Move In


Move-in Appointments

To reduce the density in the residence halls, we are organizing a rolling move-in process that will limit the number of students moving in at any one time. Information will be shared with students via email.


Packing List

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FAQs related to COVID

Will family and friends be able to help their students move in?  Students are allowed one guest at time with them while moving items into their room. Everyone must wear a mask and follow all social-distance protocols. This allowance is only for the student's two-hour appointment time, in order to limit density in the residence halls. 

Will there be carts, hand trucks or dollies available for assistance? Due to health and safety, we will have limited carts for use. Please bring your own if you have items that require a hand truck to move items in.

Where should I park? Once you have moved all of your items into your room, you will need to move your vehicles to a remote lot to allow others access to park and move in.  We have many students moving into every building each day during move-in week. 

Which doors can I use to access my residence hall?  Between 7am-8pm, residents may use any exterior door to access their building with their ID.  After 8pm, all exterior doors except the front door are alarmed and will sound after a short period of time.  Residents need to use the front door to gain entrance to their building 

The FAQs below are being updated often. Please keep checking back here for more information:

Frequently Asked Questions

Information was emailed to students who have received a housing assignment for the spring semester regarding how to schedule their move-in date/time.
Students should make sure that they are using the Return to Campus Portal(see link below) in order to ensure that they have completed all steps in order to move into their room assignment.

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No. Because our staff is busy preparing for the rooms to be ready on move-in week, we do not have the option to arrive early.  In addition, we are building health and safety protocols that we will need students to follow  Our goal is to create a steady flow of move-ins to avoid density issues. There are many area motel and bed and breakfast accommodations if you will be arriving before the residence halls open. 

As soon as you move into your building, please head over to the RED DRAGON OUTFITTERS BUILDING to pick up your ID card.

If you submitted a selfie, there will be a tent for you to pick up your ID card.

Everyone else, please go to the ID/Dining Office inside the Red Dragon Outfitters store.  

Masks are required when picking up your ID

Pre-ordered textbooks can be picked up in the Catskill Room, upstairs in the Hunt Student Union next to the ballroom.

All other purchases can be made at the Damascene Book Cellar in the Red Dragon Outfitters Building

They have new, used, rentals and access cards at competitive prices.

Masks are required when picking up and purchasing textbooks.

Yes. Trunks, boxes and packages can be sent by UPS or Parcel Post. Each mailed item should be addressed to:
Full Name
Dragon #
68 Bugbee Road
Oneonta, NY 13820

Students can find their new dragon number in the directory and their web services portal.

Double-style residence halls do not have elevators.  In Quads/Suites/Apartments, because of COVID, elevators are not available unless there is a need for an accommodation due to a disability. Please work with the professional staff of your building to coordinate this.  You can find their information here.

For the fall, we are expecting to ask students to pack lighter than normal.  If the need arises for students to go home mid-semester, packing lighter will be important.

Specifically, there are a number of items that are not allowed in the residence halls. These include extension cords, air conditioners, pets, cooking appliances (i.e. toasters, hot pots, hot plates and other appliances that use electricity to cook food), candles, firearms, ammunition, martial arts and archery equipment, and halogen lamps. Please consult the Student Code of Conduct and your Residence Hall License for a complete list and more details.

Move In Packing List

These are the layouts of our double rooms (our most common)

Picture is the dimensions of three different double style rooms

Most mattresses are regular length (80 by 36 inches), however, we do have some extra-long ones in the mix. Since most students like to bring egg crate mattress covers, we suggest twin size extra-long sheets to cover the extra bulk, but regular-size comforters and blankets.

All of our residence halls have modified beds (that have the capacity to be raised and lowered) under which is approximately 3 feet of space at its highest point.  In addition, you can purchase "risers"  (risers with USB charging ports are not allowed) to provide additional space under beds.

Yes, you may use your own rug; rugs are not provided in the residence hall rooms. However, it is important to first measure the floor in your assigned room to determine an appropriate rug size.

There are blinds covering all windows, but window sizes vary. It is best to measure first before buying curtains or valances for decoration. Curtains must be fire retardant, and a certificate of compliance must be filed with your Lead Professional Staff member (Community Director, Residence Hall Director, or Resident Manager) at check-in.

In many of our rooms, the closets have curtains.  Students may bring their own rod/curtains to use for the closets.  The important issue is that at the end of the year, the room/curtains be put back in their original places.  We cannot store curtains during the year.

Yes. Refrigerator size is limited to "countertop” height. You can bring your own cube refrigerator or lease one. Microwaves are permitted (standard wattage microwaves are ok), as are coffee makers with an automatic shut off. Be sure to communicate with your roommate before you arrive to coordinate who is bringing what.

Telephone: Basic telephone service, local calls and voice mail are provided upon request in each bedroom at no extra cost. Please submit this form when you arrive on campus if you would like a landline in your room. Phone service includes unlimited long distance service within the continental United States. Each student can apply with the Office of Telecommunications for an authorization code to make long distance calls overseas, resulting in a personal phone bill. Students should provide their own telephone. 2.4 GHz phones are not allowed in the residence halls as they interfere with Wi-Fi signal.

Television: Cable TV is also provided in each bedroom. Students must provide their own digital-ready TV.  The cable TV channel lineup includes HD service, and a selection of music channels.

Data Networks: Wireless network service is available in every residence hall, as are computer labs with computers and printers. Wired network access in residence hall rooms will be provided upon request. Please submit this form when you arrive on campus in the fall. Personal routers and wireless access points are not allowed in the residence halls.

View more information on phone, networking and cable service.

It’s free! High-efficiency Maytag front-loading washers and dryers are located in all residence halls. Machine use is unlimited; no quarters needed! For your convenience, you can use our LaundryView service to see if any washers or dryers are available before lugging your laundry to the laundry room – and set up a text alert to let you know when a machine is free.

All of our residence halls now have at least one common area kitchen, including a sink, microwave and stove/oven for students to use.

The campus student activity fee you pay supports a bus service that runs through campus and downtown every half hour. Service begins at 7 a.m. and ends at between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. on weekdays. The schedule varies on weekends.

Oneonta Bus Lines charters buses to New York City and Long Island during student holiday and vacation time periods. Call (607) 432-4040 for the schedule. Trailways, which can be reached by calling 1-800-858-8555, also provides transportation to and from campus. 

After dark, students may contact University Police for an on-campus escort from one location to another. There are also "Blue Light" phones conveniently located around campus in case of an emergency. The "Blue Light" phones are for emergency use only and are directly linked to the University Police Department.

Yes. NBT and Community Bank automatic teller machines (NYCE, PLUS, CIRRUS, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, American Express, Novus, Quest, Diner's Club Card) are located in the Hunt College Union. There is a Sidney Federal Credit Union ATM in Mills Dining Hall.

Move-In Contact

For specific questions, contact the professional staff member in your building. You can find that information here

For general questions, contact:
Residential Community Life

106 Wilsbach Hall
Oneonta, NY 13820
Office: (607) 436-2514
Office: (607) 436-3182

Orientation Contact

New Student Services
101 Wilsbach Hall
(607) 436-2255

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