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?

Important Dates Fall Term 2017 – Spring 2018

 

August 23

New students move-in

August 27

Returning students move-in

October 6

On campus housing agreement for Prime Housing due
 

December 1

Last day to submit meal plan change for spring term

December 8

Residence Halls close at 5:00 pm

January 2

Residence Halls re-open at 8:00 am for students registered for J-term

March 1

On-campus Housing Agreement form (to be eligible for housing selection) for Traditional and Theme Community Housing due

May 18

Residence halls close at 5:00 pm for all students that are not participating in Commencement (must be graduate or volunteer)

May 19

Residence halls close at 8:00 pm for Commencement participants

 

Forms

 

Housing

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.
  • All First-year: A residence hall with only first-year students.
  • 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

The Hartwick College Housing Selection Process is a credit-based housing system. The more completed credits you have at the time of selection, the higher ranked you will be for housing selection. For the Fall Housing Selection, the cut-off date for completed credits is November 1, 2017.  For the Spring Housing Selection, the cut-off date for completed credits is March 1, 2018. Any changes to your official transcript must be made prior to these deadlines. To submit changes to your transcript, please see the Office of the Registrar.

All students who will reside in Hartwick College owned housing must submit the Housing Agreement to be eligible for housing selection. Agreements are due by November 6, 2017 for the Fall Housing Selection. Agreements for the Spring Selection are due by March 1, 2018. 

Failure to submit the Housing Agreement by the specified deadline may result in your eligibility for Housing Selection to be revoked.

Credit ranges to determine class year

During the selection process, when class year needs to be determined, the following breakdown will be used: (Total credits are the combination of total earned credits and current term enrolled credits)

Credit ranges – fall selection

0-29 – Rising Sophomore
30-65 – Rising Junior
66+ – Rising Senior

Credit ranges – spring selection

0-45 – Rising Sophomore
45-80 – Rising Junior
81+ – Rising Senior

Right to Remain Policy

This policy applies to any student who is interested in remaining in their current housing for the following academic year, as long as the space has not been re-designated for the next school year.

Any student who is interested in remaining in their current housing for the following academic year, must:

  • Submit the Right to Remain Application by the appropriate deadline, and
  • Attend a Right to Remain meeting.
    • Meetings will be announced prior to both the Fall Housing Selection and Spring Housing Selection.

For Fall Housing Selection:

Right to Remain is only available for students in Leitzell suites, Pine Lake Cabins, Townhouses, Apartments and rising senior students (66 or more credits) for the Fall Housing Selection.  Right to Remain Application is due by November 6, 2017.

Right to Remain rankings will be based on the following priorities, using housing points to rank within each priority.

  • Priority #1 – Everyone stays
    Group spokesperson, currently living in Leitzell suites, Pine Lake cabins, Townhouses or the Apartment Community, has the ability to keep their current housing, as long as all current members of the group live in the same housing assignment for the next academic year.
    Ex.  Students A, B, C, and D all currently live in Townhouse C-3 and have decided to remain in Townhouse C-3 for the following academic year.
  • Priority #2 – Consolidation
    Group spokesperson, currently living in the Leitzell suites, Pine Lake cabins, Townhouses or Apartment Community, must entirely fill any available spaces in their current housing assignment with group members that also live in the same housing facility.
    Ex.  Student A, who currently lives in Townhouse C-3, must pull three other students who currently live in the Townhouses to fill Townhouse C-3.

For Spring Housing Selection:

Right to Remain is available to students participating in the Spring Housing Selection, based on available space. Right to Remain application is due by March 1, 2018.

Right to Remain rankings will be based on the following priorities, using housing points to rank within each priority.

Priority #1 – Staying in the same room (single, double and triple rooms)

      • All room occupants, currently living in a single, double or triple room, have the ability to keep their current housing, as long as all current members of the room live in the same room for the next academic year.
        • Ex. Students A & B currently live in 101 Hilltop House and have decided to remain in 101 Hilltop House for the following academic year.

