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Residence Halls

What can I expect in my room? In every bedroom, there will be one bed (Twin Extra Long), one desk, one desk chair, one dresser, and one closet per resident. Roommates will share the ceiling light (or floor lamp), the window, trash basket, recycling container and single coaxial cable connection. For those that live in a standard double room or triple, you will have shared bathroom facilities on your floor. If you live in a Lehman Suite with a bathroom, a Lehman Apartment or a Townhouse, you will have a private bathroom(s) for the occupants of that space. If you live in a Lehman Suite, Lehman Apartment or Townhouse, you will also have couches and chairs in your common room. If you are in a Lehman Apartment or Townhouse, you will also have a dining room table and chairs for the occupants of the space.

All of our rooms have access to high speed wireless internet provided by Apogee.

We offer the following housing options spread throughout all of our residence halls: Arts Floor, Co-Ed Housing, First Year Experience (FYE), Gender Inclusive, Honors Floor, Pet Friendly, Study Intensive, Substance Free and Transfer House. Please see the individual building notes below to see where the housing options are located.

Bowman East

Tristan Spearing
Graduate Residence Hall Director
Office Location: Bowman East 1021
Phone: (315) 267-2629
RA Office Location: Bowman East
Phone: (315) 267-3766

Bowman East is the low-rise wing of the Bowman Complex to the East. It is an L shaped building with 4 total floors. It is home to around 200 students and 8 Resident Assistants living on 4 floors.

Bowman East is home to the Gender Inclusive Floor on the 2nd and 3rd floors in the blockhouse.

Bowman East’s Counselor in Residence (CIR) is Nick Fronczak and his office is located in Draime 121. His weekly walk in hours are as follows: Mon: 12pm – 2pm; Tues: 6pm – 8pm; Wed: 6pm – 8pm; Thurs: 12pm – 1pm, 4pm – 5pm; Fri: 3pm – 5pm.

Bowman East Quick Facts

  • Who lives in Bowman East? Bowman East is occupied with students ranging from first year students all the way up to graduate students.
  • Laundry rooms are provided throughout the building. The basement has 1 laundry room, the first and second floors each have 2 laundry rooms and the third floor has 1 laundry room. Each laundry room contains 2 washers and 2 dryers.
  • Bowman East has 2 kitchens, one located in the basement and one located on the second floor. The second floor kitchen opens into a wide open eating area with tables and chairs for a meal with all of your new friends. There is also a business center with wired internet connections and group seating for all of your individual or group projects located on the 2nd floor near the kitchen.
  • Food and beverage vending machines are located on the first floor near the RA and RD office. They accept cash or Bear Express.
  • Bowman East is open for the entire academic year, from August 24th 2019 - May 22nd, 2020 (First year students can arrive August 23rd).
  • Approximate room size (standard doubles) is 10.5' wide by 16' long.

Bowman West

Nicole Wendel
Graduate Residence Hall Director
Office Location: Bowman West 1143
Phone: (315) 267-2645
RA Office Location: Bowman West
Phone: (315) 267-3765

Bowman West is the low-rise wing of the Bowman Complex to the West. It is an L shaped building with 4 total floors. It is home to around 200 students and 8 Resident Assistants.

Bowman West’s Counselor in Residence (CIR) is Dan Knight and his office is located in Bowman West 1145. His weekly walk in hours are as follows: Mon: 4pm - 5pm, 7pm – 8pm; Tues: 12pm – 1pm, 2pm -3pm; Wed:12pm – 2pm; Thurs: 6pm – 8pm; Fri: 1pm – 3pm.

Bowman West Quick Facts

  • Who lives in Bowman West? Bowman West  is occupied with students ranging from first year students all the way up to graduate students.
  • Laundry rooms are provided throughout the building. The basement has 1 laundry room, the first and second floors each have 2 laundry rooms and the third floor has 1 laundry room. Each laundry room contains 2 washers and 2 dryers.
  • Bowman West has 2 kitchens, one located in the basement and one located on the second floor. The second floor kitchen opens into a wide open eating area with tables and chairs for a meal with all of your new friends. There is also a business center with wired internet connections and group seating for all of your individual or group projects located on the 2nd floor near the kitchen.
  • Food and beverage vending machines are located on the first floor near the RA and RD office. They accept cash or Bear Express.
  • Bowman West is open for the entire academic year, from August 24th 2019 - May 22nd, 2020 (First year students can arrive August 23rd).
  • Approximate room size (standard doubles) is 10.5' wide by 16' long.

