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Application Process for New Tenants

The May 30th deadline is quickly approaching! Make sure to get your housing application in before May 30th in order to be guranteed housing for your first year at Thomas Jefferson University!

New for the 2014-2015 school year, the Department of Housing and Residence Life is excited to announce that student can now apply for co-educational housing in our apartment style buildings (Barringer and Orlowitz). For more information, check out the new co-educational housing policy.

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 questionare to their application. The roommate questionaire is not required but can assist our office in making a better match. PLEASE NOTE: Male and Female students cannot request to live together or co-habitate unless they can submit proof of marriage to the housing office.

Please submit an application at your earliest convenience to be considered for on-campus 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.

FALL

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. 

SPRING

April

Applications are processed for Jefferson affiliates who are required to arrive on campus in May.

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.)

SUMMER

June

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.