Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog

Category: Undergraduate Admissions

Student with backpack

Getting Ready for College Senior Year

You’re just a high school kid, but people keep calling you a “rising senior” and asking what you “plan to do.” But it’s summer and your thoughts largely center on asking to use the car, getting to work, a friend’s house, or the beach. What’s with all the questions? By now you have a stock answer: “Going to college to study…

From Akcam to Ziamandanis: What Your Professors Want You to Know

“We are Partners in this Journey! Saint Rose students: If there’s *one piece of advice your professors want you to heed in order to be successful it’s this: Zumrut Akcam, Assistant Professor of Computer Science: Note-taking is an important part of every lecture. It helps students to highlight the important parts of the course and increases their attention to the…

Free, and Nearly Free, Things to Do Around Albany this Winter

  When the weather turns cold, staying close to hearth and dorm room feels cozy. But winter should also be celebrated beyond campus borders. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to do so without spending a lot of money. (And remember, Saint Rose students and employees ride CDTA buses for free.) A few ways to beat back the winter…

The back lawn of the giant dorm hall Centennial Hall

Four facts about living on campus

If you have never lived on a college campus before (that’s probably everyone reading this post) then you might be wondering what to expect and how to prepare for this change. At The College of Saint Rose, first- and second-year students are required to live on campus unless they live within a 40-mile driving distance from the College. Even after…

This Is Why You Can Afford Private College (in GIFS)

There are so many wonderful parts of the college-selection process. Visiting campus is exciting, picking out decorations for your dorm room is fun, meeting a whole bunch of new people is awesome, and paying for college can be … intimidating. But here’s the thing. There are so many grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid out there to help…