Residential Life and Housing

The mission of the staff in the Office of Residential Life and Housing at SUNY Polytechnic Institute is to promote a residential experience that advances each resident’s personal growth and development and inspires lifelong community engagement.

The staff members are guided by principles that support a safe, healthy and well maintained living environment. The Director of Residential Life and Housing oversees the department and residential complexes are staffed by full time professionals who provide guidance and support to the student staff and the resident students. The student staff in Residential Life includes Resident Advisors and Residential Office Assistants who serve as mentors and sources of information to assist students in making their SUNY Poly experience a positive and successful one.

All full-time, first year and sophomore year students at SUNY Poly are required to reside on campus in one of our residential communities. Exemptions to the residency requirement for first years and sophomores are granted to students who reside with a parent or legal guardian within 30 miles of campus, are married, are members of the military or who have legal dependents. Exemptions must be applied for and granted prior to the start of the semester.

Residential Living Options
SUNY Poly offers on campus housing in traditional residence halls and suite style buildings for undergraduate and graduate students. Our first-year students live in either Oriskany or Adirondack Complexes. Oriskany Hall is our newest residence and was awarded LEED Silver Certification. Oriskany is comprised of 14, 25 or 28 person double and single room suites with multiple restrooms, a shared kitchenette, shared conference/study room and shared living room. Oriskany also hosts three large classrooms and a full kitchen for building events and academic courses.

Some first year students, upper-class students and graduate students reside in Mohawk and Adirondack complexes. Buildings hold 16 students in 4-person suites with a shared bathroom and common living room. Bedrooms in Mohawk and Adirondack are primarily single, with a small number of double rooms available in Adirondack, only. Both Mohawk and Adirondack have an efficiency kitchen and lounge available in a common area for resident student use.

Ethernet, wireless and cable service are provided for all resident students. Resident students also have access to laundry facilities within their own complex. Returning students are eligible to select their own suitemates and housing via a lottery system in the spring semester of each year.

Resident students are required to purchase a meal plan with Sodexo Dining Services. For more information regarding housing, dining, or the terms of the housing license, please contact the Residential Life and Housing Office at (315) 792-7810 or visit the SUNY Poly website.

Personal Safety and Security
SUNY Poly is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and secure environment for the entire community, including visitors. Members of the community are encouraged to promptly report suspicious behavior, crimes and fires to the University Police Department by dialing 315-792-7111. University Police is staffed by dispatchers and officers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our residence halls are protected by smoke and heat detectors and exterior doors are secured by an electronic access system that is activated by the resident student’s SUNY Poly ID card. SUNY Poly’s University Police Department maintains regular patrols around the residence hall areas on a 24-hour-a-day basis and also monitors the inside and outside public areas of residences with closed circuit television. University Police escorts are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Upon request, University Police will provide a copy of SUNY Poly’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years. The report also includes institutional policies concerning security and fire safety, policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related information. You may also access the report from the University Police web page at: Information on campus crime statistics (Jean Clery Act) is available in the Admissions Office, Human Resources Office or at the University Police Office.