Residence Hall Lifestyles
The Purpose of Special Lifestyle Environments
SUNY Cobleskill's residence halls' special lifestyle environments offer you the opportunity to live with others who have similar academic needs and/or interests, pending available space. Each lifestyle has an academic focus that must be nurtured and developed by those who live on the floor. These lifestyles are student-centered. The success of each floor will depend on the commitment you and your fellow students make. We hope to help you make your adjustment to residence hall living easy and comfortable. It is our goal to have the special lifestyle environments support the academic mission of the College.
Residence Hall Living
Our residence halls offer a variety of life experiences and learning opportunities to our students. As most freshmen are accepted and move onto campus, they enter the “First Year Experience (FYE)”. These designated residence halls focus on the students’ transition into college, teaching them life and academic skills and appropriate behavior for community living.
The second year or “Sophomore Year Experience (SYE)” focuses on the needs and interests of students who have some college experience, whether as a transfer student or as a student who has attended SUNY Cobleskill for at least one year.
Traditional Style Residence Halls are available to any student living on campus; these halls are an eclectic mix of freshmen and upperclassmen.
Our Upperclassmen Residence Hall is reserved for those students who have earned at least 60 credits or more. Our focus here is to offer a style of living to our older students who are driven towards a bachelor’s degree.
Hall Lifestyle Descriptions
First Year Experience (FYE)
A housing assignment in the First Year Experience living area provides an appropriate transitional environment for students who are new to the collegiate experience. Special programming and community building endeavors assist in the development of a strong sense of belonging to the academic portion of the community. Faculty volunteers engage with students in supportive, mentoring relationships which contribute to student retention and success. Faculty will be invited to program, participate in Hall Council endeavors (and other events), offer tutoring opportunities, offer academic advisement sessions, and enrichment experiences to partner with the Residential Life staff and provide an integrated approach to developing community for students in their first year on campus.
Sophomore Year Experience (SYE)
One of the special living conditions of this experience is a modified guest policy which will permit a guest provided that approval by inconvenienced roommate(s) and professional staff member or designee is granted, that the guest is signed- in through the RA office, and accompanied by the host at all times. Such guests will be permitted to stay overnight up to two nights in any seven- day period.
Upperclassmen (60 credits or more)
One of the special living conditions of this experience is a modified guest policy, which will permit a guest provided that approval by inconvenienced roommate(s) and professional staff member or designee is granted, that the guest is signed- in through the RA office, and accompanied by the host at all times. Such guests will be permitted to stay overnight up to two nights in any seven- day period. Another special living condition of this hall is an exemption to the Campus Alcohol Policy for those residents of the building who are 21 years old or older.
All ten of our residence halls pledge an effort toward sustainability, both on and off campus. All persons involved at SUNY Cobleskill are empowered to take ownership of our living community by being active, practical, and productive members. All programming and community building endeavors should incorporate an area of sustainability, including but not limited to: reusing programming materials if possible, relating programming/ lifestyle topics to sustainability, displaying community sustainability on your floor with residents, and more. We encourage all Resident Assistants to be as creative as possible with this effort.