Residence Life and Housing Office

Mission Statement

The SUNY Cortland Residence Life and Housing Office offers exemplary facilities while encouraging learning, acceptance, and cooperation that engages all individuals as positive community members by providing opportunities for academic support, civic responsibility, and personal and leadership development.

Vision Statement

SUNY Cortland has a strong commitment to a quality residential experience. Residence Life and Housing is responsible for providing a safe, secure, well-maintained environment where students can learn, develop and flourish. The residence hall environment must support students as they pursue their academic program while also allowing students an environment in which to relax and socialize. The residence hall staffing pattern, which includes live-in professionals as well as student staff, has been established to facilitate this kind of balance. It is the staff's responsibility to understand the College’s expectations, to know their students, to be aware of campus resources and to develop programs which complement, support, and enhance the classroom experience.

Civility and Inclusion Statement

The Residence Life and Housing Office at SUNY Cortland is committed to providing safe, civil, and vibrant living communities in support of our academic mission. We believe that fostering sharing and inclusion of all ideas, lived experiences, and world views in the residential community can provide transformative learning experiences for our students, and serves as a vital part of learning and development. We believe that all students have the right to feel safe and supported in their residence hall regardless of differences in race, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression.


Letter Mail

You will receive all letter mail in your assigned mailbox located in your residence hall. At opening, everyone is assigned a mailbox by hall staff and provided with a combination. Please check your mail frequently throughout the semester. Letter mail includes:

  • Bills
  • Invoices
  • Personal correspondence
  • Small parcels
  • Newsletters
  • Magazines
  • Advertisements
  • Circulars


All packages are delivered to Neubig Hall and you may pick up your package at the service counter located in the back of The College Store. You will be notified that a package has been delivered via e-mail and/or text message (you must sign up to receive text messages). Any package that is not picked up within the timeframe specified by ASC will be returned to sender.

Only the student whose name appears in the delivery address may pick up a package. You must show proper identification (SUNY Cortland ID) before the package will be released.

Neubig Hall mail service counter hours:

  • Monday—Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Addressing Regular First-Class Mail and Packages

Residence halls

Student Name
(Room #) ________ (Residence Hall)
Cortland, NY 13045

For example:

Jane Smith
113 Alger Hall
Cortland, NY 13045

Please refrain from putting SUNY Cortland, P.O. Box 2000 or the four-digit zip code extension "0900" on the envelope or package or that mail will go to the Residence Life and Housing Office rather than directly to your student's residence hall.

West Campus Apartments

Student's Name
(Building #) ______ West Campus Circle, Apt. # _______
Cortland, NY 13045-3571

Leadership House

Student's Name
Leadership House, Room #_____
94 Prospect Ave.
Cortland, NY 13045

College Suites
Student's Name
951 State Rt. 13
East Building, Suite #
Cortland, NY 13045

Alcohol, Guest, Quiet Hours Policy

  • Alcohol Policy: There is to be no possession or consumption of alcohol of any kind on campus during finals week.
  • Quiet Hours: 24-hour quiet hours will begin on the last day of classes and will continue through the last day of final exams.
  • Guest Policy: If you need to host an overnight guest you must receive special permission from your RHD.


Licenses, Forms and Documents

These policies support the goal of residence life and housing at SUNY Cortland to provide a clean, comfortable, safe and enriching living environment.

  • Room and Board License and Policies
  • West Campus Apartments License
  • Judson Taylor Leadership House License


Residence Hall Community Activities Board (RHCAB)

Each residence hall and West Campus Apartments have a Residence Hall Community Activities Board (RHCAB). Students can get involved in their hall, get to know one another, and strengthen their communities by planning social events for residents.


Contact Us

Residence Life and Housing
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-33

Phone: 607-753-4724
Fax: 607-753-5984

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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