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On-Campus Living Options

SUNY Cortland offers a variety of on-campus living options. We are committed to providing housing options that match your lifestyle.

Apartment-Style Housing

West Campus Apartments is a community of 240 SUNY Cortland students in a 15-building complex located one mile from campus. Each building houses four separate apartments with four single bedrooms, one full and one half bathroom (accessible apartments have one large bathroom), full kitchen, and living/dining room. You have the flexibility of choosing a meal plan or cooking on your own. Bus transportation to and from campus is available.

High-Rise Residence Halls

Alger, Clark and Higgins halls have eight floors of suites and corridor-style double and single rooms. Only upper class students and transfers reside in high-rise residence halls.

"The Hill"

Cheney and DeGroat halls are located on the upper campus and allow easy access to the academic buildings. They are low-rise residence halls that have single, double and triple rooms off of the corridor. Cheney Hall offers deluxe rooms consisting of one designed triple and one double plus a lounge, two designed triples plus lounge or two doubles plus lounge.

Judson H. Taylor Leadership House

The Judson H. Taylor Leadership House is a unique living opportunity for students who are involved on campus and in the larger community. Eleven single rooms are available for those who share a commitment to work together to serve others. You will share a common kitchen and lounge area and may opt out of the meal plan.To apply fill out the Leadership House Application. First-semester freshmen cannot apply.

Low-Rise Residence Halls

Bishop, Fitzgerald, Hayes, Hendrick, Randall and Shea halls have four floors with double rooms off of the corridor and a central lounge on each floor. Low-rise residence halls house freshmen, transfers and upper class students.

Quad Double-Style Halls

Dragon and Glass Tower Halls are low rises with four floors and offer air conditioning. Quad double rooms are off of the corridor and consist of two double rooms with a shared bathroom and a vestibule. Each floor has a spacious lounge with kitchen, as well as study rooms.

Room Rates and FAQs

For more information, refer to the room rates and Frequently Asked Questions.

Special Interest Housing

Special interest housing is available. You can choose to live on a quiet floor, wellness floor, transfer floor, in the international hall or in a gender inclusive suite or apartment.

Suite-Style Halls

Casey and Smith Towers are 10 stories high and feature four-person and six-person suites. Four-person suites have two double bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge. Six-person suites have three double bedrooms and a larger bathroom and lounge. Casey and Smith Towers house freshmen, transfers and upper class students.

Where do I live as a freshman?

Most freshmen and freshmen transfers are assigned to our low-rise residence halls. There are also some freshmen spaces available in Casey and Smith Towers and at West Campus Apartments. All new freshmen are required to live four semesters or two full years on campus.

Where do I live as a transfer?

Transfer students, with the exception of freshmen transfers, are assigned throughout all of our residence halls and at West Campus Apartments. All new transfer students with sophomore or junior credit status are required to live on campus for two semesters.

Where do I live as a sophomore, junior or senior?

All sophomores, juniors and seniors can select their own room from rooms available during the Room Selection Process. Most spaces are available in our high rises, Casey and Smith Towers, and at West Campus Apartments. Some spaces will be available in our low rises. Housing is only guaranteed to sophomores. Juniors and seniors must pay their housing deposit and complete their Room Selection Process Form by the assigned deadline to be guaranteed a space on campus.