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Fall 2020 Move-In Guide

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 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.

Read about the Potsdam, Prepared plan.

Room Rates

The room rates for the Fall 2020 semester

(Rates represent an approximately 5% increase. These are subject to change with notice.)

Worried about affording campus living? SUNY Potsdam offers special housing awards to offset the cost of residence life room rates for qualified students. To find out more, visit Financial Aid.

Fall 2020
Room Type

Cost per Sem./Year Single Rate per Semester/Year ($960 additional each semester.
Standard Double (non-suite), Medical Single, Triple $4075/8150 $5035/$10,070
Lehman Apartment $5385/$10,770 N/A
Townhouse $5000/$10,000 N/A
Suite without Bath $4075/8150 $5035/$10,070
Suite with Bath $4250/$8500 $5210/$10,420


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