Priority #2 – Partially filled rooms (double and triple rooms)

  • Individual occupant(s), currently living in a double or triple room, has the ability to keep their current housing, and the remaining space(s) will be filled by other students during the Spring Housing Selection or have the Office of Residential Life and Housing assign other students to the remaining open space for the next academic year.
    • Student A, who currently lives in a double room, 101 Oyaron House, has the ability to keep their current housing and the other space will be filled by another student during Housing selection or by the Office of Residential Life and Housing.

Each individual student in a room/cabin/suite/townhouse/apartment must submit the Right to Remain Application for the group to be eligible for both the Fall Housing selection and the Spring Housing selection.

Fall Housing selection

Fall Housing selection is open to students applying for Leitzell suites, Pine Lake Cabins (a Theme Community), Townhouses, Apartment Community and for rising seniors. A rising senior is a student who has 66 credits or more, based on their completed credits plus current enrolled credits for the fall term.

Students who wish to apply for a Leitzell Suite, Pine Lake Cabin, Townhouse or Apartment, please follow the steps under the Fall Housing Selection Timeline below.

Seniors, with 66 or more credits, who wish to select traditional housing (single, double, super single or triple room) will be invited to selection by a housing appointment email.

Fall Housing Selection Timeline

  • Independent Living options:
    • Leitzell has 4 person suites (single gender by suite)
    • Pine Lake has 2 and 4 person cabins (co-ed by cabin)
    • Townhouse has 4 person townhouses (co-ed by townhouse)
    • Apartment Community has 2 and 4 person apartments (co-ed by apartment)
  • Independent Living Housing Application available online October 23, 2017.
  • For those eligible, Right to Remain Application due by Friday, November 6, 2017.
  • Complete Independent Living Housing Application due by Friday, November 6, 2017.
  • A completed Housing Agreement, for each student will be due by November 6, 2017.
  • Rankings will be posted on the 3rd and 4th floors of Dewar Union.
  • Two-person Apartments and Cabins selection will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
  • Four-person Leitzell Suite, Pine Lake Cabins, Townhouses & Apartments Housing selection will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2017. At least one member of the group must be present in order to select.

Spring Housing Selection

Spring Housing selection is open to students applying for traditional housing spaces, including Theme communities.  Housing points will determine selection order.  This selection will take place in early March.

Students who wish to apply for traditional housing spaces, please follow the steps below.

Spring Housing Selection Timeline

  • Completed Housing Agreement is due by March 1, 2018.
  • For those eligible, Right to Remain Application due by March 1, 2018.
  • Students going through the General Room Selection process will receive a Housing Appointment email on Friday, March 9, 2018.
    • Only students who have not selected a Townhouse, Leitzell Suite, Apartment Community, or a Pine Lake cabin room will receive a Housing Appointment email.
  • Open Room Selection will begin on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in the Farrington Room and continue through Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Housing points

Are calculated by your Earned Credits multiplied by 10 + GPA (to the thousandths) multiplied by 10 + additional/subtracted points based on the list below.

  • +2 points for club/organization/Athletic team leadership position (President, Vice President, Captain, etc.).
  • +2 points for active participation (two nights or more hosting) in the Hartwick Overnight Program (HOP).
  • +1 points for active club/organization/athletic team participation.
  • +1 points for passive participation (one night hosting) in the Hartwick Overnight Program (HOP).
  • +1 points for “Note Takers” working with AccessAbility Services Office.
  • – 50-point deduction for each policy violation.

Examples

Student A has…

82 credits, a 3.154 GPA, leadership roles in two clubs, active in two other clubs and has one violation.  (82 credits x 10) + (3.154 GPA x 10) + 4 pts. (Two leadership roles) + 2 pts. (1 points for each active club) -50 pts. (violation) = 820 + 31.54 + 4 + 2 – 50 = 807.54 total points

Student B has…

45 credits, a 2.546 GPA, captain of athletic team, active in one club and three violations. (45 credits x 10) + (2.546 GPA x 10) + 2 pts. (leadership role) + 1 pts. (active in club) – 150 pts. (three violations) = 450 + 25.46 + 2 + 1 – 150 = 325.96 total points

Room Selection Proxy

A Room Selection Proxy (for current students only) is submitted by a student that cannot make their housing selection appointment. The student must complete a Room Selection Proxy Form and identify who will be the Room Selection Proxy. This can be another student (intended roommate) or the Office of Residential Life and Housing.

