Athletic Facilities
The Athletic and Wellness Center (AWC) and Elting Gym are open during the summer from May to August. Recreational activities include two state-of-the-art fitness rooms, open swim, indoor/outdoor track, racquetball, mountain bike rental, tennis, basketball, and personal training. A valid SUNY ID card and membership must be presented to use the facilities. Enrolled summer session students are permitted to use AWC at no charge—however, for full-time undergraduate and graduate students not enrolled for summer, there is a $100 membership for the summer. For more information, call 845-257-6956, email Keith Kenney at or visit the Wellness & Recreation website for exact dates and times.


The Bookstore is located in the Student Union Building and is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the summer. For your convenience, The Bookstore has extended hours at the beginning of each summer session. Books can be ordered online at For more information call: 845-257-3050.


Campus Office Hours
Through May 16, offices are usually open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Summer office hours (May 19-Aug. 18) are usually 8 a.m.-4 p.m. It is advisable to check with individual offices to verify their hours. Many offices close for lunch. Office hours may change without notice.


Career Resource Center
The Career Resource Center (CRC) offers unique services, programs and resources for our current students and alumni. Whether you are seeking an internship, volunteer experience, or a full-time professional position after graduation, we can help. We also have online services available: or by email at The CRC is located in Humanities 105 and our summer hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You may schedule an appointment with a counselor by calling 845-257-3265.

The Career Resource Center provides the following career services:

  • Personal consultation appointments with a Career Counselor for major to career guidance
  • Career and Interest Assessments (Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
  • Employer and alumni networking opportunties: Networking Fair for Jobs & Internships, English Alumni Panel, Annual Volunteer Fair, Graduate and Professional School Fair, Interviews and Information Sessions with select employers
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Resume and Cover Letter Assistance
  • Mock (practice) Interviews
  • Presentations for classes and student organizations
  • Job and Internship Search Preparation
  • HawkHire database with internship and full-time job opportunities that are posted weekly from a wide range of employers


Child Care
The Children's Center is a non-profit organization that provides parents with an opportunity to attend classes and to meet their children's needs. Parents with children between the ages of two and five are eligible to apply. Children of students are given priority, and children of faculty, staff, and community will be considered as space is available. Located in the Senator Charles Cook Children's Center (CCCC), the Center is open when the College is in session for Fall and Spring semesters, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. It is open for limited days and hours during summer sessions based on enrollment. For information or to schedule an appointment, please call 845-257-2910.


ID Cards
New Paltz ID cards are issued to new students at the Campus Card Services office in Student Union 64. ID cards are required identification to check out books from the library and at other times when verification of student status is required. There is a one time $20 charge for new ID cards and a $10 charge for replacement cards.


Room Rent
All summer residents will reside in Lenape Hall. All rooms are triple occupancy rooms.


Housing Requirement: You must be enrolled in at least one class per summer session requested.

To reserve a room you MUST complete a Summer Residence Hall License between April 11 and May 6 at the Office of Residence Life in Capen Hall. STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO RESERVE A ROOM BY 5 P.M. ON MAY 6 WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED HOUSING. For more information download this fact sheet: Summer Housing Fact Sheet 2016

If you have questions regarding on-campus housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 845-257-4444. You may visit or write us at:

The Office of Residence Life
Capen Hall
1000 Hawk Drive
State University of New York at New Paltz
New Paltz, NY 12561-2444


Meal Plan
All summer residents MUST have a meal plan. Questions regarding food service should be addressed to Campus Card Services by calling 845-257-3034.

Meal Plan – 19 meals per week: $156.60 per week
Meal Plan – 15* meals per week: $132.00 per week

(*15 meals per week are Monday-Friday, no weekends.)


Services For Students With Disabilities
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, SUNY New Paltz provides reasonable accommodations to any student with a disability. Students are asked to contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to request the appropriate and reasonable accommodations that they may need for their courses. The DRC can be reached at 845-257-3020 or email


Sojourner Truth Library
The Sojourner Truth Library offers access to both online and print reference and information sources, including 140 databases and over 85,000 online and 240 print journals. The library has a print collection of 400,000 print books and more than 132,000 e-books. You can get help with research from a librarian in person, online, or by phone. Library hours are posted at and are announced on 845-257-3700. A validated New Paltz ID is required to borrow library materials and access to electronic resources.


Office of Veteran and Military Services

The Office of Veteran and Military Services is located in the Student Union (SUB 100 C & D). We are staffed with a full-time Coordinator, VA School Certifying Official, and VA Work Study Student. Our purpose is to provide assistance to all U.S. Service members, veterans, and dependents from application to graduation. Our services include, but are not limited to assisting with all benefits covered under the various GI Bill programs, military tuition assistance (TA), veteran scholarships, general questions regarding Department of Veteran Affairs' issues, and free parking permits for military and veteran students. All current and prospective student veterans, service members, and their dependents are encouraged to take advantage of our services. If you have questions or want to learn more about how our office can help, please call 845-257-3120 or visit the Office of Veteran and Military Services website.