Bowman South

Eleni Riechers
Community Director
Office Location: Bowman South 1092
Phone: (315) 267-2650
RA Office Location: Bowman South
Phone: (315) 267-2365

Bowman South is the high-rise portion of the Bowman Complex. It is home to around 300 students and has 12 Resident Assistants living on 6 floors. Bowman South is home to the First Year Experience Program (FYE) and includes the honors (3rd) and arts floor (2nd).

Bowman South’s Counselor in Residence (CIR) is Dan Knight and his office is located in Bowman West 1145. His weekly walk in hours are as follows: Mon: 4pm - 5pm, 7pm – 8pm; Tues: 12pm – 1pm, 2pm -3pm; Wed:12pm – 2pm; Thurs: 6pm – 8pm; Fri: 1pm – 3pm.

Bowman South Quick Facts

  • Who lives in Bowman South? Bowman South is occupied with all first year students, except for the Resident Assistants.
  • Laundry rooms are provided on floors 3 through 7. Each floor has two laundry rooms, each containing 2 washers and 2 dryers.
  • There is a large kitchen located on the first floor with two stoves, two fridges and more than enough counter space to whip up anything you can imagine.
  • Bowman South is home to the Bowman Commons. Located on the first floor of Bowman South, the Bowman Commons is the social hub of Bowman. This space contains a Media room, complete with overhead projector, surround sound system, TV and seating for up to 40 people. There is also a business center with wired internet connections and white boards for all of your individual or group projects. On the south side of the Commons is the Multipurpose Room (MPR). This space is used for in building programming and other on campus programs and events. In addition, there is a wide open gaming area and couches and chairs for lounging and relaxing.
  • Food and beverage vending machines are located on the first floor near the elevators. They accept cash or Bear Express.
  • Bowman South is open for the entire academic year, from August 24th 2019 - May 22nd, 2020 (First year students can arrive August 23rd).
  • Approximate room size (standard doubles) is 11' wide by 16' long.

Draime

Izzy Da Silva
Residence Hall Director
Office Location: Draime 123
Phone: (315) 267-2357
RA Office Location: Draime
Phone: (315) 267-7408

Draime Hall is the building that houses a mix of students and also the Main Office for the Residence Life Department. Draime Hall consists of two separate but connected portions, Main Draime and the Draime Extension. Draime Hall is home to around 200 students and 6 Resident Assistants. Draime Hall is part of what we call the Central Quad, which also includes Van Housen Hall and the Townhouses and is run as one area, with one staff.

Central Quad's Counselor in Residence (CIR) is Nick Fronczak and his office is located in Draime 121. His weekly walk in hours are as follows: Mon: 12pm – 2pm; Tues: 6pm – 8pm; Wed: 6pm – 8pm; Thurs: 12pm – 1pm, 4pm – 5pm; Fri: 3pm – 5pm.

Draime Hall Quick Facts

  • Who lives in Draime Hall? Draime Hall is occupied with students ranging from first year students all the way up to graduate students.
  • Laundry rooms are provided on floors 1 through 3 in Main Draime. Each laundry room has 2 washers and 2 dryers. In addition, there is a large laundry room in the basement between Main Draime and the Draime Extension for all of Draime Hall to use.
  • There is a public kitchen located in the basement with a stove, full size fridge and more than enough counter space to whip up some comfort food from home.
  • Draime Hall has a multitude of lounges throughout the building for programming or for just watching some TV with some friends.
  • Food and beverage vending machines are located on the first floor in the link between Main Draime and the Draime Extension. They accept cash or Bear Express.
  • Draime Hall is open for the entire academic year, from August 24th 2019 - May 22nd, 2020 (First year students can arrive August 23rd)..
  • Approximate room size (standard doubles) is 14' wide by 12'6" long in Main Draime. Approximate room size (standard doubles) is 12'9" wide by 12'11" long in the Draime Extension.

Knowles

Shawn Ramos
Residence Hall Director
Office Location: Knowles Southeast S154A
Phone: (315) 267-2641
RA Office Location: Knowles Southwest First Floor
Phone: (315) 267-2760

Knowles Hall is the residence hall that is closest to the Crane complex. In its current arrangement for the upcoming academic year, Knowles Hall will be used as a 2 story building in North and a 4 story building in South. While the Southernmost portion of the building has 6 total floors, we are only planning to occupy the lowest 4 floors. It is home to around 485 students and 14 Resident Assistants.

Knowles Hall has the following theme housing areas:

Pet Friendly Housing: The East wing of Knowles South is the only area on campus where pets other than fish are allowed. All pets must be approved before being brought to campus if you are housed in this area.

