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Campus Housing

Residential Programs & Services (RPS)

You may know them as dorms, but at MCLA, we like to call them residence areas and they are managed by Residential Programs & Services (RPS).

At MCLA, we believe that living on campus sets the stage for student learning. Our on-campus housing program provides a living environment conducive to academic pursuits, personal growth and the development of friendships.

Hoosac Hall

Our Campus Housing Community

Our three residence areas house more than 1,000 full-time, traditional-aged students. Each residence area is supervised by a Residence Director and a team of Resident Advisors.

On-Campus Residency Requirement Information

Flag Townhouses

First-year students entering the College live on campus and participate in a College meal plan for three years. If you transfer in with prior college experience, you will receive a one, two or three-year residency requirement commensurate with the number of credits completed. The Office of Admission assigns the appropriate residency requirement at the time of admission.

Need More Information?

If you read our FAQ and still have more questions, please be sure to give us a call at 413.662.5249 or e-mail

Quick Links  

Returning Student Housing Assignment Process Information (HAP): 2018-2019

Living Learning and Theme Communities

2017-2018 Room Change Process & 2018-2019 Room Rates

Important Forms & Memos

  • May 2018 Closing Memo
  • Residence Area Occupancy Agreement Release Petition (Deadlines: 6/1/18, 7/1/18 and 8/1/18)
  • Parent Returning Housing Assignment Process Memo

2018 Summer Student Housing Program (SSHP)

2018 Education Department Summer Programs (LA & CAGS)

Room Decorating Tips and Packing List

The 2017-2018 Resident Student Handbook

Residence Area Cable TV Channels

MCLA Shuttle Information

2017-2018 Boston Bus Trips

Off-Campus Housing


Upcoming RPS Events & Deadlines

Thursday, March 29th
Annual RPS Recycling Fashion Show 
7:00 pm in the Church Street Center Social Hall
Monday, April 2nd
Last Room Change Request Period of the Academic Year
Friday, March 30th
Little Sibs Registration Due
Friday, April 6th
Returning Student Housing Assignment Process Forms Due by 4:00 pm
Friday, April 6th - Sunday, April 8th
Little Sibs Weekend (pre-registration required)
Tuesday, April 10th
Senior Days Housing Program Applications Due
Friday, April 27th
Summer Student Housing Program Applications Due
Monday, May 7th
Residence Areas Close for the Spring Semester at 7:00 pm