Experience a new side of OCC

Wake up and grab breakfast with your friends or study for your midterm in the lounge. When you live on campus, you have access to exclusive activities and events for residential students, convenient drop-in sessions with support services, and so much more. Explore what we have to offer!

It's more than just a room. Reslife comes with some serious perks like staff on-call, friends next door, and front desk services like delivery and rentals. 


Take a look through one of our halls with Renard and see how you could style your space. 


It's all here

Each hall comes with front desk services with individual mailboxes and delivery plus furnished rooms with beds, mattresses, closets, and two stackable dressers per student. Let's break down the unique features of each.

Residence Halls A & C

For 1st & 2nd year students

  • Pod-style living
  • Single, double & triple rooms
  • Lounges & kitchenettes on each floor
  • Vending machines
  • Laundry facilities

Residence Hall B

For 2nd year students only

  • Suite-style living 
  • Single, double & triple rooms
  • Kitchenettes & living rooms in-suite
  • Lounge on the first floor
  • Laundry facilities

Shapero Hall 

For 1st year students only

  • Single, double, and triple rooms
  • Shared bathrooms, kitchenettes, and lounges on each floor
  • Fitness Room
  • Lazer Line shuttle service
  • Laundry facilities

Fun & Games

All work and no play isn't our style. That's why our staff puts together trivia nights, game tournaments, and many other activities to help you meet other students in your hall while forming teams and winning prizes. 
Borrow board games, Kan Jam, cards, and more right from the front desk to make some memories with your friends.

Picking a Room

Your living experience can be tailored to you in a few different ways. 

  • Pick from a single, double, or triple room
  • Select your lifestyle preferences in the application or pick your own roommate
  • Live in one of our special interest communities: music, social justice, health & wellness, or gender-inclusive housing

For full instructions and extra help, just check out our How to Apply page.

The Social Justice Community at OCC is a community of students who want to learn about social activism, inclusivity, and identity development as individuals and as a community. The social justice community is for students who are interested in addressing social, political and economic injustices, as well as learning about how to become an active part of the solutions through community engagement.

The Health and Wellness Interest group is designed to be a holistic experience that allows students the opportunity and support, to explore and grow in different aspects of wellness. This interest group is ideal for students who have a passion for healthy living, outdoors, sports or recreation. This interest group offers students an opportunity to pursue a wellness-focused living environment within their residence halls with others who share this lifestyle. Living with other students that share your passion in an environment that promotes wellness in all aspects–physical, emotional, intellectual, and social - is an unmatched opportunity for personal growth.

Whether you are a music major or someone who just loves music, the Music Community is for you. The community is geared for students who have a passion for music and enjoy spending time with friends while jamming to their favorite tunes. The goal of the community is to establish meaningful social connections and support systems among students who have an interest in music.

Gender Inclusive housing is an open community that allows students and allies of all gender identities to reside in a community together where they can learn and support each other around the topics of inclusion and LGBTQ+ issues.

If you are part of the Lillian Slutzker Honors College at OCC, or if you are an academic high achiever coming from high school with at least a 90 percent average, you are eligible to select the Honors Community as a residential option. This is not intended to be a 24-hour study community, but a lively community of high achievers who can rely on each other for motivation, support, and shared ambition to achieve personal and academic goals. If you are serious about your education and you are interested in working toward your short and long-term academic goals with a community of like-minded peers, then the Honors Community may be for you. Please visit Honors for more information and the online application for the Lillian Slutzker Honors College.


2021-22 Room Rates

  Cost per semester Cost per year
Single Room $3,715 $7,430
Double Room $3,215 $6,430
Triple Room N/A N/A

All room rates include a mandatory $80/semester ($160/year) Residence Hall Programming Fee


2021-22 Meal Plan Rates

  Cost per semester Cost per year
14 meals per week $1,450 $2,900
16 meals per week $1,560 $3,120
19 meals per week $1,660 $3,320

A resident meal plan selection is required for students living on campus

Onondaga Community College will require students living in the residence halls to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Below are answers to common questions regarding the policy and what it means for you:

  1. When will I be able to move-in? Move-in for all students is Friday, August 27, 2021. You must be fully vaccinated by this date.
  2. When will I need to receive the vaccination to be fully vaccinated by Friday, August 27, 2021? If you are getting the Moderna vaccine your first dose needs to be administered on or before July 16, 2021 to be fully vaccinated by Friday, August 27, 2021. If you are getting the Pfizer vaccine your first dose needs to be administered on or before July 23, 2021 to be fully vaccinated by Friday, August 27, 2021. If you are getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine your first (and only) dose needs to be administered on or before August 13, 2021 to be fully vaccinated by Friday, August 27, 2021.
  3. Where do I provide proof of vaccination? Students will need to submit their proof of vaccination.
  4. Where can I get a COVID-19 Vaccine? You can find New York State run vaccine sites at the website below. Many NY mass vaccination sites are providing vaccines to walk-ins with no appointment necessary. You can also check vaccine availability at pharmacies near you.
  5. Do I have to pay for the vaccine? No. The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States regardless of health insurance status.
  6. What does “fully vaccinated” mean? You are fully vaccinated two weeks (14 days) after receiving the last dose of the vaccine. For Pfizer and Moderna that is two weeks after your second dose. For Johnson & Johnson that is two weeks after your first (and only) dose.
  7. Will I have to get a COVID test prior to move-in? Yes, all students are required to get tested prior to move-in. This includes both vaccinated and unvaccinated students. When you arrive on campus you will be directed to the testing center before moving into your room.
  8. Will I need to get a weekly COVID test? Vaccinated students will have to be tested monthly. You will receive information about your appointment in your OCC email. Students who have only received one dose will have to continue to get tested weekly until they are fully vaccinated.
  9. Can I get an exemption to the requirement to be vaccinated to live on-campus? No, there will be no exemptions. All students living on-campus in the residence halls must be vaccinated.
  10. Will I have to wear a mask or social distance in the residence halls? Yes, due to the rise of the Delta variant masks are required in all indoor spaces, except for alone in your bedroom or only with your roommate, though at least October 1st.
  11. Will I be able to have guests & visitors in the residence halls? Yes, guests and visitors are welcome in the building between 9:00 am and 10:00 pm; however, we are still prohibiting overnight guests.

"Moving to OCC was one of the best decisions that I ever made because it allowed me to develop myself as a better student, individual, and leader." Eleanor Petrucco, '21

Got any questions? 

Email [email protected] or chat with one of our recruitment specialists


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