Special Housing Options

Helpful Links:
Map of Residence Areas

For more information about these housing options, please call the Student Services Office at (413) 545-2100.

24-Hour Quiet Floors
Central and Southwest Areas

Residents of quiet floors live in an environment that has the maximum number of study hours. All noise (television, music, talking) must be maintained at a level agreed upon by quiet floor residents. Consideration for others is essential on quiet floors and forms the basis for a cohesive community.

Alcohol-Free Residence Hall
Central Area: Brooks Hall

Brooks Hall is an alcohol-free residence hall. Students and their guests may not possess or consume alcoholic beverages in this residence hall. The commitment of all residents to maintain an alcohol-free environment forms the basis of a respectful and encouraging community.

Break Housing Residence Halls
Central Area: Brett Hall, Gorman Hall (first-year only)
Southwest Area: Prince Hall
North Apartments: All North Halls
Sylvan Area: Cashin

Break Housing halls are the only halls that remain open during Thanksgiving, Winter Session and Spring Breaks. Please note the additional cost to reside in these halls.

Co-ed Suites
CHCRC, Sylvan Area and North Apartments

Returning students can request a suite or apartment to share with friends of any sex. While students assigned to a double room must be of the same sex, some suites or apartments, designated under living option as a "Coed Suite" or "Coed Apt" can house male and female students who share one common living area and one bathroom. Interested students with an appointment can form a roommate group and attempt to select these spaces using the appropriate Room Selection Process. For more information on available processes, please click here.

Creative Expressions Living and Learning Community
Central Area: Butterfield Hall

Creative Expressions is a community for students who are passionate about the arts and humanities. Whether pursuing a program of study within the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (CHFA), a related career, or simply interested in humanities subjects such as English, history, languages, philosophy, or the visual and performing arts, this community fosters conversations and networks that support your interests. Within this community, there are opportunities to connect with key resources on campus, including the CHFA Advising Center staff and the HFA Student Leadership Board. Creative Expressions students also enjoy access to intentional study spaces, a dance studio (located in its first year student counterpart, Van Meter Hall), and a music practice room with an electric piano. No matter what your major or academic pursuits, this community will engage your interests and provide you with unique opportunities to explore the campus and beyond.
The Creative Expressions Living-Learning Community spans two buildings, one designed for first-year students (Van Meter) and one designed for returning and transfer students (Butterfield).

Gender Inclusive Housing
Students whose gender identity is in transition or who do not want to identify a gender and their allies may request gender inclusive housing. If you are a returning or incoming student interested in the gender inclusive housing option, email the Housing Accommodations Staff at the Student Services Office: HousingAccom@sacl.umass.edu for more information.

Single-Sex Housing
Single-sex floors in Residential First-Year Experience halls are available in Central and Southwest. Multi-year single sex options are located in most apartments and suites in North, Sylvan, and the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community.

    For more details, contact the Residential Academic Programs Office at 413-545-2803, email rap@acad.umass.edu, or visit their website here.