Online Room Selection Viewing

This feature allows students the opportunity to see available rooms before their appointment time. You will need your Hartwick username and password for access. This is only available for the Spring Housing Selection.

Please remember to refresh often to ensure you are looking at the most up-to-date information.

You are able to filter and sort rooms by building, capacity, gender, and availability using the available filters on the top of the page. You also can click on the “Floor Plan” link to see an image of the layout of the floor and where the room is in the building.

How to Filter Rooms

By Availability

  • Next to “Filter on Availability” choose “Show All Rooms”; you will see all of the rooms including the ones that have been filled.
  • Or choose “Avail” to see only rooms that have not already been filled.

By Building

  • Next to “Filter on Building” choose “Saxton” if you only want to see rooms in Saxton; choose “Van Ess” to see only rooms in Van Ess, etc.
  • Click on “Show All Buildings” to return to the original filter.

By Capacity

  • Next to “Filter On Capacity” choose “1” if you want to see only singles, “2” if you want to see only doubles, and “3” if you want to see only triples.
  • Click on “Show All Capacities” to return to the original filter.

How to Sort by Rooms

  • Click on any of the underlined headings in the black bar and the page will be sorted by that category. For Example: If you click on “Room,” it will sort the rooms by numerical order. To reverse the order, click on “Room” again.
  • You also can see the “Room Availability” heading on the top of the page. It will show the filters and sorts you have in effect, along with the number of rooms that match your criteria.

Examples

Ex. 1: You are looking for a double in Oyaron House

  1. Click on “Oyaron House” on the top of the page so only rooms in Oyaron House are visible.
  2. In the Filter on Capacity section above the black header, click on “2” to make it so only the double rooms appear.
  3. You can now click on “Avail Rooms” on the top of the page to show only the rooms that no one has already selected.
  4. You can now look through the rooms to see which one you are interested in, and click the “Floor Plan” link to see where the room is in the building.

Ex. 2: You are looking for a single in Saxton Hall

  1. Click on “Saxton Hall” at the top of the page so only rooms in Saxton Hall are visible.
  2. In the Filter on Capacity section above the black header, click on “1” to make it so only the single rooms appear.
  3. You can now click on “Avail Rooms” on the top of the page to show only the rooms that no one has already selected.
  4. You can now look through the rooms to see which one you are interested in, and click the “Floor Plan” link to see where the room is in the building.

If you have any problems or issues using the system, please see your Area Coordinator or come up to the Residential Life Office on the 4th Floor of Dewar Union.

Theme Communities

Theme Communities offer students who share educational, social, and/or extracurricular interests the opportunity to live together. Students will be able to explore their passions with a cohort of like-minded students and enjoy an increased sense of belonging.

The benefits of living in a Theme Community are:

  • develop a network of friends;
  • make an easier transition to college;
  • meet students who have a common interest/goal;
  • participate in activities related the Theme Community;
  • experience a residential setting that is an active, supportive, and exciting place to live and learn.

The expectations of living in a Theme Community are:

  • While Theme Community activities are not required, students are encouraged to participate in the activities and programs focused on the theme of the community;
  • We encourage each student to become a partner in their education by becoming an active leader and learner within the Theme Community;
  • Build a sense of academic pride in the living space;
  • Bring faculty, staff, and students together outside the classroom with programming & events;
  • Respect. This Theme Community offers exposure to a wide variety of people, perspectives, and personalities and develops residents’ regard for individual differences and their ability to participate effectively in the larger community;
  • Create an inclusive community that promotes self-awareness and positivity;
  • Create meaningful connections to academics, campus initiatives, and social experiences;
  • Respect and abide by the Student Code of Conduct and Campus Policies;
  • Work with the Residential Life Staff to improve the Theme Community living experience and share new ideas.

