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What are the Housing Options?

At SUNY Canton, we do our best to make your "home away from home" experience a pleasant one. We have many different lifestyle and housing options to choose from. Please note that all housing options are subject to change based on student interest and space availability.

On-Campus Housing Options:
All Female Wing

This wing will be reserved for female students only.

Non-Themed Housing

These rooms are in co-ed wings and do not have a centralized theme. These rooms are suited best for students who are not interested in living in theme housing, but are looking for a more traditional-styled college living experience.

Vacation Housing

This wing is designed primarily for international students who are unable to travel home on the college sanctioned breaks where the residence halls are closed, but may be open to other students as well who require housing when the residence halls are closed. Students will pay an additional cost of $150 per week for each break they need to stay on campus, and need to confirm with their Residence Hall Director at least one week in advance of any break that they are approved to stay for that break. Students requiring housing for breaks when the residence halls are closed must select to live in this housing option, as other residence halls are closed during these times.

Honors Floor

This floor is designed for those students who are interested in academic honors programs at SUNY Canton and excelled academically in high school. The students living on this floor are hand-selected, and will have the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities with staff and faculty members on the campus. The focus of this floor is academic excellence, and students who live on this floor will be expected to participate in regular study hours and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 semester & cumulative GPA while living on this floor.

Team Roo!

This is a special interest floor for those playing college athletics, intramurals, or those who are simply athletically inclined or enjoy sports. Athletes on teams that need housing during times when the residence halls are closed must live in this wing or will need to make alternate arrangements during these vacation periods.


This is a special interest floor for those interested in gaming (such as video game systems like X-Box, Wii,PS3), board games, and card games.

Kennedy Hall

This brand new, state-of-the-art residence hall that offers apartment-style housing is available for upperclassmen students only. In selecting this option, you will receive a packet at your SUNY Canton email address to be filled out to determine if you will be approved to live in this housing option. Eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to: grade point average, class year, and disciplinary record.

Automotive Tech Floor

This floor is for freshmen interested in automotive technology. These individuals are typically in the same major or similar schedules.

The Pet Wing

This housing option is designed for students who enjoy sharing their living space with animals. It is not a requirement that a student possesses an animal to live on this floor, however, students who have allergies to any kind of animal are strongly discouraged from living in this area due to the various animals that live on these floors.  Residents are permitted to bring small, caged pets from home with the prior approval of the Residence Hall Director. We're sorry, but at this time we do not permit dogs (of any size), birds, or snakes in this living environment. You will be notified during the summer months if you are approved to live in this housing option. This wing is also designated as Alcohol Free.

The following pdf forms are needed to be filled out in order to have your pet approved. Please note: You need to be approved to live in the Grasse River Community before you fill out the forms below:

Off-Campus Housing

Below is a link of housing options for those students who have received permission from the Residence Life Office to live off-campus.

SUNY Canton Residence Life
Mohawk Hall

34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-7513
Fax: 315-386-7969