The application process for a bed in the residence halls is the same for international students as it is for students from the US. Please make sure to identify yourself to the International Student Counselor, Audra Dion, during your application process, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Applicaion Process is detailed under the Application process link. Please make sure you apply before July 1.
Details to Consider When Choosing to Live On Campus
Important Dates for International Students 2014-2015
August 25, 2014: Residence Halls open for international students to begin to arrive. Please make arrangements to arrive in Rochester, NY between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Late night check ins may not be honored and you could be asked to make alternate hotel arrangements until the following day. It is recommneded that you communicate your travel plans to Audra Dion, email@example.com, at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival date.
August 27, 2014: International student orientation. Please make arrangements to arrive and attend orientation on this day. Additional information will be provided once you are accepted to the college.
August 29, 2014: college and residence hall orientation and opening weekend activities begin. You are required to participate in these events.
December 20, 2014: The college closes for semester break at 10am. NO students, not even international students, are permitted to stay over the break.
January 5, 2015: Intersession begins. International students are permitted to move back into housing on January 5. While it is mandatory for students to be taking intersession courses to remain in housing during this time, international students may live in the residence halls free of charge and without meeting this requirement. IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO RETURN FOR INTERSESSION, YOU MAY NOT RETURN TO THE RESIDENCE HALLS UNTIL JANUARY 19, 2015.
January 20, 2015: Spring semester classes begin. Opening for spring semester housing is January 19, 2015. if you ARE NOT returning for intesession, you MAY NOT return until January 19, 2015.
May 22, 2015: Residence halls close at 10am. Unless you are paid and taking a summer session 1 course, you may not remain in the halls past this date and time for any reason.
International students are permitted to remain in the residence halls during all other break periods (November, February, March/April).
Important Dates for International Students 2015-2016
Monday, August 31, 2015: International students may begin moving into the residence halls.
September 3-4, 2015: International Student Orientation
September 5-6. 2015: Residence Hall Orientation and Opening Weekend activities
September 7. 2015: Classes begin
December 24, 2015: Final exams end; residence halls close at 10am. All students must vacate for December break.
January 3, 2016 OR January 18, 2016: International students can return to halls.
January 19, 2016: Spring semester classes begin.
Feburary, 2016: Housing application process begins for fall 2016-spring 2017 housing
May 20, 2016 @ 10am: Residence halls close for all students
Please make sure that you make arrangements to fly into the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC). Rochester, NY is not located near New York City, it is on the other side of the state.
It will cost you about $20-$25 US currency to travel to campus from the airport. We recommend using the following taxi service:
Checker Cab Company
Arriving at the airport late at night may offer only limited options for making travel arrangements. It is a smaller airport. If possible, please have your flight arrive during the day.
Download our International Student Housing Brochure
Check out the Things to Bring, Things Not to Bring
Remember to communicate with our international student counselor, Audra Dion, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Global and International Student Services page