Six Theme Communities at Hartwick

Pine Lake Environmental Campus – at Pine Lake

Pine Lake Environmental Campus provides students with opportunities for hands-on research, academic study, and self-discovery. Students can live in and learn from a primarily natural setting. Pine Lake is a place where challenge, reflection, and recreation can lead to personal renewal, growth, appreciation of nature, and responsible environmental stewardship. If you like the outdoors and living in a natural setting, Pine Lake is for you!

  • Students living at Pine Lake may not be under College disciplinary sanction and should be in good academic standing (GPA greater than 2.25).
  • Portions of the Lodge will be reserved for a first-year living learning community. All First-Year Students must live in Robertson Lodge.
  • Information about what Pine Lake provides (furnishings, etc.) and what you should and should not bring is in the Pine Lake Handbook.

Physical and Life Sciences – 2nd floor van Ess Hall

Are you a nursing or science major? Will you be spending a lot of time in Johnstone Science Center in classes and labs? Want to live with like-minded, academically-focused students? Are you a student who has an interest in science, technology, engineering, math, and physical and health sciences? If you answered yes, then this Theme Community is for you. Be around students who value the sciences, just like you.

P.R.I.D.E. – People Respecting Identity, Diversity and Equality – 4th floor Oyaron House

Hartwick is supportive of LGBTQ & Ally students. This Theme Community intentionally allows for students who are LGBTQ-friendly to live together in a positive, supportive community. In addition to creating a safe space for students of all identities, this theme community embraces honest dialogue about gender, gender expression, sexuality, and interpersonal relationships as a means toward self-awareness. All members of this community participate in Safe Space Training. This community offers gender-inclusive housing.

Wellness Living: Mind, Body, and Soul – 3rd floor of Wilder Hall

This community fosters balanced living through personal journeys of wellness. Students will work to cultivate and maintain a healthful lifestyle as it applies to self and community. Through programming efforts, students will become more aware of their strengths and challenges in the dimensions of wellness such as fitness and physical health, community wellness, emotional wellness, and mental wellbeing. Residents will commit to living substance-free.

Fame: All About the Arts – 1st floor of Wilder Hall

Hartwick has a variety of ways that students are involved with the arts, whether or not they’re majors. If you enjoy creating art in any medium or if have a passion for all the performing arts, then this is the place you want to live. Plus, the floor is close to Anderson Center for the Arts!

Honors Housing – 4th floor of Wilder Hall

Honors Housing provides students with a special experience by fusing residence hall living with honors learning, and provides a stimulating intellectual and social atmosphere for you to enjoy. Honors Housing can allow for students to interact with other members of the honors community, contribute to an environment of mutual respect by recognizing differences in individuals, and allow learning to be ongoing.

  • Students must be in the Honors Program in good standing, or be the roommate of a student in the Honors Program. (Roommate is expected to adhere to Theme Community guidelines and expectations.)
  • All Honors Program requirements are to be completed.

Off-Campus Housing

All students who are eligible (fraternity/sorority, commuters, exemption students) to live off-campus must submit the appropriate application by the stated deadline.

*Students approved for off-campus living will not be considered for on-campus housing. 

Summer Housing

Throughout the summer, Hartwick College is home to a number of activities.

  • Summer housing is available in Hartwick College residence halls to students. For more information and to apply, please submit the Summer Housing Application. Note: Deadline for submitting application is May 1.
  • Hartwick College runs supervised sports camps for youths of all ages.

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 that up to 10 puppies may be raised in the residence halls at a time.

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
  • 1st floor of Hilltop House
  • 1st floor of van Ess Hall
  • 1st floor of Saxton Hall
  • 2nd floor of Wilder Hall

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.

Hall Council and Resident Student Organization

Hall Council

Hall Councils are the student-led, committee-based groups of students in each of the Residence Areas. Hall Councils address quality of life issues and help build community by sponsoring Residence Area-wide programming. Each Hall Council is comprised of Residents, one or two RAs, and the Area Coordinator as the Advisor.

Hall Council members are residents of that area who attend meetings, help create programs, spread the word about programs happening and attend programs. The goal is for each floor or block to have a representative who attends the meetings who can share information to their floor or block.

