Parents/Families - SUNY Cortland

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

Room Selection Process is Underway

Current students: RSP has started. Fill out your RSP form and pay your deposit now. Learn more about the room selection process.

Filling out Forms

Many of our forms are found through myRedDragon, including the New Student Preference form and RSP form for returning students. We created a video to help make it easier for you to find!

New to SUNY Cortland?

Are you new to SUNY Cortland? Thinking about coming here? We have lots of information available to you! Visit the New Student page for more on living on campus at SUNY Cortland.

 about the WCA Guarantee. about RLC.Commencement Housing

Limited and convenient on-campus housing accommodations in Glass Tower Hall will be available to the families of graduating seniors on a first-come, first-served basis. Get more information on commencement housing.

Summer Housing Information

Are you looking for summer housing? Get information.

Move Back On Campus

Have you previously lived on campus and would like to return? Complete the wait list form. Get more information on the process to return to campus housing. 

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 MOREabout on-campus living

Off-Campus Living

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

READ MOREabout 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 MOREabout campus safety

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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