Expect to see a new set of rules when submitting housing preferences for the fall 2014 semester. Oswego State’s campus is expecting to see a few changes next year, including reduced eligibility requirements for living in The Village.
Currently, about 350 juniors and seniors reside in The Village. These townhouses are appealing to many students as they feature many of the assets of living off-campus, all while remaining a part of the campus environment.
The requirements for living in The Village have been changed to allow more students to apply to live in the townhouses.
“The requirements to live in The Village are very detailed and specific, but they were determined to ensure that The Village community will be comprised of students who have already had the opportunity to be immersed in the SUNY Oswego on-campus experience as a result of living in our residence halls,” Marie Driscoll, associate director of residence life and housing, said.
Driscoll explained that students who wish to reside in The Village “must have at least junior status or the equivalent of having earned 57 credits and have lived on-campus at Oswego State for a certain minimum number of regular semesters, depending on their enrollment designation (as a freshman or transfer student), ” which remains the same as previously.
The changes of The Village’s eligibility requirements depend on the semesters that a student must have lived on-campus.
“Students who first enrolled as freshmen must have lived on campus at SUNY Oswego for at least three regular academic semesters before moving into The Village,” Driscoll said.
The previous requirement for students who entered as freshmen was four semesters of on-campus living. The requirements for transfer students have been reduced from the previous two semesters of on-campus living, to just one regular academic semester.
Those interested in applying to live in The Village for the upcoming year are in luck.
“In order to potentially have 57 credits at the time of move-in, students applying to live in The Village for an upcoming semester must have at least 42 earned credits in order to be eligible,” Driscoll said.
This has been reduced from the previous 45 credits.
“Students who were planning to live [in The Village] next year may have slightly more students with whom to compete,” Driscoll said. “However, their lottery number and, therefore, priority for choosing a room will be established according to their class year as calculated by the Registrar’s Office. This is determined by earned credits and progress toward degree.”
Students who currently live in The Village who wish to return are not affected by the new requirements, so their ability to choose to return to The Village for next year is unchanged, as they have already met the old eligibility requirements.