North hall is on the academic side of campus and further away from freshman hill, where most first year students are. That is the main reason I believe people may not want to live there.
You can see pictures of it on our Davison and Nugent page. It has a few shelves in it and a blank side.
They are connected to the basement of Sharp where they do laundry.
Yes. There is wifi all over campus.
I would actually not rank Sharp as number one. I personally would rank the Freshman 5 as top. Everyone has a different opinion. That being said, if I were to give mine, it would be the following:
- Freshman Five
Some students find that Sharp is less social because everyone has their own rooms.
Sadly, we do not know. I would reach out to ResLife who may be able to tell you.
These are still considered “christmas lights” and are not allowed.
All of Quad has air conditioning
Sadly, we do not know the answer to this as it changes room to room. I encourage you to reach out to ResLife who may be able to answer this question
All of Quad will be renovated. This may take some time to fully complete as it is a large dorm. Renovations are new flooring (hardwood replacing carpets), new windows and bathrooms redone
This site is run by students, not Residence Life. I encourage you or your son to reach out to Residence Life about any complaints.
The housing rate differs slightly depending on the dorm. You will pay the amount for the dorm you are living in. The most recent housing costs can be found on the home page.
Dorm rules are mostly common sense. If you’re under 21, no alcohol, obviously. RPI doesn’t allow parties in dorms, but that’s not really an issue since there’s usually something going on off-campus.
As far as room decor goes, none of the multi-colored 5-arm lamps since New York State considers those a fire hazard, the same goes for any upwards-facing lamp. RPI doesn’t allow anything that resembles Christmas lights, as unfortunate as that is. Curtains and flags are also on the no list because of the state. They should have sent you a list of things you can and can’t have at some point, if not, let me know and I can go scare it up.
The guest policy is also pretty reasonable, you can have guests over for 2 nights at a time, but of course, make sure your roommate is fine with it as well.
Quiet hours are from 11 PM to 7 AM on school nights and from 12 AM until 9 AM on weekend. Other than that it basically comes down to common sense and common courtesy. If you’re thinking of doing something that you think might be against the rules or might disturb someone else, don’t do it.
Sadly, we do not have dimensions of the room. That being said, in Colonie B, it is two people living in a suite that has two adjoining rooms and a private bath. Square footage per room is approximately 165 square feet. One room has 163 and one room has 167 square feet. The bathrooms are tubs with a shower.
The following freshman halls have kitchens with a stove top:
- Freshman Five (Bray, Hall, Cary, Crocket, Nugent)
- Davison & Nugent
- Quad (each stack has a kitchen on the first floor with a stove and oven)
You can rent a fridge through RPI’s vendor. That being said, a mini fridge by itself to rent is $120 and a mini fridge with a microwave on top is $220. The cost to purchase a standard mini fridge at Walmart is $90-120 and the cost to purchase a microwave is $60. In total, that would be about $180 and you would own the two items instead of renting for $220 and only for a year.
In their kitchen is a stove, oven and a fridge. I believe there is a microwave, but RPI does not guarentee that. While living in Davison or Nugent, you get access to the basement of Sharp, which also has a kitchen that might have a microwave.
Yes you can bring a blender.
Currently, we only have photos of Brychwyck efficiency apartments. They can be found here.
No they do not
There is no way for us to know what the general population wants this year. That being said, historically, apartment style apartments go fast. Always make sure you have a plan A, B, C, and D for the lottery.
All apartments have a bathroom and kitchen
Colonie, RAHPs, Stacwyck, Poly, Bryckwyck, Quad, and Blitman
The housing options with single rooms are: Colonie, Stacyck, Poly, Bryckwyck, Quad
You will park in E3 which is up near Stacwyck
Freshman year no. Sophomore year you can apply for gender inclusive housing. That information can be found on ResLife’s website
Suite bathrooms: Davison, Nugent, Barton
Hall bathrooms: Freshman Five (Bray, Cary, Hall, Nason, Crocket), Barton
Individual room/suite bathrooms: Warren, Sharp
No Barton is just triples
The closest dorms would be E-Complex or North. That being said it would be about 2 minutes closer than all other freshman dorms.
This question is worded a little weird, but if I understand it correctly, you are asking whether or not athletes can room with other athletes that are not in their own sport during their playing season. Your roommate will not change throughout the year typically. You can choose to live with anyone that you choose. Your sport may have stricter policies.
Blitman is coed
I believe you still apply for this through the ResLife housing portal. Your roommate would also be apart of this special interest housing if you select it as something you would like.
RPI cleans the bathrooms in the room once a week and the communal bathrooms every day.
At this time the exact number of outlets is not known. That being said, expect 2-3 outlets on each side of the room.
Residence halls are very welcoming. For Transfer Students there is a special orientation that helps encourage friendships with other students who are going through a similar situation
That would be considered a one bedroom apartment. Yes it does have a private bathroom for the apartment.
Yes to all of those.
Stackwyck is going through ongoing renovations. Not all buildings are renovated yet. Prior to rennovations, the individual rooms had carpeting. It can be raised about 4-5 feet high without bunking.
It’s technically the bed assignment but it doesn’t really matter for anything. Since all college students are adults, the roommates can decide which bed they want.
It can be raised about 4-5 feet high without bunking.
It can be raised about 4-5 feet high without bunking.
I believe so, but all renovations should be done by this summer, Summer 2018.
These lights are considered the same and are not allowed.
Warren does not. I would buy a standing one, but it is personal preference
The bathroom lights turn on the fan as well!
We do have some pictures of this. The wardrobes are next to each other. You do not need to loft the beds to still have room!