Office of Residence Life

Upperclass Move-In Information

Upperclass Move-In Information

Welcome to the Office of Student Living & Learning's Upperclass Move-In page. The Office of Student Living & Learning is excited to welcome over 2,000 upperclass students back to campus for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please review the information below, and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 518-276-6284 or

Room Assignment

Unless you are a transfer or exchange student, you should have a room assignment. To review your assignment, go to StarRez with your RCS ID (the first part of your Rensselaer email before "") and password.

If you do not have a housing assignment and believe that you signed up for Institute housing, please call the Office of Student Living & Learning at 518-276-6284 or  

Move-In Instructions

Upperclass check-in is scheduled from Sunday, August 25, 2018, until Wednesday, August 29, 2018.  Please review the chart below for dates and times to check-in.  

Saturday, August 25, 2018 Sunday, August 26, 2018 Monday, August 27, 2018 Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Wednesday, August 29, 2018
5:00pm-9:00pm 9:00am-9:00pm 9:00am-9:00pm 9:00am-2:00pm; 6:00pm-9:00pm 9:00am-9:00pm

You will retrieve your key at one of two location depending on your room assignment.  

If you are residing in... Proceed to... for your key 
Blitman, City Station West, Polytechnic,  Blitman Commons Residence Hall (1800 6th Ave, Troy, NY 12180)
Bryckwyck, Colonie, Quad, RAHP A/B, Stacwyck East Campus CLASS Community Center (EC4) (2 Edgehill Terrace, Troy, NY 12180)

Upperclass Housing Rates

You can find our 2018-2019 Housing Rates for Upperclass Housing here.

Suggested Packing List

There is a printable version of the Suggested Packing List here!

Preferred vendors

These vendors provide services for our students. You need to contact them directly with questions.

Bed Lofts - LoftConcepts

Rensselaer partners with LoftConcepts to offer lofts to increase floor space in residence halls. Students living in Barton, Blitman, Bray, Cary, Crockett, Davison, E-Complex, Hall, Nason, North, Nugent, RAHP, Stacwyck, Sharp, and Warren can order a loft at . Orders placed prior to August 3rd will receive in room delivery and assembly of their loft prior to arrival on campus. If you have any questions, visit and view their program information or call them toll free at 888-929-0806.

Personal Property Protection

Rensselaer is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage to personal property at any time. Rensselaer recommends that each student obtain an insurance policy to cover such losses. If your family has a homeowner's policy, a rider to cover your property may be available. Otherwise, a renter's policy, usually available at minimal cost, should be obtained. This information is provided for your convenience and assistance but are not endorsed or promoted by Rensselaer. Consider any contract carefully before signing.

Haylor, Freyer, and Coon

Refrigerator Leasing Company

Refrigerators are available for rent through the Refrigerator Leasing Company. Delivery and pick-up are on-campus.

Refrigerator Leasing Company
10 Railroad Ave
Oneonta, NY 13820

Tucker Laundry Service

Tuckers Laundry provides a wash, dry, fold service along with dry cleaning services on a subscription basis by the term or academic year. We pick up at all college dorms and off campus locations around the school. Pickup service is provided weekly and laundry is returned the following day.

Full details and ordering at:

Call or text at (518) 461-2561 email to:

Residence Hall Linens

Mattresses in our residence halls are extra-long (36”x80”). The Office of Residence Life has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide our students with a convenient, affordable way to purchase extra-long sheets and bedding items, as well as other campus-living necessities.

Proceeds from this program are used for programming in the residence halls. There’s free shipping on all Value Pak orders, and there are more than 26 color combinations available. Linens are delivered to your home during the summer for your convenience. Parents and students who have taken advantage of this program in previous years recommend ordering early, since popular colors can sell out quickly! Please visit the RHL website

Last modified: Aug 6, 2018