Freshmen

Freshmen

Freshman Housing Options

We’re excited you’re here! The freshman year is an exciting time, and your on-campus living experience will be an important part of the transition. We look forward to working with you to help make Rowan University your home away from home. At Rowan, freshmen and sophomores typically live on campus, and are subject to the Mandatory Housing Policy. 

 

Information presented at Orientation for 2019 Freshmen can be viewed at the link below:

Orientation 2019 Slide Show

 

Please be advised at this time incoming freshmen ARE NOT able to select where they want to live, nor will they be able to indicate a preference.

Freshmen will receive their assignements in late June / early July along with who their roommate is going to be unless previously matched.  The assignment will be sent to the students Rowan student email address along with the contact information for their roommate.

 

If you are interested in having a roommate(s), your roommate(s) must:

  • Also be an incoming Freshmen student for Fall 2019; and,
  • Have also completed their housing application; and,
  • You all will need to ensure you mutually select one another as roommates prior to the deadline, stated above
Steps Students Should Follow To Mutually Select Roommate(s):
  • Log into https://go.rowan.edu/myhousing/ 
  • Click on “Room Selection” 
  • Click on “Roommates/Suitemates” 
  • Select “Fall 2019” from the drop down
  • Search for desired roommate 
Please also note that the deadline for Freshmen to mutually select one another is Sunday 5/19 at 11:59pm
 
Keep in mind that roommate matches are not guaranteed.  Many things effect placement such as participation in a Learning Community, need for affordable housing and special housing accomodations.

Orientation Information

Please visit our Orientation Programs website which has information for New incoming Freshmen for the Fall term and Spring terms, including your Orientation check-lists and the ability to sign up for your orientation.

Applying

Incoming freshmen are able to apply for University housing after the University has received the student's admissions confirmation and deposit. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but are strongly encouraged to apply by May 1, 2019. Check the Apply for Housing link to learn more.

Where will I live?

Freshmen are housed in one of six residence halls on campus. Residence halls primarily double occupancy rooms. Singles may be available on a limited basis. In residence halls, students share common bathrooms in their suite or hall. All residence halls house students of multiple genders. Students in traditional residence halls may choose roommates of their same gender. In addition, every residence hall has a common lounge, and most halls provide additional recreational spaces.
 
All spaces are fully furnished with an extra-long twin bed, dresser, desk and closet or wardrobe for each student. Most rooms are carpeted. Non-carpeted rooms may be requested on a space available basis. Air-conditioning is standard in Holly Pointe Commons. Traditional residence halls are not air-conditioned. Internet and cable TV services are included in all housing options.

Budget Considerations

Rowan University offers freshmen options in our Traditional Residence Halls as well as our newest residence hall Holly Pointe Commons. When completing the housing application, students have the opportunity to indicate the importance of affordability in making their room assignment.  Keep in mind that Holly Pointe Commons has amenities such as air conditioning that result in a higher cost compared to the Traditional Residence Halls. Students should discuss their budget and review their financial aid resources carefully when considering how to answer questions in the housing application. 

Roommates

New students may have the option to match with a roommate prior to being assigned a room. If you know another freshman student who you would like to select as your roommate, discuss that with them. If you both feel the same way, you may have the opportunity to mutually match online after your housing application and their housing application has been submitted and processed. If you don’t know someone, that’s okay, you may meet someone at Orientation or housing will assign you a roommate match based on the information in your housing application.

Students may choose roommates without restrictions based on gender in Holly Pointe Commons in accordance with the Gender Inclusive Housing Policy.
 
Keep in mind that roommate matches are NOT GUARANTEED by the University. In some cases, such as when students are in conflicting learning communities, the University is unable to assign matched roommates together in the same rooms.
 
Co-Curricular Programs

First-year students quickly discover that their residence is more than just a place to study and sleep. Residence halls provide a wide array of co-curricular programs to extend learning beyond the classroom as well as many social, cultural and recreational activities. Resident Assistants will play an important part in this, as they are there to support students' overall success in the residence hall.

Living-Learning Communities

Residence halls are home to a variety of living-learning communities that promote student academic success and persistence to graduation. Most of these communities are linked to the student’s academic major or program, and students will receive information directly from their program with more details when applicable.

The deadline to express interest in Living-Learning Communities has passed.  

Community

Anticipated Location

Application Information & Community Coordinator(s)

ASCEND S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S. (Students Connecting and Helping Others Learn, Achieve, and Reach Success)

The S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S. living learning community is a structured opportunity for students in the ASCEND program to build upon the academic and social support networks developed as a result of participating in the Pre-College Institute. The LLC is one of the many high impact practices used to enhances student’s success and persistence by offering program services, activities, and developmental and informational workshops in the residence halls. This collaborative living/learning experience integrates the support of students, faculty, and the ASCEND staff which inspires academic excellence and enhances the overall first year experience for students.

Evergreen and Mullica Halls

The program is coordinated by the ASCEND (Achieving Success through Collaboration, Engagement, and Determination) Office.  More information can be found here: https://sites.rowan.edu/ascend/incoming-freshmen%20/index.html

 

Community Coordinators:

Dr. Dawn Singleton (singletond@rowan.edu)

Michael Whiting (whiting@rowan.edu)

Computer Science

The mission of the Computer Science Learning Community is to help acclimate first-year computer science majors to Rowan University and the Computer Science department.  The community is intended to foster a sense of belonging with a cooperative spirit with those who are alike.

Chestnut Hall

The deadline to express interest on MyHousing for this community has passed. 

Community Coordinator:

Dr. Chia Chien (chien@rowan.edu)

Engineering

The mission of this community is to ease transition from high school to college.  Engineering students in the program will be provided with a common living arrangement, common courses, a bi-weekly seminar in the fall, and tutoring and mentoring opportunities during their first year.

