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Upperclassmen Housing

Housing Resources and FAQs

Floor Plans

Not sure where you want to live next year? Check out our floor plans page to find a layout that works for you!

Residence Hall Rules

Students should review the resident hall rules for information about the University’s policies on:

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and illegal drugs
  • Weapons, fireworks, and other potentially hazardous items
  • Fire code regulations
  • Behaviors that constitutes a perceived or actual danger or threat to persons or property
  • Damaged, stolen, or lost residence hall property

Insurance for Belongings

Students’ personal property brought to the University is not covered for damage or loss by the University’s insurance. We strongly suggest you review your parents’ homeowner’s insurance to determine what is covered by that policy or can be covered with a rider to that policy. Specifically review the information regarding theft of your property because many policies only cover damage, not loss.

While we cannot endorse any insurance company, we do recommend you review all the options and obtain coverage in case your property is damaged or lost.

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Gender-inclusive housing seeks to provide an environment that is welcoming to all gender identities and is not limited to the traditional gender binary (male and female). We recognize that same-sex room assignments are not ideal or appropriate for all students. While we currently provide opportunities for students to live in singles in apartment and suites in mixed groups we are now expanding to include any standard double rooms and suite double rooms on coed floors in upper-class housing. This housing options allos students to select roommates regardless of their sex, gender, or gender expression. Unless specific mutual requests are made by the roommates, Residential Life will assign students base on the standard gender binary (male/female).

For more information click here.

Housing Services

Students have access to a variety of services while on campus including:

  • Facilities
  • Computer (ResNet) services
  • Television (UR CTV)
  • Phone (ResNet) services
  • Linens
  • Study lamps
  • Laundry
  • Mail
  • Luggage and freight
  • Storage
  • Service desks
  • Cooking
  • Dining Plans

See the housing services page for more information.

Housing for Transfer Students

While transfer students are welcome to apply for campus housing, we usually cannot accommodate every transfer student who wants to live on campus. Students who wish to live on campus should apply as early as possible.

Off-campus housing options for college students in Rochester are affordable, safe, can offer both parking and/or public transportation options, and come in a range of prices and lifestyles. Students seeking off-campus housing can get help finding a good match for their educational plans from the off-campus housing staff.

For more information about living on or off campus, see the housing for transfer students page.

Housing and Meal Plan Research Tool

Use the housing and meal plan research tool to explore how meal plans, housing choices, and financial aid status affect each other.

Hall Council

Hall Council is a student-led organization at the University of Rochester. Each council is dedicated to enhancing the community and the residents living learning experience.

Each council works to build community through intentional programming efforts. They also act as an advocate on behalf of the hall to improve the living conditions in their community. Finally, each council actively recognizes the residents in their hall who participate and contribute to the success of the community.

Visit the Hall Council page to learn more. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked questions page can help answer questions about:

  • Moving in, academic breaks, and hall closings
  • Roommates, housing assignments, and room changes
  • Rooms, halls, furniture, and appliances
  • Visitors
  • About the Office of Residential Life

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