Colonial Quad

Welcome to Colonial Quad 

Colonial Quad is primarily home to our sophomore students. It offers a traditional residence hall environment, with a Resident Assistant (RA) assigned to each floor of the low-rise buildings and on every other floor of the tower. RAs live on site and serve as a resource for students. 

Colonial Quad’s buildings include Livingston Tower, Clinton Hall, Delancey Hall, Hamilton Hall, Herkimer Hall, Johnson Hall, Morris Hall, Paine Hall and Zenger Hall. Download a campus map.



Colonial Quad entry arch with flowers in the foreground

Building Amenities 

  • Livingston Tower & Johnson, Herkimer, Hamilton, Paine and Zenger Halls: Students live in three-, four-, five- or six-person suites with a shared bathroom inside each suite. Study lounges are available on each floor. 

  • Clinton, Delancey and Morris Halls: Students on the first floor live in three-, four-, five- or six-person suites with a shared bathroom inside each suite. Students on the second and third floors live in three-, four-, five- or six-person suites with communal bathrooms on each floor. Each building has a study lounge in the basement and on the second floor. 

Two students sitting on a bench in the Colonial Quad courtyard

Colonial Quad Amenities 

  • Livingston Tower Penthouse: The Study Lounge and Game Room — located on the 21st floor — are open from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. The Penthouse is open to all Colonial Quad residents. 

    • Game Room: The Penthouse Game Room has more than 50 board and card games, two arcade machines loaded with more than 500 games each, table tennis, air hockey, foosball, a two-person basketball shoot, and a television that can be hooked up to video gaming systems. 

    • Study Lounge: The Penthouse Study Lounge has a television, desktop computer and comfortable seating for more than 40 people. 

  • Gender-neutral Bathrooms: Gender-neutral bathrooms are available in the basements of Clinton, Herkimer, Johnson and Morris Halls, and in the Livingston Tower Penthouse. 

  • Fitness Center: Campus Recreation runs a state-of-the-art fitness center in the basement of Livingston Tower. Note: This fitness center is currently closed for construction.

  • ATM: A Broadview ATM is available in the Livingston Tower lobby. Learn more about on-campus banking services.

  • Bus Stop: UAlbany buses stop at Collins Circle, which is adjacent to Colonial Quad. 

  • Furniture: Each student has an extra-long twin mattress and bed frame, desk and chair, and dresser. 

  • Laundry: Laundry rooms are available in the basement of each building. Herkimer, Paine and Zenger Halls have additional laundry rooms on each floor. 

  • Trash: Students can dispose of their trash and recycling in the basement of each building. 


Special Housing Opportunities on Colonial Quad 

Please visit the Apply for Academic Year Housing page for additional information on special housing, including how to apply for these opportunities.  

  • Several Transfer Communities are located on Colonial Quad.

  • Gender-Inclusive Housing is available on Colonial Quad.

  • Recess Housing is available in Hamilton, Herkimer, Morris, Paine and Zenger Halls.



Contact the Colonial Quad Team 

We’re thrilled to welcome you to the Colonial Quad community! 

Whatever you need, our team is here to help. Call us at 518-442-5911 or email our staff at [email protected].

Our office — the Colonial Quad Information Center — is located on the first floor of Livingston Tower.

Office Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to midnight

  • Saturday & Sunday: Noon to midnight