An exterior view of University housing.

Living on campus and taking advantage of the many resources available to you while at the University of Rochester is part of the residential college experience. For this reason, first-year students and sophomores are required to live on-campus.* According to the American Council on Education, college students who live on campus are more satisfied with their experience, earn higher grade point averages, and are more likely to graduate. There are many worthwhile options to choose from during your student years, both in University housing and in our community neighborhoods.

We provide safe, clean, furnished rooms with comfortable surroundings. Our main priority is to ensure that students are afforded an opportunity to have a community of peers, experience mutual respect with a roommate and a hall, share learning experiences with hall and floor mates, and get involved with the many University-wide activities and opportunities available.

Upperclass students have many housing options at the University including Hill Court, Jackson Court, Burton, Crosby, Southside, Riverview, Brooks, and select floors in Innovation Square. As an upper-class student, we invite you to become engaged in building a healthy and supportive community in the residence halls.

*Transfer students and re-activated/re-admitted students are exempt from this policy as housing is dependent on vacancies at the time of application. Find more information see our transfer student page.

Next Steps

We encourage you to read the Office for Residential Life materials carefully. They are designed to help you prepare for living at the University of Rochester. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to visit our office in 020 Gates Hall (Susan B. Anthony Halls), call (585) 275-3166, or email us at housing@reslife.rochester.edu.

See also our housing calendar for a list of important dates.