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Downtown Campus
Faculty Suite

The Downtown Faculty Suite consists of four rooms on the second floor of Richardson Hall. It is intended to provide communal office space for faculty without permanent offices on the downtown campus.

A wide range of faculty will utilize the space, including Public Service Professors, Adjunct Professors, Emeritus Professors, and faculty from other campuses meeting with students or teaching classes on the downtown campus.

The space is divided into three parts, each with a unique function.

Common Room - Richardson 290

The Common Room contains desks that faculty may use on a first-come-first-serve basis. Faculty and students can meet in this space for office hours, student appointments, research collaborations, and service projects. There are lounge chairs so conversations can continue over lunch or coffee. The Common Room also has lockers for faculty who need to store books, papers and personal belongings. Please contact Kristin Hamel ( or 518-442-5244) for the keypad code to this room.

Reading Room - Richardson 288

The Reading Room is a designated quiet space and functions like a small library. It contains lounge chairs for reading and tables for deskwork. We expect faculty to use this space to prepare for classes, grade papers and conduct research.

Private Rooms - Richardson 283 & 285


These rooms are typical offices located across the hall from the Common Room. They can be reserved by faculty through Microsoft Outlook. Faculty might use one of these rooms when confidentiality is required or a group activity with students might disturb others in the Common Room. We expect faculty to use the Private Rooms infrequently and for no more than an hour or so at a time. The doors to these rooms will be unlocked in the morning and locked after classes at night.

We hope that the Downtown Campus Faculty Suite is a lively place where faculty can connect with students and other faculty members.  It is a communal space and can only thrive if faculty and students respect the needs of other users.  Although all the rooms have access to Wi-Fi, we expect faculty and students to use their personal laptops and phones. 

If you have questions about the space or suggestions for its best utilization, please email the Rockefeller College Dean's Office.

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