Application Process for New Tenants
The Department of Housing and Residence Life is now accepting housing applications for the 2016-2017 year. While the housing department will mail housing applications to those newly accepted to the University, a potential student can download an application from the website or request an application by calling the Housing Office directly, 215-955-8913.
First year, incoming students who wish to be paired with a future roommate may choose to attach a roommate questionnaire to their application. The roommate questionnaire is not required but can assist our office in making a better match. PLEASE NOTE: Male and Female students can request to live together (see Co-educational Housing Policy). Students requesting to live with their spouse (non-Jefferson) must submit proof of marriage to the DHRL office.
Please submit an application at your earliest convenience to be considered for on-campus housing. Applications should be submitted by May 31 to be guaranteed housing. Applications are given priority based on the date they are received. Potential residents who have not yet been officially accepted to the University are still eligible to apply. You will receive an assignment once our department is notified of an official acceptance.
Early applications are accepted beginning in September for those you plan to matriculate the following academic year. Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the year and into the summer months. Housing applications are processed in the order they are received.
First year students are guaranteed a University housing assignment offer if: a) applications are received in the Housing Office by May 31, b) official acceptance to TJU for a fall or pre-fall term is received by May 31 and, c) applicants have first priority status.
Applications are processed for Jefferson affiliates who are required to arrive on campus in May.
Incoming first year students are guaranteed an on campus housing offer if: a) applications are received in the Housing Office by May 31, b) official acceptance to TJU for a fall or pre-fall term is received by May 31 and, c) applicants have first priority status. (Note: Even potential residents who have not yet been officially accepted to the University should submit an application by this date.)
Incoming first year applications will be processed in date and time order according to priority status in accordance with DHRL policy. Accepted incoming students will receive notification of an offer by telephone or email. To officially accept an assignment, the initial deposits, contract, housing agreement, and lead based paint disclosure document (if applicable) must be returned to the Housing Department within the specified timeframe (approximately 10 days). All residents are asked to write one or two checks, depending on assignment, to be submitted with the paperwork: prorated first month’s rent and a $500 security deposit. Deadlines and amounts will be outlined in your assignment letter which includes your housing contract and agreement.