Transfer Student Campus Housing

A majority of our transfer students live on Alumni Quad, which is located approximately three miles east of the University's main campus. A limited number of apartment style housing may be available for transfer students who are juniors, seniors or 21 years of age. Housing for transfer students is limited and spaces are not guaranteed, so please apply early.

Housing assignments are determined by your housing application date of receipt. Please Note: Not all roommate requests can be honored.

Applying for Housing

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

Make an E-Deposit for Housing

Make your $125 Housing E-Deposit online using a credit card, checking or savings account at

  • Log in using NetID and password.
  • Click “eDeposits” tab at top of page (do not click the “Payments” tab).
  • Select “Spring 2018” as your entry term from the dropdown box.
  • Select “Room Deposit.”
  • Follow steps to make your payment.
  • View the instructional video HERE.

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.

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. Please visit Parking and Mass Transit Services for information about parking on campus.