Office for Residential Life
& Housing Services

General Information

Reslife Services

Computer (ResNet) Services

All students are provided a high-speed computer access port to the University systems and the Internet in their rooms. ResNet provides remote and in-room support services for this access.

Television (UR CTV)

The University of Rochester Cable Television (UR CTV) Network is the cable television service for the University of Rochester. The service features an expanded channel lineup of local and cable programming including channels from DirecTV, several foreign language channels, HBO, HBO Go, and MAX Go.


Students bring their own linens, including sheets (extra-long twin size), pillowcases, bath towels, washcloths, pillow, and blankets. Standard beds measure 36” x 80”.

Study Lamps

You should bring (or purchase after you’ve seen your room) a personal study lamp that suits your individual needs. (Please note, no upward-facing bowl lamps are allowed by New York State fire code.)

Fire & Life Safety Guidelines/Checklist


Washers (pay) and dryers (free) are available in each area. Many students opt to put money in their URos account to pay for laundry rather than to use coins.


Your campus mailbox (called a CMC) will be assigned and the number mailed to you along with your housing assignment. Your CMC remains the same for all your University years. Any letter or package sent through the U.S. mail should be addressed to your CMC box number, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 + last four digits of your CMC box number. U.S. mail addressed to your residence hall will not be delivered. Example:

Student Name
University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627

Luggage and Freight

Address UPS packages, air freight trunks, and all other non-U.S. mail in care of your CMC box number, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 + last four digits of your CMC box number. Packages can be picked up at the Campus Post Office Unit package room. Shipped materials addressed to your residence hall will not be delivered. If you are shipping your belongings for the start of the school year, please note that the Campus Post Office will not accept them before August 15.


Storage in your room is extremely limited and is not available elsewhere in the halls. We encourage you to store electronic equipment and other valuables in secure areas during school recesses.

Service Desks

A central service (resource) desk is located in each of the residence areas. Emergency (short-term) loaner keys, games, tools, and other supplies are available. Consult your area Service Desk for hours and specific services available.


New York State fire codes severely restrict cooking in student rooms. Students may bring small refrigerators and microwaves but little else, currently. Check the Residential Life Web site for prohibited appliances, and if you have questions, check with your area office about other appliances before you bring them to school.

All freshman residence halls have some type of public area (building or floor) kitchens for light cooking.

Dining Plans

All students, whether resident or commuter, must be on a University dining plan. All freshman housing buildings require students to be on a Group 1 dining plan. Dining plan options are determined by the availability of sufficient kitchen facilities in residence halls.