Residential Commons

Advancing our Residential Students

CLASS (Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students)

Residential Clustering

The Residential Commons supports the residential clustering component of CLASS (Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students) through buildings specified by cohort clusters. First-year students live with fellow first-year students, second-year students live with fellow second-year students, and so on.

Student Engagement

Through programming, campus collaboration, and promoting positive relationships, the Residential Commons creates opportunities for students to engage and connect with Rensselaer and the world.

On-Campus Living Requirements

Students who are in their first or second year at Rensselaer, or who are participating in The Arch summer semester, are required to live on campus in the Residential Commons.

Housing Requirement

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