Townhouses in Spring

Campus Housing


New Student Move In Sunday, 8/25 (Time TBA)
Returning Student Move In

Sunday, 9/1; Monday, 9/2; and Tuesday, 9/3 (10:00 am - 8:00 pm)


At MCLA, we believe that living on campus sets the stage for student learning. Our on-campus housing provides a living environment conducive to academic pursuits, personal growth, and making new friends (and memories).

You may know them as dorms, but at MCLA, we like to call them residence areas. Berkshire Towers, Hoosac Hall, and the Flagg Townhouses are managed by Residence Life & Housing. 


MCLA Residence Areas

Students coming out of Berkshire Towers

Berkshire Towers is a suite-style building open to First Years & Returning Students.


Students coming out of Hoosac Hall

Hoosac Hall is traditional style building open to First Years & Returning Students.

Hoosac Hall is currently off-line for this Academic Year. 

Flagg Townhouses

Flagg Townhouses is an apartment style complex open to Returning Students and Transfer Students.

MCLA Room Selection Processes

Hoosac Hall Entrance

Information about how incoming students select their room for living on campus. 

Townhouse Courtyard

Information about how returning students select their room on campus. 

Townhouse Courtyard

Information about Summer Housing for current MCLA students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Berkshire Towers is an open suite-style, twin-towered residence area that houses returning students, transfers and freshmen. Each floor of the Towers has three suites. Each suite has three to five bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge. The majority of rooms in the Towers are doubles, however, a limited number of single and premium single rooms are also available. Berkshire Towers is smoke-free and alcohol-prohibited. 

Hoosac Hall is ideal for students who prefer living in a traditional residence hall setting. Each of the seven student floors has eighteen double rooms, two single rooms, three bathrooms and two lounges. Hoosac Hall is smoke-free and alcohol-prohibited.  [Hoosac Hall will not be available for undergraduate housing during the 2024-2025 academic year.]
The Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex is reserved exclusively for transfers and returning students who prefer apartment-style living. Four to six students share an apartment with a full kitchen, a living/dining area and private bathroom facilities. Rooms within each apartment are designed to accommodate one or two students. The Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex is smoke-free and alcohol consumption is limited to apartments where all assigned residents are 21 years of age or older.  

Rooms are assigned in Admission enrollment deposit date order. Students are encouraged to submit their Admission enrollment deposit as early as possible to assure receiving their first preference residence area and room type.

New student housing assignment process materials become available in early March for the following Fall. The Housing Application which includes the Residence Area Occupancy Agreement (RA0A) and housing assignment preference questions is completed online. The Housing Application allows you to preference your residence area, your room type, your preferred roommate and your interest groups.

The Housing Application needs to be submitted by the middle of May. If you submit your Application by the deadline, you will receive more information about the room selection process. 
New resident students are encouraged to review all the resources on the Residence Life & Housing web page. This site contains information about our three residence areas,  room decorating tips, a packing list and Guidelines for Community Living

The cost of campus housing varies depending on the residence area and room type to which you are assigned. For the 2024-2025 academic year, the rates are as follows.  

Berkshire Towers Double $4400 per semester
Berkshire Towers Premium Single (Double room as a Single) $5050 per semester
Berkshire Towers Single $4750 per semester
Townhouse Double $4750 per semester
Townhouse Premium Single (Double room as a Single) $5250 per semester
Townhouse Single $5050 per semester


There is a two-week room change "freeze" at the beginning of each semester. Following that two-week period, room change requests can be submitted to the Office of Residence Life & Housing on-line through Self-Service THD (our housing management system).

Check-in for new students takes place in your assigned residence area. At check-in, you will receive the key to your bedroom. You will also receive your MCLA ID. In Berkshire Towers and Hoosac Hall, your ID provides access to the front door of the building. In the Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex, you will receive a second key that opens your apartment door. Immediately following the check-in process, all new students participate in the Orientation and Lead Academy Programs. You will receive additional information about these programs at a later date. 

Each student room contains a bed with an extra-long mattress (36" x 80"), dresser, desk with desk chair, bookcase or bookshelf and closet per occupant. All bed frames on campus are adjustable to varying heights to maximize your comfort and storage needs. In Hoosac Hall and Berkshire Towers, each student room also comes equipped with a complimentary MicroFridge, a multipliance that combines a microwave and refrigerator. (Stand-alone microwaves are not allowed in Berkshire Towers or Hoosac Hall.) While each room has overhead lighting, students are strongly encouraged to bring an LED desk and/or floor lamp. All windows in student rooms are equipped with shades. All residence area bedrooms have tile floors. You are welcome to bring your own throw rug or area carpet. 
We strongly encourage you to purchase renter's insurance (or check whether you are covered by your family's insurance policy while residing at school) so you are protected if you suffer any losses to your personal property while at school. The College is not liable for the loss of or damage to personal property by fire, theft or any other cause including the failure or interruption of utilities such as heat, water and electricity. 

