Residence Hall lobby

Frequently Asked Questions

Regardless of credit hours, all students in their first two years post high-school that are not living with parents/guardians within 50 miles, are required to live on campus to enhance their university experience.  Please note that the academic license is for the full academic year.  For more information on this policy, please review our college policy.


All residents must select a meal plan with limited exceptions based on class level and building. Visit Faculty Student Association for more details. Seniors, residents of University Village Townhouses, Disney and Eisenhower kitchen suites are not required to maintain a meal plan; however, they may choose any plan.  You should always verify with FSA and Residence Life that your specific room type requires a meal plan.

All of the buildings are equipped with electronic door access at all entrance areas. Only residents of the building can use their FREDcard to gain access to the building. Visitors must use the phone located outside each building to call the person they wish to visit to have them come down, open the door for them and escort them while in the building. Guests must be escorted at all times when not in the host's room.

All of the residence halls (except Gregory, University Commons, University Village) employ Night Desk Attendants. They are available to sign guests in and out of each building while on duty. All guests must show proper ID to sign into a residence hall and must be seventeen or older. Each residence hall lobby has a CCTV camera that links directly to University Police.

Each resident is issued a key for their room and mailbox (if applicable) for their own personal use. Loss of either key should be reported as soon as possible by filling out the appropriate form below:

Igoe|Kasling|McGinnies|Nixon|Schulz|University Commons|University Village

After completing the form, follow the payment link on the confirmation page and make the payment. The fee is $30 per key. 

Key Policy: Once you fill out the lost key form, you are agreeing to pay $30 for each lost key. We will not order you a new key until the $30 payment is received. If you haven’t made a payment within one week of submitting the lost key form, your request will be cancelled and a key will not be ordered for you.

Refund Policy: Once your key has been ordered from the lock shop, we are unable to process any refunds. Please note, each student is allowed only one key per room. All duplicates should be handed in to your Residence Director immediately.

Please review our lock-out policy if you have any questions.

If you lose your FredCard, you will need to go to the FSA Office, 1st floor of Gregory Hall. The first replacement is free; all other replacements are $20.

Quiet hours are in effect in all residence halls from 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM, Sunday night through Thursday, and 12:00 AM -7:00 AM on Friday and Saturday evenings. These hours are set up for the benefit of all students and we ask that you respect the rights of others by observing these hours.


Loft beds are not permitted due to fire safety regulations. All equipment made of 2"x4" or other lumber materials should not be brought to campus. Bed risers are not necessary, all beds (except in University Commons & University Village) raise up to 28" or can be bunked. Use the maintenance request form to request bunking.

  • All pictures, bulletin boards, posters, shelves and other decorations must be hung in wall slots or on the borders provided.
  • All items should be 2 feet from the ceiling, 10 feet from an exit path, and wall decorations cannot exceed 20% of total wall space.
  • Removable sticky tack may be used provided it does not remove the paint.
  • Do not place decals or adhesive plaques on doors, walls, woodwork, or vinyl.
  • Multi-arm lamps with plastic shades are not allowed in the residence halls.
  • NOT PERMITTED: Extension chords, candles, incense, or cooking devices with an exposed heating element.
  • Power Strips: Due to the fire risk associated with inexpensive extension chords, please use power strips with a fuse or breaker that trips if overloaded, and be sure it is UL listed.
  • Personal furniture, curtains, draperies, hangings and other decorative materials suspended from walls or ceilings should be flame resistant in accordance with NYS Fire Code §F805.2 and NFPA 701 or be noncombustible. Tags must remain on the items.
  • All paths of egress should be kept clear of any clutter, shoes, etc.
  • 2 Beds (see measurements above)
  • 2 Desks
  • 2 Desk chairs
  • 2 Closets
  • 2 Dressers
  • Wastebasket
  • Window Blinds
  • Floor Lamp

If you bring a refrigerator, it cannot exceed a maximum size of 4 cubic feet and must be UL approved, hermetically sealed, and have a drawing power of less than 4/10 amp when running.

Items to bring:

  • Pillow & bedding
  • Laundry basket
  • Key ring
  • Shower caddy
  • Hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight
  • Umbrella
  • Desk lamp
  • UL listed power strips with fuse or breaker that trips when overloaded
  • Throw rugs and decorations
  • Window treatments must be clearly labeled as fire retardant and tags must remain in place.

Communication between prospective roommates regarding accessories can be valuable for exploring preference and interests.

  • NOT PERMITTED: Multi-arm lamps with plastic shades or halogen lamps of any kind. No heating or cooking equipment (other than small microwave) are to be used in student rooms for reasons of safety, health and sanitation. Please do not bring items with exposed heating elements (ex. electric grills, toasters, or toaster ovens). Appliances not approved for use in student rooms will be removed as well as items left in the bathrooms. Wireless routers are not permitted.



Secure wireless access is available throughout campus as well as high speed Ethernet connection for each residence in the residence hall rooms. The ResNet Office is available to assist students in setting up their connection when they arrive on campus.

Wireless routers are not permitted in the residence hall rooms, but secure wireless access is available in all residence halls, academic buildings, Williams Center, Starbucks, and the library.


As of August 1, 2018, packages will be held in the FSA Bookstore during regular business hours.  

PLEASE NOTE: Guaranteed express or other timed early delivery packages are independent of Fredonia  The bookstore's regular business hours can be found here.

If your mailing address is not formatted as shown, it will DELAY your mail as UPS or USPS will have to try and locate your address. Please take that into consideration when ordering packages. Your mailing address is formatted as follows:

Jane Smith Name
Room number and building (EXAMPLE: 900 Alumni Hall)
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063

For packages, you may need a street address. You can format it as follows:

Jane Smith
Room number and building (EXAMPLE: 900 Alumni Hall)
280 Central Ave.
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063


Hall Council is the student government within each residence hall. Hall Council programming, activities and equipment is made possible through residence hall dues. The budget for each building is determined by the number of residents who pay $20 hall dues each year. The Hall Council then decides how to spend their funds. Input from all residents helps in this decision making process. Participation in Hall Council is very important. Activities planned by the Hall Council include hall dinners, theme parties, guest speakers, health awareness programs, study breaks, and skill-building workshops. This organization represents only one of the many ways to get involved in campus living.

Please review this list of common residence hall violations.

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