Housing FAQs

Who is eligible to live In MCPHS residence halls?

Incoming first-year students and first year transfer students are eligible for residence hall living. We also offer University-sponsored housing to students in their second year—however, housing eligibility and availability can vary from year to year. To see if you’re eligible for housing, please contact the Admission Office.

Is housing guaranteed?

Housing is guaranteed for all eligible students who meet application and deposit deadlines.

What types of housing are offered?

We have corridor, apartment, and suite-style residence halls that are located either directly attached to the main campus building or within walking distance.

What is University-sponsored housing?

It is housing that MCPHS shares with other local colleges. These sites house anywhere from 20 to 140+ MCPHS students and include many of the same amenities as our on-campus locations, including MCPHS Resident Assistants and professional staff. Previous and/or current participating institutions include Wheelock College, Bay State College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and MassArt.

What is included in the room?

Each student is provided with an extra-long twin bed, a desk with desk chair, a dresser, and a closet or wardrobe.

Are the residence halls wireless?

Yes, all of our residence halls are equipped with wireless Internet access.

How do students apply for housing?

Once a student has been accepted to MCPHS, he or she will be required to pay a $300 housing deposit in addition to the enrollment deposit. A housing contract and related forms will be available on the Next Steps site. Students need to read, fill out, and electronically submit the forms by the specified deadline.

When will students find out their housing assignments?

Housing assignment information, including location and roommate(s) contact information, will be sent out electronically. This e-mail will also include everything you need to know about what to bring to campus and the move-in process. Students starting in the fall will receive this email in mid-July and students starting in the spring will receive it in November.

After students get their assignments, can they come and see their rooms?

Unfortunately, we cannot arrange prior viewing, as many of our spaces are used throughout the summer.

Can students request a specific roommate or residence hall?

You can request a roommate on your housing form by entering their full name and date of birth. That person must also ask to be your roommate for us to honor the request. While you are not able to select a specific building, you may denote your housing style preferences on your housing form. Building assgnments are made based on housing deposit date so it is to your advantage to submit your deposit early.

Who makes up the residence life staff?

The Director of Residential Living and Learning oversees all functions within the office, including student assignments, room changes, and the opening/closing of the residence halls. The Assistant Dean supervises the Area Coordinators, the Graduate Assistants, and the Resident Assistant program.

What is an Area Coordinator (AC)?

ACs are full-time “live-in” professional staff members employed by the university. ACs have direct responsibility for all student development functions in their areas and oversee the day-to-day operations of the residence halls. The AC supervises a staff of Resident Assistants and has primary responsibility for the students living in his or her halls.

What is a Graduate Assistant (GA)?

GAs are part-time “live-in” professional staff members employed by the Office of Residence Life. They are graduate students pursuing master’s degrees, and they assist ACs with the administrative aspects of the residence halls.

What is a Resident Assistant (RA)?

RAs are upper-class student leaders who live in the residence halls and serve as role models in promoting academic success, developing positive relationships, and educating students about their responsibilities within the MCPHS community.

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