About Our Residence Halls

Our housing brings students together with community building programs and provides well-equipped facilities. We continue to modernize and update residence halls each year to ensure they are comfortable for students. Here’s a brief look at each of our residence halls:

Cubley, Reynolds, Ross, Brooks (Quad)

These four residence halls are connected in an "H" pattern and are often referred to as the Quad. Students also refer to them as Cubley-Reynolds and Ross-Brooks. Each hall has four floors (one residence advisor [RA] per floor), with 12 to 25 rooms per floor. Bathrooms are located at either end of each floor. Each room accommodates two people, which averages about 24 to 50 first-year students per floor. Rooms feature laminate flooring and neutral walls and are fully furnished with your basic needs: beds, desks, built-in dressers, window drapes and closets.

The Quad RA Office, laundry service, Quad 200 (classroom/tutoring center), and Ross-Brooks Cafe (commonly referred to as "RoBro") are located in the center "core" of the Quad.


This complex is home to about 50 students per floor (first-year and upperclass). Hamlin-Powers is comprised of four-story buildings with one RA per floor; double and single occupancy rooms are available. The bathrooms are located at either end of the floors. Each room in the Hamlin-Powers complex is a carpeted 16' x 11'18" living space, and furnishings include beds, desks, dressers and closets. Rooms on the fourth floor are not carpeted.

Moore House

Moore House has both traditional and standalone suites. The traditional suites are located in the wings on floors 1 through 3. Standalone suites are located in the center core of the building. Although most of the traditional and standalone suites are double occupancy, there are a few single occupancy suites. Moore also has its own lounge, laundry rooms on each floor and communal kitchens. Rooms are furnished with beds, desks, dressers and closets.

Graham Hall

Graham Hall consists of four separate wings: Wilson, Van Note, Donahue and Olson. Each wing houses 60 mostly upperclass students (20 per floor) with one RA per wing. Rooms are set up as suites: two bedrooms with a shared private bathroom that easily accommodates two students per bedroom (four per suite). Each room in Graham Hall has laminate flooring and rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chests and closets. In addition, each floor has its own common lounge and laundry services are located in the basement.

The Student Administration Service (SAS) Office is also located in the center "core" of Graham Hall.

Weston's Apartments

Weston's is located above the University Bookstore downtown. There is an RA for the apartments, which are overseen by The Clarkson Inn.

Price Hall

The hall consists of four separate wings: Farrisee, Thomas, Newell and Ormsby. Newell and Ormsby are used by The Clarkson School and Honors Office. Each wing houses 60 mostly upperclass students (20 per floor) with one RA per wing; rooms are set up as suites. These suites are two bedrooms with a shared private bathroom and can easily accommodate two students per bedroom (four per suite). Each room in Price Hall has laminate flooring and is furnished with beds, desks, dressers and closets. In addition, each floor has its own common lounge, and laundry service is located in the center "core."

Woodstock Village

Located near the Science Center, Woodstock Village comprises 10 apartment buildings, with 10 units per building. The apartments vary from two- to seven-bedroom apartments. Although most apartments have single rooms, there are several apartments with double rooms. Each unit includes beds, desks, built-in wardrobes, dressers, a refrigerator, a stove, and living and dining room furniture. Your are responsible for providing your own kitchenware, cookware and linens. These apartments have laminated floors, and communal laundry facilities are located in Buildings 1, 4 and 6. The Woodstock Village houses upperclass students and our International Village Living-Learning Community.

Riverside Apartments

Located across from the entrance to B.H. Snell Hall, Riverside comprises 24 fully carpeted apartments, 12 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom, each with a kitchen, living room and bathroom. Students are responsible for providing their own kitchenware, cookware and linens as each apartment includes beds, desks, dressers, closets, a refrigerator, a stove and living and dining room furniture. This complex has communal laundry facilities. Each apartment houses four upperclass students.

Townhouse Apartments

Located near the Center for Advanced Material Processing (CAMP), Townhouse Apartments has 52 two-bedroom units that house four students per unit and feature a kitchen, living room and bathroom. You are responsible for providing your own kitchenware, cookware and linens. Each apartment includes furnishings of beds, desks, built-in wardrobes, chests, a refrigerator, a stove, and living and dining room furniture. This complex has communal laundry facilities and houses upperclass students.

*No apartment personalization (painting, lofts, waterbeds, structural changes, etc.) is permitted in any residence hall.

Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities are residential environments in which students with similar interests live together and participate in programs that cater to their academic, social and personal needs. Students living in these communities can partake in extracurricular experiences with peers and interact with dedicated staff members who work to make the community a success. Students enjoy the benefits of being part of a diverse community that shares personal, social and scholarly interests. All of our first-year Living-Learning Communities are located in “the Quad,” which comprises Brooks, Cubley, Reynolds and Ross Houses.

Outdoor Enthusiast

Do you love the outdoors? Are you looking forward to exploring nature and the beautiful views right at your doorstep here at Clarkson University? If so, the Outdoor Enthusiast floor might be the perfect community for you. This community is located in the Quad with all other first-year housing, but consists exclusively of residents who truly love experiencing the great outdoors and building a supportive community of trust and respect through shared experiences with nature.


Are you a female student interested in science and engineering at Clarkson? Well, we've got the perfect spot for you —  the WiSE supportive living and learning community on campus. Located in the Quad (first-year housing), the WiSE (Women in Science & Engineering) program floor fosters engagement in the world of science and engineering by women, who are typically outnumbered in related majors and programs. WiSE was created to offer women a strong support system to help with everyday challenges. Such support includes mentoring by upperclass women as well as several staff members from across the University.

FIRST Robotics

The Clarkson FIRST Robotics Living-Learning Community is located in a pair of suite-style residence hall floors in Graham Hall's Donahue House, which is usually reserved for upperclass-student housing. It's designed to bring together 40 students, both first-years and sophomores, and help them build a tight-knit living community. They live and work together and do outreach within the FIRST Robotics family of programs to elementary and high school students, as well as participate in campus-wide programs and events. To learn more about FIRST and its programs, visit www.usfirst.org. Our community also participates in fun activities outside of robotics outreach. Some of these include guest speakers, a League of Legends and Starcraft tournament, bowling, barbecues and bonfires. Plus, you can always suggest your own ideas for activities! The floors are always looking for new ideas. 

Women in Business (WIB)

Are you a female student who is interested in developing yourself professionally to prepare for the workforce and the "real world"? If so, the Women in Business floor has many benefits to offer you. This floor, also located in the Quad with all other first-year housing, is geared toward the professional development of first-year women. This floor will be particularly beneficial to women who are engineering & management majors or in the Reh School of Business. Participants will be connected with upperclass mentors and will experience opportunities to connect with faculty and staff in regular floor programs. Activities will include workshops on resume-building, job-searching and applications, presentation skills and more. We hope you will consider becoming a part of the WIB family!

Pre-Health Professionals (PHP)

If you’re a first-year student intending on going into a healthcare profession, such as a physical therapist, physician assistant, doctor of medicine or veterinary physician, you should consider living in the Pre-Health Professionals Living-Learning Community. This floor, also located in the Quad with all other first-year student housing, will allow students to connect socially and academically, and network through Clarkson with professionals in their field of study.

Unity Floor

This floor provides an inclusive environment with a focus on the diversity of all people. Unity housing is open to students who identify as LGBTQ+, gender nonconforming, cisgender and allies. The first-year Unity Floor students will connect socially and academically with upperclass students in Clarkson’s Unity House and the Gender Sexuallity Alliance. The Unity Floor will be located in the Quad for first-year students.

Go Knights!

This floor will be composed of students passionate about athletics and building Clarkson spirit at athletic events and across campus. This community will promote sportsmanship, enthusiasm for athletics, healthy living and Clarkson spirit. Programming will focus on teamwork, work ethic, healthy living and academic excellence. This floor will be located in the Quad for first-year students.

The Golden Gamers Floor (The GGF)

Are you a new school gamer or an old school gamer? From PS4 to Dungeons & Dragons, this floor is for you. The goal of this floor is to bring students with gaming interests together socially to provide academic support among first-year students. This floor is located in first-year housing in the Quad. 

The Artists Guild

This floor is for first-year students who have creative talents — musical, artistic or theatrical. Activities will allow students to showcase their talents to the community while building a strong connection to each other and Clarkson. The goal is to promote creativity on campus and in our local community.

Clarkson University Community Service Floor (CUCS)

This floor encourages community service partnerships and volunteer opportunities within the Clarkson campus and Potsdam community. Students will gain valuable experience giving back, raising awareness and promoting civic engagement. This floor will be available to first-year students living in the Quad. 

Social Justice Floor

The goal of this floor is to educate and promote awareness and understanding of social justice topics locally, nationally and globally. Programming on this floor will encourage immediate, impactful solutions at Clarkson and discussion of national and global student activism. This floor will be located in the Quad for first-year students.

Global Travel Floor

This floor is for those students who are interested in traveling abroad while at Clarkson University. Activities will focus on travel abroad preparations, cultural learning and cultural awareness. This floor will be located in the Quad for first-year students.


