The Saint Rose Guide to Living on Campus
Everything you need to know about living on campus and the the services of Residence Life at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
Everything you need to know about living on campus. The College of Saint Rose â€” where you want to be. www.strose.edu SAINT ROSE PAS SION . KNOWLE E. PURPOSE. DG THE COLLEGE OF I ALBAN Y LIVING ON CAMPUS: SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT FOR MOST STUDENTS, LIVING ON CAMPUS IS A TIME OF MEETING NEW CHALLENGES AND FINDING A NEW SENSE OF INDEPENDENCE. BY BECOMING PART OF THIS OPEN AND WELCOMING COMMUNITY, STUDENTS ARE REWARDED WITH NEW FRIENDSHIPS AND EXPERIENCES THAT WILL STAY WITH THEM FOR YEARS TO COME. THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE IS COMMITTED TO MAKING LIFE ON CAMPUS A COMFORTABLE, FUN EXPERIENCE AND ONE THAT COMPLEMENTS THE ACADEMIC MISSION OF THE COLLEGE. LIVING ON CAMPUS GIVES STUDENTS AN UNDERSTANDING OF DIVERSE CULTURES, ENHANCES THEIR CLASSROOM LEARNING, AND HELPS THEM MAKE LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS. IN 2012-2013, A BRAND NEW APARTMENT-STYLE BUILDING, CENTENNIAL HALL, OPENED FOR UPPER-CLASS STUDENTS. IN ADDITION, THE COLLEGE HAS INVESTED MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN RENOVATIONS TO THE OTHER RESIDENCE HALLS, INSTALLING CARD ACCESS SYSTEMS, EXTENSIVE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS, AND NEW FURNITURE. LIVING ON CAMPUS GIVES STUDENTS QUICK AND EASY ACCESS TO MANY OF THE MAJOR CAMPUS BUILDINGS, INCLUDING CLASSROOMS AND THE DINING HALL, WHICH ARE RIGHT OUTSIDE THEIR DOOR. NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS, STORES AND CAFES ARE ALSO JUST STEPS AWAY. BRUBACHER HALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENT HOUSING Brubacher Hall houses more than 300 first-year students and has everything a student will need right inside the building — a computer lab, lounge area, and a café on the lower level; and the spacious Saint Rose Room on the main floor is a game room and lounge open to all students. The “Bru” culture and spirit is often a hallmark of a student’s first-year experience with alumni citing “Bru” as the place where their lifelong friendships were formed. FACILITY INCLUDES: Large double rooms reserved only for freshmen. Each room furnished with bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet per person. BUILDING AMENITIES: Two bathrooms per wing. Daily cleaning services for floors and bathrooms. Lounge/study area, café, computer lab and game room. Free washing machines and clothes dryers. Building divided into male/female wings. Security guard stationed on site 24/7. Fire detection and sprinkler systems. If the number of requests for on-campus housing from first-year students exceeds the spaces available in Brubacher and Lima Halls, one of the historic homes will also be used as first-year student housing. LIMA HALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENT HOUSING Lima Hall is a modern, coeducational living environment housing around 180 first-year students. An elevator makes the building fully accessible. A lounge in the lower level enables students to study and socialize in groups, and two 24-hour computer labs allow students to work at any time of day. FACILITY INCLUDES: Each room furnished with bed, desk, chair, dresser and wardrobe per person. BUILDING AMENITIES: Building divided into male and female floors. Daily cleaning services for floors and bathrooms. Lounge/study area on lower level. Two 24-hour computer labs. Free washing machines and clothes dryers. Security guard stationed on site 24/7. If the number of requests for on-campus housing from first-year students exceeds the spaces available in Brubacher and Lima Halls, one of the historic homes will also be used as first-year student housing. CENTENNIAL HALL UPPERCLASSMAN HOUSING Centennial Hall is a brand new eco-friendly building with two- or fourperson apartments. Each apartment has all single bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, lounge spaces, a bike room, and an on-site convenience store and cafĂŠ. Centennial Hall residents are not required to be on one of the Collegeâ€™s meal plans. ALL APARTMENTS INCLUDE: Fully equipped kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. Furnished living room with love seat and chairs. Furnished dining room with table and chairs. Single bedrooms furnished with bed, desk, chair, dresser and wardrobe. BUILDING AMENITIES: Lounges with flat screen televisions. Washing machines and clothes dryers on each floor. Fire detection and sprinkler systems. ALUMNI HALL UPPERCLASSMAN HOUSING Alumni Hall is a highly popular suite-style building in the center of campus. Each six-person suite has double bedrooms, a shared bath and living room. The building went through a complete rehabilitation in Summer 2011 including new flooring, windows, lighting and all new heating and cooling systems. FACILITY INCLUDES: Recent bathroom upgrades. Each room furnished with bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet per person. BUILDING AMENITIES: Suites with three double bedrooms and one shared bathroom. Cleaning services for common areas and suite bathrooms three times a week. HISTORIC HOMES UPPERCLASSMAN HOUSING Perhaps the most distinctive aspect of the Saint Rose campus is our more than 40 unique historic homes. Many have been updated in the past two years with modern fixtures and safety systems while maintaining their traditional Saint Rose character. Often students form a â€œfamilyâ€? in their houses