Since Mount Holyoke College is a residential college, it will continue to foster and strengthen the residence hall program which it considers to be a vital part of each student’s undergraduate experience.
However, some students sincerely believe that the experience of living off-campus, in housing of their own choosing, will be of benefit to them. The College has agreed that some members of the student body may live off-campus during the academic year on a very limited basis.
- A limited number of rising seniors and juniors will be able to obtain off-campus housing of their choice for the academic year. Sophomores are not eligible.
- These students will not be required to pay the College charges for room and board, but will be required to pay for each meal eaten on campus, consistent with arrangements already in effect for community students. By not paying the charges for room and board, the student is fully responsible for finding and paying for their own off-campus housing.
- Students who have accepted permission to live off-campus should understand that housing in College residence halls cannot be guaranteed if a student decides they would like to resume living on campus. Please make housing arrangements with this in mind.
- For those students receiving financial aid, you must contact Student Financial Services about how this off-campus move will impact your financial aid package before you apply. Note: Mount Holyoke grant funding will be reduced when room and board charges are removed from the bill.
This application for the 2020-2021 academic year is due by 5 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020. Decisions will be sent via email by 5 pm on March 3, 2020 and acceptances are due by March 16, 2020 at 9 am.