Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

Am I required to live on campus?

All students who are first-time, full-time SUNY Cobleskill students and all other 2012-2013 academic year resident students are obligated to a two-year agreement to reside on campus. Requests to terminate the Terms and Conditions of Residence Hall Occupancy Agreement (to move off campus) during the time of the Agreement must be submitted in writing to the Director of Residential Life for review.

 

How big is my room?

There are seven main styles of residence hall rooms on our campus. Most rooms measure approximately 12 x 13 x 14.

 

How big are the windows in rooms?

The size of windows may vary depending on the building type and location in the building.

 

What size is my mattress?

All mattresses are twin, extra long.

 

What's already in my room?

Each double room is furnished with two closets, two beds, two dressers, two desks, two desk chairs, one floor lamp or overhead light, one mirror, and window blinds.

 

Can I bring a microwave or refrigerator?

The College permits one 1.75 amp refrigerator OR one Micro-Fridge unit (a combination refrigerator, freezer, microwave) per student room. The company that provides Micro-Fridge units for sale or rent is www.refrigeratorleasing.com

 

Can I bring a coffee maker?

There are very few cooking devices that are approved for residence halls such as: hot air popcorn poppers, coffee makers, hot pots that turn off automatically and similar heat-controlled devices.

 

Can I bring a computer?

Yes. Students may bring their own computers to the campus. All students, however, have access to computing services through labs of various sizes located throughout the campus.

 

How are the men and women separated in co-ed residence halls?

In the co-ed residence halls, women's rooms are separated by wings, lounges and floors. Bathrooms are single-gender.

 

Can friends from home be my guests for a couple of days?

The "Terms and Conditions" (G.14) define a guest/visitor to be at least 17 years of age, have the permission of each resident of the room, register with the RD and stay no longer than two consecutive nights.

 

What if I feel uncomfortable during my first few weeks on campus?

If you are uncomfortable at any time, but especially during the initial weeks on-campus, talk with your Resident Assistant (RA), Resident Director (RD) and/or any member of the Wellness Center or Student Affairs/Residential Life staff.

 

What sort of jobs does Residential Life have?

We offer jobs as Night Hosts, Sustainability Mentors, Sustainability Assistants and as Resident Assistants.

 

Does the college cover property loss or damage to my property?

Please refer to "On the Hill," Terms and Conditions of Residence Hall Occupancy, 2012-2013, G. 4. (The college maintains no insurance for property loss or damage for any cause; therefore, the student should carry personal property insurance, if desired.

 

Should we get additional property insurance coverage while our child is at college?

The college cannot recommend one way or another; we encourage you to check with your current homeowner's policy on coverage. There are companies that offer additional property insurance. www.CollegeStudentInsurance.com

 

Can I leave my belongings in my room and/or on-campus during vacations breaks?

Students can leave belongings in their rooms during vacation breaks which occur during the academic year. There is no summer storage for student belongings.

 

Can I move off campus for the Spring Semester?

Generally, no. There are very few exceptions to the regulation which requires two years of campus residence before a student is permitted to move off campus. See "Terms and Conditions" (A.1-4).

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