The New Student Housing Process is for incoming first-year, transfer, and graduate students.
First-year students are assigned with other first-year students as their roommates in our traditional residence halls of Johnson and Oneida halls (new first year students only), Seneca, Cayuga, Waterbury, and Scales. All new first-year students are required to live on campus the first two years. All halls are staffed and offer programs to assist first-year students.
All current students may participate in the Room Selection Process starting in the spring semester. This online process allows students to reserve their residence for the upcoming academic year.
The room selection process is facilitated by a weighted lottery system. Students are assigned lottery numbers based on their class year and determine each student’s order for choosing from available rooms. Participation in the room selection process requires acceptance of the Housing and Dining License and any applicable agreements. Onondaga Hall and The Village have eligibility guidelines for the community.
Returning students that would like priority within their class year during the housing selection lotteries may complete their Housing Application during the fall semester at MyOswego.
Select a room in one of the residence halls or, if eligible, in the Village Townhouse community for the upcoming academic year.
Transfer students are traditionally assigned to upper-division housing with other returning students. Traditional corridor double rooms, suite, apartment-style housing and a limited number of single rooms are available for transfer students. All new transfer students are required to live on campus their first year.
Hart Hall Global Living and Learning Center is home to many of SUNY Oswego’s degree seeking and exchange international students. The Global Living and Learning Center provides a unique residential experience that allows our international students to be immersed in an inclusive community focused on student academic and personal success and supportive of the transition to campus.
The Global Living and Learning Center is also home to Faculty Resident Mentors. FRMs are university faculty living in Hart Hall to support students in connecting with the university community and learning about the global world.
Housing Assignments for the Fall semester will be available through the MyHousing portal by mid-June. Housing Assignments for the Spring semester will be available by approximately mid-January. Once you’ve received your housing assignment, you can start to make plans to move in. If certain criteria are met, you may request an exemption from the University Housing Policy.
The Student Housing application is required and includes the opportunity to show interest in our Living Learning Communities and/or roommates. You can access the application within 48 hours of paying your admissions deposit.
Before beginning the housing application, follow the instructions in your offer of acceptance from SUNY Oswego and the new student checklist on the admissions application portal. Activate your SUNY Oswego email account and Laker Net ID at Laker NetID Activation.