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Living on Campus

Living in a residence hall will be one of the most interesting and rewarding experiences of a lifetime. Take a break from studying in your room to attend an educational program, participate in campus activities, or join a community service project.

While first and second year students are required to live on campus, over 3,300 students call one of our 11 residential communities home. Each hall comes with everything you need to be comfortable, productive and close to all the action on campus. 

Residential Communities

Who Lives On Campus?

All full-time undergraduate students are required to live on campus as outlined in the University Housing Policy. Research has shown that living in a residence hall helps students by:

  • providing them with crucial connections to campus resources, 
  • supporting their successful transition to college, and
  • offering engagement opportunities that are fun, while also adding to what they learn in the classroom.

Living and Learning Communities

Explore your passions, get involved, and make lasting friendships! 

Our Living Learning Communities provide students with the opportunity to thrive both in and out of the classroom in a learning environment that becomes home. Make the most of your Laker residential experience by joining!

Getting Involved

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Students who live in the residence halls have endless opportunities to become involved within their hall, on campus, and within the Oswego community. Getting involved will help you to meet new people and will also help you expand upon your college experience. 

Our hall staff can provide you with the resources you need to get connected and get involved.

Community Council

Community Council is a student-run organization dedicated to advocating for the interests and needs of residence hall students while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. Community Council is committed to:

  • developing leadership
  • honoring diversity and inclusion
  • recognizing achievement
  • promoting scholarship
  • stimulating engagement and involvement among students who reside in the residence halls

Community Council meets regularly throughout the academic year to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns. The Council represents the residential student population to SA (Student Association) and SUNY Oswego administration. Each Community Council is advised by a Residence Hall Director and receives a budget to implement activities as well as hall improvements.

Contact Us

303 Culkin Hall


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