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Room Assignment Information

New Graduate Students

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Graduate students who are interested in living on campus can walk into Residential Life Student Services, Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm to inquire about available graduate spaces.

We also strongly encourage student to research off-campus options using

Graduate Housing Rates

Occupancy Cost per Semester
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 per semester Rate

$4,156.50 2-Bedroom Apartment
$4,483.00 Private Studio Apartment
$5,194.00 Private 1-Bedroom Apartment

Fall 2015 Application Process for New Graduate Students

To apply for an on campus assignment, graduate students must submit an application and applicable prepayment. 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:

Once you have submitted your $300 Housing Prepayment, complete the Graduate Housing Application and email it to:

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.

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

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 2015 assignment. All graduate students who submit a completed application in time to secure an available space will see their appointment post on July 14, 2015 by 3:00pm. Room Selection will be available from July 27, 2015 - August 2, 2015 at 11:59 EST.

For more information about what you will need for your room, please click here.

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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