Residential Education

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.

Most first-year students will be in double rooms or suites with roommates/suitemates.

If you have questions, please contact The Office of Residential Education & Housing at or (518) 388-6117.

Move-in information:

Move-in information for Fall 2024 will be posted by mid-July.

For planning purposes, all first-year students will arrive on September 1, 2024. Those participating in pre-orientation will arrive on August 29, 2024. Pre-season athletes will receive separate information about their arrival dates.

Transfer students:

The Office of Residential Education & Housing 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.