On-Campus Housing Selection

At Hobart and William Smith, we believe that part of attending a residential college is living on campus with other students and encountering new experiences. In an effort to help bridge the gap between the classroom and the residence halls, first-year students are housed according to their First-Year Seminars. During the spring semester of each year, students will need to first fill out the General Housing Application online via myResEd in order to enter the housing lottery process. Once you do so, you’ll see the date and time you are scheduled to select your room for the next academic year.

Off-Campus Housing Selection

HWS boasts over 45 different living environments that are able to accommodate nearly every living style and preference. However, some seniors are ready to accept the challenges that come with the privilege of living off-campus. Students who wish to live off-campus must be in good academic and social standing with HWS and must apply during the housing lottery process. If a student is on academic or social probation, they cannot live off campus. Not all students who apply are granted permission, so encourage your student not to sign a lease before they receive permission.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges recognize the importance of providing housing options that meet the needs of our diverse population. Our Gender Inclusive Housing process allows students to live with other students of another gender in any co-ed residence hall, house, or apartment. Our residential facilities provide a variety of options, including single gender housing by building or floor and co-educational living environments where students of all genders reside on the same floor.

Students who identify as transgender are permitted to select housing based on their gender identity. Students who prefer a specific housing accommodation may contact Residential Education to discuss their needs.

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Residential Education at (315) 781-3880.


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