Animal Housing

Most colleges ask students to leave their pets at home, but not the State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, where students are encouraged to room with birds, cats, even snakes.

The college designated a two-story wing in its Mohawk Residence Hall five years ago so that about 45 students could live with their pets. "It's one of our options that usually fills up first," says Ron Mason, the housing coordinator. "Students love the idea of bringing that piece of home