Room Selection for Returning Students

 Letter from the Director of Residence Life

We are excited that you plan to live on campus at Russell Sage College! The residence halls at Russell Sage College provide a unique on-campus living opportunity. Each hall is different; they vary from traditional-style halls to lovely brownstone houses to suite-style rooms with semi-private baths.

Residence halls are more than places to live! It is by living in a residence community that you have the chance to begin to learn more about yourself and what you can become. By living on campus, you experience college life through a variety of social events, educational programs that support the academic mission on campus, late night discussions in the hall lounges with roommates and neighbors, and late night pizza breaks! The friends you make living in the residence halls at Russell Sage College will be friends you will have for a lifetime.

The college residence policy requires that all full-time undergraduate students live in campus residence halls. Seniors have the option to request to live off campus in an apartment or house. A student with senior or rising senior status who wants to live off-campus must complete the Off-Campus application. Since there is a residency requirement, a $200 contract breakage fee is assessed if the student does not remain living on campus for the full year.

Part-time students (i.e., those students carrying fewer than 12 credits each semester and less than a total of 24 credits for the year) also have the option to live in residence hall space. If you are a part-time student interested in living on campus, please submit a written request to the Director of Residence Life.

The undergraduate residence policy supports the Residence Life philosophy. Both provide for a living situation that complements the educational task of the college and encourages positive approaches to community responsibility and personal relations. In order to be successful academically, you must be comfortable where you live. The Residence Life staff is committed to providing a safe, clean, and diverse living community for all residents.

Please read through the information regarding the Room Selection process on the web pages. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions!

Christopher G. Oertel
Director of Residence Life
The Sage Colleges
Phone: (518) 244-2008
Email: oertec@sage.edu