Frances Perkins Student Housing Process

Through consultation with the staff of the Frances Perkins Program and the Office of Residential Life, the following room choosing procedures have been established:

In an effort to insure that only students who intend to return to Mount Holyoke College for the fall semester are eligible to participate in the housing process, students must be cleared when they turn their form in. No student will be eligible for housing that has a hold by the College i.e. Financial Services, Health Services, or Residential Life. If you have any concerns regarding your status you should check your home page for any holds. All holds must be cleared by the deadline given each year or you will not be able to participate. Students who are not cleared to participate in lottery will be placed in housing over the summer after they have completed all their obligations to the College and if space is available.

The only space designated exclusively for Frances Perkins Scholars is Dickinson Hall.  FP students are highly encouraged to live there and those who do not must participate in the annual housing lottery with all other students and are not guaranteed a single or building of their choice.

Frances Perkins students will be housed in single rooms unless a Frances Perkins student has chosen to participate in the housing lottery process with traditional students. In such cases, the eligibility for a single will be based upon class standing. If you would like to participate in the regular housing lottery process with traditional students, please contact our office.

Frances Perkins students may retain their current room from one year to the next. Frances Perkins students are the only students eligible to retain their rooms from year to year in these buildings.  Only students staying from one year to the next may retain their room; any student who goes on leave forfeits their ability to retain their room for the semester in which they return.

Frances Perkins students who choose not to retain their room are encouraged to visit the Frances Perkins Office between March 28 and April 6 to review available rooms on campus. Students will then complete the Housing Preference section listing 3 choices. If two or more Frances Perkins students request the same room, the names will be placed in a box and the first name drawn will be assigned to the space in question.

Frances Perkins students who are in need of year round housing must select Dickinson Hall.  Summer housing is available based on space availability. Frances Perkins students will be charged a summer rental fee. Singles are not guaranteed over the summer.

Room changes will not be approved prior to the Room Change Request process administered by the Office of Residential Life. Forms will be available online at the Office of Residential Life website in late April.

Being a Day Student/Going on Leave/Withdrawing

If you decide to live off campus, go on leave, or withdraw after you have chosen a room, your space will be filled during the summer housing process and you will be charged a $200.00 Room Cancellation Fee.

Students who wish to change residential status from on campus to off campus must contact the Office of Residential Life. Arrangements must be made prior to March 27.

After you have reviewed the Housing Process, you may proceed to the FP Preference Form.