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This housing application helps identify your preferences so that you can make the best roommate connections possible. Although we encourage you to consult with family and friends, it is important that YOU make the final decision on your housing preferences and campus experience. 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:

Students should complete a housing application well in advance of the first semester they intend to be enrolled fulltime at SUNY Cobleskill.

Accepted students starting their residency in August should complete a housing application the prior spring. (The housing application generally opens to incoming fall students in March and is available through August.)

Accepted students starting their residency in January should complete a housing application the prior fall. (The housing application generally opens again to incoming spring students in November and is available through January.)

Step 1: SUNY Cobleskill Email Account

You must activate your Cobleskill email account in order to access eRezLife - our online housing platform. View the directions for setting up your Cobleskill email account.

Step 2: Log Into eRezLife

Navigate to the eRezLife Homepage.

Make sure to use your Cobleskill email address (this must be typed in all lowercase letters) and password.

Helpful Tips:

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. 

All student residence halls at SUNY Cobleskill are mixed-gender, meaning the buildings are occupied by both male and female students. We also have many single-gender options available by floor or wing. All-gender housing is also available.

SUNY Cobleskill offers four types of living communities based on student interest and experience:

We offer a variety of room styles (The prices listed here are reflective of 2023-2024 pricing and are subject to change.):


First-Year Students should select only Standard Double, Deluxe Double, Standard Single, and Deluxe Single Rooms.

Transfer students with 24 or more credits may indicate Deluxe Single, Standard Double, Deluxe Double, or Vroman Suite Double rooms.

Transfer students with 36 or more credits are eligible to live in Alumni Commons. This option provides single-occupancy bedrooms within a shared suite or townhome. Suites are occupied by 3 or 4 persons. Townhomes are occupied by 6 persons. Both suites and townhomes have single-user 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, not all students are. 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. 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 in the same academic field or with someone in a different academic field.  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 application. If you have questions about this form, please contact the AccessABILITY office.

Step 4: Application Confirmation

Once you have completed each section in the application 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 application 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

Go to “My roommate profile” on the blue task bar on left side (or the drop-down menu if you are using a smart phone) and complete and turn on your profile. My roommate profile is a roommate searching tool to help connect you with possible roommates.

If you are not requesting a specific person to be your roommate but instead will allow Residential Life to utilize your preferences to match you with a roommate, simply exit the website.

If you are requesting a specific person to be your roommate follow these steps:

Step 6: Room Selection

For Spring Housing, Residential Life will assign incoming students to a room. This assignment process will begin during the first week of January. Once your room is confirmed, you will receive an automatic email communication to your Cobleskill email with your room details.

Please consult the "Living on Campus" section of the Residential Life website for more information to help with your transition, such as the Frequently Asked Questions page as well as the What to Bring page.