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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 Process Information: 2018-2019 

Residence Area Descriptions

Living Learning and Theme Communities

2018-2019 Room Change Process & Room Rates

Important Forms & Memos

  • Residence Area Occupancy Agreement Release Petition (Deadlines: 6/1/18, 7/1/18 and 8/1/18)

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

2018-2019 Boston Bus Trips

Off-Campus Housing

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Upcoming RPS Events & Deadlines

Friday, June 1st

2018-2019 Residence Area Occupancy Agreement Release Petitions Due

Monday, June 10th

Housing Assignment Materials for New Freshmen, Transfers and Re-Admits Available on the Campus Housing Web Page

Sunday, July 1st

2018-2019 Residence Area Occupancy Agreement Release Petitions Due

Friday, July 6th

Housing Assignment Preference Forms and Residence Area Occupancy Agreement Due Date for New Freshmen, Transfers and Re-Admits 

Wednesday, August 1st

Room Assignments for New Freshmen, Transfers and Re-Admits Available on Self-Service Banner

2018-2019 Residence Area Occupancy Agreement Release Petitions Due