Residence Hall Security

Residential Community Security

General Information

All exterior doors to residence halls are locked 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

United States Postal Service (USPS), UPS, Fed Ex ground/air, and Campus Mail will be given access to the residence halls. Other deliveries such as food, flowers, etc., will require the person placing the order to be available to meet them at the entrance of the building by giving the delivery person a phone number at which you can be reached. If the previous method will not work, alternate arrangements must be made by the orderer.

Policies and Procedures

In order to assure reasonable security, the following policies and procedures are in place:

  1. The following sections of the SUNY Oswego Resident Student HandbookGuests in the section Rules  Governing Residential Facilities, and Guest Registration Procedure in the section General Residential Information.
  2. Lost keys are to be reported to the hall director by the residents of the room as soon as possible after the loss is detected. Lost keys are replaced by re-keying the lock and making new keys for all residents affected. A charge for the costs involved is assessed to the individual who lost the key(s).
  3. All residential community front desks are open 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 10 p.m Saturday-Sunday.
  4. Non-residents of the building are considered guests and must register and be accompanied by a resident in order to be in the building.
  5. A telephone is located in the foyer of each building to facilitate the implementation of these security systems.

Residential Communities, Fitness Centers and Dining Centers Entrance Protocols

Residential Communities

All residence hall exterior doors are locked 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Only students assigned to a specific residence hall and their registered guests will have access to the residence hall community.

  • Each building’s residents will be able to enter their residence hall at designated entrances by use of their I.D. card 24 hours per day when college is in session.
  • Each residence hall exterior door is labeled on the exterior side to indicate the type of authorization required to open the door.
  • Selected residence hall doors are available to residents of the building for entrance during specific times. Please consult with your hall staff for details or consult the poster on the exterior of the door.
  • Registered guests must enter via the main entrance to the building.

Faculty assigned to Hart and Johnson Halls and staff of the Department of Residence Life and Housing are given appropriate access to designated residential communities.

  • Faculty and staff may request access to residence halls on a need only basis by contacting the Residence Life and Housing Office (extension 2246).

Fitness Centers and Dining Centers

During hours of operation, Lakeside and Cooper Dining Centers may be accessed without use of ID card via the following entrances:

  • Lakeside main entrance
  • Lakeside via Riggs/Lakeside tunnel
  • Cooper via Hart/Cooper tunnel

Also, students can access Lakeside via Lakeside main entrance and Cooper Dining Hall via Hart/Cooper tunnel.

Students residing in Seneca and Cayuga Hall can access Pathfinder Dining Hall through the connected tunnel. Onondaga and Oneida Hall residents can access Littlepage Dining Hall through the adjoining tunnel. Students not residing in Seneca and Cayuga Hall will need to access Pathfinder Dining Hall either through the side door or backside of Pathfinder. Likewise, students not residing in Onondaga or Oneida Hall can access Littlepage Dining Hall through the side door or back entrance to Littlepage. These entrances can also be used for “Late Night” service.

Residence Hall Front Desk Residence Halls
Residence Life and Housing Office 303 Culkin Hall x2246

M-F, 8 am-4 pm

University Police Pathfinder Hall x5555

M-F, 4 pm-8 am

Weekends: 24 hours