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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  

New Student Housing Assignment Information: January 2019

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 
  • Winter Break Closing 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

Sunday, December 9th

Ban on Overnight Guests Begins

Monday, December 10th

Last Day of Classes; 24-Hour Quiet Hours Begin

Monday, December 17th

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

Sunday, January 20th

Residence Area Early Check-In from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (returning students only)

Monday, January 21st

Residence Area Check-In from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, January 22nd

Residence Area Check-In from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, January 23rd

First Day of Classes