International Student Housing
New International Undergraduate Student On-Campus Housing Information
As a new international undergraduate student, you will choose from Whitaker, Fitzgerald Hall or West Campus Apartments. View these housing options in the International Student Housing Brochure.
Important note for Fall 2011 and Spring 2011 semesters: Whitaker, Fitzgerald, and West Campus accommodations are available for International Students from August 22-December 17, 2011, and for January 11-May 10 ONLY. Please make travel arrangements with these dates in mind.
Break housing is available for Thanksgiving Break, Winter Session Break, and Spring Break. International students must notify Residence Life and Housing in advance if they require break housing. Thanksgiving and Spring Break housing does not require a fee; Winter Break housing, which is available to students continuing in the spring, requires a fee of $10 per night, except for students assigned to West Campus Apartments. Students will receive notification of the procedure and deadline for requesting break housing during the semester.
SUNY Cortland requires all freshmen, sophomores, and new transfer students under 21 years of age as of Sept. 1 of the academic year, who are not commuting from the home of their parents, to live in College-operated housing. Other exceptions to this rule include veteran students, married students and students with children.
Newly admitted freshmen have a two-year or four-semester on-campus housing requirement, while all transfer students other than those with freshman credit hours have a one-year or two-semester on-campus housing requirement. West Campus Apartments are considered College-operated housing.
The residence halls are staffed with live-in professionals as well as students called resident assistants who live on each floor. The staff provides support to students as they transition to college life, and continue to grow personally and academically while at SUNY Cortland.
For more information on SUNY Cortland's housing requirement, please go to the
Room and Board License/Policies:
These policies support the goal of Residence Life & Housing at SUNY Cortland, to provide a clean, comfortable, safe, and enriching living environment. Students have a right and a responsibility to be aware of the expectations of the community in which they live.
Room and Board License: License agreement for students living in residence halls.
New International Graduate Student Housing:
Housing is not available on campus for graduate students. International graduate students typically secure furnished housing in the city of Cortland within walking distance of the campus.
For additional listings of available Cortland housing please go to: