Hello Incoming First-Year Students!
All first-year students will be on campus to create community and be introduced to our exciting approach to learning. Students will live in one of our first-year residence halls with their classmates and participate in the residential curriculum.
We are still working on exactly what housing will look like for the Fall of 2021 taking into consideration the impacts of COVID-19. Stay tuned for more information.
There was a "Tuesdays With Union" session held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 about first-year housing. If you missed it, you can access the recording here.
If you have questions, please contact Residential Life at email@example.com or (518) 388-6117
Move in information for Fall 2021 will be posted soon.
The Residential Life Office will contact you via email to discuss housing options and communicate your housing placement.
Commuter students are those who live with their parent/guardian at the parent/guardian's permanent residence which is within 30 miles of the Union campus. Proof of residency is required. Please email us if you plan to commute from home.
Residential living options:
For the 2020-21 academic year
- College Park Neighborhood Apartments
- College Park Hall
- Webster House
- Theme Houses
- Fraternity and Sorority residences
- Minerva Houses
For the 2021-22 academic year
Can I live with my friends in my first year?
In your first year at Union you cannot request a specific roommate. Because of our philosophy as a small college, we encourage our first years to try to live with someone new, so you have an opportunity to learn and grow. It is very important that YOU, not your parents or friends, fill out your housing profile.
Once I’ve moved in, who is there for me to talk to if I need anything?
There are a number of great resources on campus available to you including our office and the Dean of First-Year Students. But your first point of contact is the group of resident advisers. There is a resident adviser on every floor of our Residential Life operated communities. In addition to answering any of your questions, resident advisers also help maintain the standards of the community.
What should I bring to Union with me?
See what to bring to Union.
- What are the basic rules and policies on Union’s campus?
Do I select my own housing after my first year?
Yes, and you have lots of options! In the spring term of your first year, you will participate in the selection process for standard residence halls, apartments, Theme Houses, or Minervas. Additionally, you can live in your Fraternity or Sorority’s house after your Sophomore year.