All current students may participate in the Room Selection Process starting in the spring semester. This online process allows students to reserve their residence for the upcoming academic year.

All current first year students are required to live on-campus for next year. Please refer to the University Housing Policy for details. SUNY Oswego students must adhere to this policy.

Participation in Room Selection guarantees the student on-campus housing for the entire academic year AND, obligates the student to live on-campus for the full academic year. Students who are not required to live on-campus should only participate in Room Selection (Village Selection and Residence Hall Room Selection) if they are 100% sure they want to live on-campus for the entire upcoming academic year.

The room selection process is facilitated by a weighted lottery system. Students are assigned lottery numbers based on their class year and determine each student’s order for choosing from available rooms. Participation in the room selection process requires acceptance of the Housing and Dining License and any applicable agreements. Some residential communities (Onondaga and The Village) have eligibility guidelines for the community.

Housing Priority

Returning students that 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.

Apply for Housing Priority

Residence Hall Room Selection

Select a room in one of the residence halls for the '23-'24 academic year.

'23-'24 Residence Hall Room Selection

Village Room Selection

Select a room in the Village Townhouse community for the '23-'24 academic year. The Village townhouse community is for graduate students or upper-division students who have:

  • Started at Oswego as a First Year student
  • Earned at least 42 credits
  • Lived on campus at Oswego for at least 3 regular academic semesters (including the current semester)

'23-'24 Village Room Selection

Learn how to match mates & complete agreements

'23-'24 Housing Selection Information Sessions

  • October 6 (Thursday), 2022
    • Johnson Hall @ 6 PM
    • Oneida Hall @ 7 PM
  • October 10 (Monday), 2022
    • Funnelle Hall @ 6 PM
    • Hart Hall @ 7 PM
  • October 11 (Tuesday), 2022
    • Cayuga Hall @ 6 PM
    • Seneca Hall @ 7 PM
  • October 13 (Thursday), 2022
    • Riggs Hall @ 6 PM
    • Scales Hall @ 7 PM
  • October 18 (Tuesday), 2022
    • Village Commons @ 6 PM
    • Waterbury Hall @ 7 PM
  • October 20 (Thursday), 2022
    • Onondaga Hall @ 6 PM
  • October 24 (Monday), 2022
    • Oneida Hall @ 6 PM
    • Johnson Hall @ 7 PM

Questions? Contact the Residence Life and Housing Office by phone or email.

Flyer with dates for Housing Selection Info Sessions in October 2022. Please review text on webpage for dates of Info Sessions

Move-In Advice

Care to pass on your wisdom?

Moving in can be a long day, that's why we want to make it easier
for everyone. Do you have any tips or advice for incoming first year
or transfer students moving in next year?

Submit them to Residence Life and Housing via email to help our 
new Lakers!

Residence Life and Housing
303 Culkin Hall

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Phone: 315.312.2246
Fax: 315.312.6329

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