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Living on Campus

student living in Marguerite Hall

Living on campus is the best way to experience college life — create great memories, make lifelong friends, and live steps away from the main campus.

 

Benefits

Benefits to living on campus

National statistics show that students who live in residence halls tend to perform better academically and are more engaged on campus. While living on campus students are easily able to:

  • Build meaningful relationships with other students
  • Easily attend campus events
  • Join student clubs and organizations
  • Study together and work on class projects
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Eat on campus with your friends
  • Walk to class and save time commuting!

Resident Advisor Support

Resident Advisors (RA) are student leaders who live with their fellow students in the residence halls who are responsible for the management and assistance of residents within a specific section or floor.

RAs serve as the initial contact person for the students on issues such as: roommate conflicts, maintenance concerns, general questions about the campus, and issues that may arise within a Residence Hall community. They implement social and educational programs within the halls, build a community, and assist with enforcing the College’s Code of Conduct.

RAs are a great resource, as they were starting their journey at D’Youville – just like you are — not too long ago!


Campus Safety

security officers

A security guard staffs the front lobby of each residence hall 24 hours a day. Residents must present a college ID to enter the building. Visitors must sign-in and be escorted to their destination.

housing options

First Year Students: You will receive your housing assignment shortly after Summer Orientation sessions are over. We will provide housing information to you in the spring semester for all students beginning in the fall, to review your housing deposit, roommate selection, as well as your housing application and license agreement.

marguerite hall

  • Primarily for first year students and sophomores
  • Co-ed, with some floors divided by gender.
  • 12-story building with breathtaking views of the Buffalo waterfront, downtown, and Canada.
  • About 28 students reside on each floor, which includes study lounge, TV lounge, and kitchenette.
  • Each room has cable TV hook-up, Internet access, phone line capability, and individually-controlled heat and air conditioning.
  • Staffed by a security guard 24 hours a day; an ID is required to enter building.
  • Resident Advisor lives on each floor.
  • Fun activities and educational events throughout each semester.
  • Well-lit, protected, parking lot for residents

 For more information, visit the Marguerite Hall page.


222 Connecticut Apartment Complex 

  • For D'Youville juniors or students 21 and older, including graduate and doctoral students.
  • Four-bedroom apartments feature two full baths.
  • Roomy and fully furnished.
  • Full-size refrigerator/freezer, microwave and stove in kitchen; cable TV hook-up, Internet access, local phone service, and individually-controlled heat/air conditioning.
  • Well-lit, protected, parking lot for residents.

For more information, see the Residence Apartment Complex page.

Rental Room

Rental rooms at 222 Connecticut Street are available for commuter students who want to stay on campus on occasion to avoid driving in bad weather, or stay late to study for an upcoming exam and avoid the extra commute time. Reservation of a rental room is based on availability for the night(s) a student is looking to stay on campus. 

222 Apartment Complex

  • Each rental apartment can hold up to 4 students per night with shared common space during your stay.
  • All apartments are fully furnished. Bedding and linens are provided for each room (pillows, comforter, sheets, towels). Students are welcome to bring their own towels or bedding if that’s preferred.
  • Students must provide their personal items.
  • As students are reserving a room similar to a hotel, students are not permitted to leave personal items in their reserved room, common area, or bathroom outside of their reservation date(s).
  • The cost per night is $55 and currently can be paid via exact cash or check made out to D'Youville College.

To Make a Reservation

If you are interested in reserving a room at any point in the semester, please contact the Director of Student Engagement at idienuma@dyc.edu to check availability.

Part-time housing form (PDF) 

FAQs

What size are the mattresses?

Mattresses in all on-campus housing facilities are twin sized.

How much space is under the bed?

In Marguerite Hall, standard bed frames are used so there is space between the bed and floor. In the apartments there are drawers under the bed.

