Yes I believe there are triples in Quad. You can refer to this page for more information: https://sll.rpi.edu/housing-comparison/2/5
Which singles are recommended to freshmen?
For freshmen, if you want singles, generally, you have two options. You can either apply for North Hall and E-Complex singles or you can choose Sharp hall to live in a suite of 6 singles.
How is the weather in Troy during the Fall? Winter? Spring? Are we not allowed to bring a mini heater? Are all housing equipped with heating?
August, September and early October is warm with a couple cold days and some rain. Then in Winter, it gets cold and snowy. Winter usually ends around early April but it can still be chilly in April and early May.
Students living in dorms are not allowed to use any kind of heater but all housing options are equipped with heating and the heating will be there until the end of the Spring semester.
Are there drinking fountains ??
Yes, all of the resident halls have drinking fountains.
Are pets allowed in any of the student residences?
Nope, they are not allowed in any student residences.
How big are the single rooms in North Hall? Also, what is the bathroom situation?
The singles in North Hall are about 100 sqft big. There are 2 bathrooms in each floor, so about 10 people would be sharing 2 bathrooms. You can find more info about North Hall here: https://sll.rpi.edu/buildings/north-hall
Are TV’s allowed in freshman dorm room?
Yes, as long as you can find a place to put it. You are free to have monitors and TVs in the room.
I’ve got an apartment in RAHPS A this coming year. Will we have an RA/RD and regular inspections?
Yes there will be RA’s and RD’s, and monthly inspections.
Do you know if the dressers and wardrobes in the RAHPs rooms are movable?
Yes they are.
How is mail handled at rpi? Are there lockers in each of the dorms for our mail or do we have to go to one central building to retrieve our packages?
All Freshman would have to go to Commons to get their mails and packages. There is one small mail box for each dorm room and you will receive the keycode with your dorm keys. Packages are arranged to be picked up on the first floor of Commons, where you would present your student ID to the staffs and they will bring out you packages.
Are there heating/ air conditioning units in each room at Nason hall? Asking since we aren’t allowed to bring our own space heaters or ac.
There’s no A/C in Nason. However, there is heating for the winter season but using an additional heater is not allowed in any dorms at RPI.
Are mini-fridges and/or microwaves available to rent through student housing? Or do you have to purchase?
They are not available. However, are common fridges and microwaves for everyone to use in every dorm. If you want your own in your dorm room, then yes, you would have to purchase them.
Do RAHP apartments have just a front door or do they have a back door too?
They only have one front door entry.
Are we allowed to bring plants? I want to keep a little cactus in my dorm.
Yes, you may.
What is a “6-Person Suite-Single Room” in Sharp Hall? Do each students get their own individual room?
Yes, everyone has a single room and 6 people in the suite shares a common room and bathroom.
Do all Stacwyck bedrooms have windows?
Yes I believe so. Unless the room is in the basement where you might get a small window.
Do the singles in nugent have their own bathroom or do they share one?
There are only a couple singles in nugent and they are usually given out to RAs and RDs. But yes, they do have their own bathrooms.
If you opt-in for the roommate search during the housing application process, how detailed should the description of yourself be? Gender, race, etc? Or just general likes and dislikes?
Gender is definitely important because your roommate would have to be the same gender as you. As for the rest, just mention things that you think it’s important for your roommate to know, such as your daily sleep time and work time.
I know rpi has Facebook pages, so would you suggest i join the class of ’22 page? Also I was wondering how roommate requests work, am I allowed to requests roommates before the move in date? Also do you know which residency is most popular among sophomores? Can I chose a specific building? and what are your thoughts on the Quad vs Blitman, as those are the two I have my eye on. Last question, I’m considering joining a sorority, do the frats and sororities do a lot of events together? Thanks :)
Definitely join your class page on Facebook! A lot of events are posted there for you to attend and meet people. With the ResLife portal, you should be able to find roommates and choose the building and room you want to live in.
Quad vs. Blitman:
Quad is closer to the campus but with smaller living spaces. Blitman has only doubles but the rooms are big and each room has its own bathroom and shower.
I don’t know that much about greek life, but I do that they have bondings from time to time for people to meet each other.
Do apartments in RAHP come with refrigerators?
Yes, they do.
Are there first floor dorm rooms for people that have anxiety and such?
I don’t believe that we have rooms specifically for this. However, you can email reslife at email@example.com about your situation for special room request like this.
Which singles are available to sophomores?
All the RAHP apartments and the Stacwyck apartments are suites with four single rooms with a kitchen and a living room. In Colonies B, the doubles are separated into two rooms with a bathroom in between, so it’s mostly like two singles sharing a bathroom. There are some singles in Quad. You can see the floor plan and look up if whether a room is a double, single or triple here: Quad info
Does Bryckwyck have laundry in the building?
Are there any freshman dorms that have single rooms with a private bathroom?Thanks!
There are a couple ones in Nugent and Davison, but only like 1 per floor. If you get REALLY lucky, you might be able to get it.
Do Bryckwyck efficiency apts have eat-in kitchens?
Yes, I believe it’s also furnished.
