Casey Tower

Built in 1972, Casey Tower was named to honor the former director of housing at SUNY Cortland, James Casey '53. Casey began working in the college housing office in 1965, continuing there until his death in 1981.

Casey Tower underwent a major renovation during the spring 2020 semester to improve the heating and ventilation, including the installation of high-efficiency boilers. Additionally, exterior windows were replaced to improve comfort and energy efficiency.

The first floor features a remodeled lounge that includes movable walls, allowing for functions of various sizes. Upper floors now have kitchenettes and expanded lounge space. The main laundry facility remains on the first floor, but floors nine and 10 now have designated laundry units. Casey Tower added corridor-style spaces, a total of eight suites were converted to corridor rooms and common bathrooms. 

Casey Tower features four-person and six-person suites, corridor double rooms, and designed singles. Four-person suites have two bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge. Six-person suites have three bedrooms and larger bathroom and lounge. Suites in these buildings are open to upper-class and new students. 

Casey Tower Highlights

  • Residents are housed on the 2nd-10th floors.
  • The first floor provides primary accessibility to both Casey and Smith Towers.
  • The first floor has a recreation lounge, study lounges, conference room, a student staff office, the RHD offices and student mailboxes.
  • The recreation lounge is equipped with a pool table, ping pong table and big screen TVs.
  • Vending machines are located on the first floor. You must use your College ID as a form of payment.
  • The laundry facilities are located on the first floor. The cost for use is included in your dining plan.
  • There is a kitchen located on the first floor equipped with a sink, stove/oven and a microwave.
  • The entire building is wireless Internet accessible.
  • An elevator allows access to all floors.
  • Casey Tower is open for winter sports athletes over winter break.

Casey Tower Room Dimensions

Please be aware that these dimensions are approximate and may vary from room to room.

four-person suite bedroom

14.9' x 10.6' floor
4.8 x 3.4 window
7.7 x 3.9 x 1.9 closet   

four-person suite common area

12.1' x 7.9'
6.4' x 2.7' hallway
3.4' x 10.5' window

six-person suite bedroom

14.6' x 11.8' floor
4.8' x 3.4' window
3.9' x 6.7' x 1.9' closet

six-person suite common area

Information forthcoming

corridor room common area

Information forthcoming

Photo Gallery

Suite Common Room Hallway

View the Casey Tower Photo Gallery.

Casey Tower Staff

Area Coordinator (AC)

Casey Tower is managed by a full-time professional area coordinator (AC) who both lives and works in the hall.  

Photo of Area Coordinator- Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith 

AC Office Phone: 607-753-4162
Casey Tower Staff Office Phone: 607-753-5475

Resident Assistants (RA)

Each floor has one resident assistant, totaling nine RAs in Casey Tower.