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Move-In Day

It’s finally here! The day you have been waiting for (and your parents have been dreading) for 18 years—college move-in day. Moving in to your new home might feel overwhelming, but the information below should help make the transition to campus housing a seamless one.

Move-In Dates:

  • Sunday, August 25: International Student Move-In Day
  • Tuesday, August 27: Freshman (Orientation Session 4) Move-In Day
  • Thursday, August 29: Freshman and Transfer Student Move-In Day
  • Saturday, August 31: Returning Student Move-In Day

In your housing and roommate notification, which will be sent to your MCPHS email account, you will find a designated arrival time, which is grouped by building and floor. Please be sure to plan your travel to campus so you arrive within your specified time. Airport pick-up will be available to students arriving on Sunday, August 25, and Tuesday, August 27.

When you arrive to your residence hall during designated move-in hours, you will be greeted by MCPHS students, faculty, and staff who will help you quickly unload your vehicle and direct you to the Check-In area. These volunteers will also assist you with moving your belongings into your room. Please note that as soon as your vehicle is unloaded, the driver must move the vehicle from the unloading zone. Unfortunately, MCPHS is not able to provide parking for students and their families, so you will be directed to local parking garages. Additionally, please note that we cannot guarantee a move-in crew or airport pick-up for students arriving outside of official move-in hours.

Questions about the residence halls or Move-In Day should be directed to the Office of Residential Living and Learning at 617.732.2866 or

Important Move-In Day Details

Sunday, August 25: International Student Move-In Day

All Students: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 27: Freshman (Orientation Session 4) Move-In Day

All Students: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 29: Freshman and Transfer Student Move-In Day

Fennell Hall

  • Floor 8: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Floor 7: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Floor 6: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Floor 5 & 4: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Matricaria Hall

  • Floor 6: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Floor 5: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Treehouse at MassArt

  • Floors 9 & 10: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Floor 7 & 8: 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Floor 6 & 5: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Floor 4: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

New Residence Hall at Emmanuel College

  • Floor 10: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Floor 9: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Floor 8: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Floor 7, 6, 5: 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 31: Returning Student Move-In Day

  • Floor 6: 8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
  • Floor 5: 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Fennell Hall:

  • Women’s bathrooms, Floors 4, 6, and 8
  • Men’s bathrooms, Floors 5 and 7
  • Laundry room, Floor 4
  • Kitchenette and vending machines, Floor 5
  • Mailboxes, Floor 7
  • Trash room on each floor

Matricaria Hall:

  • Laundry Room on each floor
  • Community lounges on each floor
  • Mailboxes on each floor
  • Trash room on each floor


  • Spoon Café, Lobby
  • Mail Room, Lobby
  • Health Services, Floor 2
  • Community Lounge, Fitness Center, Community Kitchen, and Laundry, Floor 3
  • Lounge with microwave and study lounge on each floor
  • Trash room on each floor

New Residence Hall at Emmanuel College:

  • Coffee shop, convenience store, fitness center, and communal space on first floor
  • Large event space on top floor
  • Mail room on the Emmanuel College campus

All residence hall rooms include:

  • Twin-XL bed
  • Dresser
  • Bookshelf (except Emmanuel)
  • Desk and chair
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Central air conditioning
  • Wireless internet
  • Xfinity on Campus

Matricaria Hall apartments also include:

  • Kitchen (refrigerator, sink, stove, table, and chairs)
  • Private bathroom
  • Furnished common living room

Treehouse suites also include:

  • Private bathroom

New Residence Hall at Emmanuel College apartments also include:

  • Kitchen (refrigerator, sink, stove, dishwasher, table, and chairs)
  • Furnished living room
  • Private bathroom(s)
  • Washer and dryer in unit
  • Studio rooms do not include a desk but students are welcome to bring their own. 

For all residence halls:

  • Metal wastebasket
  • Bedding (twin-XL)
  • Desk lamp (non-halogen)
  • Desk supplies
  • Clothes hangers
  • Towel, bathrobe, shower shoes, toiletries
  • High efficiency laundry detergent and supplies
  • Cleaning supplies: broom, mop, vacuum, cleaning wipes, etc.
  • Power strip/surge protected electrical cords
  • Clothing for all seasons

For Matricaria, Treehouse, and Emmanuel you should also bring:

  • Shower curtain
  • Toilet paper
  • Plunger and toilet brush

For Matricaria and Emmanuel you should also bring:

  • Dish soap, sponges
  • Silverware, plates, cups, pots, pans
  • Cooking appliances


  • Refrigerator
    • Fennell & Matricaria: MUST be 3.0 cubic feet or less, 1 per bedroom
    • Treehouse & Emmanuel: MUST be 4.0 cubic feet or less, 1 per bedroom
  • Microwave: Must be 1000 watts or less (FENNELL, MATRICARIA, AND EMMANUEL ONLY)
  • TV, DVD player, video game system
  • Flashlight
  • Stereo (No sub woofers/larger base units)
  • Carpet (must be fire-resistant)
  • Computer
  • Single serve Keurig
  • Pets (only a small fish tank is allowed, not to exceed 10 gallons in Fennell, Matricaria, or Emmanuel or 5 gallons in Treehouse)
  • Firearms/weapons of any kind
  • Furniture: upholstered couches/sofas, futons, ottomans etc.
  • Water beds
  • Paint (rooms may not be painted)
  • Nails, screws or tacks for walls
  • Cinderblocks (plastic bed risers are allowed)
  • Dart boards
  • Candles/incense (with or without wick)
  • Alcohol, empty alcohol containers or alcohol paraphernalia (including shot glasses)
  • Drug paraphernalia or illegal drugs
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Martial arts equipment
  • Space heaters, heat lamps, and air conditioner units
  • Decorative lights including string lights
  • Lava lamps, halogen lamps, and neon signs
  • Sub woofers/large base units
  • Non-UL approved extension cords or octopus outlets
  • Wireless Printers
  • Cooking Appliances: Sandwich maker/George Foreman grill, toasters, hot plates, electric tea pots, coffee makers, rice cookers, etc. (FENNELL AND TREEHOUSE ONLY)
  • Microwave (TREEHOUSE ONLY)

The Longwood Medical and Fenway areas have many options for you to find everything you need to live and learn at MCPHS. Here are just a few examples:

Bedroom/Apartment Supplies:

1341 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

Bed, Bath, and Beyond
401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215


Star Market
33 Kilmarnock St
Boston, MA 02215

Stop and Shop
1620 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02120

The MCPHS Housing Contract outlines the agreement and regulations of living on campus. You may download a copy of the Housing Contract here.