Thoreau Hall

Residence Hall

Welcome to Thoreau Hall

As part of the cluster with Melville Hall,​ Thoreau Hall is a part of the Residential First-Year Experience (RFYE). RFYE halls are designed as living-learning communities where first-year students can engage with their peers around common interests and pursuits. First-year halls offer intentional staffing and support to assist students in their transition to the University.
 

Floor Plans

Thoreau 2, 3, 4
 

Mailing Address

Thoreau Hall
640 Massachusetts Avenue
Amherst, MA 01003-9240

For more information about mail, check the Residential Service Desk.
 

Residential Service Desk

Thoreau Service Desk
(413) 545-7592
thor-rsd@sacl.umass.edu
 

Features

Hall Features

  • Low-rise located in Southwest
  • Residential First-Year Experience Hall
  • Co-ed residence
  • Kitchen
  • Several lounges
  • Laundry and vending facilities

Room Features

  • Single, bunkable, or loftable beds (80" long x 36" wide)
  • Desks and chairs
  • Wardrobe / closets
  • Bookcases
  • Recycling bins
  • Wastebaskets
     

Special Housing

Residential First-Year Experience (RFYE)
RFYE halls are designed as living-learning communities where first-year students can engage with their peers around common interests and pursuits. First-year halls offer intentional staffing and support to assist students in their transition to the University. For information about Residential Academic Programs available in Thoreau, visit the RAP website.
 

History

Learn more about the history of Thoreau Hall.
 

Contact Information

For any Residential Life-related questions, contact the Residential Life Assignments Office at (413) 545-2100 or visit Whitmore Administration Building, Room 235. During the academic year, you can also contact your Residence Director who can provide more information about resources, support, events, and opportunities to get involved within the community.

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