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Residency Requirements

Residency Requirements

As far as accommodations will permit, students entering Hartwick will room in College-owned housing for their first three academic years. Exceptions to this must be granted by the Office of Residential Life and Housing, and are made only if the student will be commuting from home (living with a parent or guardian) and the primary abode is no more than 60 miles from campus. Other exceptions are living in a fraternity or sorority house, the Junior Lottery (if the College offers it), or Special Accommodations permission. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Office of Residential Life and Housing. The Office of Residential Life reserves the right to reassign to other campus housing or to deny on-campus housing to any student whose actions are detrimental to the welfare of the residence hall or the campus community.

Special Accommodations Living

The medical/financial pre-assign process is designed to meet housing needs of students who have a documented medical/financial need that requires specific housing accommodations. If a student's application is verified and accepted the student will be offered appropriate housing based on medical/financial need. The process to apply follows:

  • Print out Special Accommodations Living Form
  • Fill out student portion
  • Bring to appropriate office (Perrella Wellness Center for medical needs, Financial Aid and Affordability Office for financial issues, or Office of Disability Services for documented disabilities)
  • Your request will be presented to the Committee for Special Accommodations Living and approved or denied


We make available waitlists for students who for one reason or another can not obtain the type or location of room that they desire. Fill out the Waitlist Form and return to the Office of Residential Life and Housing. As spaces open over the summer, we will move students into more appropriate housing.