Alternative Housing

In addition to the traditional residential halls, there are two types of alternative housing: apartments in residence halls and apartments in houses on the edges of campus. Both styles of housing offer students an opportunity for greater independence and full cooking facilities. Students living in the apartments on the edges of campus will also have some options for meal plans. These apartments are chosen each year during the housing lottery process and it is typical that these spaces will be filled by current MHC students.

Students who are financial aid recipients should contact Student Financial Services directly regarding a potential reduction in aid if they are approved to live off campus, or live in one of the on campus apartments on the edge of campus (3 Park Street, 17 Morgan Street) and chose to not have the full board plan.

Off-Campus Living

Because Mount Holyoke is a residential college, only a small number of students are able to live off-campus each year. Typically, only current junior and senior students are approved to live off campus.  Students must apply for this housing option through the Office of Residential Life, and this is a separate process from the “On Campus Apartments” selection process. Students who are approved to live off campus through the Office of Residential Life are responsible for finding their own housing.

Apartment Housing

The on campus apartments are chosen by current Mount Holyoke students through the annual housing lottery process.  This is a separate process from the "application to live off campus." Please note that these apartments are subject to change. Students wishing to live in one of these spaces must fill the apartment completely as a group and must keep the apartment filled.  If one or more residents of the apartment leaves, it is the responsibility of the remaining apartment residents to find another person to move into the space.  Failure to do so could result in the remaining residents in the apartment being reassigned to other spaces on campus and the apartment offered to other students.  Our off-campus apartments are only supplied with standard bedroom furniture (bed, dresser, desk, bookshelf, desk chair) that would be found in a traditional residence hall room.  Any other apartment or common room furniture is to be provided by the students who live there.  Occasionally students leave furniture behind from year to year and those items are not removed.  Wi-fi is not provided for the 3 Park and 17 Morgan Street apartments and must be purchased by the students through Comcast.

Photos and Floor Plans

View in-residence and non-residence hall apartment descriptions, photos, and floor plans; your MHC username and password are required to view these pages.