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Campus Housing

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Could be better but tolerable. Some rooms are cramped and need to be updated.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing process can be difficult sometimes but I have always had a good experience with my living situations and met many of my friends because of where I lived.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: underclass dorms are old, very small, and show signs of old age

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have gotten great selections in the past. Minervas!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman housing is the least convenient and has smallest rooms, but it gets better from there. Minervas are awesome upperclassmen living option: big, nice rooms and option for singles.

Housing schedule goes like this. Freshman year = dorm. Sophomore year = minerva, college park hall (converted hotel), fox (suite style party dorm). Junior year = greek house (if greek), minerva & college park hall (not greek/come back from abroad). Senior year = desirable to be released off campus, seward apartments, brand new garnet commons apartment building.

Most students live on campus all four years.

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It seems pretty obvious that while in your freshman year you'll be living in a smaller dorm room, your remaining years at Union will lead to living in some great dormitories. Over recent years, Union has put a lot of effort into revamping their housing system. And with Union's rapidly-increasing student body, the College is increasing its number of housing options available to students. The College purchased a former Ramada Inn, now known cleverly as the Inn. The Inn has over 200 rooms, a large portion of which is singles. So far, the Inn has been getting a lot of positive feedback from students. Although the rooms themselves have a pseudo-hotel feel to them, they are huge and have individual bathrooms.

But it's impossible to talk about campus housing without gushing over the new Minerva Houses. Three former fraternities have been transformed into beautiful buildings, and the four other Minerva Houses are renovated dorms with kitchens, social areas, study rooms, and most importantly, free coffee. Although you cannot live there as a first-year student, every student and faculty member assigned to a Minerva House has equal access to the house budget, which is about $30,000, for planning house events and the social spaces. The only bad thing about the renovations is that it makes the other dorms, such as Webster, Davidson, Fox, and West, look a bit sub-par in comparison. There is also a disproportionate amount of vandalism in the dorms designated for first-year students. The folks at Residential Life are more than willing to find a different living arrangement for you if your roommate and you don't jive.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,944
Average Housing Costs
$6,285
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
88%
Number of Dormitories
6
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Beuth House
  • Golub House
Worst Dorms
Webster Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
Also Available
  • Minerva Housing: some students are randomly assigned to live in one of seven houses plan events and are governed by a student council.
  • Theme Housing, in which students with a common interest share a living space. Examples include community service, languages, and cultures.
Available for Rent
MicroFridges
Did You Know?
  • In 1824, the College's annual fee of $55.50 covered tuition, room, board, stove, and the use of books, firewood, and candles. Today, fires and candles are prohibited in dorm rooms.
  • Until the 1950s, faculty members had permission to graze their livestock on campus fields and lawns. Today, we use lawn mowers.
  • During the height of steam locomotive manufacturing in Schenectady, Union students often awoke to more than an inch of soot on their dormitory windowsill.
  • The Union campus lost more than 500 gigantic elms to Dutch Elm Disease in the 1960s. Only very recently have large trees again become part of Union's campus landscape.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

College Park Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 253
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Dining kiosk, fitness center, ballroom, campus safety department
Davidson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 282
Bathrooms: 1 on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites, doubles, singles
Special Features: A section of the building is designated as Greek housing. Building also includes a piano, a tv, study furniture, vending machines, laundry, and a kitchen.
Fox Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 278
Bathrooms: 1 on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: A section of the building is designated as Greek housing. Building also includes a piano, a tv, study furniture, vending machines, laundry, and a kitchen.
Richmond Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 136
Bathrooms: 2 on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, singles
Special Features: Laundry, lounge, study rooms
Webster Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 52
Bathrooms: 5 on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Triples, doubles, singles
Special Features: TV, kitchenettes, vending machines, laundry, pool table; "Focus-Study" living, free of tobacco or alcohol products
West Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 168
Bathrooms: 2 on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Dining hall, corner lounges

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Seward and Hull St. Apartments
Floors: Varies by apartment
Number of Units: 150
Bathrooms: Varies by apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Kitchen, living room, carpeted floors, laundry; some have campus Internet, phone, and cable systems

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