Residence Life and Housing


The residence life experience is an important facet of your college journey, and we are proud of the unique and supportive environment cultivated by the students of our lakeshore campus.

Each of our residential communities is designed to provide you with a memorable and inclusive home-away-from-home experience. All of our residential communities, and our campus as a whole, are rich with traditions that unify us — and are cherished for a lifetime.

For all COVID-19 related matters in regards to Residence Life and Housing, please visit the Oswego Forward page.

Apply for Housing

University Housing Policy Room Rates 

Have you explored your housing options and found the right residence hall for you?
Apply for New Student Housing if you are an incoming first year, transfer, or graduate student.

New Student Housing

Would you like to move to a new building or stay right where you are?
Apply for Current Student Housing if you are a returning upper division or graduate student.

Apply Early, Secure Priority

Returning students who would like priority within their class year during the housing selection lotteries may complete their Housing Application during the fall semester at You can complete your Housing Application for 2023-2024 between October 5, 2022 - November 18, 2022.

Current Student Housing

Looking for accommodations over break? Learn how to apply for Break Housing.

Move-in Days 2022

Getting Ready to Move In?

We are excited to welcome you to campus! We would like to make your move into the residence halls as streamlined as possible.  

For move-in dates and times, visit the Opening and Closing Schedule. For details about early arrival, signing up for move-in times, and what to expect on move-in day, visit the Moving In page. The information on these pages will be helpful as you make plans.

View Opening and Closing Schedule Moving In



Welcome Home

While first and second year students are required to live on campus, over 4,000 students call one of our 13 residence communities home. Each hall comes with everything you need to be comfortable, productive and close to all the action on campus— rest assured, a dining hall and fitness center will be nearby!

Residential Communities Virtual Tours for all residence halls



Why live on campus at SUNY Oswego?

The Residence Life Experience

Get the full college experience! Take a break from studying in your room and attend a yoga class in the residence hall lounge, grab a meal at one of our five dining centers (many of our residence halls are connected to one) and don't worry about being late to class with all of the academic buildings just a short stroll away.

Read More: The Residence Life Experience

Living on campus has allowed me to stay more connected, make lifelong connections, and have a family away from home.

The residence life experience has allowed me to gain better insight of the world around me.