Dear Prospective Resident Student,
"Welcome to your new home!" That's what you'll hear on check-in day next semester. Living on campus is not just "living away from home," it's "living at your home-away-from-home."
The Residence Life Staff recognizes that to gain the full college experience, living on campus is a great asset. Residing on campus is fun and educational. Recent research showed that students who live on campus earn higher GPAs, and are more likely to graduate within four years. Living on campus makes the numerous resources on campus, such as the tutoring center, gym, and library, more accessible to you. It is also easy for residents to be involved, meet people, and participate in campus activities.
The residence halls are convenient to academic and administrative areas on campus, and offer an environment that supports and complements your academic endeavors. Residence hall living offers you the opportunity to meet other students and forge friendships that can last a lifetime. It also provides you with the opportunity to learn about other cultures and lifestyles, as well as learn more about yourself. Students who live in the residence halls can experience significant personal growth as a result of their new found independence.
If you have any questions about residing on campus, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The Team at Residence Life
It's a Great Time to Live on Campus!
- NEW: Housing Application
- Policy for Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals
- Application for Emotional Support Animals
- Residence Life Handbook
The RAP Program
The Resident Access Program (RAP) offers a $2,000 annual award for qualified resident hall students who are New York State residents and a $4,000 award for those who qualify from out-of-state. International students are not eligible.
These awards are made on a variety of factors including academic performance and need. Students will remain eligible for the award as long as they stay in good academic standing as a full-time student and a resident hall occupant. No special application required, but students must submit a FAFSA. All new students will be considered, but you must submit both your admissions application by May 1, 2020 and your resident hall application by July 15, 2020.