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Family Housing Occupancy License

Excited about living in community in family housing at UMass Amherst? Use the form below to submit an application for family housing at UMass Amherst.

To be eligible to live in Family Housing, you must be a fully matriculated UMass undergraduate or graduate student, single, married or in a domestic partnership AND be living with dependent child(ren) and/or dependent relative(s). The Maximum Occupancy for all units is 4 people, per Town of Amherst Sanitary Code. Minor children are included in the maximum occupancy number.

Effective May 16, 2024: We are happy to share we are now able to accept a limited number of applications from couples without dependent children for occupancy beginning on or after June 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all units available for families without dependent children are full. Applications from families with dependent children will continue to be prioritized. Applicants’ ability to remain in family housing beyond June 30, 2025 will be reassessed and communicated to families by February 1, 2025.

In addition, students must be eligible to reside in on-campus housing and are required to sign the Occupancy License in SPIRE under Housing>Room Selection>Occupancy License;  Residential Life reserves the right to check student conduct records with the Dean of Students Office to determine eligibility to reside on campus.

We are now accepting applications for immediate occupancy, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024! Students invited to apply with an anticipated move in date on or before September 30, 2024. We require a mimimum of two weeks between applicaiton acceptance and move in. 

Please complete the Family Housing Interest Form (Fall 2024) if you are interested in applying for Family housing and do not have a UMass NetID and password.

Request is welcome for Disability Accommodations and Animals in Residence.

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