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The mission of the Office of
Residence Life and Housing is to assist students in their social and
intellectual development as it relates to functioning effectively as members of
the university community, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as citizens of
the larger global community. Residence Life and Housing is committed to
providing residents with an inclusive living and learning experience that is
conducive to achieving their educational and interpersonal goals.
Students may choose to live in one of three residential facilities on campus:
Chandler Village: Accommodates 420 students. It is a unique living area
with 63 apartments in 26 interconnected townhouses. The different apartments
accommodate four to eleven people in single and double occupancy bedrooms. Each
unit features newly furnished bedrooms, common living and kitchen areas.
Chandler Village has undergone a renovation that includes sprinkler systems for
all units. There are several units accessible to persons with disabilities.
Dowden Hall: Accommodating 230 students. It is a traditional residence
hall overlooking the lower campus. Dowden Hall is a substance-free facility. It
includes single, double and triple rooms with study and recreational lounges on
each floor. Dowden Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities and has an
electronic door access system.
Wasylean Hall: Opened in
August 2004. It is a suite style building that accommodates 348 students. The
suites are designed to house four and six people. Each unit contains a common
living and kitchen area. There are multiple study and recreational lounges
throughout the building. Wasylean Hall is also accessible to persons with
disabilities and has an electronic door access system. There is a Ritazza coffee
shop, open to the campus community on the first floor. Also, there is the
central mailroom for all resident students. Wasylean Hall is home to the Office
of Residence Life and Housing and University Police.