How To Apply For Housing

Once you have submitted your housing deposits (Residence Hall Deposit & Damage Deposit), the next step is to complete your online housing application. You are just one click away from applying for housing on the Metropolitan Campus. You will need your FDU email address and password in order to begin the online housing application. Please follow the instructions below to apply online for housing.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NEW & FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: After you create your FDU Webmail Account, please wait 72 hours before attempting to log-in to MyHousing to apply for housing. Your FDU Webmail Account information must be pulled into the MyHousing system before you are able to access the site. If you attempt to apply immediately after creating your FDU Webmail Account or if your Tuition Deposit ($200), Residence Hall Deposit ($200), and Damage Deposit ($150) have not been received and processed, by your respective Office of Admissions, you will receive an error message. 

Step 1 -  Log-in to MyHousing to begin the online housing application process using your FDU Webmail username and password. If you do not have an FDU Webmail account, please review the information on our "Before You Apply for Housing" section on how to create one.

Step 2 -  Under "Applications", select one of the following:

               FIRST-YEAR & NEW STUDENTS, select "New Student Housing Application"
(this includes all new international, domestic, and transfer students)

               RETURNING STUDENTS, select "Returning Student Housing Application"                           
(this includes resident students and commuter students.)           

Note: Students interested in housing for the Spring semester only would complete a Spring semester Housing Application. This application will be available during the middle of the preceding Fall semester.

Step 3 -   In order to begin your Housing Application, you must first accept the terms & conditions of the Housing & Meal Plan Contract. Please read carefully through the Housing & Meal Plan Contract section. Once you type 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, indicate some preferences, and select your meal plan (required for all students living in the residence halls with the exception of graduate students). At question #7, "Student Status", please select one of the the following options:

            FIRST-YEAR & NEW STUDENTS (new international and domestic)

            TRANSFER STUDENTS (new transfer student)

            RETURNING RESIDENT STUDENTS (resident for full 2015-16 academic year or Spring 2016)

            COMMUTER STUDENTS (students that currently commute)

Step 5 - In the "Living Requests" section, you will have the opportunity to rank your preferred residence hall (Lindens, University Court, or Northpointe) 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. If you are interested in residing in one of our Special Living Options, you would indicate this in the "Personal Information" section of the application. 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. First-year freshmen are not eligible to request a single room.

Note 2: All returning students that apply to participate in the Spring Room Selection Process (Keep My Room Day, Priority Room Selection Day, or General Room Selection) 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 & Meal Plan Contract will also be emailed to your FDU Webmail 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 webmail username and password. 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 and/or your Residence Hall Deposit ($200) and Damage Deposit ($150) have not been received and/or processed. Please wait 72 hours before contacting the Office of Residence Life.

If after creating your FDU Webmail Account, and waiting 72 hours before attempting to log-in to MyHousing, you are experiencing an issue logging in, please send an email, with Subject “Applying Online Technical Issue” to So that we may better assist you, please attach a screen shot of the error message you are receiving, and a description of the issue you are experiencing.

       Include the following information in your email:

  •        Your full name
  •        FDU student ID number
  •        Term you are applying for housing (ie., Fall 2016..)

If you are having trouble creating a new FDU Webmail Account, please contact UTAC (University Technical Assistance Center) at (973) 443-8822 or