There is a Hall Council for each Residence Area though some areas may be combined:

  • Hilltop & Oyaron (OH Houses)
  • van Ess Hall
  • Smith Hall
  • Leitzell / Townhouse (Leithouse)
  • Wilder Hall / Saxton Hall / Holmes Hall
  • Pine Lake

Resident Student Organization (RSO)

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.
Email: ResidentStudentOrg@hartwick.edu

Living with a Roommate

Roommate Bill of Rights

  • The right to read and study free from interference.
  • The right to sleep in one’s room without disturbance.
  • The responsibility to control noise and other distractions that inhibit the exercise of study or sleep by another person.
  • The right to recreate in or around the residence halls.
  • The responsibility to modify recreation so that it does not interfere with the rights of others in or around the residence hall.
  • The right to be respected.
  • The right to privacy.
  • The responsibility for the College to maintain such an environment and for students to assist in this effort.
  • The right to be free from fear and intimidation.
  • The right to a safe and healthy living environment.
  • The right to recourse, according to prescribed judicial procedures, against anyone who unduly infringes on one’s rights or property.
  • The responsibility to conduct oneself in a manner that does not infringe on the rights of others and to initiate action should the circumstances warrant.
  • The right to participate in the process of self-governance.
  • The responsibility to be active in the process to insure voicing of one’s opinion or ideas.
  • We have no place for hate!

Roommate Agreements

To ensure a positive living environment, each group of roommates/suitemates must complete a roommate agreement together. The roommate agreement must be reviewed with the RA of the floor in which the roommates reside. During roommate disagreements, the roommate agreement will be revisited and adjusted. If the agreement is violated, Residential Life and Housing staff have the ability to change housing assignments if appropriate and necessary.

Roommate Expectations

Sharing a room and living in close quarters with other students on a residence hall floor requires compromise and consideration 24 hours a day. It is blatantly unfair for one roommate to monopolize the room, regardless of the overt acceptance of this arrangement by the other roommate. Roommates must develop a clear understanding that assures fairness and consideration.

When situations arise that cause disturbance in community living, such as disrespect for others, noise, or abuse of physical surroundings, students are encouraged to work together as roommates, suitemates, a floor, a hall, or a house to achieve a healthy balance in their shared living environment.
If interpersonal frictions arise that are not amenable to a workable solution, advice and counsel should be sought from the Resident Advisors. When appropriate, referrals will be made for roommate agreements.

Roommate Tips

Have you ever shared a room with someone? For some students, living with a roommate will be a new experience. While you and your roommate do not have to be close friends or share in every aspect of each other’s lives, you do have to live together and share in many aspects of college life. The best way for you and your roommate to get to know each other and avoid unintentional conflicts is to talk about your likes, dislikes, sensitivities, and attitudes.

Your roommate most likely grew up in a different family, was educated in a different school, formed a different set of friends, and developed a set of values, beliefs, opinions, and habits that are different from your own. Most of us often overlook that our own habits, behaviors, and attitudes may cause unintended aggravation to others.

Some find it awkward at first to explore each other’s backgrounds, goals, motivations, and lifestyles. Others have little difficulty finding these conversations. However, the patterns of cooperation, communication, and mutual trust can help make your room an enjoyable and comfortable place to live. We encourage you to sit down together and work out a living environment that is mutually agreeable. Your RA is available to assist you in getting to know your roommate and to help you complete a roommate agreement.

Effective Packing

Hartwick residence halls provide you with a bed, dresser, closet, desk and chair, window shade, and comfortable living space.

As most occupants of typical residence hall rooms would tell you, being creative with the space you have is the key to success. Amazing things can be accomplished with a few common items. Milk crates or other plastic stackable storage items are extremely useful for organizing your books, sweaters, and laundry. You also might want to invest in space-saving hangers (you can find them in most stores that sell home goods) that are meant for more than one item. Some hold up to four pairs of jeans.

It’s a good idea to get in touch with your future roommate before move-in day. This will give you an opportunity to coordinate who will bring what. Perhaps you have a great stereo you can’t live without; there’s no need for two stereos or two TVs. It will save space in your room later on, and also provide an opportunity to break the ice with your future roommate!

