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.
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
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)
Colonie, RAHPs, Stacwyck, Poly, Bryckwyck, Quad, and Blitman
The housing options with single rooms are: Colonie, Stacyck, Poly, Bryckwyck, Quad
I believe so, but all renovations should be done by this summer, Summer 2018.
Straight from Residence Life’s Website:
Homemade bed lofts are not permitted in Residence Halls on campus.
Renssealer is partnering with loftconcepts.com to offer lofts to increase floor space in residence halls. Students living in Blitman, Bray, Cary, Crockett, Davison, E-Complex, Hall, Nason, North, Nugent, RAHP, Stacwyck, Sharp, and Warren, can order a loft at loftconcepts.com. You will receive in room delivery and assembly of their loft prior to arrival on campus.
The usable space is about 28 inches wide. It is able 12 inches deep so a small shelf unit is totally possible.
There is one closet for every single. As stated on the front page, each room includes a dresser.
Quad supplies toilet paper, hand soap, and paper towels for floor baths
It depends on the single, but there’s either a closet that’s built into the wall or a moveable dresser/cabinet. There’s also either a standalone chest of drawers or it’s the drawers found underneath the bed
Each Quad room is slightly different but with a single room you only have one closet typically. Each room consists of a closet/wardrobe, bed, desk and dresser.
Yes Quad has AC.
At this time we do not have any pictures of Church V, all of the pictures we have are posted. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
You are able to unloft a bed and just have to keep the materials in your room until the end of the year.
Yes, typically one of the beds is lofted/bunked.
I would just look at the floor plans listed on RPI’s website http://reslife.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=72. They will have the most information. I should be noted that some lounges may included kitchens.
All laundry for Quad is in the archway. There are about 20 dryers and washers there.
There are hallways in Quad, so don’t worry. Throughout NRB week, in dining halls and in classes are a great way to meet people.
All of the pictures we have are posted. Starting in the fall we will be able to obtain more pictures. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Each Quad room is a little different. For that reason we can not guarantee all quad doubles have the same layouts.
Each dorm has quiet hours. While some dorms are known to be more quiet, it depends each year. I would personally say that Quad is pretty quiet.
The closest dorm to academic building that upperclassmen can live in at this time is Quad.
Every dorm has quiet hours every night and during the weekend. I wouldn’t say any dorm is quieter than others, but some dorms tend to be more social. That being said, I believe that Quad is considered to be very quiet.
Please see all of the pictures for Quad here.
The closest dorm to the Computer Science Building is Quad, but it should be noted that that is not a freshman only dorm.
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.
There are pros and cons to each freshman hall. If you talk to current students you will hear each of them say a different hall. If you want to see pros and cons for some of the halls check out the list on the official RPI Class of 20XX Facebook Group, you should be added to that soon. In regards to athletes and rooming, as far as we know you are not required to room with teammates, though highly recommend and most of the time athletic team members room together.
There is supposed to be an ethernet port in each dorm room
A few things:
1. For the 2015-2016 school year freshman are not being offered a place to live in Quad, so the comparison is a moot point if only comparing to the Freshman Five.
2. Please check out the RPI Class of 201X Facebook group that has a pro and con list.
3. Please search on this website or use the tags to find previous pros and cons.
Quad is often quieter than other housing options. The rooms are irregularly shaped but you are very close to class. There are also no long hallways and upperclassmen live on the third floor. In addition, you have AC. It really depends on what the person is looking for if they are interested in Quad.
We currently do not have any. Sorry.
I have looked back in our records and those pictures are not from Church VI. The laundry machines are the same as for the rest of Quad, under the archway between Hunt I and Hunt III.
Yes, all windows on RPI’s campus come with blinds. It is against the NYS fire code to have any other window coverings in Residence Halls.
Each two sets of stacks, except for Church VI – which is by itself, are connected on the third level. Laundry is under the archway between Hunt I and Hunt III – about four stacks down from Pardee. It’s a little annoying but not too much of an inconvenience.
Quad is divided more by stacks and not floors. That being said, I believe each stack in Quad is not divided by gender, so you might see a mix of both.
I would suggest you first read this post and then browse the room photos for Quad. Pictures are worth a thousand words.
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.
All of the freshman residence halls have some amount of lounge/kitchen space, but it does vary.
- Quad – two double rooms share a suite bath. Rooms are irregularly shaped. VERY close to class. No long hallways – often quieter. Upperclassmen on the third floor. Close to Sage Dining Hall. A/C.
- Freshman Five (Bray, Cary, Nason, Crockett, Hall) – all very similar. Kind of plain-Jane rooms. Long hallways, lots of social-ness. Part of some of these halls is devoted to: Wellness Housing (Bray), Vasudha Housing (Nason), Leadership Housing (Hall), Design and the Arts Housing (Cary). Close to Commons Dining Hall. Community/floor style bathrooms.
- Barton – newest residence hall. A/C. Mostly triples. Close to Commons Dining Hall. Two triples share a suite bath in some cases. In other cases, there is a community/floor bathroom.
- BARH – very close to ECAV/athletic facilities. Similar plain-Jane as Freshman Five. I believe two doubles share a suite bathroom. Has BARH dining hall within. Farthest from classes. Lots of lounge space.
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.
I think there are more than 100 singles in Quad. Almost all of the third floors are occupied by singles exclusively. There are 19 stacks (I think) and each has 5+ singles. So… math = ~ 100.
How quickly they’ll go? You can probably get one. I wouldn’t exactly call the Quad singles “popular”… Some people really prefer them, but a lot of older students enjoy apartment-style living and/or being off campus. I recall many singles being available when I wanted one in 2010-2011 and I didn’t have a great number.
It depends from year to year, but maybe Quad and BARH… there definitely aren’t a lot of opportunities. None on Freshman Hill, though. ResLife will have more information out soon, if you haven’t already received it.
You may look into an apartment style, where you would get a random 4th roommate.
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.
The other ones do not have fridges.
No matter where in Quad you live, you will have card access to the corner stacks if you need to store things in the big fridges. That said, it won’t necessarily be most convenient for regular usage.
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.
My honest answer to this is that I have no idea. Statistics on demand for housing are not published. I don’t hear a lot of people saying that they tried to live in the Quad and were denied because it was full – in fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever heard that said. My advice to you: send in your housing preferences and hope for the best. No stress.
Only freshman residence hall with an elevator: Barton.
Freshman residence halls with AC: Quad, Barton.
Other ammenities: http://reslife.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=53.
Yes, I do know. In the Quad, there are some beds that are bunked in a permanent way, while some beds are on frames that are low to the ground. Double rooms often have one of each; one bed is bunked (attached to the closet) and the other is free and low to the ground.
Aside from making a visit to the room that you are assigned, there’s really no telling which beds are attached when it comes to the Quad.