Indigenous Quad

Welcome to Indigenous Quad 

Indigenous Quad is home to our incoming first-year 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. 

Indigenous Quad’s buildings include Mohawk Tower, Adirondack Hall, Cayuga Hall, Mahican Hall, Montauk Hall, Oneida Hall, Onondaga Hall, Seneca Hall and Tuscarora Hall. Download a campus map.
 

 

Students walk down pathways outside Indigenous Quad amid fall foliage

Building Amenities 

  • Mohawk Tower, Seneca Hall and Tuscarora Hall: Students live in three-, four-, five-, six- or seven-person suites, with a shared bathroom inside each suite. Each building has a study lounge on every floor. 

  • Onondaga Hall: Students live in two- or three-person traditional residence hall rooms, with communal bathrooms on each floor. Study lounges are available in the basement. (Please visit the Indigenous Quad Information Center for the study lounge key.) 

  • Adirondack, Cayuga, Mahican, Montauk and Oneida Halls: Most students live in traditional residence hall rooms, with communal bathrooms on each floor. Some students live in four-, five- or six-person suites, with a shared bathroom inside each suite. Each building has a study lounge in the basement. 

 

Indigenous Quad Amenities 

  • Sky Lounge: Mohawk Tower is home to the Sky Lounge, a large studying and collaborating space. 

  • Game Room: The Indigenous Quad game room, located in the basement of Mohawk Tower, is open to all residential students. The game room has a pool table and a seating area for students.

  • Fitness Center: Campus Recreation runs a state-of-the-art fitness center in the basement of Mohawk Tower. 

  • Dining Hall: Any student with a meal plan can eat at the Indigenous Quad Dining Hall. Enter through the lobbies of Tuscarora and Seneca Halls.

  • ATM: SEFCU ATMs are available in the lobbies of Seneca and Tuscarora Halls. Learn more about on-campus banking services.  

  • 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. Seneca and Tuscarora Halls have additional laundry rooms on each floor. 

  • Bus Stop: UAlbany buses stop on Indian Pond Lane, which is adjacent to Indigenous Quad. 

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

  • Mailboxes: All Indigenous Quad residents have a mailbox in either the basement of Seneca Hall or the basement of Tuscarora Hall.

 

Seven students work inside the Indigenous Quad Penthouse's study lounge, which has purple chairs, long tables and large windows

Special Housing Opportunities on Indigenous Quad 

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

  • Several Living-Learning Communities are located on Indigenous Quad. 

  • Recess Housing is available in Adirondack, Cayuga and Mahican Halls. 

  • Gender-Inclusive housing is available on Indigenous Quad. Contact Residential Life for details. 

 

Support Services on Indigenous Quad 

Mohawk Tower's lobby is home to the C.H.A.R.G.E Peer Educator Program, which provides students with resources, leadership opportunities and dialogues about race, ethnicity and diversity. 

 

 

Meet the Indigenous Quad Team 

We are so happy to work with first-year students. Just like you, we have different backgrounds, interests and traditions but are connected by our love of the Indigenous Quad community. 

Our team members’ hobbies include raising indoor plants, collecting vinyl records, cooking for our friends and getting to know our students. Stop by and say hi! 

Our office — the Indigenous Quad Information Center — is open from noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. Call us at 518-442-5940
 

Indigenous Quad Professional Staff Members