acceptance deposit of $150 and complete an online application on the GoStockton Portal.

     

2. Do I have to have a meal plan? 

Answer

The College offers several meal plans that provide students with meals. Students should review the Residence Contract and Dining Services Agreement for specific meal plan requirements and types.  Students may also visit http://www.dineoncampus.com/rsc/ for more information.

You had until September 24, 2014 at 5 p.m. to submit a change request if the meal plan you selected is not working for you. No changes can be made to your meal plan after this period. Here’s how:

·         If you currently reside in housing and would like to add a meal plan to your account or change your current meal plan please email mealplan@stockton.edu with your request and be sure to include your Z#. A request can only be processed if it meets the meal plan requirement* for your residential area.  

·         Starting the first day of classes, there is a $15.00 switch fee and a $50.00 cancellation fee charged to the student's account for all changes.

*Meal Plan Requirements

·         RESIDENCE HALL STUDENTS - You must have either a 19, 14, 180 or 120 plan.

·         APARTMENT 5 STUDENTS - You must have either a 19, 14, 180, 120, or 95 plan.

·         SEAVIEW STUDENTS - You must have either a 19, 14, 180, 120, 95 or Seaview plan.

·         COUNTRY INN & SUITES – You must have the 19, 14, 180, 120, or 95 plan.

Additional questions regarding the mealplan requirement can be directed to housing@stockton.edu. Questions regarding housing and meal plan fees can be directed to the Bursar’s Office (609) 652-4597.


 

 
3. How long will it take for Residential Life to contact me after I submit my deposit and application? 

Answer

    Applicants for the fall semester will receive a response after May 1. Applicants for spring semester will receive a response the first week of January. New first-year freshmen or transfer students will receive their housing assignment on August 1. Commuter students will receive their housing assignment on May 22.
4.  Will I get my deposit back? 

Answer

    Housing deposit fees ($150) and Housing renewal fees ($50) are non-refundable. This includes new Students who are awarded Fall housing and subsequently cancel their housing application prior to receiving their housing assignment. Residents who cancel a housing assignment may incur a $500 cancellation fee. Renewal students who sign the Residence Contract and Dining Services Agreement will not receive their $50 renewal fee and may incur a $500 cancellation fee.
5.  What if I am on the priority list, how long will it take for me get my preferred housing assignment or roommate?

Answer

Unfortunately, there is no timeline for students on the priority list to be housed in a specific location or with specific roommates. The priority list is based on a first-come first-serve basis in addition to how many beds are open at any given time. Students will be contacted by the Office of Residential Life via their Stockton email, when their name has been reached on the priority list.
6. Can I sign up for a single room? 

Answer

    It is possible to sign up for a single room; however, the only available single rooms are in Housing II and Housing V. Single residence room fees are listed on the Bursar's website.
7. Do I have to live in a specific area? 

Answer

    At the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey we typically require that all first-year freshmen reside in Housing II and Housing III because the Office of Residential Life promotes and values the First Year Residential Experience, to better acquaint the incoming students with Stockton College. When space is limited, alternative accommodations in the upperclassman areas may be assigned.
8. Why didn’t I get the roommate I requested? 

Answer

    Residential Life does provide the opportunity for students to have roommates who they have acquaintances with. Unfortunately we can not guarantee that all requests will be honored, however we will try to accommodate the requests to the best of our ability.
9. Can I bring a microwave? 

Answer

    Microwaves are provided in Housing II, Housing III, Housing V and Seaview Resort. Residents residing in Housing I or IV may bring a microwave. They must have a UL listing of 120Volts, 68Hz, and 1.1Kilowatts.
10. What size bed linen do I need? 

Answer

Bed Linens (sheets, pillows and blankets)

 

  • Housing I and IV (Apts.) - long twin;80"
  • Housing II (Res. Halls A-K) long twin;80"
  • Housing II Rooms ending in 01 (Res. Halls A-K) - long twin;80"
  • Housing III (Res. Halls L-P) - long twin;80"
  • Housing V - long twin;80"
  • Seaview - Full Size Bed
  • Country Inn & Suites - Queen or King Size Bed (linens provided by Country Inn).
11. Am I allowed to bring a pet? 

