Forms and Policies

The Residence Life and Housing License, Resident Student Handbook and other departmental publications are written, edited and reviewed with the intent of being clear, concise, and stated in common and everyday language. They contain the specific policies and procedures of SUNY Oswego that delineate rights and responsibilities as well as the student conduct system and administrative review and appeals process used to enforce them.

Key/Access issues should be reported to your Residence Hall front desk or 303 Culkin Hall.

Resident Student Handbook

This publication covers all policies, procedures, and guidelines you would need to know while living in one of our residential communities. If you have any questions regarding information in this publication, please contact the Residence Life and Housing office by phone or email.

Resident Student Handbook

    Resident Student Handbook

Housing License and Agreements

Apply for Housing

Current Student Housing

Residence Hall Room Selection Quick Tips (PDF)

Village Room Selection Quick Tips (PDF)

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. To learn more about the Room Selection Process, visit the Current Student Housing page.

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

New Student Housing

New Student Housing Application Instructions (PDF)

The New Student Housing Process is for incoming first year, transfer and graduate students. To learn more about New Student Housing and the Application Process, visit the New Student Housing page.

The New Student Housing Application is available starting March 1st for fall semester and November 1st for spring semester at myHousing.oswego.edu.

     

Johnson Hall First Year Experience Resident Agreement (PDF)

All residents of Johnson Hall must fully participate in all aspects of the Johnson Hall First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) program. To confirm their willingness to participate in the program, students must submit a signed copy of this agreement if they wish to be assigned to Johnson Hall.

Residence Life and Housing License 2021-2022

Residence Life and Housing License 2021-2022 (PDF)

SUNY Oswego Residence Life and Housing's Housing and Dining License.The Residence Life and Housing License outlines contractual items for living on campus, including Meal Plan choices. It is signed by students who wish to reserve a residence hall room or Village townhouse room, and serves as a contract between the College and each resident student.

Single Room Agreement (PDF)

 Students requesting a single room must agree to and comply with the Single Room Agreement including the cost of a single room. Students may request a single room on their housing application and will be assigned if space is available. See Room Rates for cost of Single Occupancy.

Policies

College Housing Policy

All SUNY Oswego students must adhere to the College Housing Policy and Rules Governing Residential Facilities. Some students may be exempted from the College Housing Policy. Read this policy carefully before applying to SUNY Oswego.

Medical Housing Consideration Policy and Process

If you are seeking specific housing consideration due to disability or medical necessity, visit the Medical Housing Consideration Policy and Process page for more information and links to the appropriate forms.

Students requesting service or emotional support animals should contact the Residence Life and Housing office for more information.

 Learn about Emotional Support and Service Animals (Accessibility Services)

Rules Governing Residential Facilities

Any person signing/accepting the terms of the Housing and Dining License is required to comply with all College and Residence Life and Housing rules, regulations, and policies as stipulated herein and in the current Student HandbookResident Student Handbook, The Village Resident Handbook, and The Oswego Forward website.

Read the Rules Governing Residential Facilities to review all policies.

Use, Care, and Responsibility for Room and Furnishing

Residents will be held responsible for any deterioration in the condition of their assigned room/suite/townhouse (including both sides of doors), its assigned furnishings, assigned bulletin board (as applicable) and for any loss or damage other than normal wear that may occur during their occupancy.

Read Use, Care, and Responsibility for Room and Furnishing to review full policy.

Use of Residential Facilities

Students may occupy their rooms according to the schedule published by the Department of Residence Life and Housing.

Please read the Use of Residential Facilities to review the full policy.

Vacancies and Room Changes

The Assistant Vice President for Residence Life and Housing, or designee, reserves the right to reassign residents, maintain rooms at their assigned occupancy by filling vacancies, and adjust the occupancy of rooms. 

Read Vacancies and Room Changes to review the full policy.

Forms

Refrigerator Rentals (SUNY OSWEGO eMarket)

Refrigerator Rental Agreement (PDF)

Students wishing to rent a refrigerator for their room should request a refrigerator rental online at SUNY Oswego eMarket and submit payment there.

Students who choose to pay by cash or check should download and bring a Refrigerator Rental Agreement (PDF) to the Residence Life & Housing office in 303 Culkin Hall. Summer school students who choose to pay in person must also come to 303 Culkin.

Release from Housing License

Request to Terminate Residence Life and Housing License Form (PDF)

If you have signed the Housing and Dining License but subsequently wish to be released from the contract to move off-campus, read the instructions on this page carefully to submit a Request to Terminate Residence Life and Housing License form.

Unless you receive approval of this request, your student status requires compliance with the College Housing Policy. The decision to approve or deny a Request to Terminate Residence Life and Housing License will be based upon the sufficiency of the written explanation and supporting documentation you provide. 

Request for Exemption from College Housing Policy

Request for Exemption from College Housing Policy Form (PDF)

If you have not signed the Housing and Dining License and wish to be exempted from the College Housing Policy, read the instructions on this page carefully to submit a Request for Exemption from College Housing Policy form.

Unless you receive approval of this request, your student status requires compliance with the College Housing Policy. The decision to approve or deny a Request for Exemption from the College Housing Policy will be based upon the sufficiency of the written explanation and supporting documentation you provide.

Other Resources

Room Rates

Meal Plan Rates (Auxiliary Services)

Academic year room rates are based on the date of matriculation into a degree program in accordance with the “Oswego Guarantee.” Each student’s rate is further broken down by room and/or occupancy type; the specific hall does not influence room rates.

Living and Learning: New Student Guide to Living On-Campus

Living and Learning: New Student Guide to Living On-Campus (PDF)

So, you've made the big decision... Now what? There's a great deal to look forward to, lots to do to prepare, and many questions to ask. Read the Live where you Learn: New Student Guide to Living on Campus to learn everything you need to know as an incoming resident.

If you have any questions that are not answered in this booklet, don't hesitate to contact the Residence Life and Housing office by phone or email.

Office
Residence Life and Housing
303 Culkin Hall

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Monday – Friday

Contact
Phone: 315.312.
Fax: 315.312.6329
Email: reslife@oswego.edu

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