Parents/Families

We're Here for Your Student

The residence life and housing staff want you as the parent and family of your student to know what is happening while they are away at college. Sending your child to college is a time of transition for everyone, and we will work hard to make it a smooth transition.

Please visit this page for regular updates, new information and ways you can help your student be successful while they are at SUNY Cortland.

News and Updates

Housing Assignments Available August 3

New students: Housing assignments and roommate information will be available on myRedDragon beginning Monday, August 3.

Opening Weekend

August 28 begins our opening weekend with new students moving in between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. during their designated time. Returning students can return on Saturday, August 29. Get more details on move-in.

Current Students- Apply to Live in the Leadership House

Are you looking for a new experience? Would you like to live with a small group of students in a house on campus? The Leadership House program might be for you! Apply by April 29. Learn more and apply today.

Student Staff Members from the Class of 2015 Recognized

Thirty-eight seniors were recognized on May 2. Read more.

Upgraded Cable TV

Our cable TV system underwent it's first upgrade since the 1970s during spring break. You can now enjoy your favorite channels in high definition picture quality. View the new channel listings.

Free Parking at West Campus Apartments

All residents of West Campus Apartments are eligible for free parking. Visit the WCA Web page for guidelines.

For Parents of International Students

Supporting your student’s education, especially at a college located in a different country and culture, can be exciting and concerning. You can rest assured that SUNY Cortland faculty members, staff, students and programs are focused on your student’s well-being. Download the International Student Guide PDF to learn more about helping your student prepare for a successful experience.

Stay Connected

envelope with stamp

If you would like to send your student mail or a package, please address it like this:

Residence Halls

Student name
Room # Hall name
Cortland, NY 13045

West Campus Apartments

Student name
Building # West Campus Circle, Apt #
Cortland, NY 13045

Leadership House

Student name
Leadership House, Room #
94 Prospect Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045

For more information regarding USPS, UPS, and FedEx mail delivery, visit Mail and Package Deliveries.

Keep in touch with your student by sending Hugs from Home. Choose from gift cards, gift baskets, flowers or balloon bouquets. You can also opt to send a Care Package.

On-Campus Living

Our 17 residence halls provide a comfortable, safe, fun and friendly living environment for your student.

READ MORE about on-campus living

Off-Campus Living

The city of Cortland is a safe community with numerous housing options for students.

READ MORE about off-campus living

Housing Requirement

Freshmen/Freshmen Transfers

Required to live on campus for four semesters or two full years.

Transfers

Required to live on campus for two semesters or one full year.

Automatic approval to live off campus*

  • You are over the age of 21 by August 31 for the fall semester and January 15 for the spring semester
  • You commute from home (50 mile radius is considered local; home address will be verified)
  • You are married
  • You are a veteran

*If you are a new student who qualifies to live off campus, please complete the New Student Off Campus Approval Form

Campus Safety

There is no higher priority at SUNY Cortland than the safety of the campus community, and we take many steps to maintain a safe environment.

READ MORE

Contact Us

Residence Life and Housing
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-33

Phone: 607-753-4724
Fax: 607-753-5984

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

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