New Students

Housing Timeline for Spring 2024

  • Receive an acceptance letter from Admissions Office.
  • Pay the $200 admission deposit.
  • Receive an email with housing instructions for completing your new student preference form on myRedDragon beginning November 15
  • Fill out and submit Housing Preference Form (view housing preference form instructions) via myRedDragon by January 4
  • If you are requesting housing accommodations, please contact Disability Resources
  • Housing assignment and roommate information is available on myRedDragon by January 12

General Housing Information

  • Freshmen, including freshmen transfers, are assigned to live in a room with freshmen, even in mixed halls.
  • Transfers are assigned to live with either another transfer student or a returning student.
  • You can request roommates on your Housing Preference Form if you meet the January 4th deadline.
  • Room charges include wireless internet, and laundry.
  • Student resident assistants (RAs) and professional residence hall directors (RHDs)/ Area Coordinators (ACs) are available for support in each residence hall.
  • Returning students are not guaranteed housing their junior and senior years; housing will be determined on a space available basis and whether the posted housing deadlines are met.

Housing Requirements

  • All new freshmen are required to live on campus for four semesters or two full years.
  • All new transfers are 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 parent/guardian home (50 mile radius from campus is considered local; home address will be verified)
  • You are married
  • You are a veteran

Students eligible for automatic approval to live off campus must still complete the New Student Off Campus Approval form, available on myRedDragon on November 15th. For more information regarding the release policy please review our room and board license.

What to Expect from your Residence Hall community

You are a member of your residence hall community. We believe a residence hall is more than a place for a break from classes; it is a vibrant and active community — the center for student life. We encourage you to develop an awareness of the many opportunities that this presents and challenge you to take advantage of this setting to increase your leadership abilities and social development.

It is important that each resident's actions contribute to the development of a strong, safe, positive community within the residence hall. As a community member, you are expected to contribute in a positive manner.

Advantages to Living on Campus

  • Greater satisfaction with the college experience
  • Higher grades than off-campus students
  • Greater accessibility for participation in educational and recreational activities
  • Exposure to different cultures and lifestyles
  • Contact with more students
  • A stronger connection to campus

Room Layout

The illustration below shows the basic room layout for most residence hall double rooms. The closets are generally built in and cannot be moved, except for closets in Alger, Clark, Glass Tower, and Higgins halls.

In a typical room layout, there is a closet, desk and bed on both sides of the room. There are two dressers in front of the window opposite the entry door, which swings inward.

To view the approximate room dimensions, visit the individual residence hall pages.

For more information regarding residence hall rooms, please visit the FAQ for New Students or the individual residence hall pages.

Contact Us

Residence Life and Housing
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-33
Email: Residence Life and Housing
Phone: 607-753-4724
Fax: 607-753-5984
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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