How to Apply for Housing

Once you have submitted your Residence Hall Deposit ($200), for first year and new students residents, the next step is to complete your online housing application. You are just one click away from applying for housing. You will need your FDU NetID in order to begin the online housing application. Please follow the instructions below to apply online for housing.

Step 1 – Log in to MyHousing for the Metro Campus and  MyHousing for the Florham Campus begin the online housing application process using your FDU NetID. If you do not have an FDU NetID account, please review the information on our “Before You Apply for Housing “section on how to create one.

Step 2 – Under “Applications”, select the student housing application.

Step 3 – In order to begin your Housing Application, you must first accept the terms & conditions of the Housing & Meal Plan Contract. Once you sign your name in the electronic signature box, and select “continue”, you have agreed to the terms of the Housing & Meal Plan Contract for the full academic year.

Step 4 – In the “Personal Information “section, you will need to provide important information and indicate some preferences.

Step 5 – In the “Living Requests” section, you will have the opportunity to rank your preferred residence hall in the order of where you desire to live most on campus and/or room type (single, double, or triple).

Note 1: All first-year freshmen are assigned to the Lindens with the exception of those students accepted into one of our Special Living Options. Please keep in mind that you must first apply for admission and be accepted into the desired program before you are assigned to one of the SLOs.

Note 2: All returning students who apply to participate in the Spring Room Selection Process will have the opportunity to select their own room and/or roommate. “Living Preferences” will only be used for a returning student if the student does not participate in the Room Selection Process or submits an application after June 1.

Step 6 – Once you have completed the online Housing Application, you will receive a “Thank You” page with further information. If you do not see this screen, you have not completed the application. A copy of the “Thank You” page and a pdf version of your Housing and Meal Plan Contract will also be sent to your email account.

Technical Issues

Common Error Messages When Logging Into MyHousing:

“There was a problem logging you in, Please try again. (Err: 3)”
Means you may have entered an incorrect username and/or password. You are only able to log-in using your FDU NetID. If you forgot your password, you can request it from the FDU Technical Assistance Center (FDUTAC).

“Your student record was not able to be located. Please contact the housing department for further assistance. (MSG: 0002a)”
Means you are a New or First-Year Student that may have recently been accepted to FDU and your student information has not pulled over into our housing system database. Please wait 72 hours before contacting the Housing and Residence Life.