Res Ed


First year students are housed primarily by their first-year seminar in double, triple, or quad rooms. The Residential Education staff places first year students in buildings and rooms once they are in a first-year seminar and complete a general housing questionnaire that helps staff find compatible roommates. First-year students are housed in Hale, Bartlett, Durfee, Geneva, Blackwell, Comstock, Hirshon, Miller, Jackson, Potter, Rees, and Sherrill. Approximately 50 percent of first year students live in Jackson, Potter, and Reese, also known as JPR.

Upperclass students pick rooms and roommates through the lottery process that takes place during the spring semester. This process, which includes applications to the theme houses, is described in detail on the Housing Selection for Current Students page. Upperclass students are housed in Geneva, Medberry, Blackwell, Comstock, Hirshson, Miller, McCormick, Emerson, deCordova, Caird, Odell's Pond View, and New Future Manor (also known as 380 South Main St).

Only junior and senior students may live at the Village at Odell's Pond and New Future Manor (commonly known as 380).

Even though we are a residential campus, at this time we do not have the ability to house all of our graduate students. The only Master's students that are applicable for on-campus housing are those that apply and are offered a job as a Resident Assistant.

Residence Hall Linen Program

Turn your room into a comforting home away from home with the Residence Hall Linens program. The Office of Residential Education has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide our students and families with a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have everything you need for life on campus. The extra long sheets and bedding products are guaranteed to fit all of the beds on campus, and there are matching towels and even storage items available to help make the transition to college life easier. All products are guaranteed until graduation, and shipping is free for all Value Pak orders. The Office of Residential Education receives proceeds from every order placed through this program. Parents and students who have taken advantage of this opportunity in previous years recommend placing your order early, since popular colors and patterns can sell out quickly. Please visit the RHL website.


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Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3000

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