Russell Sage College Orientation 2016

Live on Campus!

Residence halls are more than just places to live! Sage believes that residence halls should be active living/learning centers that compliment the academic programs of the College. Sage is committed to the values and benefits of residential living in the college experience. Both the individual student and school community are enriched by the growth and development that emerge from this distinctive aspect of the Sage environment.

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.

For some people, dorm life (we prefer to call it residence hall living) is what college is all about. Students can participate in fun, valuable programs: such as cultural dinners, aromatherapy workshops, and Halloween parties for area youth.

Housing at Russell Sage College

The college residence policy requires that full-time students who do not live with parents or spouses live in campus residence halls. Exceptions to this policy (based on age, finances or family circumstances) are considered on an individual basis and must be approved in writing by the Dean of Students or his designee.

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

Housing at Sage College of Albany

Sage College of Albany’s on-campus, coed residence hall provides living and learning space for about 100 first-year students in good academic standing.  First year students are required to reside on the Albany campus in the Albany Campus Residence Hall (ACRH). Their room assignments are made by the Residence Life staff.

Returning students have the option to live on campus in the University Heights Association College Suites, or to live off campus as a commuter. Each year, The Sage Colleges reserves a block of College Suite apartments specifically for Sage students. Applications will be available from the Office of Residence Life in the Albany Campus Residence Hall or from the Office of Student Life in the Kahl Campus Center.


Friday, August 25: New first-year and transfer residents move-in

Saturday, August 26: Returning residents and new Graduate residents move-in after 12:00 PM (and throughout the weekend)

Monday, August 28: Classes begin

Friday, September 1: Deadline for meal plan changes

Monday, September 4: College closed (Labor Day)

Monday, September 11: Deadline for beds to be lofted by Facilities

Monday, October 9: College closed (Columbus Day)

Tuesday, October 10: No classes, but offices are open

Wednesday, November 22: Halls close at 11:00 AM (Thanksgiving Break)

Sunday, November 26: Halls reopen at noon

Friday, December 8: Last day of classes

Monday, December 11: Reading Day

Tuesday, December 12 – Friday, December 15: Final exams

Saturday, December 16: 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)


Sunday, January 14: All residents move-in after 10:00 AM

Monday, January 15: College closed (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Tuesday, January 16: Classes begin

Friday, January 19: Deadline for meal plan changes

Saturday, March 3: Halls close at 11:00 AM (Spring Break)

Sunday, March 11: Halls reopen at noon

Wednesday, April 11: RSC Room Selection

Friday, April 27: Last day of classes

Monday, April 30: Reading Day

Tuesday, May 1 – Friday, May 4: Final exams

Saturday, May 5: 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 12: Commencement

Sunday, May 13: For those who participated in Commencement activities, Halls close at 11:00 AM

As indicated on The Sage Colleges’ Residence Contract, the “contract does not include on campus housing during the vacation periods when the residence halls are officially closed (i.e. Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break).  Therefore, students are not allowed to stay on campus during those vacation periods, and are expected to make arrangements for those break periods. If prior written permission from the Residence Life staff has been granted to students to stay on campus during these breaks, the students may be assigned to a residence hall other than their own during the vacation period. In addition, room fees may be applied to the students’ bill.”