Frequently asked questions by our residents

Is this considered on-campus living?
No, we are just across the street from campus but offer the same amenities and structure.
Are the rules here different than on-campus housing?
The Residence Hall rules are available at http://www.fit.edu/studenthandbook/
Are freshman allowed to live at Newman Hall?
Yes, freshman are allowed to stay at Mary Star of the Sea.
Will I be required to have a meal plan?
All students residing on campus (including MSOS) are required to have meal plan.
Do I have to be Catholic to live here?
Absolutely Not! We want everyone who wants to live here to have the opportunity to do so.
Will I have to attend events at Mary Star of the Sea Newman Hall like mass, prayer hours or bible studies?
No, we do however encourage you to take advantage of the resources the Catholic Campus Ministry team has to offer, but it is not mandatory. They are simply there for you if and when you are in need.
How do I contact Newman Hall Leasing?
Please contact us by email at <a href=”mailto:jhetherington@fit.edu”>jhetherington@fit.edu</a> or call at (321) 309-4840.
Where is Mary Star of the Sea Newman Hall located?
Mary Star of the Sea Newman Hall is located at 3311 S. Babcock Street, Melbourne, FL 32901
Is there parking available?
Yes, we have a full parking lot and outdoor bike storage.
What floor plans do you offer?
Newman Hall has two different floor plans available.

Two Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom

Four Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom

Please <a href=”/floor-plans”>click here</a> to view floor plans

Do your apartments come furnished?
Yes. Apartments are fully furnished. The furniture includes a bed, desk, chair, dresser and sofa.
What does rent include?
Rent includes all the utilities – electricity, basic cable, Internet and Wi-Fi.
How long is my lease?
Leases are for the academic year.
What makes me eligible to be a resident at Mary Star of the Sea Newman Hall?
Any student attending any surrounding college or university may live at Mary Star of the Sea Newman Hall.
Can I use my financial aid to pay rent?
Yes. Your financial can be used to cover the cost of living at the Newman Hall. It will not be taken out of your account automatically. You will receive a refund from the University that will be used to pay your rent. Should your aid be insufficient to cover the contract amount of the rent, monthly payments will be due to make up the difference.
What is the process to match roommates?
We will use all the information that you put on your application in order to match you with the appropriate roommate. We match according to gender, major, living, and study habits. You may also request a roommate by using <a href=”https://apps.facebook.com/roomsync/”>room sync</a> through facebook.
What is an individual lease?
An individual lease is a “per bed” lease. You sign for a room in the apartment and you share the common area with your roommates. You are not financially responsible for each other.
How do I apply for an apartment?
Using our online portal, you can complete the entire leasing process. Select “Apply Now” at the top, and you can fill out and submit your application, your guarantor’s application, your roommate preferences form. Finally, you can even fill out the lease for your new apartment. You may also come by our leasing office. <a href=”/apply”>click here</a> to Apply Now.
What size linens should I bring?
All beds in Newman Hall are EXTENDED DOUBLE BEDS.

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