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Location and Housing

 

The campus of HELP is located in New Paltz, New York, a peaceful, friendly town with a population of 6,000. At the same time, New Paltz is approximately 1.5 hours from the excitement of New York City. The town of New Paltz is known for its natural beauty. It is surrounded by the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains, with apple orchards and farms within walking distance of campus. The town also has an active social life, with many restaurants, cafes and pubs that are popular with students.

Across the Hudson River are the train stations in Poughkeepsie and Rhinecliff, New York.

 

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Housing

There are 14 residence halls that provide campus housing. Generally, two students and sometimes three students share a room. Each dormitory has a full-time Resident Director and several Resident Assistants. Resident Assistants are students who live and work in the halls to help students make the most of living on campus.

Each hall is equipped with various common areas that have TV and study lounges, computers, laundry facilities, vending machines, one kitchenette, a microwave, and a public pay phone.

It is important to make an early reservation for campus housing. All students living in the residence halls must purchase a meal plan to eat in the many campus-dining facilities; the student rooms do not have kitchens for preparing meals.

In addition, SUNY New Paltz offers various theme housing programs including international student focused Living and Learning Communities.

Other Residence Hall information can be found on the Residence Life site.

For any other concerns about on campus housing visit the Department of Residence Life site.

Advisory
New students are encouraged to live on campus and purchase a meal plan for their first academic year. Off-campus housing is difficult to find and can be expensive. The university does not provide assistance with finding off-campus housing.

 

Living and Learning Communities

These Living and Learning communities are open to both new and current students

 

East-West Living and Learning Community (EWLLC)

The EWLLC is a co-curricular program sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, Center for International Programs, and Office of Residence Life to foster a residential character that reinforces educational goals.

Discover intercultural exchange at SUNY New Paltz:

  • The Community provides domestic students studying Chinese and Japanese languages and cultures and students from China and Japan a wonderful opportunity to live together in a residence life setting.
  • The Community creates an ideal environment for you to practice your language skills and learn about other cultures.
  • Throughout the academic year, you and your fellow Community members will plan and execute events and activities that highlight Chinese and Japanese culture such as a film series, guest speakers, performances, exhibits, presentations, website development, a newsletter, off-campus cultural tours, special meals and cuisine, calligraphy, etc.
  • Participation in the Community provides excellent preparation for students who will study abroad in China or Japan. Students returning from study abroad are also invited to join the Community so that they can maintain their language skills.
  • Living in the Community gives students from China and Japan the opportunity to make friends with American students and learn about American student life.

For more information, click here.

 

Romance Languages Living and Learning Community (RLLLC)

The RLLLC is a co-curricular program sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Center for International Programs, and Office of Residence Life to foster a residential character that reinforces educational goals.

Discover intercultural exchange at SUNY New Paltz:

  • The Community provides domestic students studying Romance languages and cultures (French, Italian, and Spanish) and students from France, Italy, Latin American, and Spain a wonderful opportunity to live together in a residence life setting.
  • The Community creates an ideal environment for you to practice your language skills and learn about other cultures.
  • Throughout the academic year, you and your fellow Community members will plan and execute events and activities that highlight Romance languages and cultures such as a film series, guest speakers, performances, exhibits, presentations, website development, a newsletter, off-campus cultural tours, special meals and cuisine, etc.
  • Participation in the Community provides excellent preparation for American students who will study abroad in France, Italy, Latin American, and Spain. Students returning from study abroad are also invited to join the Community so that they can maintain their language skills.
  • Living in the Community gives students from France, Italy, Latin American, and Spain the opportunity to make friends with American students and learn about American student life.

For more information, click here.

 

 

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