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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  

Residence Area Descriptions

Living Learning and Theme Communities

2018-2019 Room Change Process & Room Rates

Important Forms & Memos

  • MCLA 2018-2019 Residence Area Occupancy Agreement Release Petition 
  • Thanksgiving Recess Memo 2018

Room Decorating Tips and Packing List

The 2018-2019 Resident Student Handbook

MCLA Shuttle Information

2018-2019 Boston Bus Trips

Off-Campus Housing

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Upcoming RPS Events & Deadlines

Monday, October 1st

October Room Change Requests Due

Friday, October 5th - Monday, October 8th

Boston Bus Trip

Friday, October 12th

Deadline for Submitting "MCLA Room of the Year" Entries

Monday, November 5th

November Room Change Requests Due

Tuesday, November 20th - Sunday, November 25th

Boston Bus Trip

Monday, November 26th

Spring Semester Room Change Requests Due

Saturday, December 1st

NYC Holiday Bus Trip

Monday, December 17th

Residence Areas Close for the Fall Semester at 7:00 pm