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New Graduate Students

Currently all graduate spaces have filled.  We strongly encourage you to search for off-campus options using www.umocss.org.  If spaces are still available after Graduate Room Selection has concluded we may reopen the process.  Please note: Typically we see limited spaces available after the selection process has concluded. Our office will assess availability of space on June 23.


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Fall 2014 Graduate On-Campus Housing

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Graduate Housing Rates

Occupancy Cost per Semester
Spring 2014 per semester Rate

$3,770.00 2-Bedroom Apartment
$4,066.00 Private Studio Apartment
$4,711.00 Private 1-Bedroom Apartment


Graduate Residence Hall Contract
In addition to the application and payment, graduate students who live on campus are required to sign a Graduate Residence Hall Contract. This contract outlines the residential living obligations of both you and the University. The Contract is a specific and legally binding document. Make sure you read the Contract thoroughly. If there are parts of the Contract that you do not understand, please call Residential Life Student Services at (413) 545-2100 and ask for clarification. No graduate student will be permitted to select a room assignment until the Contract has been signed.

For more information, please contact Residential Life Student Services
Phone: 413-545-2100
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am- 5 pm, 235 Whitmore Administration Building

To search for off-campus accommodations, or to submit a Renter Profile, please visit the Off Campus Housing website www.umocss.org

Fall 2014 Application Process for New Graduate Students

Fall 2014 Graduate Apartment Selection
Application Available: March 28, 2014 - July 13, 2014 (or until all spaces have filled)
Priority Appointments Post: May 19, 2014 by noon
Room Selection: May 20, 2014 - July 14, 2014 at 11:59pm

Graduate students for spring 2014vwill be housed in fully furnished Lincoln Apartments or single rooms in Cashin Residence Hall. Graduate students will have the opportunity to select from:

One Bedroom: Private Apartment
Two Bedroom: Private Bedroom, Shared Apartment
Studio Apartment: Private Apartment

Spaces will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority consideration for students who currently live on campus.  After on-campus students have selected, new Graduate students will have the opportunity to secure an assignment.  Based on this, highly desirable spaces such as studio apartments may have limited availability. 

To apply for an on campus assignment, graduate students must submit an application and applicable payment. Complete all application fields. Residential Life will provide appointments based on the order in which we receive completed applications, which include the prepayment and the electronic application. We require that your application include the following information:

If you are unable to submit the prepayment electronically, mail your prepayment to:

Residential Life Student Services
235 Whitmore Administration Building
181 Presidents Drive,
Amherst, MA 01003-9393.

Selecting a Room Assignment
In most instances, when a completed application and prepayment is received an email will be sent to graduate students' OIT email address instructing them to log on to SPIRE, sign the Graduate Residence Hall Contract, submit a Housing Profile. This email will also include instructions for using Online Room Selection in SPIRE to select a fall 2014 assignment. All graduate students who submit complete applications prior to May 18, 2014 will see their appointment posted by 12:00pm on May 19th. Room Selection will be available from May 20, 2014 - July 14, 2014.

Lincoln Apartment Parking
Students living in the Lincoln apartments are eligible to purchase a parking permit from Parking Services. Spaces are limited and permits will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Student Services must notify Parking Services that you are eligible for a parking permit before you may purchase a permit, therefore you may not request a permit until after you have selected a space on campus.

One week after you have secured a housing assignment, you may contact Parking Services to inquire about available lot spaces.

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