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Special Interest Housing
Students that meet the requirements as listed on this page may sign up during Special Interest Sign Up days. However, students MAY NOT bring roommates and/or suitemates that do not meet these same requirements with them nor hold space for others. If you wish to live with specific people that do not qualify, you must sign up with them during the general process.
Special Interest Types:
Medical Needs Students: Students with medical needs, APPROVED and DOCUMENTED by Student Health Services or the Disability Resource Center, may be eligible. Documentation from appropriate office must be sent to the Department of Residential Life prior to Housing Sign Up. Student must provide this documentation every year regardless of prior approval. Students participating in this process may only bring a roommate with them if applicable.
Honors College Students: For Fall 2016, rising 2nd year Honors Students can sign up for Melville Hall and 3rd and 4th year Honors Students can sign up for Empire A1 & A2 Honors Apartments during Special Interest Housing Sign Up.
Student Athletes: The Department of Residential Life will be notified by the Department of Athletics of the names of student athletes prior to Housing Sign Up. Upperclassman student athletes may sign up for Freedom Apartments during Special Interest Housing Sign Up. Current freshman student athletes may sign up for recess housing buildings on Colonial and Dutch Quads during Special Interest Housing Sign Up.
International Students: Current Freshmen international students who need to sign up for a recess housing building on Colonial or Dutch Quads may sign up during Special Interest Housing Sign Up. If you are eligible, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Housing Sign Up.
Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH): Students will be permitted to have roommates and suitemates across the gender spectrum. Students interested in Gender Inclusive Housing must complete an application on MyInvolvement and must be able to identify the roommates and suitemates to fill the beds within the suite or apartment. The form must be submitted by February 19th at 4:00pm. Students who are eligible for GIH on Empire Commons will sign up during their regularly assigned date and time.
Recess Housing Options:
Alumni Quad: Alden, Pierce, Sayles, and Waterbury
Colonial Quad: Clinton and Delancey
Dutch Quad: Van Rensselaer, Ryckman, Ten Broeck, Bleecker, and VanCortlandt