There are two community kitchens in the building that’s each on the second and third floor and at the corner of each floor.
Colonie, RAHPs, Stacwyck, Poly, Bryckwyck, Quad, and Blitman
The housing options with single rooms are: Colonie, Stacyck, Poly, Bryckwyck, Quad
Blitman is coed
Each room in Blitman has a bathroom.
Blitman is mainly composed of doubles.
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.
At this time we do not know of a place where you can find the dimensions. We also do not have those numbers unless people provide them to us. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
Yes all rooms have tile floors. You are allowed to bring a rug as long as you take it home with you when you leave.
One thing should be noted about RPI: most of our residence halls have not been updated in a while.
If the distance from the Lally School building (Pittsburgh) is the most important to you, then room in Blitman Residence Halls. It is the closest to the Lally School building (Pittsburgh) but it does not have singles, there are only doubles.
If having a single room is the most important to you, then consider rooming in Quad. It is the second closet to Pittsburgh and has singles.
Private bathrooms for single rooms are scarce in Quad. If you want that you will have to go much further away from the Lally School building.
Blitman used to be an old hotel so each room has its own bathroom. They have one sink, one toilet and one tub.
Interesting & excellent question! I, personally, really enjoyed living in the Quad as a freshman. I liked the historic nature, the proximity to classes and Sage Dining Hall, and the presence of some upperclassmen. I would choose to live in the Quad (again), as a freshman. My second choice would probably be Blitman because I know that a lot of people that I am friends with today lived there, though, in truth my friends were in residence halls all over.
No, not nearly. The only halls with elevators are:
- Barton (freshmen)
- Blitman (upperclass)
- Polytech Apartments (upperclass)
Yes, there is a very good chance. There are more than 300 people who live in WNDS. Many sophomores prefer to live elsewhere on campus (Blitman, STACwyck, etc.) so the first 450-500 won’t all want WNDS.
Also, if someone else takes only half of a double in either of Nugent, Davison, or Warren, you will be one of few people interested in taking the other half.
Housing shifts slightly from year to year, depending on class sizes and other decisions. This year (2012-2013), only freshmen and sophomores are living in the Quad.
Juniors and seniors have options to live in RAHPs (Rensselaer Apartment Housing Projects), Stacwyck (Apartments on Sunset Terrace), Blitman, Colonie, Polytechnic, North Hall, E-Complex, and Bryckwyck.
Mmmm… no. The mattresses in Blitman are the standard twin XL.
Polytech has full-size mattresses.