Keep in mind:

  • Your room here at Hartwick may not be as big as your room at home.
  • If there are clothes in your closet that you haven’t worn in the past two years, it would be a good idea to leave them home; chances are you won’t start wearing them now!
  • It does not snow in September. Do not bring your heaviest winter boots and coats until later in the semester. If you’re going home for the fall break, plan to bring these items back at that time. If you’re not planning a trip home before cold weather hits, pack a box before you leave and ask your family to ship it to you in November.
  • Once you’ve been at Hartwick for a while, you’ll begin to notice that living space in a residence room decreases proportionally with the number of times you’ve gone shopping! Count on a 40% increase in possessions by May, and leave room for them.

After you’ve gathered the basics, there may be a few comforts of home that you’ve forgotten.
It may make move-in day easier if you wait to purchase some of these items when you get to campus (either in our campus store or at a local store) once you see what your room still needs or is missing.

Items to consider:

  • An iron and portable ironing board.
  • First Aid-Kit – Make sure to bring a first aid kit with at least all of the basics.
  • Pain reliever (Advil, Tylenol) – to help with headaches, sore muscles, and all minor injuries.
  • Coffeemaker with auto shut-off.
  • Message board – For your door so neighbors and friends can leave messages.
  • Shower Flip Flops – Protect your feet with a quality pair of shower flip flops.
  • Power strip/surge protector – Charge all of your gadgets without running out of outlets.
  • Umbrella – Stay dry on your walk to class!
  • A reading back rest pillow – a necessity for bedtime studying.
  • An alarm clock – a true enemy, but professors frown on latecomers.
  • Laundry bag/basket – to help contain your laundry pile.
  • Extra-long sheets – our beds are 80 inches long. Regular twin sheets will not fit. Students also may order sheets through the College.
  • Mattress cover.
  • A fan and window screen – summer lingers until the end of September.
  • Wastebasket.
  • Earbuds/Headphones – for late-night listening while your roommate sleeps.
  • Desk or clip-on lamp for over your bed.
  • Dictionary and thesaurus.
  • Small rug or slippers – your feet will thank you on cold mornings.
  • Bathroom bucket/basket – to carry shampoo, soap, and lotions to the bathroom; the best are wire mesh caddies that you can bring into the shower with you and will allow water to drain out.
  • A bathrobe – your family may not mind if you walk around in a towel, but if you live on a co-ed floor, a bathrobe can be a wise idea.
  • Cooking pot, Tupperware bins, cup, plate, bowl, fork, knife, and spoon.
  • Decorations – posters and your favorite items will personalize your room.
  • Refrigerator – small refrigerators are allowed in residences halls. (Students also can order through the College.)

What Not to Bring

  • Your dog, gerbil, or hamster (pets are not allowed in residence halls)
  • Electric blanket
  • Hot pot/hot plate
  • Toaster
  • Microwaves/other appliances (other than approved micro fridge units)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Air conditioners
  • Space heaters
  • Open coil burners
  • Oil lamps
  • Lanterns
  • Fireworks/firearms or other weapons
  • Propane tank

Amenities

Laundry

All of our traditional residence halls, suites and townhouses each have a convenient laundry room. Each laundry room is equipped with multiple energy-efficient washers and dryers. All washers and dryers are operated by the Hartwick College Wickit ID card with funds provided by the students. Cost for washing is $1.25 per load, and $1.25 for drying, per load. 

Laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softener, and dryer sheets are not provided and must be purchased by the student at the college bookstore or off-campus. 

Hartwick College utilizes the Laundryview Monitoring System for students to check the status of the washers and dryers in their residence hall, report problems with washers and dryers, and determine the best time to do laundry.

Microwaves and Refrigerators

Microwaves are not allowed in any residence hall room, except for in the kitchens of the townhouses or if they are a part of the micro-fridge unit.

Each student is allowed to have a small (less than 5.0 cubic feet) refrigerator or micro-fridge in their residence hall room.

Students may find it more convenient to rent a refrigerator or micro-fridge from the Refrigerator Leasing Company that services Hartwick College. It is a great way to make moving in and out of the residence halls easier.

