Options for housing include:
- On-campus housing: Rensselaer
has a limited amount of housing for graduate students. For information,
contact the Office of
Current student who is willing to
be contacted about his experiences with on-campus housing:
Tsz Yam "Eddie" Lau, , Polytech Apartments.
- College Suites
at City Station: This is a private company which
has a contract with Rensselaer. Housing here is exclusively for
members of the Rensselaer community. City Station West serves
single graduate students, post-docs, and visiting scholars. City
Station South is for students who have families.
Current students who are willing to
be contacted about their experiences with City Station:
John Postl, and
Joshua Nasman, .
There are many off-campus apartments available within
walking distance of campus.
Most Computer Science graduate
students choose off-campus housing.
Compared to the other options, it may offer more space for
less money. However, there is some variability in the
quality of the housing as well as the reliability of the landlords, so
make sure you choose wisely.
Finding Off-Campus Housing
Many incoming students stay with current students for a few days
while they look for off-campus housing. International students
may be able to find students from their home country through
cultural groups. You could also stay at an
an area hotel. Another
possibility would be to live in City Station for your first year, and
then move to a different place in the following years, after you are
more familiar with the area.
If you would like to send a message to current Computer Science graduate
students about housing, you can send it to Terry Hayden and she will
forward it to the CS graduate email list. You could ask for advice
about particular landlords or neighborhoods, ask for a place to stay
for a few days while you search for an apartment, or ask for a roommate.
Current student who is willing to be contacted about his experience with off-campus housing:
Andrew Zonenberg .
If you are in the area:
- Pick up a copy of the Poly (the student newspaper) and
check their Classifieds sections.
- Walk around campus and check the bulletin boards for signs about
apartments for rent.
- Walk or drive around the neighborhoods near campus and look for
"For Rent" signs."
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