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Services & Amenities for Residential Students
Visit the UAlbany Dining website for information on meal plans, retail dining and nutritional services.
Students also have 24/7 access to vending machines in residence halls. Note: Discount Dollars do not activate a discount at vending machines or for prepackaged goods. For these purchases, add Munch Money or Podium funds online or via the CBORD Mobile ID app. Check the Campus Funds Guide more information.
Visit the UAlbany ID Card page for information about contactless payments at the registers and mobile food ordering.
Each Residence Hall has a centrally located Emergency Blue Light Phone on the first-floor lobby area that provides direct access to University Police.
Campus Recreation operates the fitness centers located on Colonial Quad and Indigenous Quad.
Visit the Campus Recreation website for information on campus fitness centers, wellness programs, intramural sports, outdoor activities and more.
University Apartments Fitness Centers
The Department of Residential Life operates the fitness centers located in the Empire Commons and Liberty Terrace apartment complexes.
Only University Apartment residents can use the Empire Commons and Liberty Terrace fitness centers.
Please check back in August for Fall 2021 University Apartment fitness center hours.
Residential students have free access to reliable, high-speed wired and wireless internet, as well as 24/7 customer support.
Ensure you’re connected the day you arrive. New students can pre-register after receiving their assignments.
Select your service. Create a unique username and password.
Move into campus housing and log on.
Keep your Apogee username and password confidential.
Please contact the Apogee Helpdesk by calling 1-866-478-8861 or texting “ResNet” to 84700.
You can find additional information, such as connection guides and FAQs on the MyResNet Support page.
Residential students have free, 24/7 access to laundry machines.
All laundry machines are synced with LaundryView, a free website that allows you to monitor the availability of washers and dryers on campus. LaundryView can also send you a text when your laundry is done.
Don’t forget to maintain physical distance and wear a mask while in campus laundry rooms. Please fold your laundry in your room and wash or sanitize your hands thoroughly.
Check your clothing pockets.
Add laundry detergent or a detergent pod.
If you are using detergent pods, throw them in directly with your laundry.
If you are using regular detergent, use the cap as a guide before pouring.
Load the washer, leaving about five inches of space from the top. If you overload the machine, your clothing won’t get fully washed.
Select your cycle, temperature and other cycle options.
Clean the lint screen to allow for maximum air flow.
Remember that one washer load is one dryer load. If you overload the machine, your clothing won’t get fully dry.
Check your clothing tags for drying instructions.
Select your desired temperature setting.
Visit Campus Clothesline for more laundry tips.
Laundry machines are serviced by CSC Service Works. A license plate is attached to all machines and shows a unique machine number you can use to report any issues.
You have four options for reporting a laundry issue:
For additional questions or concerns regarding laundry services, please contact University Auxiliary Services.
Visit the Mail & Rapid Copy Services website for instructions for receiving and sending mail and information on copying and printing services.
If something in your room, suite, apartment or building requires maintenance, please speak with your Resident Assistant (RA) or Housing Manager, or contact your housing area office. Our staff will fill out a maintenance request on your behalf.
The MicroFridge is the only microwave allowed in the residence halls (quads). It is a three-in-one refrigerator, microwave and freezer.
Students are allowed to bring their own refrigerators to campus, but the units must be 6 cubic feet or less, 110-volt, 1.75-amp and UL-approved.
Students can rent or purchase a MicroFridge from Refrigerator Leasing Company.
A rental MicroFridge costs $200 for the academic year and are typically shared by roommates or suitemates. One person needs to arrange the rental, however, as the company cannot split the order between multiple people.
Please contact Refrigerator Leasing Company directly with any questions.
For additional questions or concerns regarding MicroFridges, please contact University Auxiliary Services.
Don’s Moving and Storage offers move-in, move-out and summer storage services to UAlbany students. Note: This is the only storage and moving company allowed on our campus.
Don’s Moving and Storage can help you move your belongings into or out of your campus housing. They can also pick up storage boxes during spring move-out, store them over the summer and then drop them off during fall move-in.
For additional questions or concerns regarding moving and storage, please contact University Auxiliary Services.
