The First-Year Living Experience

At Russell Sage College, all full-time first and second year 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).

Roommate Assignment

New students at Russell Sage typically live in double rooms during their first year. Following the May 1 decision deadline, all resident students will receive an email from the Office of Residence Life containing links to both the housing contract and the roommate preference form.

Additionally, first-year students on the Troy campus only can request a single room. This option is available at an additional cost on a first-come-first-served basis.