Syracuse University is committed to promoting a culturally and socially diverse climate that supports the development of each member of our residential community.  More than 65 percent of SU students live in University housing, which includes 21 residence halls, 5 dining centers, and 2 food courts, including South Campus.  All residential buildings are coeducational and a mix of first-year students and upperclassmen.

What are the residence halls like?

There are 21 residence halls on either North (Main) or South campuses. All buildings are coeducational by wing, floor, or alternating room. Most incoming first-year students reside in a split- or open-double room. Upper-class students may choose from suites, singles, or townhouses on campus or off-campus apartments. Transfer student housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about our residential options.

Can I choose my roommate and specific building/type of room for my first year?

The Housing Office randomly assigns a residence hall and roommate for new first-year and transfer students, taking into consideration any special living opportunities and mutual roommate requests indicated on the Housing and Meal Plan application. The random housing assignment system is designed to promote a fair and equitable system for all new students that is inclusive and encourages students from different backgrounds to live together.

When do admitted students receive their housing assignments?

For the fall semester, admitted students are notified of their housing assignment and roommate in early August.

Is campus housing available for transfer students?

Transfer student housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Does the University guarantee housing?

Syracuse University requires all entering first-year students to live in on-campus housing during their first two years of enrollment. The University is able to fulfill most requests for on-campus housing for upperclassmen. Housing is available to transfer students on a space-available basis.

Is tobacco use allowed in University housing facilities?

Syracuse University regulations do NOT permit smoking in any of the University’s housing facilities. All Main Campus residence halls, the three Skyhalls on South Campus, and Skytop and Slocum Heights apartments are smoke-free environments.

Additionally, to help ensure a healthy, productive, respectful environment, Syracuse University is pleased to provide a smoke- and tobacco-free campus, effective July 1, 2015. Learn more.

What is the dining hall food like?

Students give it high marks for variety and quality. There are five residential dining centers and an on-campus “food court” with brand-name restaurant chains. Along with the main entree, students choose from a deli, salad bar, pasta bar, grill, and dessert bar; there are vegetarian options and a Kosher kitchen as well. Many of our academic buildings also have coffee shops or cafes. Please visit the Syracuse University Food Services web site for more information on dining options at SU.