Sadly, we do not know. I would reach out to ResLife who may be able to tell you.
What are the options for Junior year housing? How likely will it be for me to get a single? I don’t want to live off campus.
Colonie, RAHPs, Stacwyck, Poly, Bryckwyck, Quad, and Blitman
The housing options with single rooms are: Colonie, Stacyck, Poly, Bryckwyck, Quad
Which beds for on campus housing are full size?
I’m an incoming transfer student for next year (rising sophomore). I’m going to have to live on campus, so I’m curious as to which residence halls are available for transfer students to live in and if there’s anything that resembles apartment living.
Apartment living can be found in Stacwyck, Bryckwyck, RAHPS A or B and Polytechnic. We do not specifically have a dorm for transfer students.
What size are the beds in polytech?
Full size beds are provided in Polytech.
Is there over head lighting in polytechnic? Or do you have buy your own lights?
There is overhead lighting in Polytechnic.
Do the rooms in Polytech have a microwave?
Each Polytech apartment has four singles that shares a kitchen and common area. The kitchen has a stove, microwave, and refrigerator.
Are the bathrooms in polytechnic cleaned by RPI janitors periodically?
No, all cleaning will need to be done by residents.
I am trying to buy a shower curtain (yes, I know they are included but I want a pretty one) for my dorm next year in Polytechnic. What length should I get? I see some are 70″ long but thats hardly six feet and I’m not sure if it will reach to the floor and keep the water where its supposed to be. If you have any idea, I’d much appreciate it!
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.
Are there elevators in all of the halls?
No, not nearly. The only halls with elevators are:
- Barton (freshmen)
- Blitman (upperclass)
- Polytech Apartments (upperclass)
I was just wondering if juniors and seniors could live in quad and what junior and senior on campus housing options were.
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.
Does blitman have a different mattress size, i have read elsewhere but with different answers that they are wider than the normal xlongs.
Mmmm… no. The mattresses in Blitman are the standard twin XL.
Polytech has full-size mattresses.
Is there space underneath the beds in Polytech? Also are you able to move the beds?
There is no accessible space under the beds in Polytech. One might call the frame “enclosed.”
The beds can be moved, yes. I will say, though, that the arrangement the furniture is in is probably the most efficient use of the space.
What size bed comes in the Bryckwyck apartments?
You’ll have to call the Office of Residence Education during business hours to get a certain answer, but I only know of full beds being in Polytech. All the other beds I know of on campus are twin-XL.
That beings said, this area has historically been for graduate students and faculty/staff, so it’s quite likely that they are full mattresses.
In short: call ResEd.
Can you please tell me about polytechnic commons apartments? Thanks
Yes. Polytechnic Commons Apartments are located at the intersection of Congress St. and 15th St. and it’s about a 10 minute walk from campus. This building is restricted to junior and senior students, I believe. Each apartment has 4 single rooms with a full bed, desk, chest of drawers, and hanging space in a dresser. In addition, there are two bathrooms each with a shower and toilet. Each bathroom has 2 sinks. In total, there are two showers, two toilets, and 4 sinks for the 4 residents. Finally there is a sizeable kitchen and living area. The kitchen is furnished with a table, 4 chairs, stove, oven, fridge, and sink. The living room is furnished with an arm chair, coffee table, and TV stand.