Frequently Asked Questions
- Am I required to live on campus?
- How big is my room?
- How big are the windows in rooms?
- What size is my mattress?
- What's already in my room?
- Can I bring a microwave or refrigerator?
- Can I bring a coffee maker?
- Can I bring a computer?
- How are the men and women separated in co-ed residence halls?
- Can friends from home be my guests for a couple of days?
- What if I feel uncomfortable during my first few weeks on campus?
- What sort of jobs does Residential Life have?
- Does the college cover property loss or damage to my property?
- Should we get additional property insurance coverage while our child is at college?
- Can I leave my belongings in my room and/or on-campus during vacations breaks?
- Can I move off campus for the Spring Semester?
All students who are first-time, full-time SUNY Cobleskill students and all other 2014-2015 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.
There are seven main styles of residence hall rooms on our campus. Most rooms measure approximately 12 x 13 x 14.
The size of windows may vary depending on the building type and location in the building.
All mattresses are twin, extra long.
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.
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. Living in Alumni Commons? You don't need a microwave because there's one in your suite/townhouse (also, they are not permitted in Alumni commons)
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.
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.
In the co-ed residence halls, women's rooms are separated by wings, lounges and floors. Bathrooms are single-gender. In Alumni Commons, all units are gender neutral meaning that a male or female student may be assigned to any space. However, all bathrooms and bedrooms are single occupancy.
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 at the front desk and stay according to the guest/visitor policy assigned to that building.
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.
We offer jobs as Night Hosts, ECOs, Sustainability Assistants and as Resident Assistants.
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.
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
Students can leave belongings in their rooms during vacation breaks which occur during the academic year. There is no summer storage for student belongings.
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).