Welcome To Your Union Home Away from Home!
The Office of Residential Education (ORE) is responsible for campus living, housing operations, Greek Leadership, and Minerva Programs. We support both the mission of the College and that of the division of Student Affairs by providing an inclusive living environment that fosters personal development, creates a sense of belonging, and cultivates opportunities for student learning that complement the academic curriculum.
About living on campus:
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.
A tobacco/smoke-free Union:
In efforts to maintain a healthy environment for all its students, faculty, staff and visitors, Union College became 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.