Students find that the quiet and collaborative atmosphere of Douglass residence halls enriches their learning. You’ll easily concentrate on important projects, find study partners and form friendships with students who have similar academic pursuits.


First year Housing

New students do the majority of their housing application/selection through the Rutgers Enrollment Pathway. In addition to completing the housing application via the Enrollment Pathway, a supplemental application may be required based on the type of housing you are seeking.

For continuing students, the first and most important task in the housing application process is applying for a lottery number through Rutgers Housing and Residence Life. You will not be able to select housing without a lottery number. Continuing students looking to live in one of our Living-Learning Communities will only have to complete our special Living-Learning Community housing application.


Upperclassmen Housing

Current students who seek general Douglass Residential College housing only need to complete the Rutgers housing application.


Housing for Students During University Breaks

If you are a current student assigned to a traditional residence hall, and you are in need of on campus housing during Thanksgiving break, semester break and/or spring break, you can request temporary housing during these times of year. These spaces are very limited, and the cost is $35.00 per night. Students who are granted temporary accommodations will need to move to the room they are given. You do not have the opportunity to request a specific building or room. Students seeking this temporary housing option during breaks need to send an email to the Assignments Office at oncampus@rci.rutgers.edu.


Contact Us

If you have questions about Douglass Residential College housing, please contact Merylou Rodriguez, Director of Scholarships, Housing and Student Engagement for the Office of First Year Programs and College Events, at merylou.rodriguez@echo.rutgers.edu.