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Summer Session

Campus Services

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 kenneyk@newpaltz.edu, 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 10 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 The Bookstore. Course material options include rental, digital, used or new – choose the format that best suits your needs…and budget!  For more information call 845-257-3050.


Campus Office Hours
Through May 19, offices are usually open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Summer office hours (May 20-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 a wide range of career 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. Online services are available at www.newpaltz.edu/careers or by email at careers@newpaltz.edu. 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.


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 members will be accommodated as space becomes 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. 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 & Conference 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. Recreational use of the gym requires an ID card.


Housing: To be guaranteed a room on campus during the summer, you must be enrolled in at least one class that is taught here on campus per summer session requested.  

  • You must submit a Summer Residence Hall License between April 15th and May 7th.  STUDENTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT A LICENSE BY 5PM ON MAY 7th WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED HOUSING.
  • Students taking only online classes during any session may apply for summer housing but are not guaranteed a room.  Those students will get a room only if space permits.
  • To read the rest summer housing information and download the License, please click here:  Res. Life Summer Housing page

If you have questions regarding on-campus housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life from 9 a.m.-5 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 Auxiliary Services by calling 845-257-3034.

Meal Plan – 19 meals per week: $169.45 per week
Meal Plan – 15* meals per week: $142.65 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 accommodations that they may need for their courses. The DRC can be reached at 845-257-3020 or DRC@newpaltz.edu.


Sojourner Truth Library
The Sojourner Truth Library offers access to both online and print reference and information sources. You can get help with research from a librarian in person, online, or by phone. A validated New Paltz ID is required to borrow library materials and to access 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, Program Aide, and VA Work Study Students. Our purpose is to provide assistance to all U.S. Service members, veterans, and dependents (spouse and/or child) 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), 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.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill