Applying for Campus Housing

Housing applications are available online for students interested in living on campus.  Housing charges consist of both room and meal charges as well as a key deposit. All students living on campus are required to be on a meal plan.
 
Please note that housing and meal costs are subject to change. Costs for housing and meals can be found at the Tuition & Fees section of our websiteRefunds are available based on the official withdrawal date from the residence halls. Room and meal charges are prorated ONLY during the first six (6) weeks of each semester. 
 

Online Deposit

A $50.00 advance housing deposit must be either paid directly to the Office of the Bursar or be done online before any application will be processed. This is separate from the tuition deposit of $50.00. PLEASE NOTE: Housing deposits will clear in one (1) business day.  You WILL NOT be able to access the housing application until the deposit(s) have cleared. 

The advance housing deposit is refundable until July 1st for the Fall semester and until December 15th for the Spring semester. Deposits made after these dates are refundable 30 days from the day payment is received, or until the first day of class, whichever comes first.

To pay your housing deposit online:
  1. Log in to connect.oldwestbury.edu
  2. Click Finances Button FINANCES BUTTON
  3. Click $ Pay Online (E-Bill) Button E BILL BUTTON
  4. Click menu item
  5. Select DEPOSITS Fall in the drop down menu
  6. Click Select
  7. Select “ROOM DEPOSIT WEB” in the drop down menu DEPOSIT DROP DOWN
  8. Click Select
  9. Follow on screen instructions to complete payment method until you have a payment receipt (keep this receipt for your records)
 
 

Residential Housing Application 

NEW TO HOUSING STUDENTS (both freshman and transfers) will complete a NEW TO HOUSING Application. All new students must submit a completed online housing application to be considered for housing. 

​COUPLE OF NOTES: At the time of placement: 
  • You must have completed a $50 housing deposit
  • must be registered for full-time status (12 credits or more)
  • must be in good standing with the university
  • You must have the following items available to be able to process your housing application: 
  1. SUNY OW student ID # (commonly referred to as your 700#) and
  2. SUNY UNY OW E-mail Account (____ [at] oldwestbury.edu for housing related communications) and
  3. an active SUNY OW Campus Portal (through connect.oldwestbury.edu

​Instructions to get to the online application is as follows:

Your housing application, NEW TO HOUSING Application including the one year license agreement, is now done online:

  1. Log in to connect.oldwestbury.edu
  2. Click Campus Life Button CAMPUS LIFE BUTTON
  3. Click Housing Self-Service & Apply Online (located under Dining & Housing). A new browser tab will open.HOUSING AND DINING DROP DOWN
  4. Click Apply Online, New to Housing Student (Incoming Freshman & Transfers ONLY)APPLYING FOR ONLINE HOUSING
  5. Complete all forms until you see a thank you screen. Be sure to follow on screen tips and directions

 

RETURNING HOUSING STUDENTS (returning residential or commuter students only) will complete a RE-ADMIT HOUSING APPLICATION online process.  

​COUPLE OF NOTES: At the time of placement: 

  • You must have completed a $50 housing deposit
  • must be registered for full-time status (12 credits or more)
  • must be in good standing with the university
  • You must have the following items available to be able to process your housing application: 
  1. SUNY UNY OW E-mail Account (____ [at] oldwestbury.edu for housing related communications) and
  2. an active SUNY OW Campus Portal (through connect.oldwestbury.edu)

Your housing application, including the one year license agreement, is now done online:

  1. Log in to connect.oldwestbury.edu
  2. Click Campus Life Button CAMPUS LIFE BUTTON
  3. Click Housing Self-Service & Apply Online (located under Dining & Housing). A new browser tab will open.HOUSING AND DINING DROP DOWN
  4. Click Apply Online, and select the RE-ADMIT APPLICATION APPLYING FOR ONLINE HOUSING
  5. Complete all forms until you see a thank you screen. Be sure to follow on screen tips and directions.

 

Impact of Fall and Spring Cancellation Process

Each semester, the due date for bills are posted.  Students with Prior to the beginning of each semester, if student’s course registration is canceled, room and board will automatically be canceled.  While all efforts will be made to retain their original room space, it is not guaranteed.

If you have questions during the application process - or even before you decide whether to apply - feel free to call the Office of Residential Life (516) 876-3210 or send an email to reslife [at] oldwestbury.edu.

 

Q: As a residential student, what should I do if I have been "financially cancelled" from my room prior to moving in?

A: Students must clear their accounts with the Bursar Office by THURS, AUG 8 BY 4PM to qualify to check into housing.  Students must provide an "Approved for Room and Board" from the Bursar Office to be able to move. Students who cannot provide this documentation will not be able to move in.  We strongly encourage all students to review their accounts and plan for all eventualities.  PLEASE NOTE:  As move in is during the holiday weekend, student accounts will not be able to be adjusted until Tues, Sept 5.  Other administrative offices will not be available for student walk ins.