Answer

    No person shall possess, maintain, house, harbor, or have custody or control of any pet/animal while on College property. With the consent of your roommate(s) and approval from the Director of Residential LIfe or designee, the only pet you may have in your room or apartment is fish.
12. What happens the day I move in?

Answer

If you are living in Housing II or III you will check in at the A-100 Office located next to the Townsend and Residential Life Center. If you are moving into Housing I, IV or V you will check in at the Lakeside Lodge behind Cedar Court. If you are moving into the Seaview Resort, you will check in at the Seaview Resort in the designated student check in location provided to you in your assignment letter. If you are moving into the Country Inn & Suites Hotel, you will check in at the Country Inn and Suites front desk or in the designated student check in location provided to you in your assignment letter.  You will receive your key(s), A Guide To Residential Life, The Student Handbook, and sign a housing contract.

 

13. Do all of the rooms have furniture and air conditioning? 

Answer

    Yes, Housing II, Housing III, the Seaview Resort, and the Country Inn & Suites are furnished with beds, desk, a chair, and a closet/dresser. Housing I and IV are furnished with four to five beds, chairs, desks, a long couch, two individual living room chairs, a refrigerator, stove/oven, a kitchen table, air conditioning, heating, and carpeted apartments. Housing V is furnished with four beds, chairs, desks, a long couch, two individual living room chairs, a refrigerator, a stationary kitchen table, air conditioning, heating, and tiled floors.
14. What if I lose my key?

Answer

    To help protect the safety of persons and property, the following key policy has been instituted for lost and borrowed keys: Room locks will automatically be changed. The person losing the room/ apartment key will be charged $50.00 for the lost key(s) and the room’s lock change. This is a non-refundable charge that will be billed to the student’s account and this charge doubles with each subsequent offense.
15. What if I lose my ID card?

Answer

If a resident loses his/her student ID card, he/she must immediately go to  Go Portal to manage my ID. During the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year, students must go to the Bursar’s Office to pay the $25.00 fee for a replacement ID card.

 

16. Do I have to pay to use the Laundromat? 

Answer

Washers and dryers are located in E-15 of the Housing I apartment complex, on the first floor of A and K Buildings in Housing II, on each floor in Housing III, in Building 81 in Housing IV and state-of-the-art laundry facilities are located on the first floor of each building in Housing V and the Country Inn*, as well as, each floor at the Seaview Resort. These washers and dryers are a cashless system since tokens or coins are not required to operate them. All residential students pay for this cashless laundry service as part of their housing fees. The washers and dryers in the housing facilities are for the exclusive use of residential students only. The hours of operation are 24/7.  Students who are connected to the campus internet may log on to LaundryView to see the status of used and unused washers and dryers.  

*Residents of the Country Inn & Suites can obtain quarters at the building front desk in order to use the laundry machines.  

17. Are There FAQ's for the Historic Seaview Resort?

Answer

Yes, there Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Historic Seaview Resort.  Please click here to view them.  

 

 

18. How do I register my car?

Answer

All residential students must register their vehicles online at the GoStockton Portal within the Housing Application Portal and obtain parking permits at the A-100 Office (for residence halls) or the Lakeside Office, Building 82 -4(for apartments and Seaview). The parking permit must be permanently affixed to the outside rear window on the driver’s side of their vehicle.

 

19. Can I smoke in my room/apartment? 

Answer

    Smoking is not permitted in any campus building including the residences. Smoking is permitted in Gazebos and designated areas.
20. What will be my address at Stockton?

Answer

    Students Name
    Mailbox #
    Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
    101 Vera King Farris Drive
    Galloway NJ 08205-9441

    Mailboxes are located in lower E-wing in between the bookstore and the print shop. Any questions regarding mail facilities must be forwarded to the mailroom staff. The mail room opens at 11:00am daily.

     

21. Do I need property insurance? 

Answer

    The college does not insure the personal belongings of students in the apartments and residence halls. It is highly recommended that you check to see if you are covered by your parents' homeowners insurance or purchase a renter's policy yourself.
22. What should I bring with me when I move in? 

Answer

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions for After You Arrive.