Living on campus is an integral part of your St. Lawrence educational experience.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
You’ll begin your St. Lawrence residential experience with your First-Year Program classmates as your roommates and neighbors.
As you make friends and get involved on campus, you’ll return to campus in your sophomore, junior, and senior year with an array of living options, from moving into a close-knit theme cottage full of students with a similar passion to sharing a townhouse with up to six of your friends.
Support & Guidance
The Residence Life staff is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and comfortable campus living experience. Staff residential coordinators (RCs) live on campus and oversee the daily operations of their assigned area of housings. RCs also oversee our student community assistants (CAs).
Inside Your Living Space
Your individual living space will come equipped with standard furnishings such as a desk, dresser, bed, and wardrobe/closet.
Amenities & Services
While features and amenities vary by residence hall, here’s a look at some standard features you can expect on campus:
- Free laundry facilities
- Internet access
- Cable TV hook-up
- Desktop computers
- Vending machines
- Common areas
- Access to campus health services and fitness/wellness facilities
- Activities and social events
Types of Housing
Get an overview of our residence halls, theme houses and other housing options.
Each residence hall has a variety of floorplans, amenities, and other features. Explore each of them here:
A cottage-style community housing 40 students in single, double, and triple rooms.
Built in 1930, this home features senior apartments on the first level, and traditional housing on the top two floors.
Located in the center of campus, Dean Eaton Hall is one of the biggest residence halls. It houses 200 students in mostly single and double rooms.
Sometimes called “home of the artists” because of its proximity to the Noble Center, Gaines is a close-knit community of first-year students.
Near the center of campus, these neighboring halls offer single and double rooms, as well as suite-living spaces.
Near the Brush Quad, Kirk Douglas Hall houses upperclass students in apartment-style singles, doubles, and triples and includes a grab-and-go cyber café.
Close to the student center and dining hall, Lee houses first-year students in three wings of traditional-style rooms.
Located at 3 Maple Street, across from the bookstore, Priest is home to about 50 students; it shares an architectural style with neighboring Reiff.
Housing primarily first-year students in single and double rooms, Rebert is conveniently located across from the student center.
Considered one of the coziest first-year residence halls, Reiff houses about 50 students in single and double rooms; it shares an architectural style with neighboring Priest Hall.
Adorned with its trademark clock tower, Sykes is home to several theme floors, the quiet study floor, and a range of traditional living spaces.
Perk! Since Sykes is attached to Dana Dining Hall, you’re allowed to attend meals in your slippers!
Known for its communal outdoor grill, this hall houses first-year and upper-class students. The 4th floor is said to have some of the best views on campus.
Near the center of campus, these neighboring halls offer suites with kitchens and bathrooms in-unit for apartment-style living.
Kirk Douglas Hall
Overlooking the Brush Quad, Kirk Douglas Hall houses upperclass students in apartment-style singles, doubles, and triples and includes a grab-and-go cyber café.
Situated behind Lee Hall, overlooking the Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course, and surrounded by trees, this community offers an independent living option for 144 seniors.
Created to support the arts on campus and in the region, this home features studios and workspaces for our creative Laurentians.
Students in this theme cottage are passionate about feminist issues and many are trained sexual assault advocates.
Java isn’t only a house; it’s also an entirely student-run campus entertainment venue. When you live here, you help book performers, manage the venue, and facilitate live shows for the campus community.
Residents of this home are dedicated to promoting mindfulness and wellbeing on campus and in Canton.
This house is made up of singers, dancers, musicians, writers, painters, and more. Members are known for hosting open mics and "stoop shows" on their front porch. It’s also home to our music library.
The Lounge- 50 Park St.
The Lounge is our substance-free theme cottage. Members spend time planning events that provide students with a supportive environment free of alcohol and illegal substances.
The BSU is committed to supporting Black students and allies while providing a space for advocacy and dialogue. They raise awareness of racism, educate and build partnerships with the community, and promote events that share their culture and celebrate Black joy.
This cottage is devoted to the support and education for students of Latina heritages. Residents sponsor events like salsa and merengue dance lessons or celebrations like Día de Muertos.
The first theme cottage on campus, you’ll know you’ve found members of the Outing Club because there’s usually a slackline, skate ramp, or ski jump in the side yard, depending on the season.
Students who call the Greenhouse home are committed to living in an environmentally responsible manner; they also host legendary locally sourced dinners for different students each week.
Among other service work, residents of this house volunteer at least 25 hours each semester with our local Habitat for Humanity chapter.
This unique theme house for upperclass students changes with each new semester; residents choose a common class that they take as a group and discuss beyond the classroom.
House members take part in and organize the Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) at St. Lawrence, which turns food from campus dining halls and local farms that would otherwise be wasted into delicious, nutritionally balanced, three-course meals for North Country residents.
The Hub is built on a foundation of (self-proclaimed) “nerd culture.” Residents enjoy gaming and all forms of electronic entertainment, and even host cult movie nights.
Also called the I-House, this themed floor, located in Sykes Hall, is a community of international and internationally-minded students. (We encourage students returning from a study abroad trip to apply to the I-House!)
Located at 48 Park Street, the P.O.W.E.R. House is dedicated to living an endurance sports-based and/or healthy lifestyle. Members come from all kinds of sports backgrounds—from Nordic skiing and cycling to mountain biking, rock climbing, running, and beyond.
Greek Life on Campus
St. Lawrence University has an active Greek life and is home to four sororities and two fraternities, which offer housing options to its initiated members.
These Greek houses, all which feature history and character, are dotted around campus; some are owned by the University and others are properties managed by the national organizations.
(Greek life at St. Lawrence also includes leadership councils and honor societies.)
Alpha Tau Omega (ΑΤΩ) - 13 University Avenue
ATO, founded in 1865, is a fraternity with more than 135 active chapters around the country and beyond. It’s committed to developing leaders through social and intellectual activities.
With the mission to “develop men of principle for a principled life,” Beta Theta Pi members have a goal of performing 1,000 hours of community service each year.
Chi Omega (ΧΩ) - 18 Elm Street
Chi Omega, founded in 1981, is the largest women’s collegiate fraternal organization in the world. This sisterhood is based on many principles, including excellence in academic pursuits and intergenerational participation.
Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ) - 19 Judson St.
Also called TriDelta, this sorority is focused on living, learning, and leading with purpose, and is deeply committed to philanthropy and service. Its cause of choice is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Kappa Delta Sigma (ΚΔΣ) - 52 Park St.
Founded in Canton, NY, in 1969, Kappa Delta Sigma is rooted in faith of friendship, concern for human dignity, and respect for the individual. Its philanthropic cause of choice is GardenShare.
Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) - 45 E. Main St.
This sorority was founded on the principles of friendship and self-growth. Its philanthropic cause of choice is Reading is Fundamental.
Housing at a Glance
of students live on campus
units in the Steiner Senior Townhouses
Student Community Assistants
Our Community Assistants (CAs) are the real MVPs because they work where they live! These trained student professionals build a strong community bond on the floor or in the residence hall they live in and are there to help you and your peers thrive in your living environment.
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