Housing for New Students

Information for Admitted Students

New Student Housing Applications are available April 1, 2023

Securing on-campus housing as a freshman or transfer student is a straightforward process that's done mostly online. Remember SUNY Geneseo has a two-year residency requirement. All students must live on campus in College housing for two academic years unless they are commuting from the home of their legal guardian.

If you plan to commute, please read the instructions and submit a Release from Housing Form.

If you are a transfer student, coming in with more that 30 credits of college coursework, you have met the residency requirement and are not required to live on campus. You are still guaranteed on campus housing and must simply complete the Housing Application and Residential License to be housed.

If you're a returning student, please visit the returning student housing page.

Room Rates 2022-2023*

  • Standard Double $4,573.00
  • Designed Single $5,024.00
  • Superior Single $5,050.00
  • Townhouse $5,165.00 

*There is typically a 3% increase to room rates between years. 

Fall 2023 Information

  • IMPORTANT: The deposit you paid after deciding to come to Geneseo covers your housing deposit!  So don't worry about any extra fees, you are all set.
  • Housing applications (also called - New Student Roommate Preference Form) are due June 1.
    • NOTE: Deposits and applications will be accepted after these dates, but you may miss out on certain Living-Learning Communities.
  • Housing applications (released April 1) are made available 24 - 72 hours after a deposit is made - it is not immediate and there is not always any notification to you that it has become available.
    • Housing for all residents is managed through software called Symplicity.  
    • Symplicity is accessed by visiting go.geneseo.edu/symplicity. You log in with the same username and password as your Geneseo email account. 
    • Information about you, your preferences, potential roommates, and important policy information is available through Symplicity.
  • Communication is sent to your Geneseo email address. Be sure to check it regularly.
  • Housing assignment notifications will be sent out August 1 for all applications we've received ahead of time.

Move-in Day

Nassau Suite

1. View the options

Check out the Residence Halls and Living-Learning Communities page to learn about Geneseo's on-campus housing.

2. Complete the application

After April 1 (or if admitted after then, within 1-3 business days of paying your housing deposit), your Application will be available to you in the Symplicity residence software. Log into Symplicity using your Geneseo username and password and you will see a blue box that reads "Get Started" with your housing application.

If you feel that you warrant special housing consideration due to a medical condition, you must contact Dr. Amy Fisk (afisk@geneseo.edu), Assistant Dean for Accessibility Services, by the RLAF deadline, June 1. Please visit the Office of Accessibility Services webpage to learn more about the housing accommodation process. 

3. Tell us your roommate preference/Form a roommate group (optional)

If you want to live with a friend, you will need to form a roommate group in the Symplicity Residence software. This step is optional. New students are assigned to residence halls according to deposit dates (first come, first served), so unfortunately we can't guarantee placement in your preferred housing or with your preferred roommate. New students may only preference one roommate. For visual instructions, you can view the Roommate Preference Form instructions. 

  1. After you access your Symplicity Residence account, navigate to the "Roommate" tab on the top menu.
  2. You will then be asked to "Choose a Term". Select the term for which you are selecting your housing (i.e. Fall 2023).
  3. Click on the "Find Someone You Know" tab.
  4. You will see a box labeled "Enter a Roommate Code". In the event that you are forming your roommate group on behalf of your friends, you will need to ask your friend for their passcode. All students can find their passcodes in the upper-right corner of the Symplicity Residence home screen. As long as you type your friend's passcode in the "Roommates:" field correctly, their name should appear in the larger text box below the magnifying glass. By clicking on the highlighted name, you can add your friend to the group. 
  5. When you finish, click the "Save" button. (Note: It is not necessary to type your own passcode in the "Roommates:" field -- you will be added to the group automatically.)
  6. If you can view your friends' name in the text box below the magnifying glass, your group was created successfully.

Things to Note About Groups

  • If you type a passcode incorrectly, or if you try to type a name in the "roommates" field instead, a small triangle with an exclamation point will appear, and nothing will happen.
  • All members of a roommate group must have paid deposits and completed their Application. In the event that your friend's RLAF is not completed, or saved in draft format, their name will not appear in the text box, even if you typed their passcode correctly.
  • The Symplicity Residence software should allow the formation of mixed-gender groups.

Group Size Restrictions

Incoming students are only able to preference one roommate.

Housing Resources and Links

  • Campus Map: Has all of our residence halls and academic buildings. You can report directly to your residence hall when you arrive!
  • Orientation: Orientation and New Student Programs.
  • Residence Halls & Living-Learning Communities: Housing options at Geneseo.
  • Symplicity: Geneseo's Symplicity housing software, where you can complete your housing application.
  • What to Bring: What to bring, what to leave home, and room and furniture dimensions.
  • Weeks of Welcome (Fall Only): The first few weeks of the fall semester are filled with events and activities just for new students.