Welcome home! The on-campus living experience gives you an opportunity to connect with your peers in ways that build memories and friendships that can last a lifetime. Residence Life at WNE offers options that evolve as you progress through your studies from traditional double occupancy halls to suites, apartments, and townhouses as you approach graduation and life as a young professional. You may even continue to live on campus in Gateway Village Apartments as a graduate, law, pharmacy, or doctoral student as space is available.
Special Opportunities for Fall 2021 Premium Singles
Here’s great news for first-year students enrolling at WNE this fall who prefer a space to call their own! If you act early, you can request your own Premium Single Room for the 2021-2022 academic year. Only a limited number of these traditionally double rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. They cost 30% more than standard room rates and will be offered based on the date housing applications are received. The online housing application for first-year students goes live May 3rd. Questions? Contact Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 413-782-1317.
Freshmen Honors Housing
Back by popular demand, we are offering Honors Housing to incoming first-year students who have been invited to be members of our Honors programs. Located in the LaRiviere Center, the Honors Learning Interest Community rooms are shared doubles, in suites with 6 or 8 occupants. 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. (Note: rates for these rooms are higher than double-occupancy rooms in traditional freshmen halls). Living among like-minded students, members will enjoy specialized social events and programming, including mentorship by honors faculty. Space is limited and you must indicate your preference for this community on your housing application. Honors Housing will be assigned by the Office of Residence Life with offers made the week before general room selection. Learn more about this and other Learning Interest Communities.
WNE Freshman & Sophomore Residency Requirement
Studies show that living on campus can help students to feel more engaged in student life and that can help you to be more successful in the classroom. WNE requires all freshman and sophomores to live on campus for their first two years. Exceptions to this policy will be made for students living at home with a parent or legal guardian within a 50 mile radius of the University (determined by GPS). Other circumstances may qualify for exception. Learn more on our Living on Campus page and review the Residency Requirement.
Welcome to Your Home-Away-From-Home
WNE offers a great residence life experience. It all starts with a staff committed to helping you with the housing selection process and transitioning to your new life on campus. We are also here to assist graduate students with on-campus living to help you become an integral part of our campus community.
Our vibrant community attracts people from different backgrounds, perspectives, countries (nearly 30), and with different abilities. The Office of International Student and Scholars Services works with international students to help ease the transition to life on our campus. Residence Life offers housing selection options for Gender Neutral Housing and transgender students. Students with disabilities may request accommodations through our office of Student Accessibility Services. It is the dynamic composition of our student body that makes Western New England University a place you will want to call home.