They are connected to the basement of Sharp where they do laundry.
I would actually not rank Sharp as number one. I personally would rank the Freshman 5 as top. Everyone has a different opinion. That being said, if I were to give mine, it would be the following:
- Freshman Five
Some students find that Sharp is less social because everyone has their own rooms.
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)
In their kitchen is a stove, oven and a fridge. I believe there is a microwave, but RPI does not guarentee that. While living in Davison or Nugent, you get access to the basement of Sharp, which also has a kitchen that might have a microwave.
Suite bathrooms: Davison, Nugent, Barton
Hall bathrooms: Freshman Five (Bray, Cary, Hall, Nason, Crocket), Barton
Individual room/suite bathrooms: Warren, Sharp
It can be raised about 4-5 feet high without bunking.
All 6 of you will attend the lottery at the time of the best (lowest) number. If any person cannot attend, they should complete a proxy form and send it with those who are attending.
Only the lowest number is important. If you have 1, and the others have 250+… you have 1 – that’s what matters. I will say that (historically), you will need to have number ~25 or lower to get into Sharp. Have a back-up plan!
Details about the lottery for rising sophomores can be found here. Hopefully that answers the first question.
With the lottery for Sharp (and other buildings in the same offering), you bring ALL of the people you want to live with in the suite to the lottery at the time of the lowest number of someone in your group. Each individual gets a room in the suite.
One person cannot get a suite. In fact, one person might not be able to occupy an individual room without a few others. The idea is that Sharp is for groups of students who want to live together.
Unless something has changed, this info is correct. You can always call ResLife during business hours – (518) 276-6284.
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.
I’ll have to answer this with a kind of jaded perspective, but I’ll do my best. Most current students would probably agree that Sharp is the nicest available residence hall for sophomore students. Sharp is close to academic campus, has suite-style living, and a living room. There is also a kitchen and some work-out equipment downstairs. All-in-all it is kind of the whole package. The other sophomore residence halls are still nice, but they may not be as close, or are not suite-style.
I’m kind of inclined to believe that you are an incoming student, so I will note that Sharp is restricted to sophomore residents.
Typically, no number higher than ~27 will get a suite in Sharp. There are 16 suites in Sharp; 14 house 6 residents, and the other 2 house 5 residents.
This is from my past knowledge – Sharp goes very quickly.