Living on Campus

At Hartwick, housing isn’t just about having a place to sleep. It’s about making the Hill your home.

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Residential Campus

Hartwick is a fully residential campus, meaning nearly all students live on campus for their three or four years. (Good news! You’ll never have to run to catch the bus or miss breakfast before class.) You’ll have easy access to dining options, fitness centers, campus activities, tutoring and study hours. At Hartwick, we live where we learn!

Residential Advisors

Resident Advisors are student leaders that are infused throughout our residential communities. RAs help you settle in and get a good start with your roommate, serve as a support system throughout your time in the halls, and help you build life skills in everything from cooking to career planning. You’ll meet one-on-one with your RA at the start of the semester, and continue to build a relationship that will help you feel safe, welcome, and ready to thrive.

Residence Halls

Your time on campus is designed to bring increasing independence with each year. New students are housed in our First Year Quad buildings: Saxton Hall, Wilder Hall, and Holmes Hall. Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are able to participate in the Housing Selection process during the Spring semester to choose their room for the following year. Rising Seniors select first, followed up rising Juniors and so on. All along the way, Resident Advisors are always available to foster a safe and inviting community.

Our traditional residence halls have lounges for studying, hanging out with friends, playing games, even cooking a meal. Townhouses and the Day Apartments bring those options right to you, with a kitchen and living room included in your space. Either way, on-site laundry facilities make it easy to check that chore off your list.

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Themed Community Residence Halls

If you’re in the Honors program, a Nursing student, or a member and/or ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, affinity floors provide a dedicated community of like-minded students.

Hartwick College Residential Hall Leitzell Hall


The suites in Leitzell Hall give you and three of your friends a little more of your own living space. Each suite has a common room and a bathroom, offering you more privacy. The suites are a mix of two-bedrooms (with two double rooms) and three-bedrooms (with one double room and two singles).

Hartwick College Townhouse Suites


When you’re ready for more independent living, you’ll find your home in the Ritchie Quad Townhouses. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a living room, you have the comforts and privacy of home with the convenience of being close to everything our campus has to offer.

Day Apartments

Hartwick’s Day Apartments combine the independent living of the Townhouses with the community spirit of the suites and residence halls. Each apartment features two bathrooms, a living room and and full kitchen, with individual bedrooms. Even though each apartment is spacious and luxurious, Day Apartments also has large common spaces and cozy study rooms to gather with friends. Check out the rocking chairs on the front porch for a front-row seat to the best view in Oneonta.

Hartwick students at Pine Lake strawbale house

Pine Lake

Nature-minded? Seeking solitude? Pine Lake offers lodge and cabin living with all the amenities of the residence halls, including wifi, kitchen and community spaces, as well as dedicated staff and RAs. You’ll feel tucked away, but it’s just a short shuttle ride from campus.

Returning Students

Each spring, returning full-time students select their housing using a lottery housing selection process.

Housing Selection

Office of Residential Life & Housing

4th Floor, Dewar Union
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY 13820