Study Intensive: The West wing of Knowles South is a study-intensive area; residents establish their own standards for acceptable noise levels. Thus, this area is characterized as having extensive "quiet hours" that should be respected.

Substance Free Housing: Students residing in this designated area all agree to live free of alcohol, tobacco and drugs (except legitimate medications). Substance Free Housing is located on the entire 3rd floor of Knowles South.

Knowles Hall'’s Counselor in Residence (CIR) is Nick Fronczak and his office is located in Draime 121. His weekly walk in hours are as follows: Mon: 12pm – 2pm; Tues: 6pm – 8pm; Wed: 6pm – 8pm; Thurs: 12pm – 1pm, 4pm – 5pm; Fri: 3pm – 5pm.

Knowles Hall Quick Facts

  • Who lives in Knowles Hall? Knowles Hall is occupied with students ranging from first year students all the way up to graduate students.
  • Knowles Hall is composed of four noted sections; North, East, South and West. Knowles North is the area closest to Crane where a number of our Crane students choose to live. Knowles East is Pet Friendly Housing. Knowles South has no defined theme and Knowles West houses the Study Intensive theme area.
  • Laundry rooms are provided in the basement of the building. One laundry room is located in Knowles North and two laundry rooms are located in Knowles South. All laundry rooms have a multitude of washers and dryers, so you should not have to wait too long when you want clean clothes.
  • Knowles has 2 kitchens, both of which are located in the basement. One is in Knowles North and one is in Knowles East. There is also a business center on the second floor with a large TV and group seating for all of your individual or group projects located on the 2nd floor in the South wing.
  • Knowles Hall has a pool table located in the lounge right outside of the RA Office if you would like to play a few games to relax when you are not in class. You can borrow all necessary equipment from the RA office when it is open.
  • Food and beverage vending machines are located on the first floor near the RA and RD office. They accept cash or Bear Express.
  • Knowles Hall is open for the entire academic year, from August 24th 2019 - May 22nd, 2020 (First year students can arrive August 23rd).
  • Approximate room size (standard doubles) is 10'8" wide by 17' long.

Lehman

Tanner Cooper
Residence Hall Director
Office Location: Lehman South East 0057 (Ground Floor)
Phone: (315) 267-2633
RA Office Location: Lehman South West Basement
Phone: (315) 267-3291

Lehman Hall is a large complex located right next to Pierrepont Ave on the edge of campus. It is made up of a combination of suites, apartments and double rooms across 6 floors and is home to around 350 students. It is comprised of Lehman North, a two story wing which only houses suites and apartments, and Lehman South, the 6 story high-rise that has double rooms and suites. Lehman Hall is the only residence hall with a dining hall attached, the Lehman Dining Center, which features our all-you-care-to-eat buffet dining experience.

Lehman South has the following theme housing areas:

Transfer House: Located in Lehman North, Houses 4, Transfer House is a collection of 8 suites that are reserved for students coming in from another college.

Co-Ed Housing: The sixth floor of Lehman South features co-ed housing in all suites and double rooms.  Any student, regardless of their biological sex, can choose to live together on this floor. In addition, all suites and apartments in Lehman Hall can be housed by any student, regardless of their biological sex.

Lehman Hall's Counselor in Residence (CIR) is Dan Knight and his office is located in Bowman West 1145. His weekly walk in hours are as follows: Mon: 4pm - 5pm, 7pm – 8pm; Tues: 12pm – 1pm, 2pm -3pm; Wed:12pm – 2pm; Thurs: 6pm – 8pm; Fri: 1pm – 3pm.

Lehman Hall Quick Facts

  • Who lives in Lehman Hall? Lehman Hall is occupied with students ranging from first year students all the way up to graduate students.
  • Laundry rooms are provided in the basement of Lehman. There are 4 total laundry rooms, with 2 large ones in Lehman South and 2 slightly smaller ones in Lehman North.
  • There are two kitchens located in the basement of Lehman, 1 in South and 1 in North. These are available for all students of the building who wish to do a little cooking.
  • Lehman South has a recreation room available for all residents. This room has a pool table, a large screen TV and plenty of couches to enjoy a game or TV show.
  • Lehman North is home to the Residence Life Gaming Lounge. This space opened in April of 2018 with 10 gaming monitors, multiple big screen TVs and an Xbox One loaded with games. This space is open to any SUNY Potsdam student and will hold many gaming events each school year. Our eSports teams will practice and compete out of this space in the ECAC eSports league this fall semester.
  • Food and beverage vending machines are located in the basement near the staff offices and elevators. They accept cash or Bear Express.
  • is open for the entire academic year, from August 24th 2019 - May 22nd, 2020 (First year students can arrive August 23rd).

