Thinking Ahead: Living at UMass this Fall
Fall 2014 Housing Decisions
Whether your student is planning to live on campus or off campus for fall 2014, March is the month for reviewing options and making decisions for the upcoming year.
On Campus Housing
Students who want to live on campus must request an Online Room Selection Appointment on SPIRE. Every student must request their own individual appointment. Students who miss the Appointment Request Deadline for a process may not be guaranteed a space on campus. The Fall 2014 Room Selection Brochure has detailed information on how your student can select an on campus housing assignment. In addition, there are video tutorials that provide step-by-step instructions for using Online Room Selection.
*The Multi-Year Room Selection process is the last opportunity to secure on-campus housing for fall 2014. The deadline to request an appointment is March 27th!
Housing Options for Students
Students will have several options to select from as part of Fall 2014 Room Selection this year!
Apartment and Suite Living
The North Apartments offer a more independent living style, with 4 private bedrooms, a kitchen and two bathrooms within walking distance of class.
Students who are interested in living with up to 8 friends can consider suites in the Sylvan Residential Area Suites include double, single and deluxe single (converted double) room options, as well as a bathroom and lounge in each suite!
Single and Shared Rooms
Students interested in traditional-style residence hall spaces can select from standard single and shared rooms across campus. Students and families can see 360 Degree Room Tours of every room type here .
Living and Learning Communities
Commonwealth Honors College students can select from fully furnished apartment and suite spaces in CHCRC . Suites and Apartment residents share a bathroom and common space. Apartment residents also share a kitchen! Students will be able to select single and shared rooms in both room types.
Your student can also consider SophoMORE communities and Defined Residential Communities located throughout campus. For more information on these options, click here.
Off Campus Housing
Students and families have a number of resources available they decide to move off campus. The Off Campus Housing Fair and the Apartment Complex Bus Tours are useful events for both students and parents. The Off Campus Student Center partners with the Student Legal Services Office and the UMass Five College Federal Credit Union to offer a series of evening "Renting Fundamentals" workshops to help students avoid first time renter mistakes.
The Off Campus Student Center serves those who commute or live in the greater Amherst community. It offers a place to study, gather and take advantage of university activities, resources and services.
Students can also search for off campus options and find helpful resources on the UMass Off Campus Student Services website.
Stay Informed: The Housing website is UMass Amherst’s source for up-to-date information. You can also “Like” us on Facebook at Living At UMass Amherst for regular updates.