Returning students are allowed the opportunity to determine their housing assignment in March /April for the following academic year. First year and transfer students receive their housing assignments in early summer. (Refer to 'First Year & New Students' for more information if you are enrolling at Cazenovia College for the first time.) Students are encouraged to carefully read and familiarize themselves with the processes, policies and housing options.

All full-time matriculated freshmen, sophomores and juniors (under 90 credits) are required to live in College residential facilities, except for who live within commuting distance (25 mile radius) and reside with parents/legal guardians, in their primary residence.  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 Assistant Dean for Student Life to remain in campus housing.

If you have any questions about any aspect of room assignments or selection please contact the Office of Student Life at 315-655-7237 or stop by the office, which is located in Watts Hall. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Download the 2020-2021 Housing Agreement and Policies (pdf)

Download the 2022-2023 Housing & Meal Plan Selection Manual (pdf)

Special Housing Accommodations

We realize that some students have needs that might qualify them for special housing consideration.

Special needs housing is decided each year on an individual basis.  Accordingly, students needing a special housing accommodation must submit a request each year.

Students who require special medical accommodations must submit proper documentation from a health care provider and be granted approval through the Office of Special Services.  Required forms can be found in the Health Office section of our website under 'Forms'. (Housing Accommodation Form) Other, non-medical requests may be made on the housing form and will be considered, but not guaranteed in the housing process.

Room Changes

Unauthorized room changes are prohibited. That is, a student may not move from his/her assigned space to another in the hall without the authorization of the Office of Student Life. There is also a two-week room freeze implemented at the beginning of each semester during which students cannot change room assignments.  Students in violation of this provision may be subject to a fine of $150 and/or cancelation of their room assignment.

Room Reassignment

The College, through the Office of Student Life, reserves the right to temporarily or permanently reassign students at any time during the term of occupancy. At any point during the academic year, residents of rooms that are not occupied at capacity may be required to relocate to a space in another room or residential facility, and/or accept that another student may be assigned to the vacancy that exists in their room.

Room Condition, Inventory and Room Condition Reports (RCR)

The resident(s) of the space assigned shall be responsible for any loss, damage, repair or replacement of the furnishings and the conditions of the space during the term of occupancy. Upon arrival and departure, the resident(s) will inspect the space and complete a Room Condition Report (RCR) of the furnishings and condition of the space and submit that information online.

An RCR must be completed each time a student moves into or out of a residential facility room. Failure to do so will result in a fine for an unapproved room change.

Condition of Room Upon Departure

All trash should be taken to the designated trash room. Rooms should be cleaned and vacuumed by the resident(s). Failure to do so and/or failure to leave the room in acceptable condition will result in a fine equally divided between each resident and/or forfeiture of their room choice within the College for the subsequent year.

Moreover, if the public areas in the hall (i.e. lounges, hallways, etc.) are left in disrepair, a charge for returning the public area to its original condition will be equally divided among all the residents in that hall area. All personal belongings must be removed from the student’s room upon departure.