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Residence Life and Housing

The residence life experience is an important part of your college journey, and we are proud of the unique and supportive environment cultivated by the students of our lakeshore campus.

Our residence halls are more than a place to sleep, they are your home. Here you will meet new people and be able to engage in a variety of new and exciting experiences.Other great advantages of living on campus is that you’ll be within walking distance of classes, club meetings, campus dining, bus stops, fitness centers, the health center, events and more.


New Students Housing Application 

For more information on how to apply, important dates and information regarding the application visit the Apply for Housing page

Summer Housing Application 

The summer housing application is available in your MyHousing portal beginning on April 1, 2024. For more information visit the Breaking Housing page

Professional Roles Open Positions 

To learn more about the open position or apply visiting the following pages: 



Residence Life and Housing, in partnership with our residents, creates and maintains caring, inclusive communities where all Lakers know they belong and students live together, supported, and connected.


Residence Life and Housing will offer students more than just a place to live.  We are committed to facilitating the success of our students by creating holistic living experiences where students learn to become engaged leaders within their communities and beyond.

Important Dates

Fall move-in dates

  • New International Students: August 19–20, 2024
  • All-In, Be First, and Live Well Living Learning Communities: August 20, 2024
  • New Students: August 21, 2024
  • Returning Students: August 24–25, 2024

Thanksgiving recess

Thanksgiving Break Dates: November 23–December 1, 2024

Thanksgiving Break Housing Application Open: November 11-21, 2024



Winter recess

Winter Break Dates: December 14, 2024–January 26, 2025

Winter Break Housing Application Open: December 2-12, 2024

Spring move-in dates

  • New International Students: January 22-23, 2025 
  • New Students: January 23, 2025 
  • Returning Students: January 26, 2025

Spring recess

Spring Break Dates: March 15-23, 2025

Spring Break Housing Application Open: March 3-13, 2025


Residence halls close

12 p.m. May 17, 2025

Residence Halls and The Village Townhouses will be closing for the summer at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2025 for non-graduating students.  

Graduates attending a Commencement ceremony are required to vacate their residence hall space 2 hours after the ceremony conclusion. For any graduates or those students working graduation needing late stay accommodations, please email [email protected] with your request. For more information visit our Moving In and Out page. 


Top 5 Reasons to Live On Campus

  • Connection with other Lakers 
  • Location! Close to classes, clubs, and resources 
  • Supportive Staff available 24/7 
  • Always something fun to do 
  • Secure Facilities
aerial view of west campus: Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida, and Cayuga halls

Number of Residence Halls

There are 11 residence halls conveniently located on campus, offering students a variety of living arrangements and amenities.

A group of students walking across campus

Number of Lakers On Campus

Approximately 3,300 students live on-campus, taking advantage of the services offered by each residence hall. 


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Contact Us

303 Culkin Hall


[email protected]