Bed and Linens

All residential rooms at Hartwick College are furnished with extra-long twin beds (an extra-long twin mattress is 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 allowed.
Residents may elevate a bed by placing one cinder block horizontally under each leg or by using commercial bed risers. Residents are responsible for the removal and disposal of cinder blocks at check out.

Each student will need to bring his or her own pillows, mattress pad, sheets, and blankets as these are not supplied. Hartwick College works with a Residence Hall Linens company to provide linens for Hartwick Students to purchase.

Furnishings

Each resident is provided an extra-long twin bed, a desk and chair, a freestanding or built-in dresser, and a built-in closet or free-standing wardrobe.

All windows are provided with blinds. Bathrooms in the townhouses, Leitzell suites and common bathrooms are provided a shower curtain.

Townhouses are additionally furnished with a dining table, chairs, coffee table, and couch. Townhouse kitchens include a full-size refrigerator and electric range and built-in cabinets for storage of dishware, utensils, and food.

Leitzell suites are additionally furnished with a love seat.

Traditional residence halls also include a TV lounge (basic cable service provided), at least one study lounge, a kitchen or kitchenette (complete with an electric range, microwave, refrigerator, and sink), a self-service laundry room, and a vending area.

To prevent loss or damage to College property, students may not disassemble or remove any College property from a room, suite, townhouse, lounge, or common area. Students may not block any exits from a room, suite, townhouse, lounge, or common area with furniture.

Common Areas

Common areas of our residence halls offer our students a place to study, hang out, watch a movie, and play some pool, ping pong, or foosball. These areas and their furnishings are for all residents to enjoy.
Kitchens

Each residence hall kitchen or kitchenette has a microwave, an electric range and oven, a refrigerator/freezer, counter space, and cabinets. While kitchens are not intended to prepare a resident’s daily meals, residents have the option to bake and prepare food for special occasions.

Vending

Vending machines are available in every residence hall to satisfy that craving for a snack or cold beverage. All vending machines accept the Hartwick College Wickit Card and cash for convenience.

Lounges

There is at least one study lounge and one social lounge in each traditional residence hall. Some social lounges include a kitchen or kitchenette. Lounge TVs have basic cable service and can also be used for watching movies and gaming. Study lounges are also “wireless” access locations. Lounges are used for floor programs and can be reserved for special occasions. Reserve the space with your Residential Life professional staff member.

Residence Halls

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Pine Lake Housing

All College housing regulations are in effect in Pine Lake housing. Additional regulations and information specific to Pine Lake are published in the Pine Lake Handbook.

Hilltop House

Corridor style building comprised of single, double and triple rooms.

What’s so great about Hilltop?

  • First-year through senior residence hall, coed, including a First-year Honors & Three-Year Program Floor
  • Hall Council received the campus award for Significant Contribution to the Quality of Life, 2010-2011
  • Sand volleyball court right outside.
  • One professional and four student staff members to help support and foster a positive and engaging community
  • Study cubicles located on the fourth floor
  • Laundry room located on the first floor
  • TV lounge with kitchen area

Dimensions in Hilltop House

Approximate Room Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd floor singles – 7′ 7″ x 12′ 6″
  • 4th floor singles – 5′ 1/2″ x 13′
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd floor doubles – 13′ 4″ x 13′
  • 4th floor doubles – 21″ x 7′ 8″ + 6 ½ x 5 ½

Approximate Window Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • 1st, 2nd 3rd floor – 3′ 4″ wide x 5′ high
  • 4th floor – 5′ wide x 4′ 6″ high

Holmes Hall

Corridor-style building comprised of single, super single, and double rooms.

 What’s so great about Holmes Hall?

  • two large lounges with kitchens
  • Smallest residence hall with a tight-knit community focused on academics
  • Laundry room located on the first floor
  • Recreational lounge with foosball table
  • For Juniors and Seniors

Dimensions in Holmes Hall

Approximate Room Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • Double room – 12″ x 15″
  • Single room – 9″ x 15″

Leitzell Hall

Suite style building comprised of four-person suites. 

 What’s so great about Leitzell?

