State Quad

Welcome to State Quad 

State Quad is home to our incoming first-year students, as well as our freshmen and sophomore Honors College housing. 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. 

State Quad’s buildings include Eastman Tower, Tappan Hall, Whitman Hall, Anthony Hall, Cooper Hall, Fulton Hall, Irving Hall, Melville Hall and Steinmetz Hall. Download a campus map.


Four students stand and talk on an upper level inside State Quad, while two other students walk down a staircase outside the Student Success Center. The atrium is built with gray stone and glass.


Amenities on State Quad 

  • Suites: Students live in four-, five- or six-person suites, with a shared bathroom in each suite. 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. Tappan and Whitman Halls have additional laundry rooms on each floor. 

  • Study Lounges: Study lounges are located on every other floor of Eastman Tower and on every floor of the other buildings. 

  • Eastman Tower Penthouse: The Penthouse is open to all State Quad residents.

    • Game Room: The game room features billiards, foosball, air hockey and board games. 

    • Study Lounge: Students can study and collaborate in the penthouse study lounge.

  • Gender-neutral Bathrooms: Gender-neutral bathrooms are available in the basements of Anthony, Cooper, Fulton, Irving and Steinmetz Halls, and in the Eastman Tower Penthouse. 

  • Dining Hall: Any student with a meal plan can eat at the State Quad Dining Hall, which is in Whitman Hall. 

  • ATM: A Broadview ATM is available in Whitman Hall’s lobby. Learn more about on-campus banking services.

  • Bus Stop: UAlbany buses stop at Collins Circle, which is near State Quad. 

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


Three students stand outside Eastman Tower talking on a sunny day, while other students walk by.


Special Housing Opportunities on State 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 State Quad. 

  • Gender-Inclusive Housing is available on State Quad. 

  • Honors College housing is available in Irving, Melville, and Steinmetz Halls. 

  • Recess Housing is available in Irving and Tappan Halls. 


Support Services on State Quad 

Residential Life’s Central Office is in the basement of Eastman Tower on State Quad.  



Contact the State Quad Team 

We are thrilled to welcome you to the State Quad community.

Whatever you need, our team is here to help. Call us at 518-442-5920 or email our staff at [email protected].

Our office — the State Quad Information Center — is located in Eastman Tower Lobby. Just turn left when you enter the lobby from the tower entry doors.

Office Hours:

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

  • Saturday & Sunday: Noon to midnight