Transfer Housing at ESF's Syracuse Campus
On and Off Campus Housing Options

Off-Campus Housing

Most transfer students choose to live in off-campus apartments in the neighborhood surrounding the SUNY-ESF and SU campus, University Hill. Visit our off-campus Housing page to learn more about resources available for locating housing in the University Hill area and the Greater Syracuse area.

On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing for ESF transfer students is available on a space available basis. Students interested in living on-campus must indicate their interest on the Undergraduate Enrollment Agreement (enclosed with their offer of admission) and return this form with the $400 deposit to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by May 1 for fall entry and December 1 for spring entry. Requests received after these deadlines will be considered for any remaining openings. Transfer students who request consideration for on-campus housing will be notified whether or not they have been placed in Centennial Hall by mid-May to early June for fall entry or late November to early December for spring entry.

Please do not complete the on-line housing application for Centennial Hall which only applies to current students.

Questions regarding on-campus housing for transfer students should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Meal Plans for Transfers

Whether living on campus or off, transfer students are welcome to purchase a dining plan from Syracuse University and/or a Trailhead Dollars acount for ESF's Trailhead Café and Treehouse Grab and Go. Those living in on-campus housing units without full kitchens are required to have a meal plan. All students with meal plans dine in any of the five campus dining centers and each meal plan includes a declining balance account for a la carte dining at the snack bars and food courts.

If you have meal plan questions, contact the SU Housing and Meal Plan Office at If you have questions about Trailhead Dollars accounts, contact Diana Johnson, Director of Food Service at


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