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Residence Halls

The residence halls at SUNY Potsdam are a "home-away-from-home" for nearly 2,000 students. The residence hall program strives to provide students with a safe and fun environment in which they can attain academic success and grow into their future selves.

Campus living provides:

  • Convenient access to academic buildings, libraries, athletic facilities, campus activities, support staff and services.

  • A wide variety of building types and special interest housing programs like our First Year Experience (FYE) program, Transfer House,  Gender Neutral housing, Co-Ed housing, Substance-Free, and Study Intensive.

  • Technology in all rooms includes cable TV (Time Warner) and Internet access (Apogee).

  • Live-in Residence Life professional staff (RDs/GAs) and student staff (RAs).

  • Programs and activities designed especially to enhance the learning experience, including leadership development.

  • Easy access to kitchenettes, free laundry, and study/activity lounges.

  • A welcoming, supportive and divers environment for all students.

  • Opportunities to make friends that will last a lifetime.

  • A living environment where the cleanliness of the halls and safety are a priority. The Residence Halls feature an electronic key-less entry system for building access and a thorough fire safety awareness program.

Questions can be directed to the Office of Residence Life at (315) 267-2350 or e-mail

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Why Should You Live On Campus?

Deciding to live in one of our six residential areas is a singularly unique experience that plays an essential role in you becoming a well-rounded and successful adult.  Our residence halls are an excellent place for you to meet new friends, participate in numerous activities, develop new interests and learn to live and grow in a diverse community immersed in the ideals of the Potsdam Pledge.