Apply for Housing
The housing application is a very important assessment tool. This application provides the Residential Life Office with your preferences so that we might be able to make the best roommate connection possible. Although we encourage you to consult with family and friends about your decision making regarding your college experience, it is important that you make the final decision on your housing preferences. The guide below is intended to give you some tips on how to answer each question on the application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Residential Life Office at 518-255-5215 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items to Note:
The housing survey is available by term. Students should complete the housing survey for the semester they intend to begin residency at SUNY Cobleskill.
Students starting their residency in August should complete the Fall housing survey. The Fall housing survey is generally available March through August.
Students starting their residency in January should complete the Spring housing survey. The Spring housing survey is generally available November through January.
Indicating your preference on the application does not guarantee that we will be able to meet all of your requests. We will do our best to house you according to your preferences but all preferences are subject to availability.
Step 1: SUNY Cobleskill Email Account
You must activate your Cobleskill email account in order to access password information that will be sent from the eRezLife housing software. Click here for directions on setting up your Cobleskill email account.
Once you have set up your Cobleskill email and paid your housing deposit, you should go to the following link to access the eRezLife housing software. Click Apply to access eRezLife.
Step 2: eRezLife Account
Once on the eRezLife homepage, click CREATE ACCOUNT.
Please enter your first name and your 800 number.
Click on REGISTER ACCOUNT. You will then receive an e-mail (to your Cobleskill email account*) from eRezLife with a link to create a password.
You will be asked to enter your Cobleskill email address (this must be typed in all lowercase letters).
Step 3: Housing Application
Once logged in, click the green APPLY NOW. Answer the short application, regarding your preferences. Please follow the section information below.
Section 1: Residence Preferences
This section is to help determine the type of building you are interested in living in.
SUNY Cobleskill offers co-ed, single gender, and gender-neutral housing.
In co-ed housing, men and women may live on the same floor, but have single gender bathrooms. In most buildings floors, corridors and/or lounge areas generally separate the rooms.
In single-gender housing, men and women live in the same building, but occupy separate wings and have separate single gender bathrooms as well. One building is currently designated as this style and it is designated as a “Cobleskill Traditional” lifestyle.
In gender-neutral housing, men and women live in single occupancy bedrooms in potentially a gender mixed townhome or suite living arrangement. Suites are occupied by 3 or 4 persons. Townhomes are occupied by 6 persons. Both suites and townhomes have gender-neutral bathrooms. (Note: This option is only available to students with 48 completed credits or more.)
SUNY Cobleskill offers four lifestyle opportunities.
In Cobleskill Traditional housing, students who are in a variety of stages of their college career will live together.
In First Year Experience housing, students who are all in their first year or have transferred into the college (depending on number of credits) are housed.
In Sophomore Year Experience housing, students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits or more to be eligible.
In Upperclassman housing, students must have completed a minimum of 48 credits or more to be eligible.
We offer a variety of room styles for our students (Prices are subject to change. The prices currently listed are reflective of 2015-2016 pricing.):
Double occupancy rooms (one person living in a room with one roommate designed to accommodate two occupants) cost $3,820 per semester.
Superior single occupancy rooms (one person living alone in a room designed to accommodate two occupants) cost $4,200 per semester.
Standard single occupancy rooms* (one person living alone in a room designed to accommodate one occupant) cost $4,010 per semester.
Vroman Hall Double occupancy suite style rooms** (one person living in a room with one roommate in a suite designed to accommodate up to 4 students, sharing two bedrooms and one common area) cost $4,200 per semester.
Vroman Hall Superior single suite style rooms** (one person living alone in a room in a suite designed to accommodate up to 2-3 students, sharing two bedrooms and one common area) cost $4,395 per semester.
Alumni Commons Suite rooms*** (one person living alone in a room designated to accommodate one occupant in a gender-neutral suite designed to accommodate up to 3 or 4 students with a shared gender-neutral bathroom) cost $4,860 per semester.
Alumni Commons Townhome rooms*** (one person living alone in a room designated to accommodate one occupant in a gender-neutral townhome designed to accommodate up to 6 students with a shared gender-neutral bathroom) cost $4,915 per semester.
*Standard single rooms are only available in First Year Experience lifestyle housing.
**Vroman Suite style rooms are only available in Sophomore Year Experience lifestyle housing where 24 credits or more are required.
***Alumni Commons Suite and Townhome style rooms are only available in Upperclassman lifestyle housing where 48 credits or more are required.
