Residential Programs & Services (RPS)
Summer 2012 Leadership Academy Housing Information
First Things First! Let's Get You Assigned to a Room....
This summer, the Leadership Academy will once again be housed in Berkshire Towers.
Participant room rates are $2370 for a double room with a roommate; $2780 for a single room; and $2980 for a premium single room. A premium single is a full double room to yourself without a roommate. We do our best to honor your first choice room type however, just in case we can't, please be sure to rank order your top two room type choices.
Okay, so let's get going with the housing assignment process! Please print off your Housing Assignment Preference Form, complete it and return it no later than Friday, June 1st to: RPS - MCLA, 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247. (Alternately, you can fax the form directly to our office at 413-662-5004.) You will receive your specific housing assignment information in mid-June.
Here are the answers to some common questions Leadership Academy participants have about their housing:
1. How are assignments made?
Assignments are made in the order that participants paid their deposit for the program. In other words, a person who paid their deposit in January will be housed before someone who paid their deposit in February.
2. May I choose what type of room I will live in?
If you do not get your first housing choice, you are welcome to place your name on a waiting list by contacting our office (email@example.com or 413-662-5249).
3. I'm not familiar with Berkshire Towers. Can you describe the building for me?
Berkshire Towers is a suite-style residence hall with three suites on each floor. Each suite has its own lounge and bathroom and each room comes equipped with a MicroFridge. This is a specially designed multi-appliance with both a refrigerator/freezer and microwave. Each room also has wall jacks for internet service, local telephone service and cable TV service. A new addition was recently completed in the front of Berkshire Towers. The addition provides air-cooled lounges and meeting rooms and a big screen TV.
Take a look at where Berkshire Towers is located on a campus map.
4. May I choose my own roommate?
The Housing Assignment Preference Form allows you to provide us with the name of a preferred roommate. Again, we will do our best to provide you with your roommate choice. To insure a match, please make sure that you and your roommate both write each other's names on your forms and that you both return your forms by the Friday, June 1st deadline.
5. I want to live in a double room, but I do not have a roommate in mind. What should I do?
If you rank a double room as your preferred choice and do not provide a roommate choice, we will randomly assign you a roommate.
6. I have a medical issue that requires special accommodations. What should I do?
Please print a copy of the Special Housing Accommodations Process form. This form has a section that must be completed by you and a section that must be completed by your doctor. Please make sure that you return this form with your Housing Assignment Preference Form by the Friday, June 1st deadline. Once we receive your completed form, your request will be evaluated by the appropriate office on campus (e.g. medical requests will be reviewed by our Health Services office) and we will let you know whether or not your accommodation request has been approved.
7. What else should I know about living on campus during the Leadership Academy?
Well.....There's a lot more to know and we've got a handy, dandy guide that we will make available to you when we provide you your specific assignment. This publication will contain everything from check-in/check-out information to a packing list. In the meantime, if you have any housing questions feel free to contact the Residential Programs & Services office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 413-662-5249.