Should I bring a mini fridge?
No, you don't need to. A MicroFridge is provided in every room in Marguerite Hall. In the apartments, full-size refrigerators are provided in each kitchen. Only in rare instances will residents be given permission to bring their own refrigerators. Contact the Student Engagement Office ahead of time if you believe that you have extenuating circumstances.
Are cooking facilities available?
Yes. In Marguerite Hall every floor has a kitchenette. Each resident apartment has a full sized kitchen.
Are telephone services provided?
Yes. Local telephone service and voice mail is provided free of charge but you must pay for long distance telephone calls. You'll need to bring your own telephone and complete a telephone setup process in order to use it.
Can I bring a TV?
Yes. Basic cable is available in each room of the residence halls. You provide personal television sets and cable wire extensions. Extra cable packages with premium channels can be purchased individually from the local cable company.
Will I have an Internet connection?
There are Internet connections in each bedroom, one for each student. In Marguerite Hall there is a computer lab on the first floor and in the apartment building there is a computer lab in the lower level. Computer labs are also located in the Bauer Family Academic Center andtheMontante Family Library. Wirelessinternet access is also available.
Can I move in early?
You may not move into your assigned room earlier than the published date and time. If you will be arriving before the residence halls open you'll need to stay in a hotel or make other arrangements.
How much does laundry cost?
Laundry costs are included in housing fees. Washers and dryers on campus do not require coins.
What is the guest policy?
Residents may host visitors everyday until 1 AM at night, and until 3 AM on Friday and Saturday nights. In cases where a resident would like to host a guest overnight, they may do so according to the following guidelines: Guests may stay on campus for a maximum of two days within the course of a seven day period, beginning the first night they are registered. Campus residents may only have two guests within a seven day period and may not have more than two guests per night in any room. In Marguerite Hall, only guests of the same gender are permitted to stay with resident host.
Can I have a car on campus?
Resident parking hang tags are available on a first-come, first-served basis dependent on class standing. They are sold by the StudentEngagementOffice during the first week of classes. Campus residents are only allowed to park in the lot for the building you live in; you'll be ticketed if you park in other areas.
How do I choose the right meal plan?
Please see Food Service Dining Hall Policy for meal plan information.
Are there any non-smoking residence halls?
All residence halls are non-smoking. Per New York state law, there is no smoking in any building on campus including residence halls. All persons must go to the city sidewalk to smoke.
How do I register for on-campus housing?
Contact the Student Engagement Office for information about applying for on-campus housing at (716) 829-8500.
What accommodations are available for guests in the Buffalo area?
There are numerous hotels near the D'Youville campus. To take advantage of special rates, please phone the hotels directly and inquire whether a D'Youville or college/university rate is available.

 

Room & Board Rates

Marguerite Hall 

All full-time rates in MGT include a residential meal plan. D'Youville does not offer a Summer meal plan.

Full-time
Room Type Per Semester
Double, 2 people in room, common bath $6,326
Double, 2 people in room, private bath $6,818
Double, 1 person in room, common bath $7,171
Single, private bath $7,690
Triple, 3 people in room, private bath $6,671
Triple, 2 people in room, private bath $7,509
Triple, 1 person in room, private bath $8,356
Double with a part-time resident $6,854
Part-time
Room Type Per evening
Marguerite Part-time rate (1-3 nights per week) $45
Summer
Room Type Per Week
Double $214
Single $248
Room Type Per evening
Marguerite summer daily rate $36

Apartment Complex 

APT rates do not include a meal plan (full-time meal plan option is available for additional fee).

Full-time
Room Type Per Semester
Room in a 4-bedroom apartment $5,172
Studio Apartment $5,971
Part-time
Room Type Per Evening
Room in a 4-bedroom apartment $62
Summer (full-time)
Room Type Per Week
Room in a 4-bedroom apartment $318
Studio apartment $362
Summer (part-time)
Room Type Per Evening
Room in a 4-bedroom apartment $52

Meal Plan

Meal Plan Per Semester
Full time college meal plan option $1,875

Mandatory Fee

Fee Per Semester
Residence Council Fee $22

Forms & Docs

residence apartment complex

apartment complex

For D'Youville juniors or students 21 and older, including graduate and doctoral students.

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Marguerite Hall in the winter

marguerite hall

A 12-story residence hall primarily for freshmen and sophomore students.

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Office of Student Engagement