Living on Campus

Feel at home in your new home. The rooms are comfortable, the food is good, and friends are plenty.

What more do you need to make a home away from home?



Housing Options

  • Mixed-gender floors: Both women and men on the same floor within a co-ed hall.
  • Single-gender floors: All-women and all-men floors within a co-ed hall.
  • Gender Inclusive floor: P.R.I.D.E. theme community with gender inclusive rooms.
  • Mixed Class Year floors: First-year students through seniors living on the same floor.
  • Single room: a room designed for one student.
  • Double room: a room designed for two students.
  • Triple room: a room designed for three students.
  • Suite: a four-person housing option made up of multiple bedrooms, a common space, and a bathroom.
  • Townhouse: a four-person housing option made up of multiple bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, living room, and two bathrooms.
  • Apartment Community: an apartment style housing option made up of 2 and 4 person apartments that include single rooms, an eat-in kitchen, living room and two bathrooms. 
  • Theme Communities: area within a residence hall that houses students who share educational, social, and/or extra-curricular interests.

Housing Selection Process

Summer Housing

Whether we are hosting large wedding parties in our 20 renovated townhouses or waving at the youth summer camp attendees as they walk briskly into Dewar Union to escape the midday sun, life is vibrant at Hartwick College during the summer months on Oyaron Hill!  Our various housing options offer amenities and living styles for every need, and we hope to make your Oneonta experience positively unforgettable.

To apply for summer housing, please complete the Summer Housing application in Hartlink.

Note:  The deadline for submitting the application is May 1st.

Bed and Linens

All residential rooms at Hartwick College are furnished with extra-long twin beds (an extra-long twin mattress measures 36″ x 80″).  Beds are adjustable to various heights and configurations, including bunking of beds.

Except for certain rooms in Hilltop and Oyaron Houses, lofting of beds is not permitted.

Rather not pack towels, pillows and bed linens for your stay with us?  That’s fine!  Hartwick College works with a residence hall linens company to provide linens for purchase.

Need storage for the summer months?  See here.

We invite you to explore what Hartwick College can do for you this summer.  We know you will like what you see!

Guiding Eyes for the Blind Program in Residence Halls

Hartwick College proudly partners with the Leatherstocking Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppy raising program. This partnership provides selected Hartwick College students the unique opportunity of  raising one of 10 puppies for an academic year in respective residence halls.  For additional information on the program, please visit the Guiding Eyes for the Blind page in Hartlink.

Due to the impact that a dog may have on a student with allergies and/or fear of dogs, these puppies, their raisers, and puppy sitters will be limited to the following residence halls and floors of residence halls:

  • Apartment Community
  • Ritchie Quad Townhouses
  • Leitzell Suites
  • Hilltop House (1st floor)
  • van Ess Hall (1st floor)
  • Saxton Hall (1st floor)
  • Smith Hall (2nd floor, Charles and Charlotte sides)
  • Oyaron House (1st floor)
  • Wilder Hall (2nd floor)

** Students with allergies and/or fear of dogs should note that these floors and residence halls could have dogs.

** Students that are raising, sitting, or interested in becoming a raiser or sitter for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program, should select housing accordingly.

Resident Student Organization

Resident Student Organization (RSO) is the overarching term for the group that represents students living on campus.

The RSO is a group of students who live in residence at Hartwick College and work together to represent the interests and needs of all resident students. The RSO will embody the mission of the Office of Residential Life & Housing. The RSO is comprised of the each building’s Hall Council Representatives and any resident student who would like to join. The RSO works toward providing support in establishing equitable community standards to improve life in the residence areas. The members of RSO are very involved and take an active role in making residence living, safe, fun, supportive, engaging, and comfortable. The RSO will increase the sense of individual and group responsibility among resident students and will plan and implement social, educational, and community-based programs across campus.

The RSO has an executive board comprised of a President, Vice President, Historian/Recorder, Public Relations Coordinator, and two RSO Senate Representatives with active members and general members. The Advisor to RSO is the Assistant Director of Residential Life & Housing.

The RSO meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in Dewar Union, Room 401.

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