Housing Options

Front entrance of Tobey Hall.

All newly admitted first-time, full-time freshmen who are single, under 21, and do not live with custodial guardians are required by the college to live in a residence hall for the first four semesters of college.

Building Style

Double style halls
These halls have double, "Oneonta Triple" and "Dragon Triple" rooms (Triple rooms offline for 2021-2022) and a common bathroom shared on each wing

Quad style halls
A quad room is designed to house four students.

Suite and apartment style halls
A suite room is designed to house six students.

Current First Year Students


On March 29th, you will receive an email with instructions for completing the housing profile in your room selection application. Log into myOneonta, scroll down and click on the house shaped icon next to the Residence Life Portal link. That will bring you to the Residence Life Portal. When you have successfully logged into the residence life portal, click on “Housing Application and Returning Student Room Selection,” and follow the instructions to complete your profile. The deadline to fill out this profile will be April 9 at 4:30pm.

Beginning April 19th, the Residence Life Professional staff will share photos and videos of the different style residence halls on the Residence Life Instagram (find us @oneontareslife) and we will host several Housing Information Sessions this week to answer your questions.
Starting no later than April 19th you will be able to create your roommate group/groups, search for roommates, and/or indicate that you are requesting Marsha P. Johnson or Gender Inclusive Housing. Residence Life Staff will host open office hours to answer questions and provide support.

May 3- 14; Room Selection will take place. Appointments will be created in credit order. If you do not select a room, one will be selected for you. Residence Life Staff will host open office hours to answer questions and provide support.

Non-first Year Students


On March 29th, the Request for 2021-2022 On-Campus Housing Form will become active. Beginning at 9:00am on March 29, you will be able to use this form to file your request for housing. The deadline to fill out this form is April 9th. Returning Students, who are not current first-year students, will be able to request a space on campus; application is not confirmation of the availability of housing. If there is a greater interest in housing than the space available for returning students (rising juniors and seniors), Residence Life will develop a process for determining eligibility.

April 19th, Students will be notified if the housing request was approved or waitlisted. If approved, you will be able to create your roommate group/groups and/or indicate that you are requesting Marsha P. Johnson or Gender Inclusive Housing. Residence Life Staff will host open office hours to answer questions and provide support.

May 3- 14; Room Selection will take place. Appointments will be created, beginning with students that have the highest number of completed credit hours. Residence Life Staff will host open office hours to answer questions and provide support.

** If you do not select a room by the deadline noted in the appointment time email, we will cancel your application and move to the waitlist.

Requests to be released from the housing requirement

The Residence Hall License is binding for the entire academic year (August-May), or for 2 academic years (4 full semesters) for incoming first time, full time freshman students. We do understand that circumstances arise which may require that a student be released from that obligation. In order to apply for a release from the housing requirement and Residence Hall License, you will need to complete a request for a release. That form is currently available on our housing policies page, located here: https://suny.oneonta.edu/residential-community-life/housing-policies.

Medically Required Accommodations

With advanced notice and appropriate documentation, the Office of Residential Community Life can make medically required housing accommodations. Please review the following guidelines, and then download the appropriate form for your request. The form must be completed and signed by your medical professional who is prescribing the accommodations.

Housing Accommodation Request Form - This will take you to the Accessibility Resources "How to Register" page. The Housing Accommodation Request form is located at the bottom of the page.

Guidelines for Requesting a Medically Required Service or Assistance Animal

Individual Room Plan

The Individual Room Program (IRP) is a designed double-occupancy room that houses only one student. This program is limited and may not always be available. For more information, call the Office of Residential Community Life, 607-436-2514.

Room Change Waiting List

Current students may file a request for a room change, via our Room Change Waiting List Form. The room change waiting list form will be available beginning at noon on Wednesday, June 2 and is located here. This form is for current students who would like to be offered a change in their room assignment. Spaces may not be immediately available, and all waiting list requests may not be able to be accommodated.

**PLEASE NOTE** a group of students requesting a new accommodation must only submit one request with all student's names included. Multiple requests for the same group or students are not required.

Returning Students Requesting An Incoming Student as a Roommate

Current students may file a request for an incoming student to be their roommate, via the New Student Request form. The form is currently being developed, and will be available soon. On campus students will receive an e-mail when the form is available. This form will be for current students only.

**Completion and submission of this form does not reserve the space in your current assignment, nor does it prevent another student from selecting into that space. The Residential Community Life office will work with you in order to accommodate this request as space allows.

Off-Campus Housing

Student Development, through the office of Community Standards, provides information to help students meet the unique challenges and opportunities of off-campus living. Click here for more information.

Other resources include:

For students who have legal questions pertaining to their lease, security deposit or any other issue, the college’s Student Association can provide a referral to a local attorney as an avenue to receive legal guidance to help students with their specific situation.


Note: In the event students are faced with unsafe living conditions of any kind, they should immediately call the City of Oneonta Code Enforcement Office/Health Inspector at (607) 433-3435.

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