Find your way at Clarkson. This floor is for students who want to discover their passions and mold their experience at Clarkson. Activities guide each student through self-exploration while providing an understanding of Clarkson’s resources. This floor is located in the Quad and is for first-year students.

Sustainability Floor

Students on this floor will learn about diverse aspects of sustainability pertaining to the immediate campus, the North Country community and the world at large. Students from a range of different backgrounds will come together to explore their interest in, and commitment to, sustainable living. This floor is located in the Quad and is for first-year students.  

ROTC Floor

This floor is for students who want to live in a community with other students who are interested in military service. While living on this floor, students will be exposed to the traditions, customs and current members of the Clarkson University ROTC programs. This floor will be located in the Quad and is for first-year students.

Emerging Leaders Floor

This floor exposes first-year students to Clarkson’s Student Government, Greek Life, Residence Life and student organizations to mold future student leaders in these areas of Clarkson.  Activities will consist of leadership training, guest presenters and practical skill-building exercises. This floor is located in the Quad and is for first-year students.   

MENs Group

MENs Group is a group in which we are empowering the next generation of leaders while contributing to their growth by providing economic empowerment, guidance and networking. The MENs Group is dedicated to male students and will provide opportunities to network with Clarkson alumni and upperclass male students, stability among the students in the group and on the floor and programs which provide insight into the world of finances. This floor will be for first-year male students and will be housed in the Quad. 

Honors Program

First-year students who are accepted into the Honors Program at Clarkson University have the option to live in Honors housing, as space allows. This small community has extended quiet hours and sophomore Honors student mentors in residence and is in the same complex as the Honors Program office.

What to bring with you

Room essentials:

  • Bed sheets and blankets – twin extra long sheets (mattress is 36" x 80"), pillow
  • Trash can – we provide the recycling bin for you… After all, 84 percent of household waste is recyclable.
  • Towels – bath towels are a must and hand towels help reduce paper towel use in the dorms.
  • Toiletries – shower sandals and supplies, health products, bathroom caddy
  • Clothes and hangers, hanging closet organizer
  • Personal fan – optional

Things to help you work:

  • Desk organizer
  • General school supplies
  • Desk lamp with compact fluorescent light bulb
  • Headphones to enjoy your music

Electronics and related:

  • EPEAT-certified computer and flash drive. A laptop computer is recommended (it takes less space in your dorm and helps provide a mobile work environment).
  • Ethernet cable/TV cable – we provide the jack in wall
  • Energy Star appliances – Wait until you get your roommate assignments to coordinate these!
  • Smart power strip – shuts off power when you aren’t using your electronics
  • Entertainment (books, music, games)
  • Cell phone
  • Alarm clock
  • Camera


  • Laundry bag and laundry detergent for cold water washing, small dish soap
  • Sewing kit
  • Reusable coffee/travel mug and water bottle
  • Reusable bowl/plate and utensils for any in-room eating
  • Storage containers – suggestion from a student: Pack your clothes in one or two large solid plastic bins. The bins can be used for storage and as a laundry hamper once you get here, and you will not have to find space for empty suitcases.

Please do not bring

  • Air conditioner
  • Halogen lamp
  • Toaster oven
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Space heater
  • Zip cord
  • Waterbed
  • Charcoal/gas grill
  • Candles, incense
  • String lights or extension cords

(This is not a complete list and is subject to change)

Residence Hall Accommodations

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Vending Machines
Vending machines are located in some of the residence and academic buildings and offer soft drinks, candy, gum, nuts, etc. Most are located in game rooms, lounges or hall areas. 

Mail is delivered directly to the campus mail room, which is located in the Student Center, Monday through Saturday, excluding any legal holidays. All students have their own box number for mail delivery. All packages can be picked up at the mail room during posted hours with proper identification. The University also offers shipping service.

Cable TV 
Basic cable TV service is available in each room in the residence halls and in each campus apartment. Additional cable is available to students for a fee and must be arranged by directly contacting Time Warner/Spectrum. Student residents are responsible for the proper use of this service and equipment and are liable for damages in the event of misuse.

Network Access
All residence hall rooms have individual student access to the University's network. Personal use of the network is governed by the University's Information Systems Acceptable Use Policy.

On-campus parking is provided in certain lots. More information about parking can be found on the Campus Safety's parking site.

Bicycle Racks
Bicycle racks are located outside of each residence hall.

Personal Property Insurance
Personal Property Insurance is encouraged for all of our students to acquire.  Please see Personal Property Insurance information and Enrollment Form here.


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