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Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a programming and advocacy organization here on campus. We promote unity and a positive residence hall experience through programming and activities. Each residence hall has its own hall council (except where Evergreen Village and Southwood Hall come together to form the “Everwood” hall council) in which any residential student can participate.

To learn more about Residence Hall Association visit their office on the first floor of the Campus Center, call them at 413-782-1579 or email them at rha@wne.edu.

Want to Get Involved?

Hall Council elections take place each September. Election information will be posted in Kodiak classrooms at the beginning of the year. Students should speak with their Resident Advisor or building supervisor if they have any questions.

RHA Programs

Bed Race 2018

Bed Race will take place during Golden Bear Weekend on Saturday, October 20, 2018 around 3:00 p.m. Each Hall Council will build a bed (a safe box on wheels) and race them against each other in the C.U.B parking lot! Any club or organization on campus is also invited and encouraged to build a bed and participate. The event will take place right after the football game around 3:00 p.m. The winner will claim the Bed Race trophy.

Fall Events

Grand Gala (Cohosted with Campus Activities Board): Saturday, August 25, 2018, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. at the AHLC

RHA Bingo: Friday, August 31, 2018, 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Rivers

RHA Trick or Treat (for the Springfield community): Friday, October 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m at Evergreen Village and Southwood Hall

Grilled Cheese Night: Sunday, December 9, 2018 and Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Order grilled cheese from anywhere on campus! Call the cheesy hotline (413-796-5283) on these days to order!

We have an exciting and busy year ahead of us and we can’t wait!

RHA Linens Program

Western New England University has been offering the Residence Hall Linens program since 2006. Students at Western New England University require specially-sized sheets, blankets and comforters to fit the campus' extra long mattresses. These extra-long beds (longer than 76 inches) are intended to maximize the comfort levels of every student. Our goal each year is to make sure students and parents have the right size residence hall bedding for move-in. XL sheets are more difficult to find, so we provide a variety of custom-sized linens sure to fit and guaranteed to last until graduation. We also have a large selection of extra-long comforters, extra-long mattress pads, extra-long thermal blankets, pillows, storage solutions and anything else you might need for your new room.

Proceeds from this program are used for programming in Student Affairs. Plus, linens are delivered to your home during the summer so you don’t have to worry about waiting in line at the store. Parents and students who have taken advantage of this opportunity in previous years recommend placing your order early, since popular colors and patterns can sell out quickly. Please visit the RHL website http://www.ocm.com/wne/linens