FAQs for The Village!

On-campus townhouse style apartment living

Please Note! This page was updated recently. Please contact ResLife for further questions you may have about The Village townhouses. (rev 1/14/14)

What will it COST me to live in The Village?

Who is eligible to live in The Village?
 
F-42–3–12

What does
F42-3-12 mean?

T-42–1–12

What does T42-1-12 mean?


How and when do I sign up to live at The Village?

Will I be able to park my car at The Village?

Can males and females share a townhouse?


Is there a requirement of prior live-on experience?

If I am assigned to live at The Village, how long am I obligated to live there?

If I am assigned to live at The Village, can I stay there over breaks?


Is there an orientation?

Are the townhouses gender neutral?

Will there be grad student housing?

Is there a meal plan option?

What utilities are included in my "rent?"


What other services will be available?

Where will I get my mail?

What other services will be offered in the The Village Commons?

What’s in the bedroom?


What storage space is in each townhouse?


Are the townhouses carpeted?


How big is the living area?

How many 4-bedroom townhouses are there?  How many 6-bedroom?

How many bathrooms are in each townhouse?

What is the selection process?

Are pets allowed in The Village townhouses?

Will there be a requirement to attend certain programs or perform a certain amount of community service in order to live in The Village?

Who is eligible to live in The Village?

The Village townhouse community is for students of at least junior status who have lived on campus at Oswego for a significant portion of their undergraduate experience. Specifically, to take occupancy in The Village, residents must have at least 57 earned credits and have fulfilled the requirement for semesters lived on campus at SUNY Oswego based on their status (as determined by the Admissions Office) when they first enrolled at SUNY Oswego (3 regular [fall or spring] semesters if they first enrolled as Freshmen/First Year students; 1 regular semester if they first enrolled as Transfer students).

Assignments to The Village for the upcoming year are made during the Village Room Selection process, which takes place during the preceding spring semester. To be eligible to participate in the spring Village Room Selection process for the upcoming year, 

  • current RESIDENT STUDENTS who first enrolled at SUNY Oswego as Freshmen/First Year students must:
  • have at least 42 earned credits;
  • have lived on campus at Oswego for at least 3 regular academic semesters (including current semester); and
  • be enrolled as full-time students.
  • current RESIDENT STUDENTS who first enrolled at SUNY Oswego as Transfer students must:
  • have at least 42 earned credits;
  • have lived on campus at Oswego for at least 1 regular academic semester (including current semester); and
  • be enrolled as full-time students.
  • NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS who first enrolled at SUNY Oswego as Freshmen/First Year students must:
  • have at least 42 earned credits;
  • have lived on campus at Oswego for at least 3 regular academic semesters; and
  • be enrolled as full-time students.
  • NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS who first enrolled at SUNY Oswego as Transfer students must:
  • have at least 42 earned credits;
  • have lived on campus at Oswego for at least 1 regular academic semester; and
  • be enrolled as full-time students.

For more information visit the Housing Assignments web page or download The Village Housing Agreement from our Forms web page. (rev. 12/20/13)

 

What will it cost me to live in The Village?
You will pay your Oswego Guarantee single room rate. For example, if your first semester at Oswego was Fall 2009, you will pay $4595 per semester to live in The Village. For more information, see the Village Room Rate Chart below.

Year of 1st matriculation Village room rate per semester
2010-2011 $4895
2011-2012 $5195
2012-2013 $5295
2013-2014 $5295

 

More information about the Oswego Guarantee can be found in The Village Housing Agreement; download it from our Forms web page. (rev. 12/20/13)

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How and when do I sign up to live at The Village?
The process for selecting campus housing (including The Village) typically begins the February before the academic year begins. The process includes 3 steps:

  1. accepting the terms of The Village Housing Agreement and paying the $100 Housing Deposit;
  2. requesting and confirming townhousemates; and
  3. selecting from available townhouses according to priority. Village groups that will fill townhouses (groups of 6 and groups of 4) will have priority over individuals and groups that will not fill a townhouse.

Will I be able to park my car at The Village?
In keeping with the campus' commitment to sustainability, there will be 175 parking spaces at The Village. Additional parking is available in lots 11 and 13.

