Residence Life/On-Campus Housing

Five Towns College in Long Island, New York strives to create an atmosphere of community living among students. Living in the residence halls exposes students to new experiences that complement their academic journeys. Diverse religious, ethnic, and social backgrounds make up the student body and help to create a unique and educational environment. Students who live on campus forge relationships with new people, gain insight and perspectives that shape their individual experiences, and learn to work collaboratively on projects, activities and events.

College Living/Learning Center

Education extends from the classroom into the spaces we live. Living with others provides infinite opportunities to learn about other cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles. Living with others also prepares us for a lifetime of interactions with people from all walks of life. Living in a residence hall teaches us to accept others for who they are. Moreover, it offers opportunities to learn social skills, strengthen communication skills, learn respect and tolerance for others, and above all provides opportunities for fun and to develop new relationships.

The Office of Residence Life (ORL) offers four residence halls with clean and private living spaces equipped with private bathrooms. ORL offers double and single occupancy rooms to all resident students. However, single room occupancy is limited on campus and only available on a first-come, first-served basis. In some instances, single rooms can be available to students who need reasonable accommodations, based on proper documentation.

Students with disabilities may apply for reasonable accommodations and housing opportunities that may be granted provided the ORL is able to fulfill the request. Students should request specific accommodations needed each year on their housing application forms. Please note that as stated above, single room requests are very limited and there is no expectation that students who had one in the past will get one again nor can any student expect that one is available.

Residence Hall Student Housing Costs

The Residence Hall student housing costs, fees and the required meal plan expenses are available by clicking here.

How to Apply to Live On Campus

Click here to read about what you need to do to apply to live on campus. There are a few important steps to take but students really enjoy the experience!

    • New Students:
      Fall Semester Start: June 30th
      Spring/Winter Start: January 15th
    • Returning Students:
      Fall Semester Start: March 28th (Housing Lottery*)
      Spring/Winter Start: January 15th (ORL Placement)
  • Housing Assignments will be sent via email tentatively after July 1.
  • *Housing Lottery – Housing Lottery for returning students is the last day of the regular registration period for the Fall semester. Students who are not reregistered on-time do not participate in the lottery. Thereafter, they may request room assignments based on what is still available after the lottery is completed. The date will float based on the registration schedule.

College Student Housing

Each resident gets a bed, dresser, wardrobe or closet, desk and chair when living in the campus residence halls. Students with special needs can request rooms with additional amenities to meet individual needs, if available. Access to social lounges, laundry room facilities and internet is available to resident students. Each residence hall contains communal areas with sofas, group television gathering spaces, and quiet areas for studying. A variety of furniture and seating furnishes the lounge areas.

Permissible Items for Campus Living can be found by clicking here.

Campus Safety & Student Housing

Five Towns College employs a full-time public safety staff for the safety and security of all its students. The Public Safety Office provides 24/7/365 security and campus surveillance.  In addition, Residence Hall Staff live on campus to supervise, support and assist students when needed. The College supports an active Residence Hall Assistant program as well.

The College does not provide storage for student belongings over the summer or for students studying abroad during the academic year. Should these services be needed, please contact the Office of Residence Life for information about local private storage spaces and moving companies.

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Campus Dining & Residence Life

The College’s primary dining hall, the Upbeat Cafe, is located in the Main building. The Upbeat Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. but this may vary depending upon the operating hours of The Downbeat.

The Downbeat Student Center, typically, serves snacks, grab-n-go and delicious desserts on weekend evenings. Opening hours vary during the year so check for announcements about operating times.

Learn more about eating on campus as a student housing resident at Five Towns College.

Residence Life: Commute from Long Island to Manhattan

Located in the heart of Long Island, NY, Five Towns College student housing is approximately 45 minutes from Manhattan. Take full advantage of the cultural wealth of New York City as a student and resident at Five Towns College.

At the main entrance to the academic building, use the Suffolk County Transit Route 3 bus service to travel to the local Long Island Railroad (LIRR) stations located in Wyandanch and Babylon. Suffolk County Transit Route 3 bus service runs from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm on weekdays and offers slightly shorter service on weekends.
Please find the current schedule using this link.

The Online Housing Application is below:

The Residence Life Handbook, Important Dates, and more are below as PDF Downloads. Please read and know the College’s policies and procedures.