August 31, 2016

In response to increased requests for pet-friendly lodging this fall, the SUNY Canton Office of Residence Life has doubled the size of its popular Pet Wing in Mohawk Hall.

“Prior to this academic year, we had 70 beds in the Pet Wing,” said SUNY Canton’s Director of Residence Life, John M. Kennedy. “Growing demand led us to make the decision to add an additional 70 beds, which brings our total number of pet-friendly accommodations to 140 beds.”

Kennedy added that students can request to bring a variety of pets with them to live on campus, including cats, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and fish.

This unique housing option, which began in 1997, has helped earn the college several awards. SUNY Canton was twice named to Petside.com’s Top 10 Pet Friendly Colleges list, and GreatValueColleges.net named the college as one of the best in the U.S. for animal lovers.

“SUNY Canton was a pioneer in pet-friendly housing,” Kennedy said. “Our mission has always been to enhance the community-like atmosphere that we are known for, and the Pet Wing plays an important role in achieving that.”

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