Residence Life



Residence Life at OCC



Gordon Student Center G130 


8:30am – 4:30pm

(315) 498-2351

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What We Do

At Reslife, it’s our job to make sure you have the support you need while living in our halls. We create activities and programs to enrich your experience, and connect you with fellow residents. Our goal is to create a safe, secure, and respectful home environment that acknowledges and includes the different backgrounds of each student while helping you meet your academic goals.

Before you apply to live on campus...



Apply to OCC and set up your student email account.


Review the Important Dates in the right column below.


Apply to Live on Campus

Please Note: To live in the residence halls you must be enrolled in a degree program and registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours. You must also be 18 years of age by December 31st of the academic year you are planning to live on campus.

Fall & Spring Semester Students


Log-in to your student email account
Set up two-factor authentication for your student email account.


Complete the housing application
Complete the housing application on our online housing portal.


Submit your health insurance and immunizations info
Submit these materials online using the Application Dashboard.


Pay the $200 non-refundable application fee
Applications are given priority on a first come first serve basis.


Taking in-person summer classes? Apply for Summer Housing

Non-OCC Student? See if you qualify to live in our Residence Halls

Important Dates

New Students

March 1: Online Application is Available

August 1: Deadline to cancel housing without financial liability 

August 1: Deadline to complete roommate groups

August 9: Room Assignments sent to students

After August 7: Assignments made on a rolling bases

August 22: Residence Hall Move-in

Returning Students

March 1: Online Application is Available

April 19: Priority Deadline 

April 25: Room selection lottery

April 29: Room Assignments sent to students

August 1: Deadline to Cancel Housing without financial liability

August 24: Residence Hall Move-in

OCC Housing Portal

Access OCC's online housing portal to apply for housing, keep your profile info up-to-date, and list your emergency contacts!

OCC Housing Portal

Next Steps


Common Area

Room Essentials

Not sure what to you'll need for your room? Review our room essentials and rules. In Syracuse, we get all the seasons and then some, so we have some closet essentials for you to check out too!

resident resources

Resident Resources

Need furniture moved? Something broken and need a fix? Need to connect to wifi? Review our Resident Resources page! You'll also find Fire Safety Procedures, Mail info and Housing Policies.

Residence Halls

Our Residence Halls

Learn more about our four residence halls, see room floor plans, photos, schedule a tour, and review room and meal plan rates!



We're here to help you make the most of your college experience!

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