Union Where You Are: Plans for 2020-21

Housing FAQs

We will continue to update this list of FAQs. If you have a specific question that is not answered here you can contact an office directly or email us planning20-21@union.edu.

Last updated Nov. 25

  • Will all students be on campus?

    The choices for the winter include options for both on-campus and remote living situations. Some students will choose a residential and academic experience and others may choose to live away from campus in order to participate in one of our new experiential education programs.

  • Will all students be in singles? Will Union increase allowed off-campus housing? Rentals?

    The majority of students living on campus will be assigned to singles but there will be options for students who wish to live in doubles or apartments with chosen friends/roommates.

    All Juniors and Seniors who have applied for release have been notified of their status

  • What social distancing measures are being taken for bathrooms, dining/other common areas?

    Facilities has disabled some of the faucets, showers and toilets to allow for social distancing in common bathrooms. Furniture has been removed from common spaces to allow for proper distance between people. Dining has designated social distancing markers throughout all of the operations. There are a limited number of seats available in each dining area based on the NYS Food Service Guidelines for social distancing. The pick-up location at College Park Hall front desk -- for many students needs such as ID’s, keys, bike locks and property registration -- is marked off to maintain distancing.

  • If I'm choosing to return for the term, am I guaranteed a spot in on-campus housing?

    Although space is limited and we can't guarantee a single, we will make every effort to accommodate students who plan to return to campus for the winter term.

  • I have a need for a special housing accommodation due to a medical need. What should I do?

    If you have previously been approved for a medical housing accommodation, you will be pre-assigned to housing ahead of any selection process based on your specific needs. If you have not yet applied for an accommodation, you can find the necessary form and information here at Accommodative Services.

  • Will commuter students have access to campus during the term?

    Commuter students who have selected the in person commuter option will be taking all of their courses from the traditional curriculum, which may be in-person, hybrid, or online and will have access to campus facilities and must follow all health and safety protocols.

    Commuter students who have selected the remote commuter option will not have access to campus facilities on a regular basis. These students can request access on a case-by-case basis through the Dean of Students Office.