Housing and Residence Life at SUNY Plattsburgh

More Than Just "Living In a Dorm"

The housing options at Plattsburgh State offer a safe, secure, well-maintained environment, which addresses the academic, personal and social needs of our students.

Housing & Residence Life Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the academic year

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during summer and most vacations.

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh students in dorm roomA dorm is place to sleep and shower. Our residence halls provide opportunities for students to engage in leadership roles, interact with other students by attending activities, seek academic support services such as advising and tutoring, or just hang out with friends in lounges equipped with TVs, pool tables, ping-pong tables, and a variety of other fun stuff!

Living on campus is fun, exciting, and challenging! There is a strong sense of community in our halls and students play a central role in creating an environment that values understanding and respect.

Students consistently give the residence hall staff, safety and security, and their experiences in the residence halls an excellent rating in our annual Quality of Life Survey.

Virtual Room Tour

Get a sense of what our Residence Hall rooms look like with the Virtual Room Tour. Simply click the photo below to enter our tour of each residence hall room, or select the individual links below to go to a specific room type.

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh Virtual Room TourDirect Links:

Housing Application for Rooms in a Residence Hall

At SUNY Plattsburgh, we have a mandatory housing policy. This means that unless you meet specific criteria, you will be required to live on campus.

The following are exemptions from the mandatory housing policy:

  1. You are 21 by October 1st
  2. You have lived on a college campus for at least 4 semesters
  3. You are living with a parent/commuting from your home address (60 Miles from SUNY Plattsburgh)
  4. You are married

If you are applying for on campus housing for the Fall 2015, online forms are available through your myplattsburgh.edu account. All students are required to pay an advanced housing deposit (New Students $250 admissions deposit includes housing deposit of $100 (EOP $25 admissions – includes $10 housing), Returning Students $100 deposit (EOP - $10). You will not be able to fill out the housing application or participate in room selection until you have paid your deposit.

Exemption Request Application for Off-Campus Housing

New Students looking for a housing exemption can fill out the form online through your myplattsburgh account.

Returning students will need to go to the Housing and Residence Life Office to complete the paper exemption form for Fall request

Contact Information

If you have any questions about housing or residence life at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:


Trisha Hanson, Assistant Director of Housing

Housing & Residence Life Office
Algonquin Hall 103
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Phone: (518) 564-3824
Email: housing@plattsburgh.edu