Residency Requirements and Eligibility
Students will be notified of their residence hall assignment in early summer. Housing is available for undergraduate and graduate students.
All students in the first-year class of the University, regardless of credit hours earned, are required to live in University housing for their first academic year unless permission to live off campus is received from the Office of Residential Life. Freshmen, however, are not allowed to live in the apartment communities. Local freshmen from Broome or Tioga counties may either live on campus or commute from home. We do not have separate freshman housing because we believe that the diversity of students enhances the residential experience for everyone.
We welcome our transfer students and guarantee housing to those who wish to reside on campus. You can request to live in any of our five traditional and two apartment communities, or you may prefer to live in one of our transfer-only floors in Hillside and College-in-the-Woods. We have also saved spaces specifically for you in one of our newest communities, Newing.
Life on campus offers convenience, comfort and community — perfect for the busy graduate.
Housing contracts are currently for 10-months (including break periods) with the option to request additional summer housing. You will be able to move in on Monday, August 18 — two weeks before classes begin. Halls then close for the year on Friday, May 15, 2015.
You'll live in a 4- or 6-person apartment with fellow graduate students. Each apartment offers single, private bedrooms, and a shared kitchen, bath and other common areas. We do not currently offer a family housing option.
Each apartment has a fully furnished living room, a bedroom with an extra-long twin bed and a kitchen with stove, oven and refrigerator.
The room rate — billed in fall and spring installments to your student account — is all-inclusive of utilities (heat, water, trash removal) as well as building maintenance, lockout assistance, snow removal, Wi-Fi, cable and laundry.
You'll appreciate the close proximity of life on campus. There are several dining options to choose from, adjacent parking, on-campus mail service, access to local transit and free campus shuttles. Hillside also has great proximity to the Nature Preserve which provides 11 miles of walking trails and amazing scenic views.
Students from around the world live together on campus, and every effort is made to make everyone feel welcome. Additionally, the International Student and Scholar Services office is dedicated to assisting international students. Their staff can provide students with sound advice and friendly suggestions to help them settle into the campus community.
On-campus housing during break periods is only available to residents of Delaware Hall in Newing College, Windham Hall in Mountainview College and Mohawk Hall in College-in-the-Woods and the apartment communities (Susquehanna and Hillside).