Returning Students Housing

Academic Year 2024-2025

Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for on-campus housing if you are a returning student.

If you are a first-year student in the current academic year, you have the opportunity to participate in the Returning Housing Selection for the 2024-2025 academic year. The designated location for returning housing is St. Julie Hall at Emmanuel, where apartments consist of two double bedrooms accommodating four residents each. It is important to note that participation in the Returning Housing Selection process does not guarantee on-campus housing.


  • You must currently be a first-year student at MCPHS, starting in either Fall 2023 or Spring 2024.
  • Good conduct standing is a must. If you're on deferred loss of residence beyond April 26, 2024, you can't take part in room selection.
  • Financially, you should be in good standing. If you're on a payment plan, make sure your payments are up-to-date.
  • You must enroll or plan to enroll in a full-time, in-person course load for the 2024-2025 academic year. Living on campus won't be allowed for fully online students.
  • Although non-first-year students may apply, priority goes to first-year students.

How to Apply

Step-by-step instructions on applying for on-campus housing.


Deadline: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, by 11:59 PM

To participate in the  Housing Selection, pay a $500 deposit from January 8 to February 13, 2024, using a credit/debit card. Reach out to the Residence Life office for financial concerns. The deposit enters you into the process and gives you a Housing Selection Number (HSN). Depositing early doesn't affect your chances. Campus housing is limited, and a deposit doesn't guarantee a spot.

Submit Your Housing Deposit

Housing Selection Number

Received in MCPHS email by Wednesday, February 14, 2024

If you deposit $500 by the deadline, you get a random HSN and Housing Selection Application instructions. The HSN is random, and priority goes to first-year students. Assignments follow the HSN order, from lower to higher. Filling out the application doesn't guarantee on-campus housing.


Housing Selection Application Due

Deadline: Wednesday, March 21, 2024 by 11:59 PM

After getting your HSN, complete the Housing Selection Application. You can request roommates or apply individually. If in a group, placement is based on the group's average HSN, not individual numbers. Limited space may affect group housing chances.


Housing Space Selection

Received in MCPHS email by Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Residence Life fills available spaces based on HSN or Group HSN. Assignments are made from the lowest to highest numbers. You'll be notified if you got a space and receive instructions for the Housing Questionnaire and Contract. If not assigned housing, you'll be on the waitlist and get a $500 deposit refund.


Complete the Housing Questionnaire & Contract

Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2024, by 11:59 PM

Secure your on-campus spot by completing and signing the 2024-2025 contract. The contract requires staying on campus for the full academic year. Failure to complete results in losing housing.

More Information

Review the the 2023-2024 Housing Contract. We're currently updating the 2024-2025 Contract. It has the rules for campus living.

Note: The Housing Contract makes you financially responsible for the entire academic year 2024-2025. Living on campus for the full year is required, and you can't opt out of the contract.

Assignment Process: The Housing Questionnaire helps assign rooms and match roommates. Keep in mind, assignments might change if some students leave.

Final Info: Mid-July, you'll get your housing assignment and move-in details.

Any student requesting housing accommodations based on a documented disability must first be granted housing through the Housing Selection Process and complete all steps as outlined. If a student is granted housing through the Housing Selection Process, they can work with OSAA to renew or request an accommodation.

Eligibility for OSAA accommodations does not guarantee housing.

Renew Accommodation: Students who were determined eligible for housing accommodation this year and who wish to renew their housing accommodation must contact OSAA via email at Accommodations must be renewed from one year to the next.

Request New Accommodation: If you are not yet registered with OSAA and are requesting accommodations, please follow these steps.

Please note: Requested housing accommodations are solely for the student with a documented disability. Roommate preferences will not be considered. The priority deadline for registering for or renewing housing accommodations is March 1, 2024. Students requesting after the priority deadline may still be determined eligible, but placement will be based on housing availability.

Non-refundable Deposits: Housing deposits aren't refundable after Housing Selection ends on March 11, 2024. If you move off-campus after securing housing, the $500 deposit won't be refunded.

Refunds Possible if:

  • You don't get housing through the selection process.
  • You decide not to live on campus before 4 pm on March 11 2024.
  • You withdraw from the University before June 30, 2024.
  • Refund Process: All refunds, via check or direct deposit, take up to 4 weeks. Email refund requests to

No Refund if:

  • You don't sign the housing contract by March 11, 2024.
  • You decide not to live on campus after March 11, 2024.
  • You can't live on campus after June 30, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

The rooms at St. Julie Hall, Emmanuel College, are mostly 4-person apartments with two double bedrooms. Each apartment includes a full kitchen, living room, washer/dryer, and two bathrooms. There are a few single apartments (studio apartments) for one person, but there are only a limited number of these

All St. Julie Hall at Emmanuel College residents get a required partial meal plan, giving access to both MCPHS and Emmanuel Dining facilities.

Yes! To room together, everyone must deposit $500 by the deadline and get a Housing Selection Number (HSN). Request each other as roommates in the Housing Questionnaire. The apartments are 4-person with two double bedrooms.

Housing assignments use the average HSN of the group. For example, if a group of four students have HSNs of 2, 36, 75, 120 the group HSN will be: 58 and the group will be placed in that order. 

Incomplete apartments will be filled by other Housing Selection participants.

Yes! Apply as an individual, and the Office of Residence Life will place you with other individual participants in 4-person apartments. There are very few single apartments.

There are very few single spaces available. They are offered based on individual Housing Selection Number order, with an increased cost.

Students not offered housing will be waitlisted and refunded the $500 deposit. Waitlisted students will be contacted based on Housing Selection Number if space opens up. Living with friends is unlikely from the waitlist.

Fennell Hall and Matricaria Hall (Main Campus)

Mailing Address:
179 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Driving Address:
101 Palace Road
Boston, MA 02115

Treehouse at MasssArt

Mailing Address:
578 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Driving Address:
50 Vancouver Street
Boston, MA 02115

Julie Hall

Mailing Address:
400 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Driving Address:
400 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Students will receive their Mailbox Information upon arrival on campus. Our Mailroom cannot accept students’ packages before their arrival due to limited space. You may order items to arrive on campus after you have arrived.

To help you get ready to move into your new home, we’ve created a guide outlining what is included in the rooms, what you can bring and prohibited items. Make sure to discuss what you’re bringing with your roommate(s).

Download the full What To Bring Guide [PDF].


  • Bedding (twin-XL) : sheets, blanket/bedspread, pillow
  • Floor or desk lamp (non-halogen)*
  • Desk and school supplies 
  • Metal wastebasket 
  • Clothing for all seasons and hangers 
  • Towels, bathrobe, shower shoes, toiletries 
  • Laundry detergent 
  • General cleaning supplies: broom, mop, cleaning wipes, etc.
  • Power strip/surge protected electrical cords 


  • Shower curtain
  • Toilet paper
  • Plunger
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies


  • Pots, pans, dishes, utensils
  • Dish soap, sponges
  • Cooking Appliances
  • Microwave

Cooking appliances are only allowed in kitchen spaces.
Optional Items:

  • Microwave (less than 700 watts) - 1 per bedroom; no more than 1 per suite/apartment
  • Refrigerator (4.0 cubic feet or less)- 1 per bedroom**
  • Electronics- TV, tablet, gaming console
  • Photos and decorations
  • Painter's Tape- least likely to damage paint
  • Mirror
  • Flashlight
  • Single serve Keurig

*St. Julie Hall does NOT have overhead lighting inside bedrooms.
**Matricaria and St. Julie Hall apartments are furnished with an apartment size fridge and freezer. Most students do not have a use for an additional fridge.