Student Life on Campus

Residence Life

On Campus. Because the university realizes that an important part of a student's total educational development is the housing unit in which they live during their stay in Fredonia, the Office of Residence Life attempts to provide students with facilities conducive to adequate study. Through the learning experience of group living, resident students acquire a greater awareness and understanding of themselves and their ideas, as well as a greater concern for and consideration of the other members of the community.

Although on-campus housing is reserved for full-time matriculated undergraduate students, the university will accommodate single graduate students if space is available.

Freshmen and sophomores (two years post high school) who do not live with parent(s) or spouse within 50 miles of the campus are required, as a matter of policy, to live in university housing for the full academic year. Any exemption to the regulation must be granted, in writing, by the Director of Residence Life. The housing license is for the entire academic year and cannot be canceled during this period as long as the student is registered, regardless of class standing. There is a $350 fee for approved termination of the housing license.

Assignment to a residence hall is first-come, first-served, based on the date of submission of a completed housing application and license.

There are 14 residence halls on the SUNY Fredonia campus, including corridor and suite-style buildings; some with kitchen suites. Residence hall activities attempt to integrate resident living experiences with the total educational program of the university. The residence halls are modern, comfortable, and convenient and allow a student the opportunity to establish independence and experiment with a variety of activities and experiences. Through hall council, students have opportunities to participate with other students in programs of their own choosing, to work on projects of interest to themselves and of service to others, and to communicate students' needs and concerns to the university. Although much of the responsibility for governing the halls lies with the students, an experienced and professionally trained staff member is in charge of each residence hall. The Residence Director, whose major concern is student welfare, is assisted by a staff of undergraduate resident assistants. They work with and advise students within the residence halls to develop broadly based educational and social programs that serve to offer opportunities for growth and involvement within the living situation.

The Office of Residence Life continually reviews the interests and objectives of students in an effort to provide facilities that will assist them in the educational process. There is an Aerobics Center in Hemingway Hall, a Wellness Center in Schulz Hall, and a Craft Room in Disney Hall. Each residence hall room provides access to local phone service, cable television, and the wired Resnet online network. The residence halls and rooms can also access the secure wireless network. See the Resnet website for more detailed information,

SUNY Fredonia's residential complex was expanded in 2006 with a $23 million renovation and two-story addition to Cranston Hall. The University Commons includes the Cranston Marche dining facility, convenience store, bookstore and Starbucks Coffee. The residence hall accommodates 119 students in "premium" air-conditioned rooms with a bathroom for every two bedrooms.

Detailed information about university housing facilities for students will be provided upon request by the Office of Residence Life, Gregory Hall, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 14063, at the website listed above, or

Regulations governing occupancy of residence hall rooms will be provided by the Office of Residence Life at the time the housing packet is forwarded to students. All occupants within the halls are expected to comply with the appropriate regulations.

For the cost of housing, see the Admissions and Financial Aid section of the catalog on University Expenses.

Off Campus . Off-campus housing information is maintained in the Student Association Office located in the Williams Center. An online search for available office-campus housing is available at

ResNet Office. ( The ResNet Office is an Information Technology help desk that provides services and support for students, staff and guests living in the residence halls. The staff works closely as a team to facilitate information technology support calls as well as other projects throughout the year. ResNet employs 8 to 10 students every semester as ResNet Technicians. The staff works closely as a team to facilitate information technology support calls as well as other projects throughout the year. The ResNet office is located on the first floor of Nixon Hall and is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. ResNet provides the following services for students, staff and guests living in the residence halls:

  • ResNet High Speed Ethernet Connections
  • ResNet Secure Wireless Access
  • Hardware and Software Assistance
  • Electronic FredCard Door Access
  • Residential Network Security
  • Residence Life Staff Multi-Media Equipment
  • Residence Life Smart Classroom
  • SUNY Fredonia Computer Purchasing Program
  • Residence Life Axis TVs

Students living on-campus may bring their computers into the ResNet Office for repair or they may schedule an in-room appointment to have a ResNet Technician assist them with their computer related problems. For more information, students should contact the office at (716) 673-3668 or by emailing

Counseling Center

The SUNY Fredonia Counseling Center (SFCC) offers free, confidential, and individualized services by licensed mental health professionals to all registered students. All SFCC staff members have a minimum of a master's degree in Counseling Psychology, are licensed by the State of New York to practice as a Mental Health Counselor, have extensive experience working with the college population, and regularly participate in continuing education to stay up-to-date with the best practices within the counseling field.

Psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring services are available on site. In addition, consultation with primary care physicians or other outside health care providers is regularly conducted to provide the most effective care and coordination of treatment services. For more information about SFCC services and staff, please visit

The Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (SAVP) program coordinated through the Counseling Center strives to create a campus culture in which members make informed and responsible decisions regarding their personal and community health. SAVP works to reduce the incidence, prevalence, and severity of substance abuse and interpersonal violence problems among SUNY Fredonia students. This comprehensive program provides training, advocacy, intervention, and educational opportunities in the following areas: alcohol and other drugs; rape and sexual assault; dating and domestic violence; stalking and harassment; and sexual health.

The Counseling Center is located in LoGrasso Hall. Appointments can be made in person at the reception desk or by telephone at (716) 673-3424. Information about services being offered for the current semester including groups, workshops, and wellness ideas and links can be accessed through the center's website at

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is located in LoGrasso Hall. The Health Center is staffed by a board-certified physician, two nurse practitioners, registered nurses, a lab technologist and a secretary. The staff at the health center strives to provide quality health care for the student population in an outpatient clinic setting. The treatment of illnesses and injuries, as well as preventive health services and health education, are provided in a confidential, caring atmosphere. The Health Center has a lab and can perform some simple diagnostic tests on site.

Health services are funded by the mandatory health fee paid each semester. Most services at the health center and many medications are provided without any additional charge to the student. Maintenance allergy injections, vaccinations and PPD tests are provided for an additional charge to the student.

The Health Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. When necessary, referrals can be made to private physicians or specialists in the local area. For more information, please call (716) 673-3131 or email.

Emergency coverage is available at Brooks Memorial Hospital.

Birth Control Information Center - The Birth Control Information Center or "BCIC" is located in LoGrasso Hall and is staffed by trained student volunteers. All students, male or female, may use the BCIC to learn more about contraceptives and other sexual health issues. Gynecological clinics are staffed by a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant and a registered nurse. These clinics are held in the evening at the health center. A modest fee for gynecological care at the BCIC is charged.

University Police Department

The University Police Department, located on the second floor of Gregory Hall, is responsible for all law enforcement related issues on campus.

Members of the department are trained in a community policing environment where students and the campus community share in keeping the university a safe place to study and work. University Police Officers are responsible for the security of all buildings and the protection of students, employees, and visitors. Duties include community policing, parking enforcement and all investigations.

The Chief of University Police is assisted by three lieutenants and 10 officers. The office maintains a close working relationship with the Fredonia Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in Chautauqua County.

For additional information about University Police, please visit their website at or email or call (716) 673-3333.

Office of Veterans Affairs

Office: 151 Nixon Hall

(716) 673-3423

Benjamin Hartung, Systems Adminstrator

SUNY Fredonia takes pride in serving the men and women in uniform and assisting them in their educational goals. Located on the main floor of Nixon Hall, the Veterans Affairs Office, (716) 673-3423, provides information, advice and processes the paperwork for the certification of veterans educational benefits. The office is staffed by part-time student veteran employees under the supervision of the Veterans Affairs Office Coordinator and is open for business Monday through Friday; however, hours of operation will vary and be posted on the office door. The Office of Veterans Affairs can also be reached by emailing

Please note that SUNY Fredonia provides special services to students receiving VA educational entitlements:

  • Late Fee Waivers - Please visit the Student Accounts office web page for further details at
  • Tutoring - The SUNY Fredonia Veterans Affairs Office participates in the GI Bill Tutorial Assistance Program.
  • VA Work-Study Program - The SUNY Fredonia Veterans Office participates in the federal VA Work-Study Program.
  • Counseling Services - Trained staff with in the Counseling Center provide confidential counseling services.
  • On-Campus Housing Residency - While SUNY Fredonia requires all freshmen and sophomores to reside on-campus unless they live within 50 miles of the University, this residency requirement is waived for all students who have served on active duty and are receiving VA educational entitlements.
  • Deployments Without Penalty - Students serving in the military that are placed on active duty during a semester may withdraw and return to the university normally without academic penalty. However, it is left to the discretion of the course instructor to determine the appropriate course of action depending on the course of study. Students will need to provide the university a copy of official orders and follow the normal Leave of Absence Policy and Continuing Enrollment.
  • Military Credit Evaluation - SUNY Fredonia will evaluate all military transcripts (AARTS, SMARTS, ACE etc.) and provide as much transfer credit as possible in accordance with the program of study and university policies.

SUNY Fredonia has created the Veterans Affairs Support Team which includes specific staff members across campus from key departments who specialize in assisting students with veterans related issues. The departments include the following: Financial Aid Office, Admissions Office, Counseling Center, Academic Advising, Student Accounts and Career Development.