Are there elevators in Bray Hall?
No, unfortunately not.
Is it possible to fit three unbunked beds in a BARH forced triple?
No unfortunately not, and you can’t really take the bunked bed down either.
What is the specific size of our bed?
You can find it here in this post: How thick are the mattresses? I’m purchasing a pad so I need the right size sheets. Thanks!
Does the room number, say 310A indicate the side of the room you’re assigned?
No it just means that you are assigned to 310 and if you have a roommate, he/she would be 310B. It has nothing to do with which bed you need to sleep on, you can decide that with your roommate.
Are tapestries really not allowed??? How strict are the rules on that? And why??
You can find the rules and why regard this issue here: http://reslife.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=144
Dorm room safety checks are conducted every month, so I would say that you need to meet the rules to pass the checks.
Are there any special tools needed to raise and lower the beds in the dorms? If so should I bring bring them with me, are they available for rent at RPI? Also, is there a best time to arrive, or does it not really matter?
You probably need to rent a loft if you want to raise the bed to a bucked bed height. If you only wants to lift it a bit for some storage, I don’t think you need any special tools. You can arrive anytime you want actually. If you want to get there before your roomates to raise the bed, you can coordinate with them.
Is E-Complex a freshman dorm for this year? Because if it is, then I shouldn’t be there since im a sophomore. Also, does every E-complex room have an AC?
No, I believe E is for Sophomores this year. As for AC, I don’t think E complex has AC for every room.
Is the height, or distance above the floor, of the bed adjustable (not lofting)? And can I adjust it myself, or would I need to let someone know so that they can do it for me?
Yes they are adjustable. You can do it with a couple of friends if you decides to change the height of your bed.
Where do we park for check-in/move-in on the 25th?
You can park on any parking lots those couple of days. I don’t think Public Safety would give you troubles on that day.
Do you live in the same dorm room with the same roommate(s) the entire year?
Yes, you do. Unless you apply for room change with Reslife.
Hi, I saw that there is a non descriptive room attached to my quad hunt triple room. Is that extra living space/laundry/lounge? I’m talking about on the hunt 3 first floor.
You can find the size of your room and floor plan of Hunt 3 here: Hunt Floor Plan. As you can see, there is a lounge facing the stairs on the first floor of Hunt 3. There are laundry rooms in Quad, you wouldn’t have it in your room.
Do the kitchens in BARH have a microwave or a fridge?
Yes, both kitchens have both a microwave and a fridge.
How thick are the mattresses? I’m purchasing a pad so I need the right size sheets. Thanks!
The mattress is Twin XL and it’s 22 cm thick. The size is L203cm W99cm H22cm.
What size rug would be appropriate for a double in Hall Hall?
It depends on how much rug space you want. The rooms in Hall Hall are in genera 188 square feet big. You can find floor plan of Hall Hall here: http://reslife.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=86
Has A/C been added to North Hall dorm rooms this summer (2018)? Thanks
I don’t think there’s any constructions in North this summer.
In freshman 5 dorms are there cork strips on the walls, or how would we hang anything on the wall? ex. small photos
No, there’s no cork strips on the walls. You can hang things using sticky adhesive hooks. For photo frames, you can hang them as long as you are not using nails.
Hey a couple of questions 1.) Does North have AC? 2.) I was looking at the floor plans and I couldn’t see the laundry room, is there not a laundry room in north?
1) Unfortunately no, North has no A/C
2) The laundry room is on the first floor right next to east stairs.
I’m in a forced triple in BARH, what is the room set up like? Do they all have two beds as like a bunk bed and the other just lofted or can we separate the bunk beds? Am I allowed to order a loft in this hall?
Yes. In BARH forced triples, there are three beds, two are bunk beds and one is lofted (bunk beds without the bottom bed). I don’t think you can order lofts in forced triples since they are already lofted.
I’ve heard the E-complex has air conditioning, but does north have it?
Unfortunately no, North does not have A/C.
Am I allowed to bring a floor lamp?
Yes you may. Do ask your RA during orientation though. Last year they wouldn’t allow lamps with any cover around the light bulbs. These policies may change from year to year.
Does anyone know how wide the part of the desk where the chair goes is? If I want to bring my own desk chair what is the maximum width?
The space is pretty wide, you can probably fit your chair in it. However, keep in mind that you’ll still need to find a space in your dorm to place the original dorm chair.
Is the only way to have a lofted bed paying for one through loftedconcepts? Can you decide to have two of the beds bunked or will they just come like that?
With lofted beds, there’s always some safety concerns. I would recommend getting lofted bed through school’s recommendation.
Do you have any idea how far off the ground the beds can be raised in hunt 2 third floor? Pictures would be awesome. Thank you
You can find pictures on our site under Quad. There’s a picture of a room in Hunt 2 third floor. The ceiling is pretty high, height of a bunked bed would fit.
In Nugent, does the doubles each side have a window? Also, is there an A/C unit under each window?
Yes, each side has one window with an A/C unit.
Is there enough room in BARH triple for a typical dorm trunk. Thanks
Yes, I believe you can fit it under beds.