Berkshire Towers

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

Flagg 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 for 2017-2018

Living Learning and Theme Communities

2017 Summer Student Housing Program Application

2017 Summer Education Department Programs Housing Information

Room Change Process & 2017-2018 Room Rates

Important Forms & Memos

  • Residency Requirement Modification Petition
  • Special Housing Accommodations Request
  • May Closing Memo

Room Decorating Tips and Packing List

The 2016-2017 Resident Student Handbook

Residence Area Cable TV Channels

MCLA Shuttle Information

2016-2017 Boston Bus Trips

Off-Campus Housing


Upcoming RPS Events


Wednesday, 3/22

Annual RPS Recycling Fashion Show

7:00 pm, Venable Gym


Friday, 3/31 - Sunday, 4/2

Annual Little Sibs Weekend

Monday, 4/10

2017-2018 Returning Student Housing Assignment Paperwork & Deposit Due Date

Friday, 4/14

2017 Summer Student Housing Applications Due to the RPS Office

Friday, 4/14

Senior Days Housing Program Applications Due to the RPS Office

Saturday, 4/29

Flagg Townhouse Complex End-of-the-Year BBQ