Freshman Campus Housing

All freshman students are required to live on campus for their first two years of study. If you live locally and wish to live at home with your parents, please fill out the Exemption to Campus Residency Requirement and return it to the Residential Life Office.

Housing assignments are determined by your housing application date of receipt including any special interest housing requests, and/or roommate requests.
Please note: Not all roommate requests can be honored.
Please note: All spring assignments are for the full spring semester only.

Applying for Housing

Login to MyUAlbany.
Choose Campus Life and then select the Housing Application.

Make an E-Deposit for Housing

You will also need to pay the $125 housing deposit.

Make your Housing E-Deposit online using a credit card, checking or savings account at

    1. Log onto using your UAlbany NetID and password
    2. Select “Deposits” tab at top of page
    3. Under “Make Deposit Payment for Term,” select “Spring 2014” with the dropdown arrow
    4. Under “Make a Deposit Payment,” select ”Housing Deposit” ($125)
    5. Follow the steps to make your deposit using a credit card, checking or savings account

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

Living Arrangements

Living on campus is a great way to get involved, meet people and be close to campus resources. Freshman students are housed on State, Indian or Dutch Quad.

For each student there is an extra-long twin bed, mattress, desk and chair, dresser and closet. All of our residence halls have wireless internet connections; in addition, each student is assigned an Ethernet connection and a cable jack. Each suite on State and Dutch Quad and bedroom on Indian Quad have a hard wired phone that is for accessing the University 911 system and for campus calls only. For more information on 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 info please visit SUNYCard services.

UAlbany Dining

A Residential Meal Plan is required for all students living in the residence halls. You will be assigned to the Unlimited Meal Plan. For changes to your meal plan or more information please visit UAlbany Dining.


Freshman who reside in residence halls are not permitted to register cars on campus. Please visit Parking and Mass Transit Services for more details. All students can ride both the University buses and all CDTA bus routes for free, with their SUNYCard.