New Student Information

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Since living in the Student Living Center will be new to you, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the information on this page, as well as the entire Office of Residential Life website. Below are some frequently asked questions specifically for new residential students.

Can I request a specific roommate?
If you would like to live with a specific freshman student, you must indicate this student’s name on your housing contract and/or send an email to the Office of Residential Life. Please note that both students must indicate that they would like to live together. All roommate requests must be submitted to the Office of Residential Life by Wednesday, June 15.

When will I receive my housing assignment?
New residents will receive a letter about their housing assignment by the beginning of August. With that letter, you will also receive contact information for your roommate, a brochure about living with a roommate, a list of items to bring (and not to bring), information about your mailbox, and a list of important Residential Life dates for the 2016-2017 academic year.

How do I introduce myself to my roommate?
Roommate information is included with your housing assignment letter. We encourage you to contact your roommate before arriving at Eastman. It will be helpful for you to get to know each other, as well as plan on what items each person will be responsible for bringing. Remember to be open and respectful to your roommate, and your roommate should do the same for you. Living with another person can be a good learning experience, so try to be patient and understanding.

Are room dimensions available for my room?
Due to the unique architecture of the Student Living Center, room dimensions are not available. For information about what items are provided in your room, as well as a list of items you should and should not bring, please click here.

When can I move into the Student Living Center?
New international students, who will be attending the International Student Orientation Program, are permitted to move into the Student Living Center beginning Sunday, August 21. All other new students may begin moving into the Student Living Center on Wednesday, August 24. Please coordinate your travel plans accordingly – students will not be granted permission to move in earlier than the dates indicated.

How do I get my items into the Student Living Center?
On new student move-in day, Eastman Orientation Crew members will be running around assisting you in any way they can. All of the doors and elevators will be open, and there will be wheeled bins to help you move your belongings into your room. Things get pretty busy on move-in day, so as long as you come with a bit of patience, you will be moved in before you know it.

Can I send my items to the Student Living Center before I get there?
Yes, the Student Living Center will start receiving packages on August 10. Any packages received before this date will be returned to sender. Packages should be sent to:

{Your Name}
Student Living Center
100 Gibbs Street
Box # {Your Box #}
Rochester, NY 14605

How do I get my mail?
Your mailing address will be sent to you when you get your housing assignment letter. On move-in day, you will receive the combination to your mailbox which is located on the first floor of the Student Living Center.