and choose to remain in that particular house for the rest of their college lives at Saint Rose. BUILDING AMENITIES: No room or building the same. Each house has its own character. Many rooms have hardwood floors, wood trim and other historic fixtures. Most bathrooms and kitchens have been recently renovated. Fire detection and sprinkler systems. HOUSES INCLUDE: Single, double, triple and quad rooms. Most have common rooms and small kitchens to supplement the meal plan. Common bathrooms within house. R I L E Y, C A R O N D E L E T, & C AVA N A U G H H A L L S TRANSFER STUDENT HOUSING Riley, Carondelet, and Cavanaugh Halls house approximately 60 transfer students in single, and double rooms. Riley, Carondelet, and Cavanaugh Halls are connected on the second and third floors which allows for the students to form bonds with one another in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. There is a lounge, small kitchenette, and laundry on the first floor of each building. FACILITY INCLUDES: Single and double rooms reserved for transfer students. Each room is furnished with a bed, desk, chair, dresser, and closet space for each person. BUILDING AMENITIES: One bathroom per floor per building. Daily cleaning services for floors and bathrooms. TV Lounge and kitchenette in each building. Free washing machines and clothes dryers. Fire detection and sprinkler systems. If the number of requests for on-campus housing from transfer students exceeds the spaces available in Riley, Carondelet, and Cavanaugh Halls, a historic home or rooms in other upper-class housing will also be used as transfer student housing. COMPARING THE COSTS While the base cost of living in an off-campus apartment may seem less expensive than if you were to live on campus, often the extra costs arenâ€™t always considered. When making your decision to live on or off campus, we want you to think about the value and convenience you are getting for your dollar. No worries about your utility bill or shoveling your sidewalk! AMENITY Furniture Heat/Electricity Cable TV Internet Access Wi-Fi Security Escort Snow Removal Prepared Meals Housekeeping Hardwired Fire Detection & Sprinkler Systems SAINT ROSE Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included* Included** Included OFF CAMPUS Not Included Not Included Not Included Not Included Not Included Not Included Not Included Not Included Not Included Not Included LIVING ON CAMPUS: An affordable choice with amenities For detailed information on housing amenities and cost, visit www.strose.edu/reslife *With meal plan for residence halls. **Includes bathrooms, hallways and lounges in all buildings. CAMPUS DINING We know that today's students want more dining options than ever before. Saint Rose offers customer-oriented eateries featuring a variety of menu choices that offer quality, value, convenience and excitement. We are always working to bring fun and nutritious dining choices that fit with your lifestyle. Options include comfort foods, gourmet coffee from Starbucks,ÂŽ grab â€™n go items from the Camelot Room or a custom made burger from the Burger Studio. VIEW OUR MEAL PLANS: www.strose.edu/dining All students who live on campus (except in Centennial Hall and College-owned apartments) are required to select one of our three Block Meal Plans DECLINING BALANCE DOLLARS (DBDS): You choose how many additional dollars you want to have for the semester. DBDS supplement your weekly meal allowance and can be used at the Camelot Room, our cafes in Brubacher Hall and the Thelma P. Lally School of Education, and at the convenience store and Burger Studio in Centennial Hall. BLOCK MEAL PLANS: You choose how many all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner meals per semester you want to eat in our Main Dining Room. SAFETY & SECURITY To ensure a safe and secure environment: Blue light phones are located throughout campus and immediately connect to security in the event of an emergency or to request a campus escort. The Collegeâ€™s emergency notification system distributes critical information to campus email accounts, on-campus phones, and personal cell phones. Residence halls are accessible only by card access to residents of that building. Residence halls and apartments are equipped with sprinkler systems, fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors that all instantly connect to security. SECURITY: Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. RESIDENCE LIFE S TA F F The residence life staff is dedicated to developing each resident's abilities and creating a warm, friendly environment. Resident Assistants (RAs) are graduate and undergraduate students, responsible for fostering an atmosphere of academic, social and personal growth in the residence halls. They are supervised by full-time, administrative professionals who live in the residence halls. RAs are essential to creating the personal family feel of the â€œSaint Rose communityâ€? by coordinating programs that help students meet and bond with the people they live with. Each RA is always there to answer questions about classes, social and cultural activities. RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF: Live in the residence halls and are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Office of Residential Life 432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203-1490 1.800.637.8556 www.strose.edu Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage P A I D Albany, New York Permit No. 137 Everything you need to know about living on campus. www.strose.edu/reslife