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 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.

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 in Albany

Sage 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, Sage reserves a block of College Suite apartments specifically for our 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.

Housing in Troy

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 Director of Residence Life or her 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.


Friday, August 23: New Student Move-In

Sunday, August 25: Returning Student Move-In begins 9:00 AM.

Monday, August 26: Classes begin.

Friday, August 30: Deadline for meal plan changes.

Monday, September 2: College closed, Halls open. (Labor Day)

Monday, October 14: College closed, Halls open. (Columbus Day)

Tuesday, October 15: Offices and Halls open, No classes. (Columbus Day)

Wednesday, November 27 – Sunday, December 1: Offices and Halls close on 11/27 at 11:00 AM and  re-open on 12/1 at 9:00 AM, No Classes. (Thanksgiving Break)

Friday, December 6: Last day of classes

Monday, December 9: Reading Day

Tuesday, December 10 – Friday, December 13: Final exams

Saturday, December 14: 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 19: New and Returning Student Move-In begins at 9:00 AM

Monday, January 20: College closed, Halls open. (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Tuesday, January 21: Classes begin.

Friday, January 24: Deadline for meal plan changes.

Saturday, March 7 – Sunday, March 15: Halls close on 3/7 at 11:00 AM and  re-open on 3/15 at 9:00 AM, No Classes. (Spring Break)

Friday, May 1: Last day of classes

Monday, May 4: Reading Day

Tuesday, May 5 – Friday, May 8: Final exams

Saturday, May 9: Halls close at 11:00 AM for all residents NOT participating in commencement. (Residents MUST leave no later than 11:00 AM, or by 24 hours after their last final- whichever comes first)

Saturday, May 16: Halls close at 5:00 PM for all remaining students.

As indicated on Sage’s 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.”