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Student sitting on a wood-rimmed couch in a lounge featuring two chairs, big windows and an area rug.

Students use Centennial Hall's many lounges for studying and gathering with friends.

Life on the ESF Campus: A Glimpse Inside Centennial Hall

Nestled at the western end of the ESF campus sits Centennial Hall – home away from home for many first-year students who will settle into either a double or triple room.

Centennial Hall has a modern and cozy vibe with nature-themed decor and comfortable Stickley furniture that can be arranged to suit your own style and needs. Each student is provided with a bed, desk, dresser, desk chair, and a closet or armoire. Both Wi-Fi and wired internet connections are available. The rooms are fully furnished and include cable TV access and come with a refrigerator and microwave.

Students can take comfort in knowing they can pick their own roommates through RoomSync, a roommate-matching platform. If you already know who you would like to room with, that works, too! You will find the option to choose a specific roommate on your housing application form.

Students can feel safe with on-site overnight security and Resident Assistants a few doors down the hall or a phone call away. The building uses a key fob system to ensure only residents can access the building. The front desk is staffed so residents can sign in their guests.

With bikes being a major form of transportation at ESF, you’ll find a bike storage room complete with space to wash your bike. There are also laundry facilities and a fitness center in-house.

CenTen resident Meg Ritchie says there are a lot of advantages to living on campus that people might not have even considered. For Meg, excellent water pressure was a bonus: “My water pressure back home is like a sprinkle compared to the shower here.”

Other residents noted living in the dorm makes connecting with classmates for study sessions much easier. Centennial Hall has study rooms and lounges on every floor perfect for tucking in for a con bio review session or a group project.

The four-floor residence hall is a quick five-minute walk from the heart of campus, making getting to class quick and easy. Trailhead Café, Moon Library, and Syracuse University’s JMA Wireless Dome are just steps away. The building sits right next to the historic Oakwood Cemetery, where you’ll find many students taking advantage of peaceful walking trails. Professors often take their classes to the cemetery to study the decades-old trees, and the flora and fauna found in this oasis in the middle of a city.

Take a virtual tour of Centen online here!