Where can 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. If you are interested in living in Casey Tower, Smith Tower, or West Campus Apartments, please indicate that on your Housing Preference Form. All new freshmen are required to live four semesters or two full years on campus. NEW beginning Fall 2011: There will not be a designated freshman only building.
Where can 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 are required to live on campus for two semesters.
Where can I live as a returning sophomore, junior, or senior?
All sophomores, juniors and seniors can select their own room from rooms available during 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 RSP Form by the assigned deadline to be guaranteed a space on campus.
Bishop, Fitzgerald, Hayes, Hendrick, Randall and Shea Halls have four floors with double rooms off the corridor and a central lounge on each floor. Low-rise residence halls house freshmen, transfers, and upper class students.
High-Rise Residence Halls
Alger, Clark and Higgins Halls have eight floors of suites and corridor double and single rooms. Only upper class students and transfers reside in high-rise residence halls.
Halls with Quad-Doubles
Dragon Hall and Glass Tower Hall are low rises with four floors. Quad double rooms are off of the corridor. Quad doubles 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. Both offer air conditioning. Dragon Hall is our newest residence hall, scheduled to open Fall 2013!
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 which consist of one designed triple and one double plus lounge, two designed triples plus lounge, or two doubles plus lounge.
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.
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 will have the flexibility of choosing a meal plan or cooking on your own. Bus transportation to and from campus is available.
Special Interest Housing
Special interest housing is available. You can choose to live on a quiet floor, wellness floor, transfer floor, or in a coed apartment.
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. 11 single rooms are available in the house 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.
Students are selected for residency in the Leadership House based upon a group application process; first semester freshmen cannot apply.