FALL 2023 IMPORTANT DATES
|November 22, 2023 - November 26, 2023:||Fall Break (Thanksgiving)|
|November 28, 2023 - December 4, 2023:||Spring 2024 Room Change Process|
|December 7, 2023||Winter Housing Applications Due|
|December 15, 2023:||Residence Areas Close at 5:00 PM|
|January 14, 2024 - January 16th, 2024:||Residence Areas Open for Spring 2024 Semester|
|January 17, 2024:||Classes Begin For Spring 2024|
At MCLA, we believe that living on campus sets the stage for student learning. Our on-campus housing provides a living environment conducive to academic pursuits, personal growth, and making new friends (and memories).
You may know them as dorms, but at MCLA, we like to call them residence areas. Berkshire Towers, Hoosac Hall, and the Flagg Townhouses are managed by Residence Life & Housing.
Berkshire Towers is a suite-style building open to First Years & Returning Students.
Berkshire Towers is currently off-line for this Academic Year.
Hoosac Hall is traditional style building open to First Years & Returning Students.
Flagg Townhouses is an apartment style complex open to Returning Students and Transfer Students.
Berkshire Towers is an open suite-style, twin-towered residence area that houses returning students, transfers and freshmen. Each floor of the Towers has three suites. Each suite has three to five bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge. The majority of rooms in the Towers are doubles, however, a limited number of single and premium single rooms are also available. Berkshire Towers is smoke-free and alcohol-prohibited. [Berkshire Towers will not be available for undergraduate housing during the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years.]
Hoosac Hall is ideal for students who prefer living in a traditional residence hall setting.
Each of the seven student floors has eighteen double rooms, two single rooms, three
bathrooms and two lounges. Hoosac Hall is smoke-free and alcohol-prohibited.
The Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex is reserved exclusively for transfers and returning students who prefer apartment-style living. Four to six students share an apartment with a full kitchen, a living/dining area and private bathroom facilities. Rooms within each apartment are designed to accommodate one or two students. The Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex is smoke-free and alcohol consumption is limited to apartments where all assigned residents are 21 years of age or older.
Rooms are assigned in Admission enrollment deposit date order. Students are encouraged to submit their Admission enrollment deposit as early as possible to assure receiving their first preference residence area and room type.
New student housing assignment process materials become available in late January for the following Fall. The Housing Application which includes the Residence Area Occupancy Agreement (RA0A) and housing assignment preference questions is completed online. The Housing Application allows you to preference your residence area, your room type, your preferred roommate and your interest in joining one of our Affinity Groups.
The Housing Application needs to be submitted by the middle of May. If you submit
your Application by the deadline, you will receive more information about the room
New resident students are encouraged to review all the resources on the Residence Life & Housing web page. This site contains information about our three residence areas, our Affinity Groups, room decorating tips, a packing list and Guidelines for Community Living.
The cost of campus housing varies depending on the residence area and room type to which you are assigned. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the rates are as follows.
|Hoosac Hall Double||$4100 per semester|
|Hoosac Hall Premium Single (Double room as a Single)||$4700 per semester|
|Hoosac Hall Single||$4400 per semester|
|Townhouse Double||$4400 per semester|
|Townhouse Premium Single (Double room as a Single)||$4900 per semester|
|Townhouse Single||$4700 per semester|
There is a two-week room change "freeze" at the beginning of each semester. Following that two-week period, room change requests can be submitted to the Office of Residence Life & Housing on-line through Self-Service THD (our housing management system).
Check-in for new students takes place in your assigned residence area. At check-in, you will receive the key to your bedroom. You will also receive your MCLA ID. In Berkshire Towers and Hoosac Hall, your ID provides access to the front door of the building. In the Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex, you will receive a second key that opens your apartment door. Immediately following the check-in process, all new students participate in the Orientation and Lead Academy Programs. You will receive additional information about these programs at a later date.
