New Residence Hall in Downtown Troy
Rensselaer has launched a new project to convert the former Best Western Rensselaer Inn into a residence hall, giving undergraduate students a new campus housing option in the heart of downtown Troy.
The project will expand undergraduate housing options, while bringing approximately 300 students downtown to engage in the vibrant community of Troy. The new residence hall will be situated at the bottom of the Rensselaer Approachthe granite staircase that symbolizes the connection between the city of Troy and the Institute.
The initiative is the latest step in Rensselaer’s continued investment in downtown Troy. When combined with Rensselaer staff members working in the Rice Building, Gurley Building, and Hedley Building, the addition of the students in the new residence hall will mean that more than 450 members of the Rensselaer community will be located downtown, near restaurants, shopping, cultural events, and other city activities.