Living on Campus at Centenary University can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences for a college student.


Although we pride ourselves on being a very open and welcoming campus, while we are in stage 2 we have implemented the following visitation restrictions:

Campus wide visitation:

  • All visitors to campus must have an appointment prior to arriving on campus.
  • All visitors must first report to the Welcome Center on the first floor of the Seay Building (masks required to enter the building).
  • Effective 8/31/2020: Welcome Center hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and on Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Closed on weekends.
  • Visitors will be required to check in and complete the COVID-19 screening questions.
  • Visitors will receive a Clearance Slip indicating they have been cleared and directed to where they are going.

Visitation in the residence halls:

  • No guests will be permitted in residence halls at this time with the exception of emergency personnel or those approved by Residence Life.
  • All deliveries must be received outside the building
  • Residential students may only have one additional guest in their room, and that guest must be from the same building.  Students that reside in the apartments will be limited to no more than two additional people beyond assigned residents in their apartment.

The Office of Residence Life works at engaging students outside the classroom and making the learning experience a more well rounded one. Our goal is to foster the students development and encourage them to become life-long learners. Our Residence Life staff will foster the personal, social and intellectual growth of the students so they can be responsible citizens in our residential community.

Several Advantages to Living on Campus:

  • Students get the opportunity to live on their own, and learn to be accountable for themselves.
  • You will interact with a diverse group of peers that will expand your worldview and strengthen your global understanding.
  • Meet several classmates/peers and interact with them outside the classroom in a more relaxed environment.
  • Convenient access to many resources (academic buildings, library, athletic facilities, dining hall) without needing to travel far.
  • Technology in all rooms: free cable in your room, and wireless internet anywhere on campus.
  • Live-in professional staff and student staff that are available to assist you 24/7


The Residence Halls are locked 24/7 all year. Upon moving into Campus each student will receive a photo ID card that will give them access to their individual bedroom. There is a Campus Security officer on campus 24/7 that does rounds of the campus to ensure they remain locked at all times.

Where to Go for Help:

Unsure of who to speak to about a question you may have or a concern? No matter the question there are people available 24/7 and ready assist you. A Resident Assistant (RA) is located on each floor and has gone through extensive training to help students work through problems they may encounter. Complex Directors (CD)  are also available in the Residence Halls.

The Office of Residence Life is located in the Seay Building, main floor next to Career Services and the SAC.
Hours: Monday – Friday  8:30am – 4:30pm  (when the University is open)
Phone: 908-852-1400 x 3950

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