Student Halls of Accommodation at University of Massachusetts Fully Booked, Waitlist Open

United States North America Higher Education News by Erudera News Aug 27, 2023

Student housing at UMass Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts (UMass) in Dartmouth recently informed its students that all rooms at Ivy Hall are already reserved.

Ivy residence halls which have four-bedroom apartments and two bathrooms, are offered to UMass students who want to live on campus during their studies at the university, reports.

The school said the apartments are all full now, adding that it will keep a waitlist. However, it did not guarantee students that they will be able to secure a place at the building.

“As of August 18th, 2023, all spaces in Ivy Hall were reserved. We will maintain a waitlist, but placement in that building is not guaranteed…We are happy to discuss available options elsewhere on campus and what those associated rates may be,” the university said in an official statement on its website.

Another option for students who could not secure a place and want to live on campus is Cedar Dell townhouses, which offer six bedrooms with 1.5 baths.

“Living on campus is a wonderful option for housing with easy access to dining, academic support, and everything else you’ll need on campus— giving you more time to study, conduct research, and socialize,” the university notes.

According to the UMass statement, graduate students living on campus must pay:

  • $750 per person to live at Ivy Hall
  • $500 per room at Cedar Dell

The total enrollment at UMass is nearly 7,500, with students coming from 51 countries. There are 5,517 undergraduate students and 1,940 graduates.

Most students (2,722) live on campus, 75 percent of whom are first-year students. According to the university’s data, women outnumber men at UMass, with females accounting for 52 percent of enrolled students and males for 48 percent.

Finding a place to stay during studies, whether on or off campus, also remains challenging for students elsewhere. Governments and universities have been exploring other options to assist students struggling with housing. Some have even considered renting rooms from hotels as a solution.

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It was recently reported that San José State University in California is negotiating with Signia by Hilton Hotel to provide accommodation to San Jose State students. Reports say that the university has about 150 people on its waitlist, therefore it plans to rent rooms from the hotel to accommodate students with no place to live.

Due to the lack of accommodation, Middlebury College has asked its students to take a break during the fall semester, promising them a payment of $10,000 if the latter decide to take days off.

Image source: Ivy Hall rooms | UMass Dartmouth website

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