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Students in triples will be in one of three different configurations. The configurations are as follows:

1. 1 Standard Bed, 1 Bunk (Includes 2 Beds), 2 Desks, 2 Dressers, 2 Closets/Armoires 

2. 1 Loft, 1 Bunk (Includes 2 Beds), 2 Desks, 2 Dressers, 2 Closets/Armoires 

3. 1 Loft, 1 Bunk (Includes 2 Beds), 3 Desks, 2 Dressers, 2 Closets/Armoires 

* If all three students in a tripled room collectively decide that they would like to change the configuration of their room, there will be a process communicated to them after the start of opening. 


Top 10 Reasons Why Living in a Triple is a Positive Experience!

10. You have something in common with a large population at SBU. 
9. It is the least expensive room rate on campus. 
8. You have two people to go to the dining halls with.
7. You save time and money by not commuting.
6. You have less to bring to school by sharing items such as a TV, mini fridge, stereo, etc. 
5. You are invited to monthly programs exclusive to students who have been tripled. 
4. There is more frequent cleaning of the bathrooms in corridor style residence halls.
3. Living in a triple helps you learn to better manage your time and resources.  
2. You have two people to study with.
1. You have the chance to make two new friends right from the beginning of your college experience. 

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Tips for Living in a Triple

  • Organize your belongings 
  • Communicate openly
  • Be aware of your roommates' needs 
  • Spend time outside of your room 
  • Invest in earplugs
  • Discuss the possibility of sharing larger items prior to check-in
  • Let the little stuff go and learn to compromise


Detripling [View 2015-2016 Detriple Lottery]

For questions or concerns regarding your quad's detripling list, please check the 2015-16 lottery:


2015-2016 Detriple Lottery


*Due to higher retention rates of returning students and an influx of new students, we anticipate some rooms may be tripled for the entire academic year. 


Room Changes  

Campus Residences also offers a Room Change Concierge Service designed to provide personalized assistance to residents who are exploring the possibility of a room change with another resident. For more information on this program, please click here


Additional information about tripling can be found on the Tripling FAQ page

Tripling Testimonials: From the Students Themselves!

Here are some testimonials from students who have commented on their tripling experience:


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