Pleasantville-Briarcliff campus

Westchester Housing

Pleasantville and Briarcliff Campus


The Office of Residential Life is committed to the education and development of all students into responsible, well-rounded and self-reliant individuals. For optimal development to occur, we will provide a balance of challenges and opportunities. By recognizing each student as an individual, we will expose them to differences, while revealing similarities, in order to facilitate a deeper understanding of themselves and others. We will seek and create new educational and social communities in order to provide opportunities for civic engagement. We will provide a comfortable, safe and supportive environment, conducive to learning and maximizing retention.

Residential Life will systematically assess its effectiveness through a continuous process of self-evaluation and staff development. We will strive to clarify our role based upon the needs of students and other constituencies, and will build authentic interdependencies within the university community. Finally, we espouse; “the fundamental purpose of a college or university – to promote learning – and shape educationally powerful environments that ensure student learning and personal development.”


Spring Semester in Weschester:

As we approach the end or the Spring semester, here are a couple of reminders for our residents who live in the halls.

  • The Residence Halls close for the Spring semester on Friday, May 16th at 5:00 pm. 
  • Seniors will be allowed to stay in their current assignment as long as they have signed up for a Cap and Gown to walk in Graduation.
  • Undergraduate Graduation will take place on Friday, May 23rd.  Seniors will be asked to check out after Graduation ceremonies.

For those who will be leaving the residence halls, we hope that you had a great experience living in the halls and that you have cherished the experiences and friendships that you have made during that time.  We hope you have a great summer and wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors.  For those who will be returning to the residence halls, we hope that you have a great summer and come back in September refreshed and ready for another great year.