Slocum Heights apartments. Credit and Copyright Mary Dickinson Jensen.
Slocum Heights is a series of apartment buildings on South Campus that are located on Slocum Drive. There are 35 apartment buildings in Slocum Heights. Each building has eight apartments with a total of 280 apartments in the neighborhood. These buildings include one and two person flats.
There are two bus routes that go through Slocum Heights. These routes are 244 Slocum Heights and 344 South Campus. The schedules for these routes can be found on Centro’s page. There are three bus stops that service Slocum Heights: 100 Slocum Drive, 231 Slocum Drive, and Slocum and Lambreth.
Two types of apartments can be found in Slocum Heights. All apartments come fully furnished. Electrical, cable, phone, and network outlets are also included. The one bedroom apartments are 20ft by 27ft and have a bathroom with a bathtub, two storage closets, a kitchen, a great room, and one bedroom. The two bedroom apartments are 27ft by 27ft and contain a bathroom with a bathtub, a kitchen, one storage closet, a great room and two bedrooms. In each of these apartments one of the bedrooms are 10ft by 13ft and the other is 9ft 9in by 12ft.
A kitchen in Slocum Heights. Credit and Copyright Mary Dickinson Jensen.
Of all the apartment neighborhoods owned by Syracuse University on South Campus, Slocum Heights is the only one with a community center. This community center is located in 301 Slocum Heights Apr. 3 and contains a kitchen and a meeting space. This center is often used for events by the South Campus Organization of Programming Excellence (SCOPE) and the Skyhall Community Council. To uses this space contact Office of Resident life at .
Slocum Heights is the only neighborhood that has its own laundry facility, other than the Skyhall (a dorm) and University Village (owned by EdR). A laundry room can be found on the bottom floor of each apartment building and contains two washers and two dryers. There are no PLUS Card readers in the Slocum Heights laundry rooms, so only quarters can be used in the machines.
While much of Slocum Heights is handicap accessible, there are some limiting factors. Some of the apartments in Slocum Heights were built for wheelchair accessibility and include lower counters in the kitchen, an accessible shower, a larger bedroom door that can accommodate a wheelchair, and a ramp for the apartment door and the laundry door. The community center is also handicap accessible and is located on the first floor of the building. The mail shelters and bus stops are also handicap accessible. None of the even numbered apartments are accessible, because they all require stairs to reach the second floor. Other restrictions to accessibility in Slocum Heights including no handicap ramps for the sidewalks on the inner lawn of the neighborhood, extremely damaged pavement throughout that would be difficult to manage in a wheelchair, and no snow removal services by the University.
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