Townhouses

Izza Da Silva
Residence Hall Director
Office Location: Draime 123
Phone: (315) 267-2357
RA Office Location: Townhouse E, next to the Laundry Room
Phone: (315) 267-3135

The Townhouse complex features ten two-story buildings that are located between the Maxcy Hall athletic complex and Knowles Hall. Each unit is fully furnished on-campus apartments except for televisions, microwaves, and cooking equipment.  The Townhouses are independent living with 2 Resident Assistants (RAs). The Townhouses are part of what we call the Central Quad, which also includes Draime Hall and Van Housen and is run as one area, with one staff. The Townhouses have a total capacity of 223 students, ranging from the occasional new student all the way up to graduate students.

The Townhouse’s Counselor in Residence (CIR) is Nick Fronczak and his office is located in Draime 121. His weekly walk in hours are as follows: Mon: 12pm – 2pm; Tues: 6pm – 8pm; Wed: 6pm – 8pm; Thurs: 12pm – 1pm, 4pm – 5pm; Fri: 3pm – 5pm.

Townhouse Quick Facts

  • For residents of the townhouses, we offer an independent living environment; it provides all of the conveniences of on-campus living combined with the privacy and independence that many students with substantial college and life experience seek.  Townhouses can be single sex or co-ed as all of the rooms are single bedrooms.
  • Each townhouse is an independent unit that has a kitchen, bathrooms, dining area, living area, patio, and four or five single bedrooms. The kitchen and living areas are on the first floor along with one bathroom (4-person units have a 1/2 bath and 5-person units have a full bathroom). In 5-person unit there is also a bedroom downstairs. In all units, there are four single bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms upstairs. In addition, each unit comes with central air conditioning and individually controlled heat.
  • The kitchens come with a dish-washer, stove, and full-size refrigerator.
  • Laundry facilities are available in the central buildings of Townhouse E and F.  ID cards are required to access the building.
  • What to bring if you're living in a townhouse:
    • Dishes (plates, glasses, mugs, pots, pans, bake ware, utensils, mixing bowls, silverware)
    • Dish towels & oven mitts
    • Cleaning supplies  (dishwasher soap, floor cleaner, bathroom/tile cleaner, etc.)
    • Cleaning equipment (vacuum, mop, broom and dust pan, sponge and rags, etc.)
    • Small appliances as needed (microwave, toaster, coffee maker, popcorn popper, can opener, mixer, etc.)
    • Paper towels/napkins
    • Toilet Paper
    • Garbage bags

Van Housen

Izzy Da Silva
Residence Hall Director
Office Location: Draime 123
Phone: (315) 267-2357
RA Office Location: Draime
Phone: (315) 267-7408

Van Housen Hall is the building that houses a mix of students and also a couple of other campus offices. Van Housen Hall consists of the top two floors of the main portion of Van Housen. These rooms are all single occupancy rooms for the 2019-2020 academic year. Van Housen Hall is home to around 65 students and 2 Resident Assistants. Van Housen Hall is part of what we call the Central Quad, which also includes Draime Hall and is run as one area, with one staff. Van Housen Hall is home to the Counseling Center, Student Health Services and University Police.

Van Housen’s Counselor in Residence (CIR) is Nick Fronczak and his office is located in Draime 121. His weekly walk in hours are as follows: Mon: 12pm – 2pm; Tues: 6pm – 8pm; Wed: 6pm – 8pm; Thurs: 12pm – 1pm, 4pm – 5pm; Fri: 3pm – 5pm.

Van Housen Hall Quick Facts

  • Who lives in Van Housen Hall? Van Housen Hall is occupied with students ranging from first year students all the way up to graduate students. All rooms are singles for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • A large laundry rooms is provided in the basement of Van Housen for all residents in the building to use.
  • There is a public kitchen located in the basement with a stove, full size fridge and more than enough counter space to whip up some comfort food from home and seating to eat it with your new friends.
  • Van Housen Hall has a large lounge on the second floor with a large screen TV to catch your favorite shows with your new friends. There is also space to relax, study or even do some group work.
  • Food and beverage vending machines are located on the first floor near the offices.
  • is open for the entire academic year, from August 24th 2019 - May 22nd, 2020 (First year students can arrive August 23rd).
  • Approximate room size (standard doubles) is 14' wide by 12'6" long in Van Housen Hall.