Residence Life

Residence Life on Campus

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

The college educational and student development experience is enriched by living together with peers. Four relatively new residence halls offer clean and private living spaces equipped with private bathrooms. This is something our students rave about that is another great reason to live on campus. Access to double occupancy rooms is available to all first-year residence hall students. Single rooms may, in some instances, be available to students with special needs, based on proper documentation. Students with, at least, a sophomore class standing may apply for a single room, but they are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

A Completed FTC Housing Application Consists of the Following (Please Read Carefully):

1. Completed FTC Online Student Housing Application available here

2. Completed Residence Life Health Clearance Form available here

3. $150 Housing deposit – click here to pay the deposit online; AND

4. Copy of Course Registration (Full-time Status only).


• April 15th for continuing students  • June 30th for new students


• The $150 Housing deposit is refundable until May 1st for the Fall Semester and January 2nd for the Spring Semester.

Please note: Completion of the FTC Housing Application does not guarantee a student housing assignment. In addition, single room requests are very limited and there is no guarantee that students who had one in the past will get one again nor can any student expect that single rooms are available. If a single room is available, a price adjustment will be made to your bursar account.

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, local and long-distance phone service (at an additional charge), voicemail, cable television 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.

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.


Monday–Thursday, 9:00am–5:30pm

Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm


The Office of Residence Life (ORL) is located in the Student Success Center in the 100-wing of the Main building.

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 8:30 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 FTC bus service to go to the local LIRR stations. FTC bus service runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Online Housing Application

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