2017 Housing Information for Education Department Summer Programs

hoosac-hall.jpgThis summer, the Education Department summer programs will be housed in Hoosac Hall. The room charge is $50 per calendar day for a private room and $25 per calendar day for a double room with a roommate.

To apply for on-campus housing for any of the 2017 Education Department summer programs, please print off the summer housing application, complete it and return it with your non-refundable $100 housing deposit no later than Friday, April 21st.  You can mail it to RPS - MCLA, 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247; e-mail and scan it to; or fax it to 413-662-5004. You will receive your specific housing assignment information in mid-June.

Here are the answers to some common questions summer program participants have about their housing:

1. How are assignments made?

Assignments are made in the order that participants paid their deposit for the program. In other words, a person who paid a deposit in January will be housed before someone who paid a deposit in February.

2. May I choose what type of room I will live in?

Yes. You may choose to live in a private room or a double room with a roommate.

3. I'm not familiar with Hoosac Hall. Can you describe the building for me?

Hoosac Hall is a traditional-style residence hall. The entry level of the building is air-conditioned and provides lounges, a laundry room, kitchenette and game room. Each residential floor has its own lounges and bathrooms and each room comes equipped with a MicroFridge. This is a specially designed multi-appliance with both a refrigerator/freezer and microwave. Each room also has wall jacks for internet service, local telephone service and cable TV service. WiFi is also available throughout the building.

Take a look at where Hoosac Hall is located on a campus map.

4. May I choose my own roommate?

The application form allows you to provide us with the name of a preferred roommate. Again, we will do our best to provide you with your roommate choice. To insure a match, please make sure that you and your roommate both write each other's names on your forms and that you both return your forms by the Friday, April 21st deadline.

5. I want to live in a double room, but I do not have a roommate in mind. What should I do?

If you rank a double room as your preferred room type and do not provide a roommate choice, we will randomly assign you another participant who is looking for a roommate. If we cannot identify a roommate for you, you will be charged the private room rate.

6. I have a medical issue that requires special accommodations. What should I do?

Please print a copy of the Special Housing Accommodations Process form. This form has a section that must be completed by you and a section that must be completed by your doctor. Please make sure that you return this form with your Housing Assignment Preference Form by the Friday, April 21st deadline. Once we receive your completed form, your request will be evaluated by the appropriate office on campus (e.g. medical requests will be reviewed by our Health Services office) and we will let you know whether or not your accommodation request has been approved.

7. Can I cancel my housing request after I submit an application?

Your $100 deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances, however, you can modify or withdraw your housing request any time up to Friday, June 2, 2017 and not be responsible for the remaining portion of your housing bill.

8. What else should I know about living on campus this summer?

Well.....There's a lot more to know and we have a guide that we will make available to you when we provide you your specific assignment. This publication will contain everything from check-in/check-out information to a packing list. In the meantime, if you have any housing questions feel free to contact the Residential Programs & Services office at or by calling 413-662-5249.