Holly Pointe Commons

The program is coordinated by the Engineering Department.  More information can be found here: https://engineering.rowan.edu/elc/. Check the ELC website for the application due date.

 

Community Coordinator:

Dr. Jess Everett (everett@rowan.edu)

First-Generation Learning Community

The First-Generation Learning Community (FGLC) provides a residential experience where first generation students live together with other first generation students whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree.  The FGLC provides a built in community of shared support to ease the overall transition to college. Active members of the FGLC who participate in various programs and activities will have the opportunity to foster relationships with their peers and other professional staff members within the learning community and Flying First program, share their personal story, learn about their peers’ experiences, as well as celebrate being first.

Evergreen Hall

The deadline to express interest on MyHousing for this community has passed. 

 

 

Community Coordinators:

Briana Vogel Collins (vogelb0@rowan.edu)

Dr. Penny McPherson Myers (mcphersonp@rowan.edu)

Amy Ruymann (ruymann@rowan.edu)

Hatef Alavi (alavitbm0@rowan.edu)

First Year Thrive: A Well-Being Living Learning Community

The purpose of this learning community is to help students live their best life by not only surviving college, but thriving!  This community will help transform our campus to one which promotes quality of life, well-being and self-care as priorities for life both during and after college.

Willow Hall

The deadline to express interest on MyHousing for this community has passed.  

 

Community Coordinators:

Brittany Gottsch (gottsch@rowan.edu)

Katie Huber (huberk@rowan.edu)

Global Understanding Community

This community is ideal for students seeking to enhance their understanding of diverse peoples and cultures and interested in promoting dialogue leading to solutions to global conflicts.

International House

The deadline to express interest on MyHousing for this community has passed. 

 

Community Coordinator:

Barry Hendler (hendler@rowan.edu)

Bantivoglio Honors Concentration, Honors College

Honors fosters a diverse community of citizen scholars by cultivating curiosity and integrity both in and outside the classroom.  We develop socially and civic minded leaders active in participation and service with and beyond Honors.

Holly Pointe Commons

The program is coordinated by the Bantivoglio Honors Concentration, Honors College.  More information can be found here: https://sites.rowan.edu/honors/prospective-students/freshmen.html

 

Community Coordinators:

Dr. Kristen DiNovi and Dr. Lee Talley

(honors@rowan.edu)

IMPACT (Increasing Male Practitioners and Classroom Teachers)

The goal of Project IMPACT is to increase the representation of males from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds in the teaching and education profession.

Mimosa Hall

This program is coordinated by the College of Education.  More information can be found here: https://education.rowan.edu/impact/index.html

 

Community Coordinators:

Dr. Stacey Leftwich and Dr. Nedd Johnson

(ProjectIMPACT@rowan.edu)

Leadership

The Leadership Themed Community will contribute to the holistic development of students by working to ensure that students can identify pathways to campus involvement, seminars to start leadership development, and connect students to on-campus mentors.  The Leadership Themed Community strives to implement programs that let students begin their path down leadership development and career exploration from the first to the last day they are on campus with us.

Mimosa Hall

The deadline to express interest on MyHousing for this community has passed. 

 

Community Coordinator:

Charlie Kuski (kuskic@rowan.edu)

LGBTQIA+

The Rowan University LGBTQIA+ Learning Community, a place where students at Rowan can live with other students who have expressed interest in LGBTQIA+ issues and inclusivity, aims to support students in growing their understanding of LGBTQIA+ identities, growing their understanding issues faced, by members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and develop the necessary skills to act as allies and empowered members of the community.

Holly Pointe Commons

The deadline to express interest on MyHousing for this community has passed. 

 

 

Community Coordinator:

Dr. JoAnna Murphy (murphyjr@rowan.edu)

Math

This academic community is ideal for math majors.

Chestnut Hall

The deadline to express interest on MyHousing for this community has passed. 

 

Community Coordinator:

Elizabeth Volz (volz@rowan.edu)

Pre-Med

This academic community is ideal for students in the pre-medical field. 

Holly Pointe Commons

This program is coordinated by the College of Science and Mathematics and run their own application process.

 

Community Coordinator:

Tomas Varela (varela@rowan.edu)

Recovery Housing Community

This community is an abstinence based environment focused on maintaining sobriety and promoting the health and wellness of students in support of their academic and personal success while creating meaningful relationships and learning to live independently within the college environment. Prior to move-in, students must have willingness to maintain sobriety, commit to a sober living environment, participate in Recovery Community programing, and comply with Recovery Housing Community and University and Housing policies. 

Location is kept private

The deadline to express interest on MyHousing for this community has passed. 

 

Community Coordinators:

Jen Holzman (holzmanj@rowan.edu)

Barry Hendler (hendler@rowan.edu)

 

Social Justice

The Social Justice Learning Community is a place where students can live with other students who have expressed interest in social justice issues and inclusivity.  The community aims to support students in growing their understanding of social justice, social and personal identities, issues faced by members of various marginalized communities, and to develop the necessary skills to act as allies and empowered members of the community.

Willow Hall

The deadline to express interest on MyHousing for this community has passed. 

 

Community Coordinator:

Dr. JoAnna Murphy (murphyjr@rowan.edu)

Writing Arts

The mission of the Writing Arts Learning Community is to provide Writing Arts majors in their first year at Rowan University an experience of belonging to a diverse community of writers committed to developing themselves as writers within a wide range of genres.

Holly Pointe Commons

The deadline to express interest on MyHousing for this community has passed. 

 

Community Coordinator:

Dr. Drew Kopp (kopp@rowan.edu)