Residential Life Information

Residential Life at Lasell College offers students a unique living experience. Like the classroom environment, Lasell prides itself on having small residential communities where students feel comfortable and connected.

The residential system is comprised of 26 residential buildings, of which nine are traditional-style residence halls, three are suite-style residence halls and fourteen are residential houses. Lasell does not have designated housing for first-year students; however most new students will be residing in our traditional-style residences which include Woodland, McClelland and VanWinkle Halls. New students are primarily assigned to doubles, triples, and in a few cases, quads. Students may also request to live in one of four themed housing communities: quiet study, wellness, gender neutral or community service. Additionally, female students may indicate a preference for single-sex living environments. Please note: some women will be assigned to an all-female community, regardless of their indicated preference.Most new students will be assigned to residential communities which are designated as "dry," meaning alcohol is not permitted in the building regardless of the residents age.

It is anticipated that room assignments for incoming students will be emailed to your Lasell e-mail address the week of August 8, 2014. Additional information about the Residence Life Office can be found at welcome.lasell.edu. The Residential Life office can be contacted at (617)-243-2124 or at residentiallife@lasell.edu.

If you plan to live on campus you will be able to sign your 2014-2015 Lasell College Housing Agreement electronically as well as request specific roommates and/or indicate personal preferences to assist with roommate matching. Starting May 5th new students will be able to log on to MyHousing with the link that can be found below. The housing information described above must be completed by July 11, 2014 or as soon as possible.

Roommate requests will be honored whenever possible. Requesting one roommate does not guarantee you will be assigned a double occupancy room. Groups of three and four students may all request to be assigned together in a triple or quad, respectively. The person(s) that you indicate as your preferred roommate(s)must also request you in order to be assigned together. Students may request to be placed on a waiting list for a single (single rooms cost an additional $1300 a year). Single rooms are usually assigned to returning students during the annual room draw process. At this time, there are no single rooms available for new students. More information on housing can be found here

Reasonable accommodations can be made for students with a documented physical or medical need. Documentation must be provided by a medical provider and submitted in writing to the Office of Residential Life. Please contact the Residential Life Office with any questions regarding housing needs.

Incoming students are assigned to rooms according to the date that their enrollment deposit was received by the College. Based on deposit date, themed housing requests, and double occupancy rooms will be assigned first; followed by triple occupancy and quad occupancy rooms. Please review the important dates noted in the Housing Agreement. Pay particular attention to residence hall opening and closing dates and vacation periods during which students may not remain in housing. When you sign the on-line Housing Agreement you agree to reside in the Lasell College residence system for the entire academic year.

Lasell College carries no insurance covering personal property, and assumes no responsibility for items lost, damaged or stolen from student rooms. Residents are encouraged to review their family personal property insurance and obtain appropriate coverage. The following link is an example of a source of student insurance http://www.nssi.com/.

Important Forms
The following must be completed to all incoming students planning to live on campus for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Instructions for Completing Housing Information
Supplemental Housing Information

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