CAMPUS HOUSING FOR POSTBACCALAUREATE STUDENTS

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Western New England University is pleased to offer campus housing for postbaccalaureate 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 the academic year (approximately 10 months)  or the academic year plus summer (12 months). Assignment to University housing typically begins in mid-August and 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.

Since MBA and MSA classes begin prior to August; residency is available in the summer housing, at a weekly rate of $95.00, until relocation into postbaccalaureate housing in August.

Gateway Village is within walking distance of all campus facilities, including the School of Law and College of Pharmacy, 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.  Starting in the Fall of 2014, we also plan to have wireless access in Gateway Village.

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. All payments are made directly to Student Administrative Services, with the exception of the housing verification payment, which can also be submitted to the Residence Life office with your application.

The Western New England University Post-Baccalaureate 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 2014-2015 academic year, up to 50 apartments are designated as accommodations for postbaccalaureate students. These apartments are clusters of contiguous units in a section of the complex. The balance of Gateway Village accommodates undergraduate students. 

Gateway Village also 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 unless students request to live in Gender Neutral Housing. For more information on Gender Neutral Housing for postbaccalaureate students, please contact Kymberley Hendricks at Kymberley.Hendricks@wne.edu University housing is unable to accommodate children or other family members.

Click here for more information on Gateway Village.

RESIDENTIAL FEES - 2014-2015 Academic Year

Apartment Type

10-month

12-month

Efficiency - single occupancy

$8,853

$10,622

one bedroom - single occupancy

$9,738

$11,686

two bedroom - 2 occupants

$7,524

$9,029

three bedroom - 3 occupants

$9,418

$11,302

TO APPLY FOR HOUSING

Students who are returning to postbaccalaureate housing have until April 1, 2014 to submit applications and deposits in order to be given priority.  Click here for the returning student postbaccalaureate housing application.  After April 1, 2014, post-baccalaureate housing is assigned on a first come, first served basis for new and returning students.  Click here for the new student postbaccalaureate housing application.

Postbaccalaureate students who are returning to the same apartment for the 2014-2015 year have the option of storing belongings in the apartment over the summer.  Click here to print out the summer storage form.  Summer storage forms are due by April 30th.

Completed applications must be accompanied a $500 housing verification payment and submitted to the Office of Residence Life.  The mailing address appears on the application form.  Please realize that housing assignments will be processed in early June and you will be informed via email of your assignment for the 2014-2015 academic year at that time.

For questions or further information, contact the Office of Residence Life 413-796-2169 or via email at Kymberley.Hendricks@wne.edu

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

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