Office of Residence Life

Off-Campus Commons

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Off-Campus Commons
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"Off-campus" refers to apartments and other dwellings for Rensselaer students not directly managed by Residential Commons or Greek Life Organizations. Rather, a landlord manages a rental property, and the landlord follows state and local laws and guidelines. Our goal is to help educate you on how to find a safe, secure, and affordable place to live while studying at Rensselaer.

We are located in our newly opened building at 1525 15th Street. For more information, look through the website or contact Associate Dean, Kelly Thibault, at thibak@rpi.edu or 518-276-6027.

Graduate Student Housing

Graduate students may live in City Station or search for an apartment off-campus through Places4Students. Use your RPI email to access Places4Students.

Guide to Off Campus Living

The information presented in this section was compiled by a team of Rensselaer students, staff and community leaders interested in helping you, as a student, to make more informed decisions about where you choose to live in the future, to be successful living off-campus, and to create a better quality of life for all who live in the neighborhoods surrounding Rensselaer. We think you'll find that our Guide to Living Off Campus contains lots of valuable information to help you navigate living successfully and comfortably in the community.

Helpful Documents

Commonly used PDFs for Off-Campus Housing.

Off-Campus Commons Building

The Off-Campus Commons program now has a building designed specifically to meet the needs of students living off-campus. It is located at 1525 15th Street, right next to Moe's. Join us for programs, studying, meeting up with your friends and classmates, or to meet with a campus faculty or staff member.

Off Campus F.A.Q.s

Answers to all your off-campus housing needs.

Off-Campus Housing Listings

The Off-Campus Commons uses Places4Students as their off-campus listing service. It's free for the RPI community- all you need is your @rpi.edu email address to sign up!

Outside Links

A variety of links to outside services for Off-campus Housing.

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