Residence Life & Housing

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Respect - In all that we do, respect is at the core of how we interact with students, parents, alumni, and campus colleagues. 
Support - Acknowledging that college students are continually faced with challenges both academic and non- academic, our office strives to lend added support, guidance and advice in order to assist in their overall success.
Kaizen - A Japanese word meaning "good change". A driving philosophy of continuous improvement within the office of Residence LIfe and Housing. Everyone is a participant in the success of the office, therefore everyone is responsible for improving processes and procedures. Good (and improving) processes bring good (and improving) results.
Empowerment - Providing an arena for growth through trust and support, allowing others to realize their leadership potential. To empower someone is challenge them to use the tools and resources they already have, but may not understand or realize. 
Transparency - Making our processes and expectations both clear and known. This does not mean breaching confidentiality in any way, rather we believe in providing all of the appropriate information for students to make informed choices and know their options. This also means that we are able to demonstrate where we have made processes and policies clear, in writing. Transparency also means that we wish to be our authentic, human selves in interacting with students.

Our Vision

We aspire to be leaders in creating vibrant and inclusive, student-driven communities that foster active engagement, personal development, and lifelong connections​.


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    PC Info Sessions
    Fall Information Sessions:
    Wednesday, November 14
    8:30PM - Tewksbury Lounge

    Monday, November 19
    8:30PM - Kappa House

    Thursday, November 29
    8:30PM - Manor Lounge

    Citizen Science Information Sessions
    Citizen Science - Special PC Information sessions will be scheduled during TBA

    Spring Information Sessions
    Tuesday, January 29
    8:30PM - Barringer House


    Visit our office located at Shea House,
    1438 Annandale Road,
    Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.
    Contact us at or at 845-758-7455.
    Important Housing Dates

    Important Housing Dates

    Wednesday, November 21-25, 2018
    Thanksgiving Recess
    Resident Halls Remain Open

    Friday, December 21, 2018
    Last Day of Classes

    Saturday, December 22, 2018
    Residence Halls Close by 10AM

    Friday, January 11, 2019
    Citizen Science Arrival Day 1
    Check In 2:00PM - 5:00PM 
    Reem-Kayden Center for Science and Computation (RKC)

    Saturday, January 12, 2019
    Citizen Science Arrival Day 2 
    Check In 1:00PM - 4:00PM 
    Reem-Kayden Center for Science and Computation (RKC)

    Tuesday, January 22, 2018
    New First-Year and Transfer Student Arrival Day
    Check In 10:00AM - 12:00PM 

    Saturday, January 26, 2019
    All Returning Students Arrive
    Check In 10:00AM - 5:00PM 

    Special Shuttle Schedules 

    Community Reporting

    Community Reporting

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    Contact Us

    Office of Residence Life & Housing
    Location: Shea House
    1438 Annandale Road

    Phone: 845-758-7455

    Important Dates

    Download the latest schedule of breaks and residence hall closings below.