Below is a list of housing questions frequently asked by Herkimer College students planning to on-campus:

How do I apply for on-campus housing?

Applications are currently being accepted on-line by clicking the following link: Apply Here!

How much does on-campus housing cost?

Housing Charges


Fall Semester

Spring Semester


Campus Meadows




College Hill Single




College Hill Double




Reservoir Run





What if Herkimer runs out of housing / apartments?

If housing is full at Herkimer, we encourage you to call and ask that your name is added to the waiting list.

What items should I leave at home?

Please do not bring the following items:

  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Fireworks
  • Air Conditioners
  • Live Christmas Trees
  • Pets
  • Weightlifting Apparatus
  • BBQ Grills
  • Foreman Grill, etc.
  • Gasoline/Other flammable liquids
  • Cinder Blocks
  • Drugs/Alcohol/Kegs/Beer Balls
  • Decorative or Empty alcohol containers
  • Exterior Mounted Antennas
  • Duct Tape
  • Extension Cords
  • Drum Sets/Electric Guitars/Amplified Equipment
  • Firearms (including Paintball guns, BB/Pellet guns, etc. See License for further description)

What items should I bring?

When speaking with your roommate/apartment-mates, you need to discuss which of the following items you should bring, which others might have, and which items you can share.

You also should consult your home owners insurance to see if your policy will cover items that are lost, stolen and/or damaged while you are at college. Otherwise, you might want to contact your insurance agent about purchasing renters insurance.

Acceptable things you might want to bring include:

  • Living Room:
    TV/Gaming System/DVD Player
    Entertainment Center (optional)
    Cable Wires
  • Cleaning Materials:
    Vacuum, Broom and Mop
    Dishwasher Detergent
    Laundry Detergent/Basket
  • Bathroom:
    Toilet Paper
    Towels & Washcloths
    Waste Basket
    Shower Curtain
    First Aid Kit
  • Bedroom:
    Sheets, Pillow, Pillow Case, Blanket & Comforter
    Desk Lamp or Light
    Lock Box/Mini-safe
    Alarm Clock w/ Battery back up
    Computer/Accessories/Surge Protector
  • Kitchen
    Microwave (already included @ Reservoir Run)
    Pots & Pans
    Dishes & Silverware
    Paper Towels
    Non-perishable food items
    Trash Can
  • Vehicle:
    If you will be bringing a vehicle, make sure that you have the proper equipment such as jumper cables, safety equipment, and a shovel. The $80 ($50 for Spring only) parking fee will be due at check-in.

Can I get my deposit back if I change my mind?

  • All housing contract cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Residence Life & Housing Office and received by the due date. Students canceling this agreement on or before July 15 for the fall semester or December 15 for the spring semester will receive a full refund of the Security Deposit. Any cancellation after July 15 for the fall semester and December 15 for the spring semester, will result in forfeiture of the Security Deposit.
  • Any contract received after July 15 for the fall semester and December 15 for the spring semester, will have 14 days from the date received (up to the day before classes begin) to cancel their contract and receive a full refund of the security deposit. If the contract is canceled after 14 days, the security deposit will be forfeited.
  • Any cancellation due to formally withdrawing from HCCC between the first day of classes and the third Friday of classes will be billed based on a pro-rated daily rate and forfeit the security deposit. Any cancellation after the third Friday of classes will result in the forfeiture of the Security Deposit and Student will remain liable for that semester’s rent.
  • Students wishing to move off-campus between semesters, must apply in writing detailing a change in financial status since entering into this agreement. If approved, the student will forfeit their security deposit and be charged the equivalent of one month’s rent. If not approved, the student will be responsible for the rent for the semester and all other charges.

What are the options for apartments?

  • Reservoir Run - Same sex by apartment. Four-person suite apartments with single bedrooms. Mail delivery in building. Washer & Dryer in each apartment. Kitchen appliances including microwave.
  • Campus Meadows - Same sex by apartment. Mix of flats and townhouse apartments for 2 to 5students. Laundry room and mail boxes in complex. Kitchen appliances minus a microwave included.
  • College Hill - Same sex by apartment. Mix of single and double room apartments for 2 or 3 students. Laundry room and mail boxes in complex. Kitchen appliances minus a microwave included.

What is room selection?

Room selection is the process whereby students currently living on campus select on-campus housing for the next academic year. The housing selection process is based on the principles of seniority, fairness, and personal choice. Students select their roommates and then select their room according to a total point total.

Learn more about the process.