Students in dorm

Residence Areas

Creating Community

Zoe and Khadijah will introduce you to your new home away from home at Western New England University. You’ll visit Southwood Hall, Evergreen Village, LaRiviere Living and Learning Center, Franklin Hall in the Quad, Commonwealth Hall, and Gateway Village and see why the college experience is best while living on campus!

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A Tour of Residence Areas by Zoe and Khadijah

First Year

Your first on-campus living experience will be in one of the University’s traditional freshmen residence halls such as “The Quad” (Berkshire, Franklin, and Hampden Halls) or Windham Hall. Some freshmen may also live in Commonwealth Hall depending on their housing needs and interests.

Students outside in the Quad

The Quad

Berkshire Hall, Franklin Hall, and Hampden Hall comprise the group of residence halls known as “The Quad.” Rooms in the quad halls are double occupancy with a commonly shared bathroom on each floor and a commonly shared laundry facility in the building. All have a lounge equipped with television, kitchenette, and recreational equipment. These halls are co-ed, with single-sex floors. University furniture can be moved within the room to create numerous setups, and rooms have tile flooring. First year students are typically assigned to these halls. Each Quad building is air conditioned.

Outside Windham Hall

Windham Hall

Windham Hall provides for co-ed housing with single-sex wings. Windham Hall also provides limited options for triple rooms should any students wish to live in three-person groups. This hall has a centrally located lounge with a television. Other common area spaces include a laundry facility, a study lounge, and recreational space. Rooms are carpeted and room furniture can be moved to create numerous room setups. The building is air conditioned.

Sophomore Year

Sophomores can choose to live in Commonwealth Hall or LaRiviere Center as space is available.

Students walking by Commonwealth Hall

Commonwealth Hall

Commonwealth Hall accommodates a mix of sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students. Freshmen may also select to live in Commonwealth as space is available. There are semi-private, individual use bathrooms situated throughout each corridor, as well as a kitchenette and laundry machines. The “core” community center on each floor has multipurpose space with recreational equipment. The facility provides for co-ed living with single sex rooms on any given floor or wing of the building. Rooms are carpeted and the building is air conditioned.

Students outside LaRiviere Center

LaRiviere Center

LaRiviere Center accommodates sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to live in suite-style housing. The core of the building includes a multi-purpose lounge, conference room, academic classrooms, and a computer lab. Each co-ed floor wing accommodates students who reside in four suites, three with six occupants, one with eight occupants, all in double rooms. Each suite shares two private bathrooms. The “living room” (shared space) in each suite has couches, a table with chairs, built-in cabinets, a full-size refrigerator, and counter space. Care and upkeep of the suite is the responsibility of the residents. The floor wing community living space (shared by all floor wing residents) includes an additional seating area, recreational equipment, a dedicated study room, and laundry facilities.

Junior and Senior Years

Evergreen Village townhouses, Southwood Hall apartments, and Gateway Village apartments feature full kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, and baths to offer upperclass students an ideal environment to prepare for life after graduation. Juniors and seniors may also choose to live in Commonwealth Hall or LaRiviere Center.

Students outside Evergreen Hall

Evergreen Village

Evergreen Village provides students with the opportunity to reside in two-story townhouse units that each accommodate six students in three double occupancy bedrooms. The complex is primarily junior and senior housing, and each townhouse unit has a living room, kitchen, full bath, and half bath. Furniture is freestanding, and the townhouse units are carpeted with floor tiles in the kitchen. Residents are fully responsible for the care and upkeep of their living space. Evergreen Village has a multipurpose facility which includes study, recreational, and social space, along with laundry equipment. All townhouse units in the complex are air conditioned.

Ariel View of Southwood Hall

Southwood Hall

Southwood Hall is the newest addition to our residential facilities. Located near the athletic fields, the corridor-style residence hall features apartments for four students. Each apartment consists of either two double bedrooms or four single occupancy bedrooms, as well as a bathroom, kitchen, and living room. Furniture is freestanding, and the apartments have tile flooring. Building amenities include a large first floor lounge, recreational space, and laundry equipment. The hall is primarily upperclass (junior and senior) housing.

Students Outside in Gateway Village

Gateway Village

Gateway Village is a community of apartments offering living space for two to six students. Gateway houses primarily graduate students, as well as a limited number of seniors, depending on space availability. Gateway apartments come in a variety of different layouts: efficiency, one bedroom, two bedroom, or three bedroom. Each unit is equipped with kitchen appliances, a private bathroom, and furnished living room. Residents are fully responsible for the care and upkeep of their living space. A central laundry facility and outdoor recreational space are located within Gateway Village. A segment of apartments in the complex is reserved for graduate housing. Air conditioning units have been added to all Gateway Village apartments. 

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Office of Residence Life

Campus Center, 2nd floor

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