Office for Residential Life
& Housing Services

Incoming Freshmen

Housing Options

All freshmen, as well as a very select group of upperclass resident advisors and other upperclass support students, live in the freshman residence halls. Approximately 1,200 freshmen and upperclass students live in the Susan B. Anthony Halls and in Gilbert, Hoeing, and Tiernan Halls in the Quad. Susan B. Anthony, on the crest of the hill, is bounded by the Rush Rhees Library, Fauver Stadium, Jackson Court, and a natural area. The Quad is bounded by the Goergen Athletic Center on the north, Wilson Commons and the Academic Quad on the east, the fraternity quad on the south, and the Genesee River corridor to the west.

All freshman halls have been renovated in recent years and offer unique living opportunities for our freshman students. Most freshmen will share a double room with another freshman student; however, there also are a limited number of single rooms that will house freshman students. There are some triple rooms.

Early Decision Students

Students who have been accepted to Rochester through the Early Decision process may designate a specific residence hall building to which they wish to be assigned. Early Decision students will receive a residence hall preference sheet in a separate mailing. In order to guarantee this assignment, students must return the form by June 1, 2017. For any forms received after the June 1, 2017 deadline, Residential Life will try to honor the request but cannot guarantee placement.