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Upperclass Housing


O'Brien Hall

Living on campus and taking advantage of the many resources available to you while at the University of Rochester is part of the experience. First-Year students and sophomores are required to live on-campus for this reason.* According to the American Council on Education, college students who live on campus are more satisfied with their experience, earn higher grade point averages, and are more likely to graduate. There are many worthwhile options to choose from during your student years, both within the Residential Life system and in our community neighborhoods.

We provide safe, clean, furnished rooms with comfortable surroundings. Our main priority is to ensure that students are provided with an opportunity to have a community of peers, experience mutual respect with a roommate and a hall, share learning experiences with hall and floor mates, and get involved with the many University-wide activities and opportunities available.

Upperclass students have many housing options at the University ranging anywhere from Hill Court, Jackson Court, Burton and Crosby, Southside, and Riverview/Brooks (Juniors and Seniors Only). As Upperclass students, we invite you to become engaged in building a healthy and supportive community in the residence halls.

*Transfer students and re-activated/re-admitted students are exempt from this policy as housing is dependent on vacancies at the time of application. Find more information on our web page for transfer students.

Campus housing offers:

  • Renovated halls
  • Superior connectivity (voice, video, and data)
  • Convenient proximity to classes, libraries, and events
  • The opportunity to participate in on-campus activities
  • An atmosphere that encourages and supports relationships with others, including classmates, upper-level students, graduate students, and faculty and staff
  • Energetic residential, academic, support, social, recreational, and resource programs

We encourage you to read the Residential Life materials carefully. They are designed to help you prepare for living at the University of Rochester. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to visit us at the Residential Life Office in 020 Gates Hall (Susan B. Anthony Halls), call (585) 275-3166, or email us at If we do not have an answer for you, we will either find it or connect you with someone who does.

Our offices provide information on:

  • Room selection
  • Special interest housing
  • Rules and regulations

Room Change

To request a room change, see the room change request guidelines page and complete the room change request form provided there.

Visit Us

The Office for Residential Life and Housing Services is in office 020 in the Gates Wing of Susan B. Anthony Halls. Come visit us if you have questions regarding housing options.

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, in Wilson Commons 510, can provide information related to living in the fraternity or sorority houses.