New Student Housing

College Housing Policy

Please read carefully! SUNY Oswego students must adhere to the College Housing Policy.

Required Steps!

  1. Declare your intent for on-campus housing at the student portal according to the instructions in the offer of acceptance from the College.
  2. Activate your SUNY Oswego e-mail account/Laker NetID (your SUNY Oswego e-mail BEFORE the @ symbol).
  3. Submit your New Student Housing Application at and accept the Residence Life and Housing License 2021-2022. Requests for specific residence halls and specific roommates (if applicable) are submitted as part of the application process. Login with your Laker NetID and password.

Housing Application

The New Student Housing Application is available at November 1st for those entering in the Spring, and March 1st for those entering in the Fall. Signing the Residence Life and Housing License as part of this application obligates you to live on campus for the entire academic year. For more information visit the New Student Housing Instruction Page.

New Student Room Assignment

Room Assignments are made by August 1 (for Fall) and by approximately mid-January (for Spring).  Housing Assignments will be available at the last week of July. Please email or call us at 315-312-2246 if you do not receive an assignment by August 15th (fall) or January 20th (spring). To find out more about living on campus, read our Live Where You Learn (PDF) guide.

Although new students are given no guarantee of assignment to a specific building or room, every attempt is made to honor students' preferences.

Roommate requests

Residence Life and Housing will attempt to honor roommate requests when all students involved have mutually requested each other when submitting their New Student Housing Application. The College will assign a roommate(s) for students who do not request a specific roommate(s).

The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation in these assignments. Once housing assignments are made, students can view their housing assignment info at


For questions, contact ResLife via email or call 315.312.2246 to inquire about living on campus. Thank You!


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