First Year & New Students

Life on Campus

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to assisting first year and transfer students as they transition to life at Cazenovia College. Our Residence Life Program, coordinated by professional and student staff members, plays a significant role in student development.

Recognizing the importance of the learning that takes place outside the classroom, Residence Life staff members focus their attention on the intellectual, social, personal, cultural and ethical development of students, and on the creation of a living environment that supports the learning mission of Cazenovia College.

Members of the staff are responsible for designing, planning and implementing social and educational programs throughout the academic year. These programs encourage students to become engaged in the life of the College by providing social opportunities as well as opportunities to enhance their intellectual and personal development.

Staff meet regularly with students to address needs such as maintenance concerns, security issues, lifestyle issues and personal challenges typical to most college students, including stress, test anxiety, homesickness and relationship management.

Students in Living Learning Communities live with other students who have similar interests.
On-campus living may be new for you. This section contains information to help you transition to this new environment.
Housing and roommate assignments for first year and transfer students are made in early summer.
A suggested list of things to bring to help you feel at home.
The Getting Real In Transition (GRIT) project at Cazenovia is an opportunity for interested students transitioning to the College to engage and embed themselves more easily into their own REAL LIFE @ Caz.