Each student room contains a bed with an extra-long mattress (36" x 80"), dresser,
desk with desk chair, bookcase or bookshelf and closet per occupant. All bed frames
on campus are adjustable to varying heights to maximize your comfort and storage needs.
In Hoosac Hall and Berkshire Towers, each student room also comes equipped with a
complimentary MicroFridge, a multipliance that combines a microwave and refrigerator.
(Stand-alone microwaves are not allowed in Berkshire Towers or Hoosac Hall.) While
each room has overhead lighting, students are strongly encouraged to bring an LED
desk and/or floor lamp. All windows in student rooms are equipped with shades. All
residence area bedrooms have tile floors. You are welcome to bring your own throw
rug or area carpet.
We strongly encourage you to purchase renter's insurance (or check whether you are covered by your family's insurance policy while residing at school) so you are protected if you suffer any losses to your personal property while at school. The College is not liable for the loss of or damage to personal property by fire, theft or any other cause including the failure or interruption of utilities such as heat, water and electricity.
Read From Dorm Room to Your Home Away from Home: A Packing & Decorating Guide for MCLA
Resident Students. This publication contains a helpful packing list with items you should definitely
bring with you when you come to campus (and a few things you should definitely leave
at home!). It also contains floor and window dimensions and ideas on how to make your
room into your home during the year to come. U.L.-listed coffee pots, Keurigs and
hot pots with a safety "shut off" mechanism are the only cooking appliances allowed
in Berkshire Towers and Hoosac Hall. Other types of cooking appliances may be used
in the kitchen areas of the Townhouses. Many students bring a small television, music,
wall decorations and other decorative items for their room.
Residence Life & Housing partners with Dormify. Dormify is a company that specializes in the sale of extra-long bed linens and other useful room accessories.
There are both quiet hours and courtesy hours. Quiet hours begin at 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends. They end at 9 a.m. the following morning. Courtesy hours are in effect 24-hours a day. Students are expected to keep noise levels to a minimum at all times in order to ensure the most conducive atmosphere for studying and sleeping.
Every bedroom in the residence areas has a phone jack. A special phone (SIP) is required to access this phone service. Students can be issued a SIP phone for the academic year by competing a Dorm Phone Request Form. These phones provide unlimited local calling access. A calling card or cell phone can be used to access long distance service from your room. Whether or not you have a SIP phone, all students have access to a voicemail account through their MCLA e-mail.
All three residence areas have WiFi. Each room is also equipped with a hard-wired
computer port per student. The exact hardware and software requirements to access
this service is available in the Computer Help Desk section of the MCLA website.
All resident students have access to a streaming television service called SpectrumU. You can access this service while you are on campus on your laptop, tablet and phone.
Each residence area has a laundry room. The cost of laundry for resident students is pre-paid on your bill so there is no additional charge to use the machines. Food vending machines are located in Hoosac Hall. In your residence area, you can borrow a vacuum cleaner, DVD player, iron & ironing board, recreation equipment and board games at the front desk with your MCLA ID. Hoosac Hall has a ping pong table, pool table and foosball game. Supplies to use this game equipment are available at the Hoosac Hall front desk.
Resident students are eligible to apply for an on-campus parking permit. The cost of a resident student parking permit is $100 per semester. Public Safety manages the parking permit distribution process.
Overnight guests must be 18 years of age or older. With prior permission from your roommate and the residence area staff, a student may apply for an overnight guest pass on line. Overnight guests are limited to a three-night stay within any seven day period. (Overnight guests between the ages of 16 and 18 are allowed guest privileges under special circumstances. Please see your Area Coordinator for more information.)
Student's can register a new visitor by clicking here.
The College dining facility, the Centennial Room, offers a wide variety of menu choices including pizza, a pasta bar, hot entrees,
grilled foods, international favorites, vegetarian dishes, a salad bar and more.
Students with an on-campus residency requirement must participate in the full meal plan. Seniors living on campus who have completed their residency requirement must participate in the Senior Meal Plan.
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