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New Student Housing Selection

New students will begin to have access to our online housing system in May of 2018. Actual housing selection will take place in mid-July of 2018. Below you'll find more information about the housing selection process. If you have any questions after reading everything, please feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life at 413-782-1317.

How to Select Housing: Step by Step Process Description

Students will complete housing selection through our online system.  You'll be able to complete your application, connect with a roommate and select a room.  Check back here before May of 2018 for a step by step description of how the process works.

Under 18 Housing Agreement

Students who are under 18 at the time when they complete their HMA profile (which is when you read and agree to abide by the Resident Student Housing Agreement) must also have a parent or guardian review and sign off on the Resident Student Housing Agreement. You will need to print out the form below and have your parent or guardian fill it out after reading the Housing Agreement, found in HMA and under the policies section of this webpage. Instructions on what to do from there are on the form. Students for whom this form is required will not be able to occupy housing at the beginning of the Fall semester unless this form is on file with the Office of Residence Life prior to arrival on campus. Please contact the Residence Life Office if you have any questions.

Under Age of Majority (18) Student Parent/Guardian Resident Student Housing Agreement Sign Off Form

Rising Business Professionals

More information about the Rising Business Professionals program for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available here in the coming weeks.

Where do you want to live?

Learning Interest Communities offer you the opportunity to live among other students who share common interests. Each Learning Interest Community designs specific programs around the goals of that community. Participation in a Learning Interest Community defines particular areas of residency, and directs the choice of a roommate. By choosing a Learning Interest Community via the HMA online preference questionnaire, students’ room and roommate choices correspond to the Learning Interest Community selected.

Learning Interest Communities are part of the BEAR program. 

The Learning Interest Communities are based around the following areas of common interest:


In today's world, science and technology are shaping the future.  The community will allow those students who major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) to develop personal and professional skills in a residential setting.  Members of this community will be able to develop collaborative relationships with their peers, relating concepts learned in the classroom to everyday situations through programming, peer-to-peer mentoring and floor discussions.

Next Generation of Leaders

In today’s diverse and interconnected world, leadership skills are valued by potential employers and contribute to a rewarding and successful career. In this community, you will focus on developing leadership skills and set yourself up to take on various student leader opportunities. Topics covered could include self awareness, leading a diverse team, and global perspectives in the 21st century. This is an ideal community for those students looking to build on their high school leadership experience or those looking to explore the face of today’s ever changing global environment.

Learning Today, Shaping Tomorrow

This community is ideal for those looking to impact tomorrow’s society through avenues such as law and justice, business, and education. These individuals will take the concepts learned in the classroom and bring them back to their own community as a hands-on opportunity to practice skills and concepts they can apply after graduation.

Healthy Choices, Creative Living

In this community you will have the chance to explore opportunities that promote personal satisfaction. Are you a musical person? Do you enjoy sports? What about art? Are you into holistic wellness? Join this community and learn how to take what you enjoy and meld it with the skills and lessons learned in class to lead a well-rounded life, now as a student and in the future.

Special Housing Accommodations

Western New England University is committed to providing students who have a documented disability or medical condition with a safe environment in which to live and study. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the Office of Student Disability Services of the nature of their disability and desire to receive a special housing accommodation.

If approved, the Office of Student Disability Services will work directly with the Office of Residence Life in an effort to provide a housing accommodation that is appropriate and reasonable. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services at (413) 782-1258.

Click here for more detailed information about special housing accommodations, or visit Student Disability Services here.

Are you transferring in for the Fall 2017 semester?

If you are a new transfer student who will be transferring in for the Fall 2017 semester, you can use the form below to submit your housing request and indicate your housing preferences.  You should still go into your HMA and complete your profile and questionnaire before you submit the form.  Your completed form, as well as any questions you might have, can be emailed to Sean.Burke@wne.edu

Housing Application

Information for Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

We recognize that the HMA program only allows students to identify themselves as either male or female. As we recognize the need to support all forms of gender identity and expression in the residence halls, transgender and gender non-binary students are encouraged to contact Sean Burke at Sean.Burke@wne.edu or by phone at 413-782-1316 so that we can work with you on an individual basis to house you in an environment that supports and reflects your gender identity.

Information for Parents/Legal Guardians

This newsletter contains great information for parents and guardians about what your students can expect during housing selection and when they arrive on campus.  Feel free to talk to us at SOAR or contact us all summer if you have any questions.

Parent/Guardian Newsletter