Applying for Housing Transfer

First Steps for All New Students

1. Sign the Residence Hall Contract on SPIRE under Main Menu > Housing.

All students must sign the Residence Hall Contract before applying for housing and living in a residence hall. This is a yearly contract, legally binding enforceable agreement, which will remain in force for the duration of residency and includes financial responsibility for the entire contract period. You can read and sign the contract online on SPIRE.

2. Submit the Housing Profile on SPIRE.

3. Complete the Preference Application between November 6th, 2017 and January 8th, 2018 with the instructions to apply for a Residential Program or rank order Residential Areas below.

Assignments will be released on SPIRE under Assignment Notification on January 12th, 2018.

Applying for a Residential Program 

McNamara Transfer Community

  1. Follow the steps for submitting the housing preference application below.
  2. List the Sylvan residential area as your first preference on your preference application and list Transfer Community as the living option.

Residential Transfer Programs and Honors Transfer Community

  1. Follow the steps for submitting the housing preference application below.
  2. List Sylvan residential area as your first preference on your preference application and list the program you wish to be placed in as a living option (MassTransfer RTP, Engineering RTP, or Honors Transfer Community).

SophoMORE LLCs

  1. Follow the steps for submitting the housing preference application below.
  2. List the residential area and living option for the program you want to participate in as your first preference on your preference application.
     

Applying for a Residential Area

1. When you access SPIRE and the Housing Preference Application you will be able to rank, in your preference order, the areas of campus. In addition, you can select a Defined Residential Community or Special Housing Option.

2. You are required to preference at least four Residential Areas (Central, CHCRC, North Apartments, Northeast, Orchard Hill, Southwest, Sylvan).

*If you are interested in a single room, you will have the opportunity to indicate it on your Preference Application. Please note the additional cost of residing in a single room.

3. If you have a roommate request, you must:

  • List your residential area preferences in the same order and,
  • List each other as roommates on your individual preference applications.

Video Tutorials

Step by step video tutorials of the application process are available to help guide you. Watch how to submit area preferences and living option preference and request a roommate!

Canceling Your Application

If you decide not to live on campus, contact Residential Life Student Services at 413-545-2100 to cancel your housing application/assignment immediately. Depending on when you cancel, you may be subject to a cancellation fee

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