Van Meter Hall
About the Community
Van Meter Hall is a part of the Residential First-Year Experience (RFYE). RFYE halls are designed as living-learning communities where first-year students can engage with their peers around common interests and pursuits. First-year halls offer intentional staffing and support to assist students in their transition to the University. Van Meter is home to the RFYE Creative Expressions program and the Van Meter/Butterfield Faculty-in-Residence. Students who live in Van Meter have indicated an interest in the Humanities and Fine Arts.
Should you have any Residential Life related questions, please feel free to contact our Student Services Office at 413.545.2100. The office staff is happy to answer your questions and refer you as needed! The Student Services Office is located in the Whitmore Administration Building, room 235.
During the academic year, you may also contact the Residence Director for Van Meter Hall at 413-545-1621. The Residence Director can provide you with more information about resources, staff, events and opportunities within the community.
Coed residence located in Central
Four all-male corridors, two all-female corridors and co-ed floors
Large community lounge with TV
Recreation room with pool and table tennis equipment
Large multi-purpose room used for performances,
presentations and studying
Two laundry facilities
Residential Academic Programs
Focus Connections RAP (Undeclared)
Performing and Visual Arts Majors RAP
Literary Studies RAP
Exploring the ArtsRAP
Rooms include local phone service, cable TV, and wireless internet access
Single, bunkable beds (80" long x 36" wide)
Desks and chairs
Wardrobe / closets