Cazenovia College is primarily a residential community, with 90% of all full-time students residing in College housing. Student Life staff focus on promoting a positive living community that provides students with safe, comfortable and attractive communities that support academic learning, personal growth and leadership development in order to prepare students for success and service in their personal and professional lives.
While each of our residential facilities has their own unique character, all residences offer on-site laundry facilities and house at least one resident advisor. Each room is equipped with Internet access. In addition, Cazenovia College provides upon request, Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) telephone adaptors on loan via a loan agreement. The SIP adaptors allow access to telephone and voicemail service, upon activation by contacting Information and Communications Techniques.
Residence halls are supervised by full-time professional staff members, Head Resident Advisors and Resident Advisors, who reside in each residence hall. Head Resident Advisors and Resident Advisors (RA) are students who have demonstrated excellent leadership skills and have undergone extensive training. Their main purpose is to develop interpersonal, educational, social connections. Available 24 hours a day, the staff works to provide a welcoming and secure environment. The Office of Student Life encourages all students to visit and talk with professional and student staff members freely about questions or concerns. We welcome the opportunity to connect with our students on any occasion.
All full-time matriculated freshmen, sophomores and juniors (under 90 credits) are required to live in College residential facilities, except for those students who live within commuting distance (25-mile radius) and either reside with parents/legal guardians, in their primary residence, or who have been granted an exemption from the Vice President of Student Affairs. Some scholarships have residency requirements.
"Full-time" is defined as maintaining at least twelve (12) credit hours per semester. A student must be enrolled full-time and maintain at least the equivalent of 12 credit hours per semester to live in College-owned or leased housing. If a student drops below 12 credits s/he must obtain the approval of the Vice President of Student Affairs or the Assistant Dean for Student Life to remain in campus housing.