Oyaron House

What’s so great about Oyaron?

Built in 1995, Oyaron House is comprised of single, double, and triple room options and is open to all class years. This co-ed, corridor-style residence hall was recently updated with all new furniture and furnishings in Fall 2015.

There are study cubicles on the fourth floor, plus a laundry room, TV lounge, and kitchenette on the first floor. Additionally, there are several social lounges for students to connect with each other and make new friends. In the warmer months, residents frequent the shared sand volleyball court right outside! 

Not interested in walking up and down stairs? Oyaron is the perfect living arrangement for a straight walk to Johnstone Science Center, Golisano Hall and Clark Hall.

Theme Community:

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.

Four student staff members, including a Community Development Advisor and three student staff members, Resident Advisors, live in the building to help support and foster a safe, positive and engaging community.

Night Attendant positions are available in the residence hall for residents who are eligible. Learn more about Work-Study.

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

Oyaron House Floor Plans

1st Floor

2nd Floor

3rd Floor

4th Floor


Fun Historical Facts about Oyaron

Oyaron House was built in 1995 and is the “sister” residence hall to Hilltop House.  Students were very involved in the planning and got to pick everything from carpets to door tags. When they opened, 229 students lived in Hilltop and Oyaron Houses, which were called New Res I and New Res II until formally named for the hillside landscape that surrounds them. A faculty member filled a Faculty-in-Residence position serving both Hilltop and Oyaron.
Hilltops, 9/14/95