Campus Housing

YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Campus Housing

Reviews

{{ error }}
close
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is tough to live in such a small room, especially if you do not get along well with you roommate. It is also very hard to get better housing as an underclassman. On the other hand, campus housing is very close to classes and the dining halls. It is very convenient and the buildings are well-kept.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms on campus are pretty average. First year housing is what you'd expect it to be; there's no air conditioning, the walls are made of cinder blocks, and the overall experience is nothing special, really. There are plenty of amenities, like laundry and kitchens on every floor, but the social atmosphere could be improved within my building. The cost of living on campus is pretty high, but not nearly as much as living off-campus in a Boston-area apartment. The housing process is fairly straightforward and involves a simple survey and then being assigned a randomized lottery number. Overall, I'd rate on-campus housing as "just okay"; of course, it is going to improve, as the housing for upperclassmen is MUCH nicer.

5 College Student

Campus Housing: I love the campus housing.

And people complain about how small it is, and how bricked up the rooms are. However, that is what freshman dorms are supposed to be and are like that in many many other colleges. The dorm rooms are very clean, and spacious enough for two people to live in. The RA's are very helpful, nice, and perfectly strict.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: they're too strict! but its clean so thats good

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Looks very comfortable and welcoming.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

With the expansion of Simmons, Residence Life has quickly renovated many of the dorms on campus. Within the past several years, six of the nine dorms have been renovated, with plans for the rest within the next five years. The introduction of suite-style rooms in Smith and Evans has filled the niche for students thinking about apartment living. Rooms are assigned through a housing lottery, and seniors are given priority. First years looking to have the best room on campus are given a hard dose of reality, and unless they have requested specialized housing, they are randomly assigned a room and a roommate or roommates.

Typical rooms host two students, though triples are a possibility, and suites house four or five students. Living on campus is not for everyone, but students who choose to move off campus often miss the community and even Bartol. The dorms are modestly furnished—most students just need a rug or refrigerator. Cable and Internet access are free to students, local phone service and voicemail are also provided, and each hall has at least one kitchen for students. There are restrictions when living on campus—hot plates, candles, and incense are not allowed. Much to the disappointment of students looking for on-campus housing, the increase in the number of undergraduates has eliminated the four-year housing guarantee once offered.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,071
Undergrads Living On Campus
55%
Number of Dormitories
9
Best Dorms
  • Arnold
  • Evans
  • Smith
Worst Dorms
  • Mesick
  • Morse
  • Simmons
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV connection
  • Dresser
  • Internet access
  • Local phone line
Also Available
Special housing options are available: The Wellness Hall requires residents to agree not bring the influence of alcohol or other drugs into the residence hall. Special programs and events are provided to encourage students to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The limited visitation floor holds guest restrictions allowing visitors only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. with no overnight guests permitted. The community service floor asks for students to make a commitment to service. Residents must participate in 20 or more hours of community service a semester.
Available for Rent
MicroFridge

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Arnold Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 103
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lounge, elevator, laundry, kitchen, study rooms
Dix Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 130
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen, some first-years
Room Types: Mostly doubles, quads
Special Features: Kitchens, laundry, lounge
Evans Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 70
Bathrooms: In-room, singles share community bathroom
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites, triples, singles
Special Features: Study lounge, piano living room, multicultural group offices, study lounges/group meeting areas, elevator, laundry
Mesick Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 129-137
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: First-years, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry, kitchen, lounge, computer lounge
Morse Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 138
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: First-years
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry, kitchen, study rooms
North Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 67
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Graduate students
Room Types: Graduate and Dix student singles
Special Features: The only coed dorm on campus, it is specifically set aside for graduate students.
Simmons Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 221
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: First-years
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer lounge, kitchen, living room, floor lounges, laundry
Smith Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 102
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Five-person suites, four-person suites, doubles
Special Features: Kitchen, Quadside Café, study lounge, television lounge, laundry, private bathrooms, computer lab
South Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 105
Bathrooms: Community bathrooms
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, singles, quads
Special Features: Living room, kitchen, laundry, Wellness Hall

Student Polls

Rate campus housing on the following subjects    Based on 40 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Overall building quality
  • Amenities/perks
  • Cleanliness
  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value

Photos

4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!