Welcome to Residence Life at Sage College of Albany
For some people, living in the residence hall is what college is all about. Sage College of Albany's on-campus residence hall provides living and learning space for about 100 first-year students in good academic standing.
Sage believes that residence halls should be active living/learning centers that compliment the academic programs of the College. Students can participate in a variety of social and educational programs, such as cultural dinners, aromatherapy workshops, fitness workshops, off-campus trips, and Halloween parties for area youth.
Living successfully in residence halls is dependent upon balancing individual freedoms with sensitivity and respect for the rights of others. A willingness to discuss, negotiate, and compromise is essential. Individual and cultural differences make up the unique texture of the residence halls, and students are encouraged to learn from one another.
Important Dates for Fall 2015
Thursday, August 27: New Albany residents move in
Friday, August 28: Returning Albany residents arrive
Monday, August 31: Classes begin
Friday, September 4: Deadline for meal plan changes
Monday, September 7: College closed (Labor Day)
Monday, October 12: College closed (Columbus Day)
Tuesday, October 13: Offices open, but no classes
Wednesday, November 25: Halls close at 11:00 AM for Thanksgiving Break
Sunday, November 29: Halls reopen at 12:00 (noon)
Friday, December 11: Last day of classes
Monday, December 14: Reading Day
December 15-18: Final exams
Saturday, December 19: Halls close at 11:00 AM (Residents must leave no later than 11:00 AM,or by 24 hours after their last final, whichever comes first.)
Important Dates for Spring 2016
Sunday, January 17: Residents arrive
Monday, January 18: College closed (MLK, Jr. Day)
Tuesday, January 19: Classes begin
Friday, January 22: Deadline for meal plan changes
Saturday, March 5: Halls close at 11:00 AM for Spring Break
Sunday, March 13: Halls reopen at 12 noon
Friday, April 29: Last day of classes
Monday, May 2: Reading Day
May 3-6: Final exams
Saturday, May 7: Halls close at 11:00 AM (Residents must leave no later than 11:00 AM, or by 24 hours after their last final, whichever comes first.)
Saturday, May 14: TSC Commencement
Sunday, May 15: Halls close at 11:00 AM for those who participated in Commencement activities
As indicated on The Sage Colleges’ Residence Contract, students are “not allowed to stay in the room during vacation periods (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break) when the residence halls are officially closed, unless prior written permission from the Office of Residence Life has been granted. Students granted such permission may be assigned to a residence hall other than their own. Room fees may be applied to the student’s bill.”
Living at University Heights College Suites
After their first year, students may prefer to live in rental properties in the surrounding neighborhoods or at University Heights College Suites, a student housing complex only a short walk from campus. College Suites offers Sage students apartment-style living with new, fully furnished 4-bedroom units. If you are interested in living at College Suites, please contact the Office of Residence Life for information; our office works directly with the management of College Suites for you (and you do not have to pay a deposit!). Students who choose to live in College Suites are always welcome to attend any programs and events on the Sage campus and in the Albany Campus Residence Hall. Although the apartments at College Suites come with full kitchens, residents are also welcome to choose meal plans on campus.
For those students living off-campus, Sage makes commuting easy. We provide plenty of parking, on-campus dining options, and a comfortable commuter lounge.
Special Needs Housing
Part of the commitment to students with disabilities is to ensure that students have equitable access to campus programs, including housing. The Sage Colleges will provide reasonable housing accommodations to eligible students. To substantiate the need for assistance, we require clear, current, and comprehensive documentation of limitations in function or performance, specifically as it relates to housing. Substantiated need is constituted by a severe and chronic disabling condition that has been well documented by an appropriate and qualified professional. The disabling condition must significantly impact their learning environment and/or residential activities unless reasonable accommodations are provided.
Accommodations for various disabilities and chronic health conditions take time to arrange. Housing receives many such requests, all of which affect the allocation of limited housing resources. For this reason, it is important that accommodation requests for pre-existing conditions be made at the time of application.
Any student requiring a special housing accommodation of any type should send the request and documentation to the Disabilities Services Director as soon as they are accepted to the college. Please be specific and communicate all of your needs. You will also need to be in contact with the Wellness Center to discuss your medical needs prior to move-in to create a care plan and contract.