For most students, living at college is a great experience, and students flourish with the opportunities and challenges they find on campus. This really is the first time they are living on their own, with peers rather than with you at home. Most students are ready for just this kind of living, and they thrive on it. As parents, you’ll hear not only about the roommate(s) but also about other friendships and activities that develop quickly.

FAQs

During the first few weeks of school, it is only natural that some students will feel homesick and call home asking their parents to pick them up for the weekend. Students miss their family, friends and significant others. But before you decide to pick them up for the weekend, keep in mind that it is important for students to begin forming relationships with other students on campus. If your son or daughter leaves campus every weekend, the adjustment may prove to be more difficult. While the other students in the hall are getting to know each other over the weekend, a student at home during that time may become more isolated. Try to encourage your son or daughter to get involved in campus life by attending weekend programs, volunteering for a service project or joining a student organization that focuses on his or her personal interest. These are great ways to meet others who share similar interests and to make new friends. You will notice great improvements each time you see your student.

While the majority of student bedrooms on campus are doubles, we do have a number of triples (rooms designed for 3 people), and quads (rooms designed for 4 people). Your student may be assigned to any of these room types. All rooms have one complete set of furniture for each student. Room and board charges are the same for all rooms.

First-year students living on campus may find themselves assigned to two or three roommates. Rooms designed as natural triples and quads have been built and designed to accommodate three or four people. Students who are assigned to them usually end up loving it once they get over the initial fear of having multiple roommates.

While the majority of student bedrooms on campus are doubles, we do have a number of triples (rooms designed for 3 people), and quads (rooms designed for 4 people). Your student may be assigned to any of these room types. All rooms have one complete set of furniture for each student. Room and board charges are the same for all rooms.

Contact Information

Duffy Academic Center – 145

The Office of Residence Life is dedicated to providing students a supportive and inclusive living environment that enhances their Stonehill experience. Students can select from a wide range of living options at Stonehill, ranging from traditional corridor style halls to suites and townhouses, to single-gender residence halls.