Step 2: Complete Your Housing Application
Housing Application Deadline | Getting Started | Section by Section Application Guide | Submitting Your Application
Note: This web page is designed for students who are starting at SUNY Geneseo. If you are already taking classes at SUNY Geneseo and want information about Housing Selection, kindly consult the Housing Selection 2016 web site.
In order for you to be able to complete your housing application, you will need to know your Geneseo username and password. If you want to know how to obtain your Geneseo username and password, refer to the correspondence sent from our Admissions Office to the e-mail address which you provided in your application for admission.
Within 3 business days of paying your housing deposit, your Roommate Preference Form (RPF) will be available to you through the Symplicity Residence software. After you access your Symplicity account using your Geneseo username and password, you will notice a blue box which reads "Get Started" with your housing application, as shown in the image below.
Section by Section Application Guide:
After you click the "Get Started" link, your RPF will appear. As illustrated in the following screenshot, the RPF is divided into 5 sections: (i) Welcome to SUNY Geneseo Residence Life!; (ii) Personal Information and Housing Preferences; (iii) Who are you hoping to live with?; (iv) Additional Information; and (v) Consenting to Residential License.
section 1: Welcome to SUNY Geneseo Residence Life!
In this section of your application, no action is needed from you. We just wanted to inform you about some important deadlines, as well as about when you will receive your residence hall housing assignment for Spring 2016. We also explain the order in which new students are placed in housing.
section 2: Personal Information and Housing Preferences
Much of the demographic information which we need for your housing application, such as your full name, your G-Number, and your Geneseo e-mail address, is entered for you automatically. You can, however, supply your academic major and your cell. phone number, if you wish. You are also welcome to describe your gender identity to us, though this is certainly not required. We understand that not all students identify as either male or female, which is why we believe that it is important to ask about gender identity.
You will be able to specify your residence hall style preference in this section, too. You can preference a corridor-style, suite-style, or townhouse option, though spaces in townhouses will be extremely limited for new students. You can use the "Special Housing Option" fields to specify your desire to live in a specific type of community, such as a First-Year Experience residence hall, a Substance-Free section, or a Living-Learning Community (LLC) track. As we mention in the application itself, we are unable to guarantee any of your preferences. We assign new students to rooms and suites according to their housing deposit date; refer to the Step 1: Pay Your Housing Deposit web page for details.
section 3: Who are you hoping to live with?
This is a roommate matching questionnaire. You must complete this matching profile, even if you already know who you want to live with. Most new students submit their housing applications without requesting to live with a particular roommate. It is our hope that your completed profile will help us to match you with a compatible roommate.
section 4: Additional Information
You can use the text box in this section to supply any other information which you want us to know prior to determining your housing placement. Although the Symplicity Residence housing software will generate most of the housing assignments and roommate pairings, we still read all new students' housing applications. We would not knowingly place a student who loves peanut butter with a student who is allergic to peanuts! This is why we welcome any additional information. Feel free to tell us about your hobbies, your likes and dislikes, as well as any allergies which might impact your relationship with your roommate.
section 5: Consenting to Residential License
Before submitting your RPF, you should review the SUNY Geneseo Residential License. The Residential License describes important policies and conditions for living in our residence halls. It also specifies that, by consenting to its terms, you agree to live in the residence halls for the entire school year (Fall and Spring). This means that you will not simply be allowed to choose to live off-campus during the Spring 2016 semester.
Submitting Your Application | Saving Application as Draft:
The Symplicity Residence software allows you to save your application as a draft, which is convenient. But applications which are saved as drafts are not officially submitted. Therefore, you must remember to submit your application officially by the deadline. (Click the "Submit Application" button.)