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Residence Life

International Student Services: Newly Admitted Students


Residence Life

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The State University of New York at New Paltz Residence Life Program strives to enhance each resident student's university experience by providing a variety of participatory opportunities for personal development through creating a purposeful living-learning environment which fosters leadership development, citizenship, and civility, while embracing the celebration and understanding of diversity.  With close to 3,000 students residing on campus, residence hall living can be an exciting education itself.  As a residence hall student, you will meet students from the United States and around the world and develop a network of close friends.  For a significant period of time our students form a community that will affect the course of their individual futures.

Residence Hall Information

There are 13 residence halls on the New Paltz Campus.  All are centrally located to campus classrooms, laboratories and the library, as well as the village of New Paltz.  The variety of residence halls allows students to choose different types of living arrangements.  The university does NOT offer single occupancy rooms.  All buildings offer a number of student-oriented facilities and services including a laundry room, a main lounge, a study lounge, a television lounge and a resident kitchen.  All rooms have a computer internet connection and telephone outlet.

Please note: Bed linens, pillows and towels are not provided in the dormitories.  International students can either bring their own or buy them during orientation.

10 Month Hall

Some residence halls (10 month halls) are open over the winter and spring breaks. Internationals students are strongly encouraged to request a 10 month hall. Residence hall costs only cover the academic year (when classes are in session). There is an additional cost to remain in the halls over the winter break.

Reserving a Room in the Residence Halls

If you wish to reserve a room in the residence halls, please complete the Housing Confirmation Form no later than the deadline indicated on the form.  This is both a request for on-campus housing and an agreement to abide by the rules of Residence Life. If you sign the Housing License, a room will be reserved for you and you will be required to live in this room for the entire academic year. If you will only study at New Paltz for one semester, you must stay in this room for the full semester. Please note that graduate students are not eligible to live in the residence halls.

For more information about the residence halls, visit the Residence Life website


Meal Plans

All students that live in the residence halls are required to have a meal plan. Meal plan options and places to eat on campus are listed on the campus food services website.

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