Residential Life

The Office of Residential Life at Union College supports both the mission of the College and the mission of Student Affairs by providing a living environment that fosters personal development, cultivates opportunities for student learning outside the classroom, encourages global responsibility, and develops engaged, active citizens through service to the community.

Please read through the following closing information so you are aware of what you will need to do before you leave on-campus housing in June!

A Tobacco/Smoke-Free Union:

In efforts to maintain a healthy environment for all its students, faculty, staff and visitors, Union College will become a tobacco/smoke-free environment effective July 1, 2016 The initiative, which bans tobacco use within the buildings and/or on the ground owned or leased by the College, is the product of a combined student, faculty and staff task force. Over the course of the upcoming year, the Task Force for a Tobacco/Smoke-Free Union will lead the College's efforts as it transitions to a tobacco/smoke-free campus. To learn more about the policy a for information and resources on smoking cessation please visit our tobacco/smoke-free policy.

Residence Hall Closing:

Students must vacate their housing within 24 hours of their last finalAll halls close at 3pm on Friday, 6/10/16

Need to stay past this date or time?  Complete the “End of Year Late Stay Application” that can be found under the Applications tab when logging into

Reasons to complete the application and request to stay:

Graduating Senior

Performing at Commencement

Student Staff Member closing the Res Hall

Transition to Summer Housing


Volunteering for Commencement

Students graduating, and those approved to stay until 6/12/16, must vacate their rooms by 6pm on Sunday, 6/12/16. Students not approved to stay late will be charged $100 per night after their permitted closing date.   

Closing Procedures:

Every resident is required to attend a floor meeting with your RA or House Manager to review closing procedures.  These meeting dates/times and locations will be posted soon. 

Students must remove ALL personal belongings from their room, and leave their room clean. There is no personal storage on campus. We would encourage you to explore the All College Storage option.  Any trash/items/damage left behind in your room will be subject to damage charges that will post to your student account over the summer.  Please clean up behind yourself! 

ALL students must complete the check-out process and return their key (check out with your RA/House manager or through an express check out form). Students not checking out properly will receive a $50 improper check out fee.  The check-out location on Sunday, 6/12/16 will be outside on the corner of Seward Place and Roger Hull immediately following commencement.

 All College Storage:

Union College’s preferred moving and storage provider!  Sign up online, by using the below link, and select a pick up date.  Pick up free boxes and tape from the Res Life Office.  Your items will be picked up from your room on your selected date, stored over the summer, and delivered back to your room in the fall.  Union pick up dates are 6/8, 6/9, 6/10 and 6/12.  If you have any questions, the ACS customer service team is available via online chat, email ( and phone (888) 676 9930 or visit their website at

24 Hour Quiet Hours:

24 hour quiet hours begins at 10pm on Sunday, May 29, 2016 to allow all students time to study and prepare for finals and papers.   

 Donation Day Program:

The Donation program will continue this year in an effort to decrease garbage and increase recycling of goods to community members and will occur on Monday, June 13, 2016.  There will be MARKED OFF AREAS in the residence halls to leave your donation items and you’ll receive notification from staff as to where your drop off area is. 

Good luck with finals, and have a great summer!

Off campus housing and lease signing:

Union College is a residential college. All students are required to live on campus for their entire time at Union College, provided space is available.  

Historically, all seniors who wish to live on campus are able to be accommodated. Only a limited number of seniors are released each year to live off campus. Students are discouraged from signing a lease with a landlord off campus until they are given explicit permission to live off campus.

More information available here.