Visit the Parking & Mass Transit Services website for information on CDTA buses, UAlbany buses, parking permits and bicycles.
Residential students have trash and recycling bins in their room, suite or apartment. Students are responsible for sorting their recycling and bringing all trash and recycling to in the appropriate collection location.
Drop garbage off in your residence hall trash room or one of your apartment complex's outdoor dumpsters.
This category includes office paper, cardboard, envelopes (with or without a plastic window), notebooks, cereal boxes, etc. No pizza boxes.
Drop these items off in the trash room or one of your apartment complex's outdoor dumpsters.
A certain level of metal is acceptable, as the processing plan uses magnets to pull out staples, paper clips and even wiring from notebooks.
This category includes plastic, aluminum and glass. You must rinse all items and remove all caps, lids and straws.
Drop these items off in the trash room or one of your apartment complex's outdoor dumpsters.
Plastic products should have a number (1 to 7) inside a tri-arrow symbol stamped. Our recycling provider only accepts numbered 1 and 2 plastics. They will send any item numbered 3 through 7 to the landfill.
Battery disposal and recycling is handled by UAlbany's Office of Environmental Health & Safety. Please visit the Hazardous Waste webpage for University Battery Recycling Locations.
Drop used ink jet and toner cartridges in the labeled bins located near your housing area’s office or in the University Bookstore.
If the bin is full, please notify the Office of Environmental Sustainability by calling 518-956-8120.
Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar.
UAlbany has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. To use Zipcars, register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, then use your Zipcard to enter the car and drive away. When you’re done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up.
As a member you get:
Access to Zipcars 24/7
Discounted hourly rates for faculty, staff and students age 18+. Rates start at just $9.50/hour or $79/day on weekdays.
Gas, insurance and maintenance are included in the fee
UAlbany Zipcar Locations
Join for $25 a year. Visit Zipcar's website for details and to register.
For additional questions or concerns regarding Zipcar, please contact University Auxiliary Services.
C.H.A.R.G.E. Peer Educator Program
The C.H.A.R.G.E. Peer Educator Program trains students to lead dialogue-based workshops about diversity, inclusion and cultural competency on campus so everyone feels comfortable and respected.
Our peer educators help create a living and learning environment in which students, faculty and staff understand and embrace the differences between their intersectional identities — including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, language, class, nationality, sexual orientation and gender.
These educational forums also offer opportunities to discuss social issues and how they impact our campus and wider community.
Honoring our histories of struggle
Acting for change
Rising to our higher humanity
Educating self and others
C.H.A.R.G.E. Peer Educators work with the Department of Residential Life to provide programs, workshops and trainings to all residential students. For more information, contact [email protected].
Intercultural Peer Educators work with the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement and the Department of Residential Life to provide programs, workshops and trainings designed to develop and maintain a socially just and inclusive environment where all students can engage in dialogue, challenge barriers, and build personal and professional support networks. For more information, contact Marcy Casavant at [email protected].
Residential Life’s Assistant Director for Community Development, Jameelee Ford ([email protected]), oversees the C.H.A.R.G.E. program.
Women's Resource Center
The Women’s Resource Center raises awareness about women’s oppression while celebrating our collective progress and empowerment. It’s a central resource for women on campus to find support academically, professionally and socially.
The center offers artistic, cultural and leadership opportunities to our students. It also organizes community service events that benefit local women and children, as well as our campus community.
Our programs teach students how to practice mutual respect, analyze formal and informal gender roles, distinguish what behaviors positively contribute to a more equitable society and assess their own identity.
The Women’s Resource Center is a safe and quiet pace to study, relax and create. Our office is in Room 101 of Bleecker Hall on Dutch Quad. Enter the lobby of Bleeker Hall and turn right. Our hours are:
Monday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday: Noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 6 p.m.
Friday: 2 to 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Meeting & Event Space Rentals
UAlbany students, faculty, staff, as well as external groups, can reserve rooms in the Empire Commons Community Building and the Liberty Terrace Community Area for meetings or events.
Please email the University Apartments staff at [email protected] with any questions.