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Yes. Indicate the accommodation you need on your RSP form and submit any supporting paperwork to the appropriate office by 4 p.m. on March 2. There will be a designated selection based on your requirements.
SUNY Cortland is committed to upholding and maintaining all aspects of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students with documented disabilities or medical conditions may request housing accommodations. Any information regarding your disability will remain confidential and will be shared only with your permission. Back to top.
Once you have completed your RSP Form, you will receive a selection time on March 4 to choose a room. Log on to myRedDragon at your assigned time and complete the room selection steps. Back to top.
You should check your room assignment and can do so at any time on the main screen of The Housing Portal. Back to top.
All returning students who are currently enrolled and taking classes in the Spring 2022 semester at SUNY Cortland students that complete an RSP Form. New students admitted for Fall 2022 cannot participate. Back to top.
Credit Hours: Each student’s credit hours toward graduation as of December. Students with the most credit hours choose first.
Dean’s List Points: An extra three points will be added to your total credit hours for each semester you have been on the Dean’s List at SUNY Cortland. Back to top.
Yes. Complete the RSP Form by March 2. Back to top.
When a student selects a room, they have the right to not be harassed by any other student who may have wanted that room. Please note that any harassment of another student including sending abusive or threatening messages by any means will be processed through the Student Conduct Office and could result in the forfeit of your on-campus housing assignment, according to the College Code B-10– Electronic Use Policy and C-1-Harassment. If you are being harassed talk to your resident assistant or residence hall director. Back to top.
Yes. Once you have submitted your form, you will be able to revisit it to edit your answers. After March 2, you will not be able to make any changes to questions pertaining to special interest housing. Back to top.
If you have met your housing requirement or will not live on campus for an academic reason, complete the Release from Housing form, found under Forms. Back to top.
Only people who have completed the RSP Form are in the roommate selection pool. If the person you want to live with does not appear, ask them if they completed the RSP Form. If yes, double check the spelling of your roommate. Back to top.
Yes. We've added a separate selection for those who do not have roommate requests.
If you are looking for additional roommates consider the following:
No. We require you to fill the set occupancy of the space that you are signing up for. You will need to find one more person for your group to have the option to select a suite, quad or apartment. There are very limited five-person suites available in Higgins Hall.
No, you are not guaranteed. Our residence halls are not able to accommodate everyone who wants a suite, quad or apartment; there are more four and six person groups than there are group spaces. Typically more than half of current freshmen will not be able to select a suite, quad or apartment. Please have a backup plan for your housing.
Yes. Instead of choosing a room you can select to be assigned by Residence Life and Housing (answer yes to questions 4 and 5) and indicate the first and last name of the student you want to live with on question 5a on your RSP Form. You will not select a room during RSP. We will assign you with your roommate request as long as your new roommate also requests you on their Housing Preference Form.
You will not be able to choose a room and be assigned with a new student — you must decide if it is more important for you to be housed with your roommate or to choose exactly where you live.
For continuing students moving off campus or withdrawing after the room deposit is paid, the policy is: residence life and housing must receive written notification by May 1 for full $150 refund; by July 1 for $100 refund, and by Aug. 1 for $50 refund. Starting on Aug. 2 there is no refund of the $150 room deposit. Students with waivers will be billed the amounts listed above based on the date they notify residence life and housing that they are moving off campus. Back to top.
Student staff members, EOP students and C.U.R.E. students will receive a room deposit waiver that delays your payment of the $150. Residence Life and Housing staff will submit your name as to Student Accounts to indicate you "paid" your deposit. You will then be billed for the deposit.
Deposit waivers are available to students who are Pell Grant eligible and have next year's FASFA on file with the Financial Aid Office. Visit Financial Aid to review your options.
Residence life and housing offers many different styles of living. View all of your options.
The size of your group impacts the available rooms for you to choose. It is possible there are no longer any full suites, quads or apartments available for you to select as an entire group. First, try selecting from another selection process that you are eligible for, if applicable. Otherwise, split your group into subgroups to assign your group- this means you can assign your group near each other, but not in a suite. Back to top.