Living on Campus

Office of Admissions
Fenner House
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(800) 252-1212 toll free
(716) 673-3251 local
(716) 673-3249 fax

Residence Halls

image: University Commons residence hall Fredonia is a residential campus; only 15% of our students commute from home. Our 14 residence halls house approximately 2600 students in both corridor and suite style buildings. All freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus with the option to move off campus after sophomore year. As a freshman you will likely live in a single gender residence hall with 24-hour intervisitation privileges; after your freshman year you may choose from the remaining co-ed residence halls. We encourage transfer students to live on campus as well to assist in more quickly feeling part of our amazing community. All rooms are set up as doubles. Each room is outfitted with two beds, dressers, chairs, desks, desk chairs, closets, and floor lamp, as well as cable TV/phone/internet ports as outlined below. The Residence Life Homepage is the source for your on-campus housing questions. Our Residence Hall Mini Tour will give you a good look at our on-campus living facilities.

Housing off-campus

If you are a transfer or non-traditional student seeking housing off campus, call the Student Association at (716) 673-3381 for information on area apartments and landlords.

Campus safety

Fredonia is a very safe campus. An ACT student survey shows that our students rate personal security and safety on campus significantly higher than students on other college campuses. To ensure Fredonia remains a comfortable campus, we've taken the following measures: image: fans enjoy a hockey game
  • our campus is well-lit
  • shuttles provide transportation back and forth to parking lots
  • parking lots are electronically monitored 24 hours/day
  • access to residence halls is by ID card swipe unique to each building
  • entry to residence hall between 9 PM and 7 AM via front door only
  • residence halls are staffed in the front lobby from 9 PM to 7 AM
  • Residence Life staff and University Police on duty 24 hours/day
  • emergency phones are located across campus
For more information about campus safety, including the federally mandated "Campus Safety Report," click here.


Groups and activities on campus

There are many different groups and clubs on our campus, covering the spectrum from "high intellectual" to "high adrenaline" -- see our groups.

Computer & Network Access

Many students bring personal computers, wireless devices and gaming systems to Fredonia. On-campus students are connected to the Internet by our ResNet Office. This office offers a variety of computer related services only to students living in the residence halls. Each residence hall room has two high-speed Ethernet connections available.

SUNY Fredonia has a finite amount of bandwidth which is managed in a way that provides the highest possible quality of performance with an equitable balanced allocation to all network users. SUNY Fredonia places priority on inbound and outbound academic related Web (http) traffic and administrative network computing resources. Specific SUNY Fredonia bandwidth allocation and protocol classifications are confidential due to our information security policy.

Wireless access is available in all student living areas including individual student rooms and lobbies. Wireless access is available campus wide, including most academic buildings, cafeterias, Starbucks, and the Reed Library. There are also computer labs located in many academic buildings. Information regarding computer labs and other information technology services is available at the ITS Service Center.

With all the computer services available, you will not have a problem getting access to a computer and network resources on campus!

Dining options

You can choose from a number of meal plans. A wide variety of menu options are available--the food is quite good! Ethnic dishes, vegetarian (and its variations) menus, buffet, ala carte, coffee bars and home-made pastries are all here! Our meal plans and menus are comprehensive and flexible.

Health & wellness

Many students take advantage of our on-campus athletic facilities. Our Aerobics Center offers step classes, Tae Bo, etc. Each of our two fitness centers has free-weight, machine-based, and aerobic training equipment. You'll find sand volleyball courts, an ice rink, an indoor and outdoor track, basketball arena, baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, four indoor racquetball courts, two intramural gymnasiums, and a brand-new swimming and diving complex on campus. More athletics information is provided on our Activities page. Our Health Center is staffed by our college physician, nurse practitioner, lab technician, and several registered nurses. In the event of an emergency, Brooks Memorial Hospital is less than a 10 minute drive from campus.

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