Students will be able to retrieve their housing placements and roommate information online via the PrideNEt system after July 1. They will receive a postcard during Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) along with an email via their Springfield College email address with instructions on how to retrieve their housing assignment. Students who have not received their assignment by Aug. 1 should contact the Office of Housing & Residence Life.
Roommate requests can only be accommodated if students have not yet been placed in housing. Roommate requests that are not indicated on the housing preference form can only be requested through the following method:
Both students must email firstname.lastname@example.org with their first and last name, student ID number, and requested roommate's name. Included within this email should be a brief statement indicating that they have identified a roommate and would like to live with them. Roommate requests must be submitted by 4 p.m. on the last day of SOAR.
Students must request each other and have chosen the same first and second hall choices in order to be placed in the same room. If students have not done so, they can adjust hall requests when emailing their roommate request. The staff cannot accommodate roommate requests via phone.
There are no furniture removal requests for any building. All furniture in the room at check in must remain in the room throughout the year.
Microfridge forms can be found on the Springfield College Office of Housing & Residence Life website. Students who have been approved for a microfridge unit will be notified via their Springfield College email address during the second week of July. If students wish to bring their own microfridge, it must meet the following requirements:
- No larger than 4.9 cubic feet
- Energy efficient
- Both microwave and refrigerator and refrigerator must operate with one power cord
Email and Website
The Office of Housing & Residence Life will be posting updated monthly on its website and encourage students to check it periodically so that they are in the loop about upcoming events and/or residence hall information. In addition, per the Springfield College Student Handbook, students are required to check their Springfield College email, as it is the first line of communication between the College offices and students. Failure to check the website and/or email will hinder students from being kept up to date on any events or deadlines.
Any student occupying a double room by themselves will be asked to consolidate. The options for this process are:
- Buy out: Students can buy out their room for the current semester during the third and fourth week of the semester. The price for buying out a room will vary depending on the academic year. Students interested in buying out their room should contact their resident director for the appropriate paperwork.
- Identifying a roommate: Students have the option to identify a roommate who is also residing in a double room by themselves. A list of students who need to consolidate their rooms can be provided to interested residents by the Office of Housing & Residence Life.
- Room consolidation: The office will consolidate students with another student in a similar situation. If this occurs, the office cannot guarantee that students will remain in their current assigned room of residence hall.
Room switches are only allowed during the third and fourth week of each semester. There is a $35 room switch fee that will be assessed to the student's account.
Early Arrival and Vacation Break Housing Policy
In order to reside in housing during any vacation periods, students must fill out and submit a break housing permission form to the Office of Housing & Residence Life by the deadline listed on its website. Students who live in residence halls closed during specific break periods will need to seek alternate housing arrangements in one of the open halls during break.
Students that arrive early to campus prior to the beginning of the academic semesters are to be aware that there is a "no guest, no alcohol" policy in affect in all residence halls. This policy is also in affect for all students that stay in housing during the winter and spring break periods. The Office of Housing & Residence Life will inform students which of the 10 residence halls will be utilized as designated break period housing.
This policy indicates students agree to adhere to having no guests or consumption of alcohol in the residence halls during the break periods. Failure to adhere to this policy means students will be removed from housing immediately and not allowed to return to housing until the official date of the opening of the halls.