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Residence Life & Housing

Finding yourself at SUNY Potsdam is an immersive experience, with on-campus housing designed to contribute to your growth.

Living on campus puts you within walking distance of everything SUNY Potsdam has to offer... plus lots of opportunities to forge friendships and find yourself, with programming and themed housing available to fit everyone’s needs. We offer academic year housing, which means that you can choose to stay in your room from the time you move to campus in August until when classes end in May, provided you remain a registered student at SUNY Potsdam.

We have everything from classic residence halls, to suites, to townhouses with full kitchens, living rooms and patios. All residence halls offer high-speed Internet, free laundry, kitchenettes, open common areas and study lounges.

SUNY Potsdam requires students who enter as new first year students to live on campus for the first 2 years or 4 semesters, with guaranteed housing for all four years.

The entire community is invested in ensuring your living environment is safe and clean, your experience is supported by resourceful staff, and your educational goals are made more readily attainable through your living arrangement.

SUNY Potsdam prides itself on providing its students with an exceptional living experience. See for yourself!

Questions about campus living? Connect with Residence Life by visiting the main office on the first floor of the Draime Hall Extension, or contacting us at (315) 267-2350 or

Our Resident Directors (RDs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) are also always available to help you in your building.

The room rates for the Fall 2023 semester

(These are subject to change with notice.)

2023-2024 Room Rates

Fall 2022
Room Type

Cost per Sem./Year Single Rate per Semester/Year ($1350 additional each semester.
Standard Double (non-suite), Medical Single, Triple $4,400/$8,800 $5,750/$11,500
Lehman Apartment $6,000/$12,000 N/A
Townhouse $6,000/$12,000 N/A
Suite without Bath $4,400/$8,800 $5,750/$11,500
Suite with Bath $4,600/$9,200 $5,950/$11,900

Keri Lorenz '21 and Craig Smith '21, both student ambassadors for SUNY Potsdam's Office of Admissions, provide a tour of several living options on campus.

“You have so many opportunities as such a small school. I love it! I can’t imagine myself being anywhere else.”


Skye Hamilton-Carranza ’19