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.
Does ALL of Quad have A/C or only parts of it?
All of Quad has air conditioning
The room is a triple…are two of the beds already setup as bunked?
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
I read that renovations were being done this summer (2018)…What kind of renovations are being done? Is it all of QUAD or only parts of it? Thanks!
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
Which res halls have kitchens with a stove top?
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)
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
Is Quad Church I carpeted?
I believe so, but all renovations should be done by this summer, Summer 2018.
Can both beds in quad be lofted? How would I loft the second?
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.
Is Quad Pardee 3001A a single room??
Do you know how big the window area is in the quad rooms on the third floor?I’m thinking about putting a small shelf unit there but I need to know the dimensions of that space.
The usable space is about 28 inches wide. It is able 12 inches deep so a small shelf unit is totally possible.
In Quad singles (specifically Caldwell), is there only one closet? And does it come with a dresser (the one with three drawers)?
There is one closet for every single. As stated on the front page, each room includes a dresser.
What bathroom amenities do you need to supply when living in quad? Soap, paper towels, etc.
Quad supplies toilet paper, hand soap, and paper towels for floor baths
In a caldwell single do they typically have dressers or just desk drawers and the shelf unit under the bed?
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
In Quad singles (specifically Caldwell), is there only one closet? And does it come with a dresser (the one with three drawers)?
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.
Does quad have air conditioning? i couldn’t find the answer anywhere on the rpi site but i remember reading that it does and i wanted to make sure
Yes Quad has AC.
I’m living in Church V next semester in a double and I can’t find ANYTHING on what it’s going to look like in the room, do you have any pictures that would be close to it? I’ve been through all the other QUAD pictures but I know Church I, II, and III are different from Church IV, V, and VI.
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.
Is it possible to get a bed unlofted if it is already lofted when I get there? Specifically in Quad
You are able to unloft a bed and just have to keep the materials in your room until the end of the year.
For doubles in the Quad White dorms is one of the beds bunked/lofted?
Yes, typically one of the beds is lofted/bunked.
So my room will officially be in the quad, White IV. I like cooking, so I looked at the floor plan so that I could find the kitchen, but it didn’t seem to exist on there. Is there not actually a kitchen located on the first floor as RPI’s website says there should be, or am I just confused? Also, what is the laundry situation? Thanks!
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.
I was assigned to live in the Quad as a freshman. I am concerned that it may be hard to meet new people due to the fact that there are no hallways. Am I overreacting or is this actually a problem?
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.
Do you have any pictures of Quad White rooms?
All of the pictures we have are posted. Starting in the fall we will be able to obtain more pictures. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Do all Quad doubles have same layouts? No differences between Church I, II, III, White I, II, III?
Each Quad room is a little different. For that reason we can not guarantee all quad doubles have the same layouts.
Which residence hall would be best for someone who prefers quietness?
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.
Looking for the nicest dorms for my junior year…close proximity to academic buildings…I don’t want to rely on a shuttle.
The closest dorm to academic building that upperclassmen can live in at this time is Quad.
I was wondering which dorm is the quietest?
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.
What are the rooms like for freshman at the Quad White I, II, III, IV?
Please see all of the pictures for Quad here.
What freshman dorm is the closest to the Computer Science building?
The closest dorm to the Computer Science Building is Quad, but it should be noted that that is not a freshman only dorm.
On August 2016, I will start my exchange program at The Lally School of Management and I would like to know which is the best residence taking into consideration: – I will only stay for the Fall Semester – I would prefer to stay in a single room (are there private baths for single rooms?) – Distance from the Lally School of MGMT – New/Modern furniture Thanks!
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.
I’m an incoming freshman, and was wondering which freshmen hall is the best/most popular? Also wondering what the situation is with incoming athletes and rooming. I know some schools make you dorm with teammates
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.
Do we have ethernet interface in Quad? I looker around but found nothing….
There is supposed to be an ethernet port in each dorm room
Do you have a pro/con list to living in Quad vs. one of the Freshman Five?
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.
I would like to live in quad next year, in a triple. The location is fantastic and I don’t really want to live on freshman hill anymore. But I keep hearing conflicting opinions on the quality of the quad rooms. Some people seem to think quad is fine, while others pretty much describe it as a slum. Could I please get a straight answer on what the triples in quad are really like? Thanks!
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.
Can you please post pictures of single rooms in Church IV Quad please?
We currently do not have any. Sorry.
I will be living in Church VI and wanted to know if there is a big difference in the rooms compared to the rest of quad since it’s kind of by itself. I looked at the quad pictures but I’m not sure if those pictures go for Church as well. Could you also tell me if there are laundry machines in the building? Thanks!
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.
Just curious as we shop, do the Quad 1st floor suite rooms come with blinds or shades on the windows?
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.
Where in Quad is the laundry? Are there machines in the Pardee stack or in Roebling? I’m assigned to Pardee and in looking at floor plans on the housing site, it looks like the only connected stack to Pardee is Roebling and that’s it. Is this accurate and if so and there are not laundry facilities in either of these stacks, will I need to actually carry my laundry outside to get to a laundry room?
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.
Is each floor of Quad separated by gender? I noticed that there are people of different genders on my floor…
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.
Can you give me a comprehensive description of the rooms/furniture in quad? I’m living there next year and I’ve never actually been inside
I would suggest you first read this post and then browse the room photos for Quad. Pictures are worth a thousand words.
If you had to choose your freshman dorm today, which would you pick?
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.
Then what would the major differences amongst the dorms be? How do people choose their preferences?
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.
I was curious to know about floor-baths on 3rd floor in Quad. In each stack, how many sink(s), toilet(s), and bath stalls available? Thx.
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.
On the reslife website, they don’t layout where each stack of quad is located along the line of each other. Do you have something that shows where each stack is? I just am curious for specific location! thanks!
Any idea how many singles are in quad and maybe a guess at how quickly they will go? I know singles are popular and go quickly but it’d be nice to know /how/ quickly.
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.
In what buildings (preferably on freshman hill) can sophomores have a triple?
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.
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.
Do all quad stock kitchens have fridges? It just says that the corner ones have large refrigerators but nothing about the others…
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.
What is the probability of a freshman getting a Quad Triple with a shared bathroom vs a floor bathroom?
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.
Are the quads hard to get and is there a high demand for them as a freshman?
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.
Which of the freshman dorms have elevators? Also is Barton the only one with ac?
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.
Hi, do you know if all of the beds in the Quadrangle are like the ones in your photos (attached to a closet), or are there movable/debunkable ones too?
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.