All Honors College students have the option of living in honors housing each year they attend UAlbany. Walk through our residence halls at almost any hour and you'll find our students studying or hanging out with each other.
The Honors Advisor comes to Steinmetz Hall for scheduled advising appointments, while faculty and staff visit our community regularly. International Education advisors also visit Steinmetz Hall to discuss study abroad programs and other opportunities.
Most of the Honors College’s activities, such as guest lectures and social events, also take place inside Steinmetz and Melville Halls.
Visit the Residential Life website for additional information.
Steinmetz Hall is located on UAlbany's State Quad.
Advisors use Steinmetz Hall's corner office to meet with students.
Events are often held in the Honors College Lounge inside Steinmetz Hall.
There are also study rooms on every floor of Steinmetz, Melville and Irving Halls.
Housing Housing Privileges
Honors College housing is based on when the student enrolled at UAlbany (first-year, second-year, etc.), not the student’s class standing (freshman, sophomore, etc.).
Student must stay active and engaged in Honors College events each semester in order to qualify for honors housing. For details on this policy, please refer to the Honors College Handbook.
First- and Second-Year Students
Students live in suites, with their own common area and bathroom. The suites have either two double bedrooms, three double bedrooms or a combination of a single bedroom and two double bedrooms.
More than 90% Honors College freshmen live in honors housing. Learn more about State Quad.
Third- and Fourth-Year Students
Third- and fourth-year students can live in select Honors College buildings within Empire Commons, an on-campus apartment complex.
Each apartment has its own living room, kitchen and laundry facilities, as well as two bathrooms and four bedrooms. Since four students live in each apartment, students have their own room and share a bathroom with one other person.
Honors College students who commute to campus are given swipe access to Honors buildings on State Quad. They are welcome to attend honors events and socialize with other honors students.
The Commuter Student Lounge — located in Melville Hall — has tables, chairs, whiteboards and lockers for their use.