The Upper Class Living Experience
Sophomores*, juniors, and seniors who live on campus have access to a unique array of housing options designed to support their academic, personal, and professional development as they progress through their undergraduate experience. Upper class students may opt to live on either the Troy or Albany campus (pending available space), regardless of where they lived during their first year. This flexibility allows students to find the campus environment that fits their shifting needs.
*Students who do not live with parents or a spouse are required to live on campus during their sophomore year.
Students entering their sophomore, junior, and senior years select their rooms for the next academic year through a housing lottery. During the month of April, all students will receive a lottery number that will be used to determine the order in which they will select a room.
In order to be eligible to participate in the housing lottery, all students must:
- Have completed the FAFSA for the next academic year.
- Be registered for a full course load of credits for the fall semester.
- Have no Financial Aid, Student Accounts, or Dean of Students holds.
Housing lottery will be held on both campuses, and students may choose to apply for a room on either campus. Availability of housing is dependent on student demand, and students are not guaranteed a space on their preferred campus.*
*The exception being students who began at Russell Sage prior to Fall 2020. These students will be able to elect to stay on their home campus, regardless of class year or lottery number.