Housing and Meal Plan Information

Off-Campus Housing

It is recommended that you arrive early (around mid-August if starting in fall or mid-January for the spring), to look for an apartment unless you set up one before you arrive. There are rooms for rent in three or four bedroom apartments within walking distance to campus. One-bedroom apartments are scarcer and relatively expensive. You will have to pay a month’s rent in advance, plus a refundable security deposit equal to the monthly rent. Prices will start at about $400 a month per person (excluding utilities). For a preview of costs and typical apartments, please consult Orange Housing or use the Off Campus Housing Finder.

University Townhouses

Phone: 315-632-8228

These townhouses offer up-to-date appliances (refrigerator, stove, microwave, washer, dryer), beds, televisions, dressers, closets, and a living room with couches. This location also has off-street parking. Robert Drive is located near Syracuse University’s South Campus and is just down the road from Manley Field House. It is about a 5-10 minute walk to main campus. It’s located on a main bus route, so you can conveniently reach SU’s main campus, Tops grocery store, have easy access to the highway (I-81).

Park Point

Phone: 315-414-2400

Very close to SU, 1 or 2 minute walking. All utilities included: cable television (75 channels), Internet (modem and Wi-Fi), air conditioning and heat, laundry and dryer (in the apartment). This is a 4 bedroom apartment; it has 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and living room. In the building you have a nice gym, lounge room with big TVs, couches, and a barbecue area. Conditions that you need to know:

1) You must be an SU student and 2) you must have been living in SU dorms for two years minimum or if you are from abroad. The term of the lease is 6 months, from August to January or from January to June. Call for current monthly rates. 

University Village Apartments on Colvin

Phone: 315-424-1047

The University Village Apartments on Colvin offer you a variety of features and amenities. Included: Computer lab and printing services, extended basic cable, fireplace lounge, fitness center, free parking, game room, maintenance 24/7, movie rentals, private laundry, property-wide WiFi access, resident common area/lounge, resident events, study rooms, tanning dome, theater room, and vending machines.

Copper Beech Commons

Phone: 315-565-7555

A ten minute walk to the main SU campus or take Connective Corridor Bus Route directly to Syracuse University. Everything is included in the rent, including utilities and cable. Amenities include: on-site fitness center, cafe and convenience store, indoor basketball court, gaming room, entertainment area with pool table, foosball, and ping pong, indoor bicycle storage, free on-site parking, individual and group study areas, on-site security, maintenance, and management, ATM, outdoor deck and grill, resident storage facility, movie theater.

Campus Hill Apartments

Campus Hill Apartments offers the best locations and apartment styles at Syracuse University. Live in an upscale apartment and walk to class every day! Our excellent locations are all within walking distance to campus and Marshall Street. We have many newly renovated, spacious, and unique apartment layouts to choose from. See our property map to choose from over 250 apartments. Email: syracuse.info@campusapts.com

There are also many new off-campus student apartments in the process of being built. Contact information can be found on their websites:

Theory Syracuse

Located at the northwest corner of E. Genesee Street and S. Crouse Ave, within walking distance of Syracuse University. The brand new community will offer top-of-the-market amenities and will feature a variety of fully-furnished floor plans, including studio, one, two, three and four bedroom homes. Need blazing fast internet? Enjoy 1 gig internet speed in every home! Theory Syracuse is now leasing!

505 on Walnut

The 505 on Walnut features brand new off-campus housing near Syracuse University for students looking for a unique living experience. Students looking for the perfect combination of comfort, convenience, and technology will enjoy the lifestyle that The 505 on Walnut offers.

The Marshall

The Marshall Syracuse brings big-city life to upstate New York with our thoughtfully-designed residences. Whether it is the kitchen’s open shelving, unit-wide hardwood style flooring, or included contemporary furniture outfit that catches your eye, the complete package was intended to portray a lifestyle that you are familiar with.

These are landlords that have worked with exchange students in the past. You can contact them directly.

Jim Allison: jallison@twcny.rr.com

Shymoon (phone only): 315.391.4779

Anne Dallalah: call/text at 315-395-7005; or email at SyrRentals@gmail.com

Other landlords that students may contact can be found on Orange Housing .

A Note on Meal Plans

Even if you live off-campus, you can still sign up for one of the SU meal plans. This can be done now or when you arrive. The rates can be found at the Office of Housing, Meal Plan, and ID Card Services’ website.