The Village FAQs

Please Note! This page was updated recently. Please contact ResLife for further questions you may have about The Village townhouses. (rev 12/6/17)

What will it COST me to live in The Village?

Who is eligible to live in The Village?

Will I be able to park my car at The Village?

Can males and females share a townhouse?

Is there a requirement of prior live-on experience?

If I am assigned to live at The Village, how long am I obligated to live there?

If I am assigned to live at The Village, can I stay there over breaks?

Is there an orientation?

Are the townhouses co-ed?

Will there be grad student housing?

Is there a meal plan option?

What utilities are included in my "rent?"

Can faculty/staff rent a townhouse?

What other services will be available?

Where will I get my mail?

What other services will be offered in the The Village Commons?

What’s in the bedroom?

How big are the bedrooms?

What storage space is in each townhouse?

Are the townhouses carpeted?

How big is the living area?

How many 4-bedroom townhouses are there?  How many 6-bedroom?

How many bathrooms are in each townhouse?

Are pets allowed in The Village townhouses?

Will there be a requirement to attend certain programs or perform a certain amount of community service in order to live in The Village?

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What will it cost me to live in The Village?
You will pay your Oswego Guarantee single room rate. For example, if your first semester at Oswego was Fall 2016, you will pay $5495 per semester to live in The Village. For more information, see the Village Room Rate Chart below.

Year of 1st matriculation Village room rate per semester
2015-2016 $5395
2016-2017 $5495
2017-2018 $5595
2018-2019 $5695

More information about the Oswego Guarantee can be found in The Room & Board Agreement; download it from our Forms web page. (rev. 2/13/17)

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Who is eligible to live in The Village?
The Village townhouse community is for students of at least junior status who have lived on campus at Oswego for a significant portion of their undergraduate experience. Specifically, to take occupancy in The Village, residents must have at least 57 earned credits and have fulfilled the requirement for semesters lived on campus at SUNY Oswego based on their status (as determined by the Admissions Office) when they first enrolled at SUNY Oswego (3 regular [fall or spring] semesters if they first enrolled as Freshmen/First Year students; 1 regular semester if they first enrolled as Transfer students).

Will I be able to park my car at The Village?
In keeping with the campus' commitment to sustainability, there will be 175 parking spaces at The Village. Additional parking is available in lots 11 and 13.

Can males and females share a townhouse?
Yes. Males and females will be able to live together in a townhouse if all students in that townhouse agree to live in that arrangement. Students who choose a co-ed living arrangement MUST sign a Co-ed Townhouse Agreement.

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Is there a requirement of prior live-on experience?
Yes - see eligibility requirements above.

If I am assigned to live at The Village, how long am I obligated to live there?
Students assigned to The Village will sign an agreement which will be binding for the entire academic year; requests to terminate this agreement will be decided using the procedure and guidelines currently in place.

If I am assigned to live at The Village, can I stay there over breaks?
Village residents will be able to stay in their townhouses over Thanksgiving and Spring Recesses and during a portion of the semester/winter recess.

Is there an orientation?
Yes, each student assigned to The Village will be required to attend at least one orientation session, before moving in.

Are the townhouses co-ed?
Males and females will be able to live together in a townhouse if all students in that townhouse agree to live in that arrangement.

Will there be grad student housing?
Graduate students will be eligible to apply to live at The Village.

Is there a meal plan option?
Students living at The Village will not be required to purchase a meal plan; however, students can choose to purchase one of many different meal plan options available from Auxiliary Services.

What utilities are included in my "rent?"
All basic utilities are provided:  electricity, water, basic cable TV.

Can faculty/staff rent a townhouse?
No. The Village is intended as a student community.

What other services will be available?
Services you're accustomed to in the residence halls, such as maintenance and custodial staff to respond to requests for repairs, etc., trash and snow removal and 7-day custodial coverage in the Commons Building.

Where will I get my mail?
Mailboxes will be located in the The Village Commons.

What other services will be offered in The Village Commons?
There will be a service desk and a café/recreation area.

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What’s in the bedroom?
A full-size bed, desk with desk chair, and closet unit.

How big are the bedrooms?
They are between 116 and 136 square feet (approximately 11 ft x 12 ft).

What storage space is in each townhouse?
There is a closet in the entryway and another in the kitchen. Some townhouses also feature storage underneath the staircase.

Are the townhouses carpeted?
The bedrooms and living room are carpeted. The kitchen has vinyl tile and the bathrooms have porcelain tile.

How big is the living area?
The living room is approximately 13 ft x 13 ft; the kitchen and living room together are about 25.5 ft x 13 ft. The kitchen and living room are “separated” by a kitchen island.

How many 4-bedroom townhouses are there?  How many 6-bedroom?
There are 30 4-bedroom units and 38 6-bedroom units.

How many bathrooms are in each townhouse?
The 6-bedroom apartments have two full bathrooms. The 4-bedroom units have 1 full bathroom. All bathrooms have private shower and toilet areas so that the shower, toilet and sink/vanity could all be used at once with privacy.

Are pets allowed in The Village townhouses?
Fish in aquariums up to 20 gallons are permitted. All other pets are prohibited.

Will there be a requirement to attend certain programs or perform a certain amount of community service in order to live in The Village?
There will be no such requirements; however, there will be a wide array of fun and informative programs and activities taking place there.

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