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  • Covid-19 Update Regarding Fall 2021 Housing

    Russell Sage College anticipates a return to normal for the 2021-2022 academic year. This means that all rooms will revert to their normal occupancy (single, double, or triple) and students will be able to elect to live with a roommate for the next academic year. This also means that room rates will be adjusted to reflect this change, and students opting to live in single rooms will be charged a higher rather than those living with a roommate.

    Live on Campus!

    Residence halls are more than just places to live! Sage believes that residence halls should be active living/learning centers that complement 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.

    Our Mission

    The Office of Residence Life is dedicated to providing all Russell Sage College students with a safe and healthy campus environment through providing services orientated to promote:

    • Community: we a committed to a diverse and inclusive campus community driven by a partnership between students, faculty, and staff and supported by robust yet flexible housing and programming models;
    • Civility: we cultivate a respectful and compassionate environment of scholars connected by a common set of values supported by institutional policies and procedures;
    • Conduct: we believe in individual responsibility for community standards and decision making supported by a student conduct system based in restorative justice and focused on tangible learning outcomes;
    • Crisis Prevention and Response: we are committed to providing students with adequate support during and after times of personal crisis, understanding, that students will experience challenges during their time at the institution; and
    • Change: we utilize student development theory to support student growth outside of the classroom through housing and programming models.

    Residency Policy for First- and Second-Year Students

    Russell Sage College is committed to the values and benefits of residential living in the college experience, especially as they relate to first and second year students. Living on campus provides students with opportunities to make connections to each other, faculty, staff, and the campus community. It is these connections that directly enhance a student’s ability to succeed academically, personally, and developmentally.

    At Russell Sage College, all full-time first year and sophomore students (as defined by credit hour), live in campus residence halls unless you live with parents, guardian(s) or a spouse. Exceptions to this policy (based on age, finances or family circumstances) are considered on an individual basis and must be approved by the Director of Residence Life, or his/her designee.

    Russell Sage College offers intentionally designed residential programs on both the Albany and Troy campuses, accessible to all undergraduate students. First-year students are housed on the campus where their academic program is located to more easily access their classes, study sessions, library, and lab facilities. Special consideration regarding housing placement may also be given to students with academic-adjacent needs regarding housing assignments (HEOP, student athletes, internships, etc).

    Quick Links

    Learn more about housing and meal plan options.

    Important Dates

    Nov 24

    Residence Halls Closed (Thanksgiving Break)

    Wednesday, November 24 › 11:00amSunday, November 28 › 9:00am
    Jan 16

    Move-In Day, All Students

    Sunday, January 16, 2022Monday, January 17, 2022
    Jan 17

    Residence Halls Open

    Monday, January 17, 2022
    Jan 18

    Classes Begin

    Tuesday, January 18, 2022
    Jan 22

    Deadline: Meal Plan Changes

    Saturday, January 22, 2022
    Jan 22

    Deadline: Withdraw from Housing, no Penalty

    Saturday, January 22, 2022
    Mar 05

    Residence Halls Closed (Spring Break)

    Saturday, March 5, 2022 › 11:00amSunday, March 13, 2022 › 9:00am
    Apr 29

    Last Day of Classes

    Friday, April 29, 2022
    May 02

    Final Exams

    Monday, May 2, 2022Friday, May 6, 2022