Barton was first opened in the fall of 2000.
- The residence hall is conveniently located near the heart of campus.
- Half of the rooms are arranged in pairs with a full bath between them.
- The other rooms share a floor bath and are grouped in 7 to 8 rooms per floor with each room able to accommodate one to three people.
- The building features floor lounges, several meeting rooms, air conditioning and laundry facilities in the building.
The Commons Area consists of ten residence halls surrounding the Commons building, the largest campus dining hall. Five of these - Bray, Cary, Crockett, Hall, and Nason - are all 3 story, co-ed buildings and house Freshmen. Most students live in double (two-person) rooms, with a few triple (three-person) and single (one-person) rooms available.
Bray Hall and Cary Hall were renovated during the 2002 summer. Hall Hall, Crockett Hall and Nason Hall were renovated during the summer of 2003.
- Stacwyck is located near the athletic fields, the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), and the Field House. It’s comprised of five buildings - Williams, Thompson, Wiltsie and Rousseau - with 12 apartments each, and McGiffert which has been remodeled to accommodate a sorority. Many sophomore athletes choose to live in Stacwyck to be closer to the sporting facilities.
- Each building has its own laundry room, a mail boxes, and 12 apartments, 4 on each floor. Each apartment is comprised of 4 bedrooms, a roomy storage closet, a bathroom (with a bath tub), a kitchen, and a living room.
- There is a lounge on the first floor of Wiltsie with a TV, foosball table, a stationary bike, a step master, a bathroom, and plenty of tables, couches, and chairs.
- Each bedroom is a single. They have a bed, dresser, desk, chair, and a closet. Suites have air conditioning that can be operated from each living room, and large kitchens and bathrooms. It is a minute walk to the football field, 5 minutes from the closest dining hall in BARH, and a 10-15 minute walk to freshman hill. There are two shuttle stops for Stacwyck that have shuttles running no more than 15 minutes apart to get students down to academic campus.
- The Quadrangle, or The Quad for short, was one of the first residence halls on campus and recently renovated in the 1980s. It is conviently located on the academic side of campus and is comprised of 19 stacks.
- The first two floors of each stack consist of suite style rooms and the third floor has single rooms with floor bathrooms.
- There is a lawn in the center of the stacks where residents get together to do work, enjoy events, or watch movies.
- The Quad houses 450 students in single, double, and triple rooms. It is divided into 19 units, each with its own entry. Each has a small kitchen on the first floor and a study-lounge on the second.
- Polytechnic Residence Commons is apartment housing option available to students since Fall 2009. Located on the corner of 15th and Congress Streets in Troy, the complex offers studio, as well as three or four bedroom apartment options.
- The apartments are equipped with one or two bathrooms, depending on the size. The rooms are fully-furnished with full sized beds, and feature granite countertops, and brand new Whirlpool appliances. Each three- and four-person apartment also has a kitchen table with chairs, a small couch, a coffee table, and TV stand.
- Studio apartments have a kitchen table with chairs, two soft chairs, and TV stand.Each unit includes cable TV and high-speed internet access in the bedrooms and livingroom.
- Polytech is easily available on the corner of 15th and Congress, with a great deal of parking space. In addition, CDTA route #86 (RPI Shuttle) stops on Congress Street.
This new building consists mainly of double rooms with a private bath. There are limited number of singles, and two room quads. Each room has individual controls for heat and air conditioning during the appropriate seasons.
Other building amenities include a newly renovated dining hall that will be open for breakfast and dinner service Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday, a small fitness center, access controlled entrances, limited on-site parking, and conference and classroom meeting spaces.
BARH (Burdett Avenue Residence Hall)
- BARH is located near the athletic fields, the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), and the Field House. It is also one of the newest residence halls, and more preferably hosts many student athletes.
- Each pair of rooms has a shared bathroom, while each wing has its own laundry and kitchen. The BARH dining hall is open to all students, while the hall is under a five minute walk to freshman hill.
- Each lounge in BARH has its own set of student staff, and each half of the building has its own lounge with TV and entertainment. They meet in the center for the BARH dining hall, which is the closest campus dining available to this and the rest of ECAV. It has four wings - A, B, C, D.