First-Year Students should select only Double, Superior Single and Standard Single Rooms. (Note: Standard singles are located in our First Year Experience area only and are limited.)
Transfer students with 24 or more credits may indicate Double, Superior Single, Vroman Suite Double, or Vroman Suite Superior Single. (Note: Standard singles are located in our First Year Experience area only and are limited.)
Transfer students with 42 or more credits are eligible to live in our Upper Class Level Building option, Alumni Commons. This option provides single occupancy bedrooms in a shared townhome or suite living arrangement. Suites are occupied by 3 or 4 persons. Townhomes are occupied by 6 persons. Both suites and townhomes have gender-neutral bathrooms.
Section 2: Tell Us about Yourself
This section lets us know about you which is utilized when looking for roommate matches.
Smoking; ALL residence halls are smoke-free, HOWEVER, our students are not. Some people are allergic or cannot tolerate smoke and we do not want to match a smoker with a non-smoker. Please remember that smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of and within all campus residence halls.
Noise Tolerance; You will be spending a great deal of time in your room and likely with your roommate as well. Although there are regulations that outline expectations for noise levels in the residence hall, it is important to consider how you and your roommate relate in regards to personal noise tolerances. Although this question primarily targets academic needs, please carefully reflect on your own general noise preference before indicating your answer to this question. Because “noise" is a very ambiguous category, it is difficult to make perfect matches, but we will do our best to try and make the best match possible.
Please note that CONSIDERATION HOURS are in effect at all times, in every residence hall. This means that all noise is to be kept at a level which will not disturb other residents or other community members.
Section 3: Tell Us about your Ideal Roommate:
This section lets us know about what you will look for in a roommate.
Noise Tolerance Preference; This question is looking at what you look for in a roommate in their noise tolerance levels. It is important to note that it may be the same or different to your individual noise tolerance level.
Academic Preference: Some students feel that they would like to live with someone of the same department or with someone from a different department area. Please consult the following list to help determine your preference:
- Agricultural Engineering (Ag Equipment, Diesel Tech, Environmental Tech, etc.)
- Agriculture & Food Management (Ag Business, Ag Management, Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management, etc.)
- Animal & Plant Science Dept (Animal Science, Equine, Landscape, Turf Management, etc.)
- Business & Info Tech Dept (Accounting, Business, Computer Info, etc.)
- Fisheries, Wildlife, Env Sci (Environmental Studies, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Wildlife Management, etc.)
- Human Development and Behavioral Sciences (Applied Psychology, Early Childhood, etc.)
- Liberal Studies Dept (Communications, Graphic Design, Humanities, Social Science, etc.)
- Natural Sciences & Math Dept (Biotechnology, Health Science, Mathematics, Paramedic, Science, etc.)
Section 4: Additional Information:
The Request for Special Housing Accommodation guidance document can be found by clicking the link in the survey. If you have questions about this form, please contact the AccessABILITY office.
Step 4: Application Confirmation
Once you have completed each section in the survey you should move on to the Confirmation section.
You must open, read, and agree to the terms and conditions file that is included in the survey before you submit your application. There will be a pop up box that will provide you with a confirmation number and indicate that a confirmation email was sent to the email account associated with your eRezLife account.
Step 5: Roommate Selection
It is important to note that this is not a required step. If you do not have a roommate request you can close out of the survey once you have submitted your application.
If you would like to request a particular person to be your roommate please select the Roommate Groups link in the left side bar. This option will only become available when you have COMPLETED your housing application.
If you are creating a new roommate group, select Create New Roommate Group.
Once this link has been selected a new page will appear. You will need your desired roommates email address (Cobleskill email associated with their eRezLife account). They can only be entered after they have completed their housing application. A student who has not done a housing application will not appear as an option for a roommate group.
Once the group is saved, the desired roommate you entered will be sent the request to their eRezLife account. Your selected roommate will then need to log into their eRezLife account and CONFIRM the group request and select SAVE ROOMMATE PREFERENCES at the bottom of the screen. Once a green check mark is seen next to each of your names in the same roommate group you will have completed the roommate selection process.
Step 6: Roommate Matching and Notification
Once you have successfully completed your application, the eRezLife software will utilize your preferences to work on creating a room and roommate match based on those preferences.
You will receive an email in early January (for incoming Spring applicants) and mid July (for incoming Fall applicants) with your housing assignment and instructions for accessing your roommates information.
Please consult the “Living on Campus” section of the Residential Life website for more information regarding housing and the next steps in the housing process.