Residential Life

New students

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 excited to return to our traditional housing capacity and protocol for the 2021-2022 academic year. Most first-year students will be in double rooms or suites with roommates/suitemates.

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 or (518) 388-6117

Move-in information:

Move in information for Fall 2021 can be found here.

For planning purposes, all first-year students will arrive on September 9, 2021. Those participating in pre-orientation will arrive on September 6, 2021. Pre-season athletes will receive separate information about their arrival dates.

Transfer students:

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.