Read From Dorm Room to Your Home Away from Home: A Packing & Decorating Guide for MCLA Resident Students. This publication contains a helpful packing list with items you should definitely bring with you when you come to campus (and a few things you should definitely leave at home!). It also contains floor and window dimensions and ideas on how to make your room into your home during the year to come. U.L.-listed coffee pots, Keurigs and hot pots with a safety "shut off" mechanism are the only cooking appliances allowed in Berkshire Towers and Hoosac Hall. Other types of cooking appliances may be used in the kitchen areas  of the Townhouses. Many students bring a small television, music, wall decorations and other decorative items for their room. 
Residence Life & Housing partners with Dormify. Dormify is a company that specializes in the sale of extra-long bed linens and other useful room accessories.  

There are both quiet hours and courtesy hours. Quiet hours begin at 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends. They end at 9 a.m. the following morning. Courtesy hours are in effect 24-hours a day. Students are expected to keep noise levels to a minimum at all times in order to ensure the most conducive atmosphere for studying and sleeping. 

Every bedroom in the residence areas has a phone jack. A special phone (SIP) is required to access this phone service. Students can be issued a SIP phone for the academic year by competing a Dorm Phone Request Form. These phones provide unlimited local calling access. A calling card or cell phone can be used to access long distance service from your room. Whether or not you have a SIP phone, all students have access to a voicemail account through their MCLA e-mail.

All three residence areas have WiFi. Each room is also equipped with a hard-wired computer port per student. The exact hardware and software requirements to access this service is available in the Computer Help Desk section of the MCLA website. 
Each residence area has a laundry room. The cost of laundry for resident students is pre-paid on your bill so there is no additional charge to use the machines. Food vending machines are located in Berkshire Towers. In your residence area, you can borrow a vacuum cleaner, DVD player, iron & ironing board, recreation equipment and board games at the front desk with your MCLA ID. 

Resident students are eligible to apply for an on-campus parking permit. The cost of a resident student parking permit is $100 per semester. Public Safety manages the parking permit distribution process.

Overnight guests must be 18 years of age or older. With prior permission from your roommate and the residence area staff, a student may apply for an overnight guest pass on line. Overnight guests are limited to a three-night stay within any seven-day period and no more than seven days in total in any thirty-day period. (Overnight guests between the ages of 16 and 18 are allowed guest privileges under special circumstances. Please see your Area Coordinator for more information.) 

Student's can register a new visitor by clicking here.

The College dining facility, the Centennial Room, offers a wide variety of menu choices including pizza, a pasta bar, hot entrees, grilled foods, international favorites, vegetarian dishes, a salad bar and more. 
Students with an on-campus residency requirement must participate in the full meal plan. Seniors living on campus who have completed their residency requirement must minimally participate in the Greylock Plan.  

Residence area policies and residence area staff serve to maximize safety in each of the residence areas. In Berkshire Towers and Hoosac Hall, locked entrance doors and the front desk staff, assure that only residents and their escorted visitors are able to enter. The residence areas also have state-of-the-art fire alarm and sprinkler systems with a direct connection to the local fire department. 
The College's Public Safety department is staffed by full-time police officers and dispatchers 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Upon request, Public Safety officers will escort students on campus and in the surrounding vicinity. If an emergency need does arise, MCLA is conveniently located two miles from the local hospital and one mile from the fire station. 
Ultimately, your personal safety and the security of your belongings is up to you. Remember to lock your room, to refrain from letting strangers into your residence area and to always use common sense when walking both on- and off-campus. 
If you have a medical condition or disability that requires a housing accommodation, please go to the MCLA Disability Resources web page for information and forms.

IMPORTANT Information

Residence Area Community Guidelines 2023-2024

From Dorm Room to Your Home Away From Home

MCLA Prohibited/Restricted Items


Self-Service THD (The Housing Director)

Laundry View (Search Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts)

Living On Campus

NRHH OTM Categories Fall 2023

Parking Permit Request

School Dude Maintenance Request

Local Storage Facilities


Questions? Contact Us

Residence Life & Housing 
(413) 662-5249 

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