Can males and females share a townhouse?
Yes. Males and females will be able to live together in a townhouse if all students in that townhouse agree to live in that arrangement. Students who choose a co-ed living arrangement MUST sign a Co-ed Townhouse Agreement.

Is there a requirement of prior live-on experience?
Yes - see eligibility requirements above.

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If I am assigned to live at The Village, how long am I obligated to live there?
Students assigned to The Village will sign an agreement which will be binding for the entire academic year; requests to terminate this agreement will be decided using the procedure and guidelines currently in place.

If I am assigned to live at The Village, can I stay there over breaks?
Village residents will be able to stay in their townhouses over Thanksgiving and Spring Recesses and during a portion of the semester/winter recess.

Is there an orientation?
Yes, each student assigned to The Village will be required to attend certain orientation sessions, potentially including one session during the preceding Spring semester.

Are the townhouses gender neutral?
Males and females will be able to live together in a townhouse if all students in that townhouse agree to live in that arrangement.

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Will there be grad student housing?
Graduate students will be eligible to apply to live at The Village.

Is there a meal plan option?
Students living at The Village will not be required to purchase a meal plan; however, students can choose to purchase one of many different meal plan options available from Auxiliary Services.

Can faculty/staff rent a townhouse?
No. The Village is intended as a student community.

What utilities are included in my "rent?"
All basic utilities are provided:  electricity, water, basic cable TV.

What other services will be available?
Services you're accustomed to in the residence halls, such as maintenance and custodial staff to respond to requests for repairs, etc., trash and snow removal and 7-day custodial coverage in the Community Center.

Where will I get my mail?
Mailboxes will be located in the The Village Commons.

What other services will be offered in The Village Commons?
There will be a service desk and a café/recreation area.

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What’s in the bedroom?
A full-size bed, desk and closet unit

What storage space is in each townhouse?
There is a closet in the entryway and another in the kitchen. Some townhouses also feature storage underneath the staircase.

How big are the bedrooms?
They are between 116 and 136 square feet.

Are the townhouses carpeted?
The bedrooms and living room are carpeted. The kitchen has vinyl tile and the bathrooms have porcelain tile.

How big is the living area?
The living room is approximately 13 ft x 13 ft; the kitchen and living room together are about 25.5 ft x 13 ft. The kitchen and living room are “separated” by a kitchen island.

How many 4-bedroom townhouses are there?  How many 6-bedroom?
There are 30 4-bedroom units and 38 6-bedroom units.

How many bathrooms are in each townhouse?
The 6-bedroom apartments have two full bathrooms. Most 4-bedroom units have 1 full bathroom; however, a few have an additional ½ bathroom (toilet and sink/vanity). All bathrooms have private shower and toilet areas so that the shower, toilet and sink/vanity could all be used at once with privacy.

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What is the selection process?
To sign up for on-campus housing  (including The Village and residence halls), students MUST participate in the 3-step Room Selection Process. For more information visit the Housing Assignments web page.

Step 1 : Apply
Accept terms of agreement(s) and pay $100 Housing Deposit

Step 2 : Submit Housing Preferences (Match Mates)
"MateMatching" (room, suite or townhouse) for The Village and  residence halls

Step 3 : Choose your room
Townhouse selection or Residence Hall room selection

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What does F42-3-12 mean?
This is “shorthand” for what makes students who came here as Freshmen and are current students eligible to live in the townhouses; when they apply, they must:

  • have at least 42 earned credits;
  • have lived on campus at Oswego for at least 3 regular academic semesters (including current semester or summer/winter terms); and
  • be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of coursework.

What does T42-1-12 mean?
This is an abbreviated way to describe the eligibility requirements for students who came to Oswego as Transfer students; when they apply they must:

  • have at least 42 earned credits,
  • have lived on campus at Oswego for at least 1 regular academic semester (including current semester or summer/winter terms); and
  • be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of coursework.

Are pets allowed in The Village townhouses?
Fish in aquariums up to 20 gallons are permitted. All other pets are prohibited.

Will there be a requirement to attend certain programs or perform a certain amount of community service in order to live in The Village?
There will be no such requirements; however, there will be a wide array of fun and informative programs and activities taking place there.

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