First-Year Program Living

St. Lawrence is a four-year residential college that has a diverse and active residential program, which contributes to the development of an enduring sense of community and is grounded in the belief that living with your fellow students in a residence is an integral part of your education. Living in a residential learning community, you will gain experience in individual responsibility, social responsibility, and cultivation of diversity.

To enhance this learning experience, residential colleges in the First-Year Program are coeducational. Individuals learn how to negotiate rights and responsibilities when value systems differ markedly, and how to decide what responsibilities they have to their neighbors, to the group, to the larger institution and to themselves. We expect first-year students to contribute to the development of these communities. The residential environment created in residences offers innumerable opportunities that provide a framework for education and personal growth. Go to the First-Year Program Overview for more information. 

Once you are placed in your FYP, members of the residence life staff will place you in a specific room based on your Housing Assignment Profile form. This form must be submitted by May 30. Be sure to complete this form thoughtfully and accurately.  You will be assigned a roommate based on the information that you present in this form. If you are requesting a particular roommate, add their name on the form and fill this form out together with that person. You and your requested roommate MUST select the identical six to eight FYP fall course choices on the FYP College Preference form.  For more information on FYP placement and housing:  Step One: Placement in Your First-Year Program.