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Special Interest Housing Sign Up

Special Interest Sign up: Medical Needs, Honors College, Recess Housing, LLC’s,Theme Housing and Gender Inclusive Housing

Apartments: Selection Feburary 24th: 9am - 5pm
Residence Halls Selection March 3rd & 4th: 9am - 5pm

During SPECIAL INTEREST SIGN UP, students that meet the requirements as listed may sign up on Feburary 24th for the apartments and March 3-4 for the residence halls. However, you MAY NOT bring roommates and/or suitemates that do not meet these same requirements with you nor hold space for them. If you wish to live with specific people that do not qualify for these dates, you must participate with them during open sign-up for the apartments or residence halls.

Medical Needs Students: Students with DOCUMENTED medical needs, from Dr. Vellis of the University Health Center or Carolyn Malloch of the Disability Resource Center, may sign up for on this date. Students participating in this process may only bring with them a roommate if applicable.

Honors College Students: Students in the Honor College program may sign up for the following Halls: upper class students in Melville on State, juniors and seniors who currently participate in the Honor’s College can sign up for Empire Commons. Honors College students may NOT bring non-Honors College roommates / suitemates with them at this time.

Recess Housing: Those areas that remain open during all breaks and winter intersession, when traditional halls close. For the 2014 - 2015 academic year these buildings include:

University Apartments

    Empire Commons
    Liberty Terrace
    Freedom D Cluster ONLY

Residence Halls

    Dutch Quad: Van Rensselaer, Ryckman, Ten Broeck, Bleeker and Van Cortland
    Alumni Quad: Alden, Pierce, Sayles, and Waterbury Halls

Living Learning Communities and Theme Housing: Living Learning Communities for upperclassman. Environmental Sustainability Theme housing for upperclassmen is available in Hamilton Hall on Colonial Quad. Students interested in these areas should sign up during Special Interest Housing Sign Up.

Gender Inclusive Housing: Recognizing that single-gender housing may not be appropriate or comfortable for all students, Residential Life offers a limited number of rooms as Gender Inclusive Housing in both the residence halls and apartments on a space available basis. Students signing up for these areas will be permitted to have roommates and suitemates from across the gender spectrum. Gender Inclusive Housing will allow for an environment where student housing is not restricted by traditional limitations presented by our current system that is based on the gender binary. We believe that it is important that our housing policies evolve to meet the needs of all students and to create an inclusive, welcoming environment. Continuing students may elect Gender Inclusive Housing during their Residence Hall or Apartment sign-up.

In order to sign up for Gender Inclusive Housing you will need to complete the Gender Inclusive Housing Supplemental Agreement between February 4th and 20th. All applications will be reviewed and depending on space, you will be notified if you are able to participate in Gender Inclusive Housing. You will need to fill an entire apartment or suite (4 people) and agree that you all request to live in Gender Inclusive Housing for the reasons that the program was designed. For questions about Gender Inclusive Housing please contact Holly Barker-Flynn, the LGBTQ liaison at