Residential Living

Traditional Residence Halls – traditional residence halls offer a wonderful environment in which students can learn about the campus, get to know many other students, and share the residential living experience with their peers.  Traditional residence halls consist primarily of double and triple rooms, with a limited number of singles and quads, and most students living in traditional residence halls will make use of shared, common bathrooms (that are specifically designated for either males or females ).  Most first-year students will be assigned to traditional residence halls.  

Contemporary Residence Halls – contemporary residence halls consist of quads, made up of two double rooms connected by a bathroom shared by the four residents.

Suite-Style Residence Hall – suite-style residence halls consist of two or four bedrooms, along with a common living area, a small kitchenette, and one or two bathrooms.

Change of Residence Room

Definition of Residency

Housing Options

Housing During Break Periods

Although residence halls are closed during the winter and summer breaks, the Office of Residential Life provides a limited housing operation during both of the aforementioned break periods, for Lasell students who wish to reside in college residences.  

The Break Housing program is designed to accommodate matriculated, registered Lasell students who are: involved in an activity directly related to their academic program (including credit-bearing internships or practica or clinicals); or are employed by the college or Lasell Village during the break period. Students who wish to apply to stay at Lasell during break periods must complete the appropriate Break Housing Application (available on-line via MyHousing on MyLasell). This form requires the student to provide a reason for the application: specific internship information, along with the signature of the related Department Chair; or specific information about on-campus employment, along with the signature of the related work supervisor; or special permission from the Director of Residential Life.

Students wishing to participate in the Break Housing program must be in good academic standing at the college; must be financially cleared by the Student Accounts Office; and must be in appropriate status with the College's Conduct System. The cost associated with Break Housing is the equivalent of $175 per week.  Students must pay the full balance of their Break Housing costs in advance of their stay; specific requirements are described in full on the Break Housing Application.

For AY2015-16, students participating in the winter Break Housing program will stay in McClelland Hall; Haskell House may also be used for winter break housing if more space is required. It is not expected that the residents of McClelland Hall or Haskell House will vacate their rooms before leaving for the winter break; however, those residents will be required to strip their beds and leave their rooms in a condition that is habitable.  

Students who have been given permission to live in Break Housing, must complete and sign a Break Housing Agreement. Students living in Break Housing will be expected to observe all college policies during their stay. The Agreement states that the college observes zero tolerance for policy violations during break periods, and reserves the right to withdraw housing at any time during the break, based on the conduct of the student. Students will be held responsible for any damage done to the room in which they are assigned and/or to the common areas of the building in which they are residing.

Student meal plans are not in operation during winter and summer break periods.  Students may have the opportunity to purchase meals on an a la carte basis at the Dining Hall when it is in operation. Students may cook in the residence hall if they observe all guidelines for keeping the kitchen clean, and for storing food appropriately.

Questions about the Break Housing program may be directed to the Office of Residential Life in the Office of Student Affairs, Edwards Student Center, 617-243-2124.

Policies and Procedures

Room Occupancy

Room Selection for Returning Students

Roommate Relationship

Senior Week Note