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Questions about housing on our Worcester campus? We have answers.

What types of housing are available to me?

We offer studio units, apartments, and suite-style residence halls that are located within the main campus buildings or within walking distance. Students can choose to live in the building where their classes will be held or in a slightly off-campus apartment-style setting. Most of the options on campus offer study space for students, laundry facilities within the building, and resident advisors living on-site. The following programs are held mostly in the Borysek/Foster/Norwich buildings: PharmD, Acupuncture, and Nursing.

Are the housing options furnished?

Each student’s room is furnished with a bed, desk and chair, dresser, bedside table, and closet. The living areas are furnished with couches and dining tables. Students are always welcome to bring additional items.

Will my apartment have a kitchen?

All of our apartments and suites are equipped with kitchens, except the Lincoln Square Residence. These units have a micro-fridge combination. There is a brand new community kitchen located on the 9th floor for residents to cook their meals. Our Cardinal Café is located in the lobby of Lincoln Square and is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Hot meals are served at the café during lunch hours while classes are in session.

Will I need to pay for my own utilities?

Basic utilities are provided at all residential sites. The apartment buildings are serviced with wireless internet and streaming TV.

Will I have to move out of the residence over the summer or mid-term breaks?

No, we offer year-round housing on our Worcester campus. Students do not need to move out during summer, winter, or mid-term breaks.

Can I decide semester by semester whether I will remain in my housing assignment?

All housing contracts are for the full academic year. When a student signs the contract, he or she agrees to remain in the housing assignment through the fall, spring, and summer semesters. If the housing starts in the spring semester, the student will stay through the summer semester. In March of each year, students are given the opportunity to decide housing plans for the next academic year. Students can either remain in the current housing assignment, move to another option on campus based on lottery selection and unit availability, or move off campus.

Will I need to share a room with another student?

All the bedrooms on the Worcester campus are single occupancy. In multiple person units, students share a bathroom, a living/dining area, and a kitchen. Most bedrooms have a separate lock for added security.

Will I be able to request a specific roommate?

Yes, you can request a specific roommate on your housing preference form. Both students need to request each other specifically and the staff will try to place the students together depending on the housing options that are available at the time.

Can my spouse or pet live with me on campus?

At this time, we do not have family housing. Pets are also not allowed on campus, with the exception of a small fish tank.

Will the building have a Resident Advisor?

Each building has a resident advisor living on-site. The Salisbury Apartments have a resident advisor at the 72 Salisbury Apartments location who is readily available to those living at 50 and 60 Salisbury Street locations.

Will there be parking near my housing assignment? Do I need to pay for it?

Some of our housing options have limited parking available on site. Parking may be provided at another location within walking distance if a space is not available. Parking is not included in housing costs, and students will need to sign up for university parking separately.

Is there a fitness center on campus?

In Fall 2016, we unveiled our brand new Campus Wellness Center – a fully equipped, state-of-the-art gym and workout facility. In addition, our Student Recreational Center is located at 15 Belmont Street, and features a basketball court, and ping pong and pool tables.

Questions about living on our Worcester campus? Contact Margaret Hillard at 508.373.5754.

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