The following residence halls remain open during academic year break times (i.e. winter recess and spring break), unless otherwise designated by the Director of Residence Life. All other buildings are closed during the breaks.
Students who need to stay on campus during these times must live in one of the 10-month buildings. International students, athletes, and residents who will student teach during the spring semester are strongly encouraged to sign up for one of these halls. Those students who stay during the winter break will be charged a daily rate. There is no extra charge to stay during spring break. Overnight guests are not permitted during breaks. The 10-month halls are:
Alternate Housing Requests
A student with a disability can submit a request for alternate housing arrangements. (Wheelchair accessible rooms, audible alarms, etc.)
Requests must include the following:
- A letter from the student outlining the reason for the request. The student must write a letter explaining their need for alternate housing. You must be able to explain why you will not be able to live in and enjoy the experience of student life in a residence hall without the requested accommodation.
- Your Doctor, diagnostician or qualified clinician, must document the reason that you detailed in your letter of request by completing the attached SUNY New Paltz Housing Accommodation Request Form.
- A qualified clinician is defined as (including, but not limited to) a primary physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, primary care physician, etc., who has provided treatment for the condition. The Clinician completing this document must have an established Doctor/Patient relationship with the student in order to establish a history and need for the accommodation.
- Please click the following link to download the form to be completed your clinician: Alternate Housing Accommodations Request Instructions/Form
By providing the Housing Accommodation Verification materials to a qualified diagnostician/clinician(s), the student is granting permission for a member of the Housing Accommodation Committee at SUNY New Paltz to contact and consult with that professional regarding the student’s need for the accommodation.
All requests will be submitted to Residence Life no later than July 1st for the fall semester and Dec. 1st for the spring semester. Complete requests will be reviewed by the Housing Review Committee. The review process may take two to six weeks. Requests received after the deadlines may be put on a wait list if space to meet the request is no longer available.
In general, a diagnosis of ADHD, learning disability, or anxiety/depression (in and of themselves) is not sufficient grounds for obtaining an alternate housing arrangement.
Student will be notified via email (Hawkmail address) of the Housing Review Committee's decision.
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