The housing options for Frances Perkins students reflect the philosophy that developing a campus life can be an important part of the undergraduate experience. Frances Perkins students, including some whose families live off campus, may live in traditional residence halls.
Residence options include
Six to eight Frances Perkins students are typically housed on the same floor, ensuring immediate collegiality. Frances Perkins students are guaranteed single rooms and have access to year round housing in Pearsons Annex.
Some Frances Perkins students elect to stay on campus for one or more nights during the school week and they are able to reside in a small house on Faculty Lane where the Program oversees the per diem rentals of guest rooms. Students who commute from a distance or who wish to stay late on campus to use the library or to study in quiet space find this option particularly appealing and affordable.
Many Frances Perkins students do live off campus, tapping into an informal FP housing network. Women with school age children who wish to relocate benefit from the advice of program staff and current students. The Pioneer Valley is gorgeous, with good schools, strong community, and artistic havens like Amherst and Northampton. Boston, New York, and Vermont's Green Mountains are easily accessible. The Valley is known nationwide for its cosmopolitan mix of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses, concerts, and theaters. Just across the street from Mount Holyoke, students, faculty, and staff take advantage of the shops, restaurants, and theaters of the Village Commons.