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Campus Housing

Residential Programs & Services (RPS)

Students walking in front of Berkshire TowersYou may know them as dorms, but at MCLA, we like to call them residence areas and they are managed by Residential Programs & Services (RPS).

Flowers outside Hoosac HallAt 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.

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.

Berkshire Towers

Front of Berkshire TowersBerkshire Towers is a suite-style, twin-towered residence area. 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 rooms are available. Berkshire Towers is smoke-free and alcohol-prohibited. Video Tour

Hoosac Hall

Students sit in front of Hoosac HallHoosac Hall houses the majority of freshmen and is ideal for students who prefer living in a traditional residence hall setting. There are seven residential floors in Hoosac Hall. Floors house 26 - 38 students in both double and single rooms. Each floor has two bathrooms and two lounges. Hoosac Hall is smoke-free and alcohol prohibited. Video Tour

Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex

The Townhouses are reserved exclusively for transfers and returning students who prefer apartment-style living. Housemates sit in living room of one of the Flagg Townhouses Four to five 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 Complex is a smoke-free environment and alcohol consumption is limited to apartments where all residents are 21 and older. Video Tour

On-Campus Residency Requirement Information

Guy playing basketball at Flagg TownhousesFirst-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.

2019 Summer Student Housing Program

The 2019 Summer Student Housing Program begins on Sunday, May 26th and ends on Saturday, August 17th. Housing for this program is in the Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex. Any student who is registered for summer classes, internships or employed locally may participate in this program. The dates and costs of the program can be found in the application below. (Note: A non-refundable $100 deposit must accompany the submission of the application.)

NOTE: The on-line application process is now closed. If you are seeking summer housing on campus, please contact the RPS office in Townhouse #89 (413-662-5249).

Free summer housing is available to MCLA students who are contracted to live on campus for the 2019-2020 academic year and register for (and successfully complete) a minimum of eight credits during the 2019 summer school sessions. The program guidelines can be found below.

2019 Free Summer Student Housing Program Guidelines

For additional questions about the 2019 Summer Student Housing Program or the free summer housing program, please contact the Residential Programs & Services office in Townhouse #89 in person, by phone by calling 413-662-5249 or by e-mail at

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