102 Eastman Lane
Amherst, MA 01003-9203
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Residential Service Desk
Cashin Service Desk
About the Community
McNamara Hall is a suite style hall and 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. McNamara is also home to the Sylvan snack bar, a student-run business right in the building that serves everything from sandwiches to rootbeer floats.
What are Sylvan Suites?
Suites are a combination of standard single rooms and shared, double rooms. They include a common room set up like a living room with couches and tables that can be used for study and socializing, along with a bathroom that is only shared with that suite. The bathroom is cleaned regularly by staff and toilet paper is provided. Below is an example if a McNamara Suite:
Should you have any Residential Life related questions, please feel free to contact our Student Services Office at 413-545-2100. The office staff is happy to answer your questions and refer you as needed! The Student Services Office is located in the Whitmore Administration Building, room 235.
During the academic year, you may also contact the Residence Director for McNamara Hall at 413-545-1624 or the Learning Communities Graduate Assistant at 413-545-6935. The Residence Director can provide you with more information about resources, staff, events and opportunities within the community.
All-female, all-male and co-ed suites
Each suite contains a combination of single and double rooms, with a common bathroom and living room
Academic Success space that includes private study carrels and group meeting spaces
Community TV Lounge
Community Kitchen with stove top, oven, microwave and refrigerator
Recreation room with pool table and foosball table
Student-run snack bar with eating facilities
Residential Academic Success Center (RASC)
Recreation room with pool table, foosball table, and TV
Basketball court behind McNamara
Fire pits in Fall and Spring
Rooms include cable TV and wireless internet access
Single, bunkable, or loftable beds (80" long x 36" wide)
Desks and chairs
Wardrobe / closets