RSC Residence Living Guide

Parking Information

Students can pick up parking stickers during check-in at the Public Safety Office for a nominal fee. Don't forget to bring your car registration and plate number to secure the sticker.

May we suggest bringing these items to campus?

  • Sheets, blanket, pillow and comforter (Most beds are standard twin size)
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Draperies and curtains (Tension rods are suggested; curtain rods are not supplied; curtains must be fire-retardant).
  • Rug (6'x9' or 9'x12' will fit most rooms)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Mug or cup
  • Fork/ spoon/ knife
  • Power/surge strips (Multi-prong outlets are not permitted)
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Computer and printer
  • Study lamp (not to exceed 100 watts)
  • Room decorations, posters or plants
  • Wastebasket
  • Winter coat

Russell Sage College Campus Map

Health and Wellness Services

The Wellness Center is located on the first floor of Kellas Hall. The Center houses Health Services, Counseling Services and the Rape Crisis Satellite program. The purpose of this alliance is to assist students in reaching an optimal level of health. All full-time resident and commuting Russell Sage students may use the Wellness Center services free of charge with the exception of lab fees and prescriptions. All students must have some form of health insurance.

Counseling Services provides individual, couples, group and family therapy on a short-term basis depending on one's needs.

Student Health Services provides treatment for acute injury, blood pressure and cholesterol screening, nutrition counseling, diagnostic testing, immunizations, health information and literature and referral. In addition, the gynecology clinic offers a complete examination, pap smear, pregnancy tests, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptive and pregnancy counseling.

Mail Delivery

The Office of College Services and the campus mail room are located in the basement of John Paine Hall. This is where all mailboxes for full-time undergraduate resident, graduate resident, and commuting students (if requested by the commuter) can be found. The majority of campus mail will be sent to this box, not your home address. All U.S. mail and packages are delivered here.

Office of College Services

Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The mail lobby will be accessible any time John Paine Hall is open.

MySage and Computer Services

MySage offers an email component that is a web-based graphical interface. This allows our system to be accessed from anywhere at anytime! The information sharing, calendars, news, and announcements offer exciting tools for enhancing student life.

All Sage residence halls are wired for access to SageNet, the college's campus-wide computer network. Resident students can access email and the web from their residence hall room.

Computer Center

Telephone Service

Active telephone lines are set up on a limited basis for residents with an absolute need for a phone line. Students who are interested in having an active telephone line in their rooms should send an email explaining the reason for needing a phone line to the Residence Life staff at [email protected]. If the request is approved, a work order will be placed to set up the phone line and obtain a phone.

Cable TV Service

Each residence hall room is equipped with cable TV jacks. Basic cable service is provided to each student and expanded service can be arranged through Time Warner Cable at a cost to the individual student. Cords must be purchased independently. Additional information about cable »

Bed Configurations

Raised: The standard bed configuration. Can be raised up to 2' off the floor for storage of plastic bins underneath.

Bunked: One bed placed directly on top of another bed. Can be raised, but will depend on the height of the student in the bottom bed (to allow for head room when seated).

Lofted: One bed raised into the air with support poles. Can be raised between 5' and 6' off the ground. Allows a student desk with bookcase and dresser to fit underneath resulting in more space in the room.


The Troy Campus Bookstore, MOSS Books and Other Provisions, is located at the corner of Second and Congress Streets. Students may purchase books, notebooks, pens, markers, and other school supplies. In addition, the bookstore offers snacks and College clothing.

The bookstore is open:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 2:00 pm

Contact the bookstore at 274-0199 for special hours during vacations and the first two weekends of the semester.

Students can reserve and shop for their textbooks on-line at