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Residential Living

Welcome to On-Campus Living!

We hope your on-campus living experience proves to be a smooth ride throughout your academic career. To help you with any bumps along the way, we've offered you a quick reference guide filled with important information you'll need as a SUNY Potsdam resident.

Semester Break

The Residence Halls will remain open over the semester break for all residential students who lived on campus in the Fall 2017 semester.  Student who would like to stay on campus for any part of the break from 12/16/17 to 1/2/18 need to sign up with their Residence Hall Director (RD) to stay.  For students who do choose to leave campus for the recess, the following information has been provided to provide guidance on what you should do before leaving campus.  Semester Break Closing 2017-2018.pdf

Opening Information

For the Spring 2018 semester, New residential students can arrive to campus starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21st, 2018. All new residential students should report to the main Residence Life Office in Draime Hall Extension to get keys.

Residency Requirement

SUNY Potsdam has a residency requirement for new students.  Those that enter as new first year students are asked to live on campus for the first 2 years or 4 semesters.  More information about this is listed under "Housing Policies".

Housing License

When students request on campus housing, you are asked to agree to our housing license. The Housing License (PDF) is for the entire academic year, both fall and spring semesters.

Useful Links

Residence Hall