Residential Life

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Discover, grow, and thrive as part of an exciting on-campus community. 

Living on campus is an essential part of the complete college experience. It’s the best way to focus on your studies, gain independence with the support of an entire community, and make memories with new friends that will last a lifetime.

Come be a part of a supportive, safe, and caring community while experiencing all the benefits of a living situation built around you and your needs as a busy college student.

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Residential Life
Scanlon Hall – Garden Level
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Get the most out of your college experience.

Top Reasons to Live on Campus.

  • A group of students cheer while seated in the stands at a sporting event.
    Your community is here—all that’s missing is you!

    Make lifelong friends and connections, expand your horizons, develop your community, and learn to live on your own.

  • A student works on their laptop while sitting on their bed in their dorm room.
    Hassle-free housing. 

    When you live on campus, your meals, cable and internet, furniture, and more are all included. Gain independence without the pressure of worrying about utilities, commuting, or furnishing a new apartment.

  • A student lifts weights while seated on a weight bench in one of ֱ State University’s fitness facilities.
    Close to the action.

    Focus on your studies while also immersing yourself in campus ֱ and culture. Hit the gym, attend and ֱ, or explore —all within a 5-minute walk.

  • Two students work on their laptops while seated at a table outside on the ֱ State University campus.
    Convenient living for the college lifestyle.

    No commute necessary. Sleep in, stop by your room between classes to grab your books, laptop—or a nap—and then go on with your day.

My college experience would not have been the same without living on campus. I met friends that I will keep for the rest of my life, gained independence but in a safe environment, and got to be of a community.

ֱ State University student Kaitlyn Egan smiles while posing for a photograph.

Kaitlyn Egan, ‘24
Criminal Justice and English double major, University Hall

Connection, camaraderie, and support

Living on campus is more than a convenience—it’s an opportunity to build lifelong connections, community, and confidence. As an on-campus resident, you have access to exceptional food and dining options, exciting athletics, fitness centers, health and counseling services, and a vibrant student community—all at your fingertips.

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  • A close-up photograph of a burrito bowl—one of the many food options on campus.
  • Two students work on their laptops while seated at a table in the ֱ State University library.
  • Two students converse and drink smoothies while seated at a table in one of ֱ State University’s on-campus dining facilities.

Your college journey starts here.

Traditional Residence Halls

Enjoy the complete college experience in one of our traditional residential halls. You’ll share your fully furnished double, triple, or quad dorm room with fellow students and use communal amenities like kitchens and dining areas, study lounges and gathering spaces, and laundry facilities.

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  • Our largest campus residence, Countney Hall features traditional double, triple, or quad dorm rooms.

  • Davis Hall houses first-year students in single and double dorm rooms. 

  • Dickinson Hall houses mostly first-year students in single, double, and quad rooms.

  • Lammers Hall houses students of all class years in single, double, triple, and quad dorm rooms

Apartment, Suite-Style, and Graduate Living

Our apartment style on-campus living offers more privacy, your own kitchen and living/lounging space, in-suite bathrooms, and more. We also offer apartment living for graduate students looking to live on campus while focusing on their studies.

Two students chat while sitting in a shared living room in their on-campus apartment.
  • These three residence halls form a “horseshoe” with a cozy greenspace at the center. Graduate housing is also available in Welch Hall.

  • Our newest residence hall features apartment living for 4 to 6 in single and double rooms, which include a kitchenette, living area, and private bathroom(s).

  • New Hall houses sophomore, junior, and senior students in single and double rooms found within 4- and 6-person apartments.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to live on campus?

The room rates for the 2024-2025 Academic Year are:

All Standard Rooms (doubles, triples, and quads)
Semester Rate: $4,405
Academic Year: $8,810

All Singles (design singles)
Semester Rate: $4,655
Academic Year: $9,310

All Super Singles (doubles as singles)
Semester Rate: $5,405
Academic Year: $10,810

When do the residential halls open, and can I move in early?

Fall Semester

When do I move in for the fall semester?
Fall Move-In typically happens the weekend before the Labor Day holiday. Specific dates will be posted on the website by August 1.  

Can I move in early?
Students with a University affiliation (RAs, athletes, student leaders, etc.) may move in early at the request of their sponsoring department for no extra charge. Students who need to return early due to travel plans or other non-University-related reasons may move in up to three (3) days early for a cost of $40/day.    

Spring Semester

When do I move in for the spring semester? 
Spring Move-In typically happens the weekend before the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Specific dates will be posted on the website by January 1.  

Can I move in early?
Students with a University affiliation (RAs, athletes, student leaders, etc.) may move in early at the request of their sponsoring department for no extra charge. Students who need to return early due to travel plans or other non-University-related reasons may move in up to three (3) days early for a cost of $40/day.    

When do the residential halls close?

Fall Semester

When do halls close for winter break?
Specific dates will be posted on the website by August 1.   

Spring Semester

When do the halls close for the spring semester?  
Specific dates will be posted on the website by January 1. 

Can I stay in my room during breaks?

The residence halls close for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Summer Break. Students who anticipate needing to live on campus during break periods should sign up for 12-Month/Year-Round Housing. Students who live in this community will be placed in the Apartments Complex or New Hall so they have access to a full kitchen year-round.  

Students who do not live in 12-Month/Year-Round Housing may apply for housing during the break periods, but they are not guaranteed housing and they may be required to move to another space for breaks. 

What is the housing selection process?

How do I pick my room for next year?   
The room selection process takes place every spring in late March/early April. The Housing Selection Guide, which contains specific dates and details about housing selection, will be made available on the website and in hard copy in late February.       

Can I get a single?  
There are a select number of design singles (rooms intended and furnished for one person) and “super singles” (rooms intended and furnished for two people where only one person lives) available for students. Students who need reasonable accommodation in housing must begin this process by registering and requesting accommodation through Disability Services or their LDP Advisor at ds@westfield.ma.edu or 413-572-8377. Check the housing selection guide for important deadlines.   

What if I don’t like the room I select?
Room waiting lists for students who selected housing for the 2024-2025 Academic Year will open after the housing selection process has concluded. Students are able to sign up for multiple waiting lists. These lists will be reviewed over the summer as space becomes available. We are unable to guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all students on the lists.    

Can I be a Resident Assistant?

How do I become an RA?
RAs are selected twice a year, typically in October/November for a few openings in the spring semester and a larger process in February/March for the upcoming fall semester. More information can be found on our website.  

What do I get in exchange for being an RA?
The compensation for the Resident Assistant position is full reimbursement of a single room, reimbursement for a Nestor Unlimited meal plan, and a parking decal. 

Can I change rooms?

Students interested in a room change must complete a Room Change Application in their MyHousing portal. The Room Change Application will go live the third week of each semester. For additional information, students should contact their Hall Director. For a list of Hall Directors, please visit our staff directory.   

Do you offer graduate and/or family housing on campus?

Graduate student housing is available in Welch Hall in the Apartments Complex. Please contact Residential Life directly (housing@westfield.ma.edu or 413-572-5402) if you are a graduate student seeking housing.

We do not currently offer family housing.

How do I request housing accommodations if I have a disability?

Students who need reasonable accommodation in housing must begin this process by registering and requesting accommodation through Disability Services or their LDP Advisor at ds@westfield.ma.edu or 413-572-8377.

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