Living Arrangements

Housing for transfer students is limited and spaces are not guaranteed, so please apply early. A majority of our transfer students live on Alumni Quad which is located approximately three miles east of the University’s main campus. There will be some spaces on Alumni Quad that will have increased housing (i.e. a standard double room with 3 students occupying it temporarily). A limited number of apartment style housing may be available for transfer students who are juniors, seniors, or 21 years of age or older.

Housing assignments are determined by your housing application date of receipt.
Please Note: All housing agreements are for a full academic year.

Applying for Housing

Visit MyUAlbany. Choose Campus Life and select Housing Application.

Pay your $125 Housing Deposit online using a credit card, checking or savings account at epay.albany.edu.

  • Log in using NetID and password.
  • Click “eDeposits” tab at top of page.
  • Select “Fall 2014” as an entry date from the dropdown box.
  • Select “Room Deposit.”
  • Follow steps to make your payment.

For more information and detailed instructions please visit the Residential Life website.

For each student in the residence halls there is an extra-long twin bed, mattress, desk and chair, and dresser. Please visit the University Apartments webpage for more information on the amenities for the apartments as they vary. Each student is also assigned an Ethernet connection and cable jack. All of the residence halls and apartments have wireless connections. For more information on University Apartments and amenities, please visit the Residential Life website.


Your SUNYCard is your key to access on campus. It is used to access your residence buildings as well as for dining, vending, bus services, the library and more. You will receive your SUNYCard during orientation. For more information please visit SUNYCard services.

Dining Services

All students residing in traditional style housing are required to be on a residential meal plan. For changes to your meal plan or more information please visit Dining Services. Students residing in University Apartments are not required to participate in a meal plan; however, they can purchase any of the residential meal plans or a commuter plan.


It is a short ride to the main campus from Alumni Quad, and both the university and public bus
services are available free of charge to UAlbany students with their SUNYCard.