The best residential experience is not just about where you live, but how you connect. It’s the difference between a house and a home, or a street versus a neighborhood. It’s all about the relationships within the community and how you choose to get involved. That's why our living environments change as you progress in your studies, from traditional halls to more independent living in our suites and apartments. Through programs and services designed for each of these areas, you are encouraged to become an active part of our community. So connect, settle in, and enjoy this very special time in your life living on our beautiful campus.
Because the value of the Western New England University educational experience is found not only inside the classroom but also in the broader campus community, Western New England University requires all first-time, full-time undergraduate students to live on campus for their first and second years at the University. This policy is effective fall 2019 and does not impact students who enrolled prior to fall 2019. For more information about this policy, visit our Living on Campus page and review the Residency Requirement.
Your first on-campus living experience will be in one of the University’s traditional residence halls. There are three halls that make up “The Quad”: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden. Freshman may also live in Windham Hall or in LaRiviere Hall shared with Sophomore students.
To review the Residency Requirement for first year students effective fall 2019, visit our Living on Campus page.
Life Can Be Suite
Sophomores can choose to live in CCommonwealth Hall or in the LaRiviere Center: a state-of-the-art living and learning facility, where you live in a suite with up to five other students of your choosing!
To review the Residency Requirement for second year students effective fall 2019, visit our Living on Campus page.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Gateway Village Apartments, the Evergreen Village Townhouses, and the Southwood Hall Apartments feature full kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, and baths to offer upper-class students an ideal environment to prepare for life after graduation.
Convenience and Community
Whether you are an international graduate student or studying law, apartment living at Gateway Village gives you both convenience to campus amenities and connection to our community of scholars.
News and Announcements
Premium Single Options
For First Year Students:
While WNE does not typically have single rooms for new students, a limited number of double rooms will be available for new students to request as Premium Single rooms starting in the fall 2019. These rooms will be in Berkshire, Franklin, and Hampden Halls. If you are interested, there will be a charge of $2,168 above the regular double room rate for the year in these first-year halls. For this rate, you will receive a room to yourself the size of a double-occupancy room with two sets of furniture. This will afford you more privacy and the ability to arrange your room exactly the way you would like with more personal space. The total room and board charge (including the 7 Day All-Access meal plan) for the year would be $16,202.
The number of available rooms will be offered based on the order in which requests are received. To request this option, complete the Application for Premium Single Housing (you will be required to log in with the credentials for your Application Status Page). If you have any questions about the Premium Single option, we are here to help! Please email Caitlin Daley, Associate Director of Residence Life for Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the office at 413-782-1317.
For Returning Students:
Starting in the fall of 2019, a limited number of double rooms will be available in Commonwealth for returning students to request as Premium Single rooms. If you are interested, there will be a charge of $2,550 above the regular double rate for the year. For this rate, you will receive a room to yourself the size of a double-occupancy room with two sets of furniture. This will afford you more privacy and the ability to arrange your room exactly the way you would like with more personal space. The total room and board charge (including the 7 Day All-Access meal plan) for the year would be $17,856.
To request a premium single room in Commonwealth please email Caitlin Daley, Associate Director of Residence Life for Operations, at email@example.com. If you have any questions about the Premium Single option, we are here to help! Please call the office at 413-782-1317 or email Caitlin Daley.
Dining Plan Selection
Returning students (residents and commuters) can now select or change their dining plan in our new system, The Housing Director (THD). Click here to get to THD Self-Service. Your username and password are the same as they are for all other WNE systems. Once you've logged in to THD Self-Service, select Dining on the top menu and you can select or change a plan. Students have until September 7th to change or cancel plans for the Fall semester.
Note: If you are an incoming resident student, you do not have to select a plan. All students living in the first year halls will have the 7 Day All Access Plan added for them. Incoming commuter students may also select a plan using the link above to THD.
Television on Campus
Xfinity on Campus
Western New England University is providing XFINITY ON CAMPUS as our campus television service. XFINITY ON CAMPUS lets students watch live TV and thousands of Xfinity on Demand selections on their laptops, desktops and mobile devices, as well as on traditional flat screen televisions. In order to use a traditional flat screen TV with this service, you must either have a Roku enabled TV or a Roku device that works with your TV. Below you'll find a document with more specific information on Roku devices and instructions for how to access XFINITY ON CAMPUS with different devices.
If you're having trouble with the network or logging in to XFINITY ON CAMPUS, you can place a work order with OIT or contact the OIT helpdesk at 413-796-2200. Once you have successfully logged in to XFINITY ON CAMPUS, if you have any issues with the service itself, you'll be working directly with Comcast customer service. There's a support tab within the platform which should be able to help you, but if you cannot find it or are having trouble with it, you can also call their customer support at 1-800-XFINITY.
Great Weekend Activities
Fun, Games, and More
A great on-campus living experience is one reason why 80% of students choose to spend their weekends here.