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Residence Life at SBU

Housing/Residence Life Services

Card Access Services | Cable Services | Computer Services | Laundry Facilities | Custodial Service | Disability Access | Parking | Private Room | Residence Life Programs | Student Lounge Areas | Supplies Available | Telephone Services

Card Access Services

Each Residence Hall and various apartment units are equipped with an electronic card access system. This security system provides monitored access to the residence halls in order to ensure student safety. All residence halls and Casebolt Apartments have 24-hour security, Monday-Sunday. Residents must enter through the front door entrance and scan their student identification card. Please note that the side doors may be exited but are alarmed at midnight, Monday-Sunday. If your student ID card has been misplaced, please contact Safety and Security at 328-1556. Misplaced ID cards must be reissued through Safety and Security Department.

Cable Services

Cable TV access is currently available in all residence halls and apartment units. Students must have a TV that is cable ready or a cable box to connect with the cable TV service. Movie and premium channels, including HBO, are not available. A single cable TV connection serves each room in the residence hall. A cable fee is charged for services.

Computer Services

Internet access is available in all residence halls and apartment units. Each room in the residence halls has at least two network connections allowing each student to have their own individual connection. Each room is network ready but the student will have to have Ethernet cable (network cable) in order to make the connection from their computer to the network. The network connection allows high-speed access to e-mail and the Internet. Recommended network cables are available in the campus bookstore. The Roseman Apartments and Craig house have internet access via a wireless network.

We have added a wireless hotspot to each dorm's main lounge and each hallway. This will provide students with a wireless connection to the internet.

Laundry Facilities

Each residence hall is equipped with a laundry room. Apartment housing is also equipped with laundry facilities and/or washer/dryer units in each apartment. Residents of each residence hall have unlimited use of the washer and dryer units in their facility.

Custodial Services

The residence life custodial staff is committed to providing clean and maintained residence hall facilities. The staff cleans all public restrooms, public areas, and residence hall community restrooms on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the student to clean their own rooms, apartments, or the residence hall suite bathrooms where applicable.

Disability Access

Specific residence halls are accessible for students with physical disabilities living in the residence halls. For special needs or accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life at 328-1885.


Adequate parking is provided at each residence hall and/or apartments. Students must register their vehicle and obtain a parking sticker through the Department of Safety and Security.

May I have a Private Room?

All private rooms are assigned based upon availability in each residence hall. Students may request a private room on their housing application. An additional private room charge for a private room will be assessed accordingly. Residence Life cannot guarantee that a private
room will be granted based upon information submitted by the student. Residence Life reserves the right to assign a roommate as needed.

Residence Life Programs

Many activities and educational programs are planned throughout the semester by the residence hall staff. Students may also get involved in leadership opportunities through dorm council, residence hall activities, community service projects, multicultural services program, Bible studies and/or becoming a Resident Assistant in the residence hall.

Student Lounge Areas

Each residence hall and various apartment units have lounge and/or study areas equipped with lounge furniture and other recreational equipment. These areas are great for study groups, recreation, and places to meet other residents.

Supplies Available

Each residence hall office supplies basic cleaning equipment that students may checkout at no cost. Students may checkout vacuums, mops, brooms, dustpans, etc. Toiletry items such as toilet paper are provided for students and are available in the residence hall office.

Telephone Services

 The university provides local telephone services to each residence hall located in the center of each floor. The university does not provide long distance phone service. Therefore, students must purchase calling cards or a cell phone for long distance purposes. For more information, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (417)328-1885.