Residence Life

House Rules and Regulations

Living on-campus is a privilege that comes with responsibilities.

We want the Residence Hall to remain a safe, welcoming place for ALL students.

Read the Residence Life Handbook, 2019-2020 academic year, for everything you need to know.


The Office of Residence Life will:

  1. Create an atmosphere conducive to learning, provide referral to appropriate academic support services and provide and assist in the academic advising process in the Residence Hall.
  2. Implement and foster a comprehensive educational component supporting students by providing programming enhancing understanding of cultural, ethnic, gender, physical, racial, sexual orientation and religious differences.
  3. Create and maintain a residence hall community in which students take responsibility for comprehending and enriching their environment while respecting the rights and needs of others within the SUNY Adirondack community.
  4. Provide students with affordable and comfortable on-campus housing accommodations.
  5. Facilitate the adjustment and transition of new students to SUNY Adirondack through various programs (e.g., new student orientation).
  6. Provide a disciplinary structure promoting and encouraging student accountability and responsibility.
  7. Provide values-based educational programming to raise student awareness of social, emotional, mental and physical health, substance abuse and responsible sexual behavior.
  8. Stimulate and encourage student participation in campus and community organizations.
  9. Strengthen recruitment and selection procedures to attract a high-quality and diverse professional and para-professional staff.
  10. Provide a comprehensive training and a developmental program for professional and para-professional staff.
  11. Have professional staff stay current with trends in higher education by keeping pace with student development theory through publications, attendance at conferences and participation in professional organizations.
  12. Provide a comprehensive ongoing evaluation/assessment of the housing and residence life operation including its personnel, programs and procedures.

Learning Communities

Freshmen Seminar with Housing

A learning and living community is designed to bring together a group of students who take a common set of courses together and participate in common experiences around their academics. For students with different course needs or interests, there will also be a special section of HRD 110 for housing students.

HRD 110 is a college orientation course to introduce students to college resources and requirements. Class activities will be directed toward developing the necessary skills to encourage college success. Students in the HRD 110 Residence Life sections will be housed together in the Residence Hall in a special community to further enhance the residential community experience.

If a student is interested in this living environment, please reach out to the Office of Residence life at regarding this unique housing opportunity.