There’s one shower per bathroom in E Complex.
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
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.
RPI cleans the bathrooms in the room once a week and the communal bathrooms every day.
That would be considered a one bedroom apartment. Yes it does have a private bathroom for the apartment.
Yes to all of those.
The bathroom lights turn on the fan as well!
Yes 1 shower is shared between 6 people.
Quad supplies toilet paper, hand soap, and paper towels for floor baths
All of the residence halls are co-ed. If the halls are floor bathrooms, one wing will be for females and one for males. If the halls are suite bathrooms, the two rooms sharing the bathroom will be the same gender, but across the hall may be a different gender.
RAHPs A no microwave is provided. Maintenance does not clean your bathroom or provide toilet paper.
Each room in Blitman has a bathroom.
There is a housekeeping service that cleans your bathroom once a week. They do provide toilet paper, but it is very thin so some students still buy their own.
Suite bathrooms are cleaned once a week by the custodial staff.
We just added some pictures of the Freshman Five Bathrooms! Check them out here.
In Stackwyck each apartment has one shared bathroom, i.e. 4 people people share one bathroom.
About 20-22 people share the bathroom in one of the Freshman 5 dorms
Sadly, at this time we do not know that answer. What I can tell you is Barton rooms with suite bathrooms are slightly smaller than those with hall bathrooms, but in general Barton has large rooms.
Blitman used to be an old hotel so each room has its own bathroom. They have one sink, one toilet and one tub.
They are the same sized bathrooms as all of the other Freshman Five. Between the toilets, sinks and showers, they take up the size of two dorm rooms. When you first walk into the room you will have stalls (for women there are 5, this may be different than men), then you walk through a doorway and you have 5 sinks and 5 showers.
If you look at the tab “Room Photos” and then “Davison and Nugent Hall” you will find almost all of the pictures you are looking for. Sadly, we do not have pictures of the bathroom but the setup is sink in the room, door to the bathroom (lockable), toilet, shower, door to suite room (lockable), sink in room.
Stackwyck apartments are maintained by the students residing in those halls. There is no janitorial staff regularly cleaning them.
The Warren Hall bathrooms are cleaned by the custodial staff at least once a week or so.
The shared bathrooms in Davison and Barton do not come with plungers or toilet bowl brushes. They may come with soap dispensers but I recommend you bring your own cleaning/bathroom supplies.
No, all cleaning will need to be done by residents.
The showers in Polytech are step in showers, not bathtubs so I will think like 7ft curtains? I’m not completely sure to be honest.
I’ve seen people do both. People change into a towel or bathrobe in their room and then travel to the bathroom, while other people prefer to change in the shower stall.
Depending where you are living, you will have either a floor bathroom or suite bathroom. Both of them are decent and are cleaned regularly. I personally never had an issue with the floor bathroom.
You were assigned the Crockett apartment which is suite style. Bathrooms are cleaned once a week by the RPI staff.
Suite bath and shared bath are names that I use to describe the same setup: a bathroom shared between a few rooms. Often it is between two bedrooms (so 4-6 people share it).
A floor bath is for a whole hallway of rooms (maybe 30 people…?). As you might guess, a floor bath is much larger.
No, girls do not share bathrooms with boys.
Yes, there will be same-gender housing available on campus throughout your term at RPI.
If you don’t know: two stacks are connected on the third floor. (i.e. Caldwell is connected to Church I). There is a bathroom at each end of this short “hall” Each bathroom has one or two sinks, a toilet, and a shower. There are only about 8-10 people who live up there, so I found it to work quite nicely.
Most halls have a cleaning staff of some sort. With Warren, Nugent, Davison, and Sharp (WNDS), a cleaning staff person works daily to clean the building (lounges, floors, etc.) and will clean each room’s bathroom once per week.
All residence hall bathrooms are equipped with shower curtains. If you so desire, you are permitted to put your own up, but the original does need to be in the room when you move out. From my experience, the shower curtains are in great shape; they are often replaced annually.
Regarding bath mats – in Warren, you almost definitely need to bring your own. Some halls with floor baths may have rubber mats to prevent slipping on the larger surfaces, but I’m not certain on that either.
What does a triple in BARH look like? I honestly don’t know, and they are quite rare. I’m confident that it would, in fact, be one set of bunked beds and one single bed. For a more certain answer, you can contact the Office of Residential Education.
Have people ever complained about being cramped? Ever…? in the history of BARH triples? It’s probably happened, yes… but you’re not living in a closet. You’ll make the space work – that’s part of what college is about.
