New Student Room Selection Process


General Information about Living On Campus

New students (freshmen, transfers & re-admits) who plan to reside on campus are required to submit a Housing Application on-line through the College's campus housing management system (Self-Service THD), Each student has their own account on Self-Service THD. Self-Service THD is where the Housing Application can be found. The Housing Application consists of the Residence Area Occupancy Agreement (RAOA) and questions that will assist us in providing you with your preferred housing assignment (e.g. residence area and room type). The Residence Area Occupancy Agreement (RAOA) is for the entire academic year and cannot be canceled during that time unless you withdraw from the College. The RAOA is a legally-binding document similar to a lease. Please make sure that you carefully read the RAOA in full prior to completing the Housing Application

New studentsHousing selection times are made according to the date your enrollment deposit was received by the Office of Admission. The earlier your enrollment deposit date, the greater the likelihood of receiving first preference on your specific housing assignment requests. 

During the 2024-2025 academic year, entering freshmen will live in Berkshire Towers and transfer students can live in either Berkshire Towers or the Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex. (Hoosac Hall will be off-line during the 2024-2025 academic year.)

College policy requires that all students reside on campus and participate in the the College-specified meal plan program during their first three years at MCLA. Transfer students receive a one-, two- or three-year on-campus residency requirement based on the number of credits transferred in.

Students in good standing at the institution are eligible for on-campus housing after the completion of their on-campus residency requirement. After the first year, room selection occurs in the spring during the Returning Student Housing Assignment Process (HAP). The order in which students select their assignments in that process is based on the number of completed credits. You will receive additional information about the Returning Student HAP during the school year.

New Student Room Selection Timeline:

New Student Application Available March 6, 2024 
New Student Applications Due Friday, June 7, 2024
New Student Roommate Pairing May 22, 2024 - June 12, 2024
New Student Room Selection Week of June 17th

Students who are accepted and apply for housing after June 21st will be assigned to on-campus housing by the Residence Life & Housing (RLH) office instead of participating in the New Student Room Selection Process.


Step-By-Step Instructions

1.  Log on to the MCLA portal.

2. Go to the Student Life tab.

3. Go to Self-Service THD.

4. Click on Applications.

5. Complete the "Housing Agreement 2024-2025 - New Students".

You will receive an automated e-mail once you successfully submit your application.