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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 ResidentialLife@cobleskill.edu.

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.View the directions for 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 ACTIVATE ACCOUNT.

Please enter your email, including @cobleskill.edu and your 800#.

Click on ACTIVATE 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.

SUNY Cobleskill offers four lifestyle opportunities.

We offer a variety of room styles for our students (Prices are subject to change. The prices currently listed are reflective of 2021-2022 pricing.):

*Standard single rooms are only available in First Year Experience lifestyle housing.

**Vroman Suite style rooms are only available in Vroman Hall 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 48 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. 

Break Housing: Only certain buildings will remain open during scheduled college breaks. All break information will be communicated by residence hall staff and through your Coby email. Please indicate if you will need accommodations during these otherwise closed times.

Athlete: Please indicate if you are a member of a SUNY Cobleskill NCAA athletic team. Please click "show options" and select which sport(s). If you are a non-athlete, you still must select "show options" and select "non-athlete." 

TIGER Floors: TIGER (Topics of Interest for the Group Engagement of Residents) floors are specialized housing based on the interests of the residents of the floor. Regardless of major, students can indicate preference for housing on one or more of these specialized floors. Please note the survey lists potential TIGER Floors themes, which are contingent upon student sign-ups. 

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:

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. Do not each create a roommate group and request each other. 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.