Is there a cleaning service for the bathrooms? Yes. RPI has a department called Environmental and Site Services. Each building has at least one cleaning person assigned to it. This staff person will clean the bathrooms (usually once a week) and maintain the common living spaces, like hallways, lounges, kitchens, etc. You are still responsible for keeping things tidy and not making huge messes – it’s not a maid service. [Some people prefer to clean their own bathroom. If this is the case, you can just ask your cleaning person not to clean your bathroom, but you do need to do it. If you don’t, you can be fined.]
I really don’t know how to answer this because the question is kind of uninformed (which isn’t really your fault). In the Quad, you can end up in a variety of setups:
- Double room with a floor bath
- Triple room with a floor bath
- Double room with a shared bath
- Triple room with a shared bath
By far, the most common is the double room with a shared bath. There is a rare chance that you will get any other setup, but it is possible.
Floors can be co-ed “by floor” (as you defined it) or “by hall.” It just depends on how things fall. All bathrooms are single sex.
Bikes can be secured to racks that are located outside of each residence hall. Some also have bike rooms inside.
If there is a ‘roommate-conflict,’ your RA will be willing and able to talk through this with you. The RA will help make a decision on the best way to resolve the situation; rarely does it end in a room change, but it happens.
1. You can bring your own shower curtain if you want. They should provide one, though.
2. I’m going to be brief. Read between the lines. Your RA will do your room condition report at the beginning of the year. This confirms what furniture and defects were in the room at the start of your occupancy. When you check out in the spring, all of that furniture needs to be back. In the mean time, just make sure that you pass your health & safety inspection (i.e. don’t block the door with any additional furniture).
You can rent mini fridges from a company called the Refrigerator Leasing Company. You should receive more information about this opportunity when you receive your housing assignment (typically about mid-July, I believe). From my experience, it is more economical to buy your own.
I am not aware of any opportunities to rent a television, sorry.
I prefer suite bathrooms.
Suite and shared bath are the same thing. In this setup, you share the bath with your suitemates.
I have no idea how the demand for rooms turns out each year.
However, I will clarify that suite bathrooms are cleaned by the Environmental Services staff once a week, not once a month. Also, keep in mind that 4-6 people use a suite bathroom and sometimes up to 30 people use a floor bath.
1) It depends on what hall you’re discussing. In the Quad, almost all of the suite bathrooms are shared by 4 people (2 in each room). In Barton, all of the suite bathrooms are shared by 6 people (3 in each room). As far as I know, each suite bathroom (no matter where) has only 1 toilet stall, 1 shower, and 1 sink. Good question.
2) Yes, you can use floor bathrooms whenever you want.
Printing) I believe that the Quad is the only freshmen residence hall without an in-house printer. However, to clarify, there are printers all over campus not just at the “computer lab” (which you are probably referring to the Voorhees Computing Center (VCC). There are also computer labs all over campus. For a full list of public printers that students can use, take a look at this: http://helpdesk.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=301 . You should recognize some of those as names of the freshmen residence halls!
Freshman year roommate) When I was admitted two years ago, there was an admitted students site operated by RPI. If you’re not aware of this, they’ve probably done away with it (and moved to Facebook). This is where we went to find out (electronically) if we had been admitted, and we each had a profile. There were forums and chat rooms, etc. I found a guy on there who had similar interests as me and we made the arrangements. If this doesn’t exist, I would encourage you to make use of the RPI Class of 2015 Facebook group. Perhaps you could organize something off of this and get things moving?
No, the only mirrors provided by RPI would be found in the bathrooms. You should look into buying a full length (or really, any size) mirror for your room. I believe I got one for $5 at Target last year.
I personally have tons of clothes. While there is a considerable amount of space for them, I can’t bring them all to school. The armoires should measure about 39” across the hanging rod. If you have tons of shoes, consider buying a shoe storage container. Remember, also, that you can buy storage things when you move in. It’s smarter to know what exactly you’re working with before you make the purchases.
No, no bathrooms at RPI are co-ed.
I personally have a shared bath and it’s nice because we can leave our stuff in there. That’s the major difference. A floor bath can be nicer because there are more showers/toilets. Also, having a shared bath usually means you can hear the shower/toilet from your room. If you’re a light sleeper and your suitemates/roommate(s) shower at different hours, this is something to consider.
A big thing about having a shared/suite bath in Barton is having a sink in your room. This means you can brush your teeth/wash your face without leaving your room. Although it isn’t required, wearing flip-flops to protect your feet is more necessary in floor baths.
Showering/using the bathroom whenever you want can go either way with this. It may work that you and your suite/roommates have workable shower schedules, or your schedules could clash. In this case, you could always go shower on a floor bath. There is also a “guest bathroom” (you might call it) with just a toilet and sink on each floor.