Returning Student Housing Assignment Process: 2022-2023

a SIMPLE GUIDE to THE 2022-2023 Returning Student Housing Assignment Process...

The Returning Student Housing Assignment Process (HAP) is a fully on-line process that takes place on The Housing Director (THD). Each student has access to the process through Self-Service THD. The timeline of this year's HAP is as follows:

Friday, 4/1 - Friday, 4/15 Housing Application Priority Process
Week of 4/18 Roommate/Apartment Mate Selection Process
Week of 4/25 Room and Apartment Assignment Process


Priority Housing Application Process (Friday, 4/1 - Friday, 4/15)

Students who submit their Housing Application and register for Fall 2022 classes by Friday, 4/15 are eligible for priority assignment selection. This means you will be able to select your room and apartment assignment before other students who submit their applications at a later date. The Housing Application consists of the Residence Area Occupancy Agreement (RAOA) and some general questions. To access the Housing Application, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to Self-Service THD.
  • Click on the Applications tab on the left-hand side of the page.
  • Click on the Housing Agreement 2022-2023-Current Students application.
  • Review the Terms and Conditions of the Residence Area Occupancy Agreement (RAOA) in full. If you agree, electronically sign in the box at the bottom of the page. Click Continue.
  • Complete the next two pages of the application by clicking on Continue after each page.
  • Check your MCLA e-mail account for confirmation that your application was successfully submitted.

After submitting the Housing Application, students should consider which residence area they would like to live in and with whom they would like to live. We have created an exclusive Facebook page where students can make roommate and apartment mate connections, People Looking for People. If you have a group with one or more vacancies or are looking to join a group with one or more vacancies, placing a post on this page has proven to be VERY successful in the past.

In order to form a Townhouse apartment group, it is important to understand the "rules" of apartment group formation for 2022-2023 and the occupancy of various types of apartments.

  • Regular design occupancy will be in effect in the coming year including two students in each double room. 
  • Groups must consist of either four or six individuals in order to fill each bed in an apartment. Take a look at the Townhouse HAP Map  to understand the design occupancy of each apartment. All apartment housing will be in Phase II of the Complex (T38-T88).  All four-person apartments in Phase 11 have the same design occupancy and all six-person apartments in Phase II have the same design occupancy.
  • Only groups that have Senior Perks-eligible members can reduce the occupancy of an apartment. In this situation, a Senior Perks- eligible member can convert a double room into a premium single. 
  • In order to be eligible for Senior Perks, a student must have completed their on-campus residency requirement. Receiving this status is not based on the number of credits a student has completed. If you have a question about the end date of your residency requirement, you can find it on Self-Service THD. (Note: Students who live within the College-designated commuting range, should contact the Office of Residence Life & Housing if they have a question about their eligibility for Senior Perks.)

Berkshire Towers will not be on-line during the 2022-2023 academic year. Students requesting to live in Hoosac Hall can participate in HAP alone or with a selected roommate. If your enter the process alone, your rank will be based on the number of academic credits you have completed. If you go into the process with a selected roommate, the number of completed credits for each of you will be added together and averaged to create a completed credits rank.

A floor map of Hoosac Hall has been provided for your reference. There are eighteen design doubles and 2 design singles on a Hoosac Hall floor. Students living in Hoosac Hall are expected to live by design occupancy. We are expecting to have one returning student floor in Hoosac Hall. The remaining floors will house incoming freshmen.

Roommate/Apartment Mate Selection Process (Week of 4/18)

During this part of the process, students will make a final determination as to which residence area they would like to live. Students seeking housing in the Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex will determine with whom they will form an apartment group. Apartment groups will also select who will serve as their Group Spokesperson. The RLH office will work directly with the Group Spokesperson during the Assignment Selection Process. When you make a final determination about the members of your apartment group, the Group Spokesperson should complete the form that matches your group. [NOTE: If someone in your apartment group is eligible for Senior Perks and they are buying out a design double room, please write (Senior Perks) after their name on the form below.]

Students opting to live in Hoosac Hall will be contacted personally by the RLH office to select their room assignment.

Assignment Selection Process (Week of 4/25)

During the last part of the process, students select their actual assignments. This is done via a ranking system that is based on the number of academic credits earned. In the Townhouse selection process, the rankings of all the members of an apartment group are added and averaged to create a group rank.  In Hoosac Hall, the ranking for each student will be based on the number of academic credits each individual has earned.

Additional information about this part of the housing assignment process will be available on Friday, 4/22.

Frequently Asked HAP Questions

We've answered some of the most frequently asked HAP questions. Take a few moments to read the answers to be sure you are fully informed about the process!

Assistance is Always Available!

Just contact the Office of Residence Life & Housing by sending an e-mail to or calling 413-662-5249.