  • TV lounge with kitchen area
  • Laundry room located on the first floor
  • Open to upper-class students only
  • One Assistant Resident Director to help support and foster a positive and engaging community

Oyaron House

Corridor style building comprised of single, double, and triple rooms.

What’s so great about Oyaron?

  • Substance free, co-ed, First-year through senior residence hall, including a First-year honors housing floor
  • Hall Council received the campus award for Significant Contribution to the Quality of Life, 2010-2011
  • Sand volleyball court right outside
  • Five student staff members, including an Assistant Resident Director and four RAs, to help support and foster a positive and engaging community
  • Study cubicles located on the fourth floor
  • Laundry room located on the first floor
  • TV lounge with kitchen area

 Dimensions in Oyaron House

Approximate Room Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd floor singles – 7′ 7″ x 12 ‘6″
  • 4th floor singles – 5′ 1/2″ x 13′
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd floor doubles – 13′ 4″ x 13′
  • 4th floor doubles – 21″ x 7′ 8″ + 6 ½ x 5 ½

Approximate Window Sizes (these are general estimate and may vary per room):

  • 1st, 2nd 3rd floor – 3′ 4″ wide x 5′ high
  • 4th floor – 5′ wide x 4′ 6″ high

Saxton Hall

Corridor style building comprised of single, double, and triple rooms.

What’s so great about Saxton?

  • TV lounge
  • Kitchen area and lounge on each floor
  • Laundry room located on the first floor
  • Shared sand volleyball court
  • Open to upper-class students only
  • One professional and six student staff member to help support and foster and positive and engaging community

Dimensions in Saxton Hall

Approximate Room Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • Triple – 18′ x 15′
  • Double – 12′ x 15′
  • Single – 9′ x 15′

Approximate Window Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • Triple and Double – 71 1/2″ wide x 5′ high
  • Single – 3′ wide x 5′ high

Smith Hall

Corridor style building with single, double, and triple rooms.

What’s so great about Smith?

  • First-year student only building
  • Houses students in the honors program and students interested in community engagement, such as community service and student government
  • One large study lounge and one large social lounge
  • One professional and eight student staff members to help support C.L.A.S.S. (Community, Leadership, Action, Scholarship, & Service)
  • Laundry room located on the first floor

Dimensions in Smith Hall

Approximate Room Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room): 

  • Triple – 18′ x 15′
  • Double – 12′ x 15′
  • Single – 9′ x 15′

Approximate Window Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • Triple and Double – 6′ wide x 5′ high
  • Single – 3′ wide x 5′ high

Ritchie Quad Townhouses

Apartment-style building housing four students per building.

What’s so great about the Ritchie Quad Townhouses?

  • Open to juniors and seniors only.
  • Kitchen, living room, three bedrooms, and two baths in each Townhouse.
  • Nearby laundry facility.
  • Off-campus-style living with on campus convenience

van Ess Hall

Corridor style building with double rooms.

What’s so great about van Ess?

  • Majority First-year students, co-ed, First Year through Senior residence hall
  • Renovated Summer 2011 (sprinkler system, painted, furniture, flooring)
  • Residence hall in the middle of it all.
  • One professional and five student staff members to help support and foster a positive and engaging community
  • Laundry room located on the first floor
  • TV lounge and kitchen area

Dimensions in van Ess Hall

Approximate Room Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • Double – 12′ x 15′

Approximate Window Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • Double – 71 1/2″ wide x 5′ high

Wilder Hall

Corridor style building with super single, double, and triple rooms.

What’s so great about Wilder?

  • Renovated Summer 2012 (sprinkler system, painted, flooring)
  • TV and Kitchen in first floor lounge
  • Shared sand volleyball court
  • Laundry room located on the first floor
  • Open to upper-class students only
  • One professional and four student staff members to help support and foster a positive and engaging community

Dimensions in Wilder Hall

Approximate Room Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room): 

  • Triple – 18′ x 15′
  • Double – 12′ x 15′
  • Single – 9′ x 15′

Approximate Window Sizes (these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • Triple and Double rooms – 6′ wide x 5′ high
  • Single – 3′ wide x 5′ high

 

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