HOUSING FOR LAW STUDENTS

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On-campus Housing

Western New England University is pleased to offer campus housing for law students in the Gateway Village apartment complex. The capacity of an apartment varies from one to three residents. In living space with more than one occupant, each resident has a private bedroom.    

Occupancy may be for a 10-month (academic year) or 12-month timeframe. Assignment to University housing is a binding commitment for the established time frame. There are no prorated charges or refunds once the period of occupancy begins. The cost of utilities (heat, hot water, and electricity) and local telephone service is included with the applicable residency fee. Students who renew occupancy for the upcoming academic year and do not need housing for the summer may keep their belongings in the apartment at no additional charge.

The apartment complex is within walking distance of all campus facilities, including the School of Law, as well as a shopping plaza with stores that may serve a variety of needs. Additional shopping and services are readily available within approximately one mile of the campus.   

Each apartment is furnished by the University and has a kitchen with a range, sink, refrigerator, and storage cabinets. Furnishings vary according to the size of the accommodations and number of occupants and typically include the following items: upholstered chair(s) and/or couch, a coffee table and end table(s), lamps, twin bed, night stand, bureau, bookcase, desk and desk chair, kitchen table and chairs. Residents must bring their own dishware, cooking utensils, cleaning supplies, etc. Each apartment is wired for cable television access, Ethernet connection, and landline telephone voice mail. Long distance calls on the landline telephone are billed to each resident by the telephone company.   

Maintenance is provided by the department of Facilities Management through an online work order system. However, daily upkeep of the living space is the full responsibility of the student(s) residing there. Each resident will be assigned a campus box number as their mailing address. Mail boxes are located in the St. Germain Campus Center. On campus dining is available through a variety of voluntary meal plan options or ‘pay-as-you-go’ as well as a debit card arrangement on the student ID card.
 
Public Safety officers routinely patrol the campus by cruiser, on foot, and by bicycle and there is a system of closed circuit televisions and emergency phones throughout the campus. 

Each apartment is filled to the designated capacity. If two or more individuals wish to reside in the same apartment, each person must submit his/her own application, providing the name(s) of the preferred roommate(s).   

The residency charge (a per semester billing format) is applied to the student’s account with the University. With the exception of the housing verification payment, which is submitted to the Residence Life office, all other payments are provided to Student Administrative Services.

The Western New England University Law Student/Graduate Student Housing Agreement provides detailed information on the provisions and expectations for residents. Please read it carefully prior to submitting an application.

GATEWAY VILLAGE APARTMENTS

Situated directly across from the main campus on Wilbraham Road, Gateway Village is a complex of 170 single story apartments owned and operated by Western New England University. For the 2011-2012 academic year, up to 50 spaces are designated as accommodations for law and post-baccalaureate students. These apartments are clusters of contiguous units in a section of the complex. The balance of Gateway Village accommodates undergraduate students. 

There is on-site parking and Gateway Village includes a laundry facility with washers and driers without charge for use. Vehicular traffic to and from the complex is monitored by a security gate that is activated by a student’s ID card.

An efficiency or one bedroom apartment may accommodate a married couple or domestic partners. Apartments with multiple bedrooms are intended for students of the same gender.

The variety of apartment residential fees is as follows. The fees listed below are for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Please divide the cost in half to determine the per semester charge.

Apartment Type

10 months

12 months

Efficiency

$8,852

$10,622

One Bedroom

$9,736

$11,684

Two Bedroom

$7,524

$9,028

Three Bedroom

$9,418

$11,301

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TO APPLY FOR HOUSING
Download either the Gender-specific Housing Application or the Gender-neutral Housing Application and Housing Agreement.  

Off-campus Housing

2014 Housing List

The Pioneer Valley also presents a wide assortment of affordable, convenient housing options for students. Rental opportunities range from apartment complexes in downtown Springfield; Victorian homes in the city’s residential neighborhoods; garden apartments in adjoining suburbs; small houses in rural areas; and apartments in Northampton, the area’s eclectic and hip college town. Rentals in the Springfield area generally range from $500 to $900 per month.

The Housing Coordinator will assist in finding the right housing for you. The Housing Coordinator will be available on or about May 14. You may contact the Housing Coordinator after that date by calling the Admissions Office at 800-782-6665, 413-782-1408, or by email at admissions@law.wne.edu.

For questions or further information, contact the Office of Residence Life 413-782-1317