Residential Life and Housing

2015-2016 Room and Board Choices

The following are the 2015-2016 room and board options approved by the Board of Trustees. Please note that Spring Semester rates are all $500 less than Fall Semester rates.  The intention is for students to be encouraged to move on campus in the spring, or rewarded for staying on campus for the Spring Semester when occupancy rates are lower than in the fall.  For more information, see About Room and Board Rates.

Traditional Lifestyle Housing Package

The quintessential college experience package. Students in traditional housing live in strong communities of First Year or Upper-class Housing depending on location. Traditional Housing is offered in Dana, Hughes, Dodd, Wright, and Bullock Halls, as well as the Johnson Sanford Center. Single, double, and triple rooms share common lounges and either semi-private or community bathrooms depending on hall. A choice of the full undergraduate meal plan must be selected in these accommodatins. First Year and Sophomore Students get priority placement in Traditional Lifestyle housing. Traditional Lifestyle pricing is located below.

Suite Lifestyle Housing Package

For returning students looking to share a common area with their friends, but not quite looking to take on the responsibility of cooking in and cleaning a full apartment. Suite Style Housing is offered in Dana, Hughes, and Maywood Street Hall. Suites house 4 to 8 students in a mix of Double and Single rooms. These students share a common room and a private bathroom just for their suite. A choice of the full undergraduate meal plan must be selected in these accommodatins The Suite Lifestyle Package costs are located below.

Apartment Lifestyle Housing Package

For students looking to share a common area with their friends, and have the freedom to cook some of their own meals. Apartment Style Housing is offered in Blackstone Hall and the undergraduate RLH Houses. Apartments house 4 to 8 students in a mix of Double and Single rooms. These students share common space, a private bathroom, and a full kitchen for their suite. Junior and Senior class standing students in apartments are not required to be on a meal plan, although they may choose any of the undergraduate meal plans. Sophomore standing students in apartments are required to be on any one of the undergraduate meal plans.  Students may consult their student account manager to change their meal plan up to two weeks into a semester.

2015-2016 Residency and Dining Plan Rates

Room Style

2015-2016 Rate

2015-2016
Full Meal Plan

2015-2016 Total Housing and Meal Plan

Traditional Lifestyle Triple Spaces

$4,500

$3,500*

$8,000

Traditional Lifestyle Double Spaces

$4,700

$3,500*

$8,200

Traditional Lifestyle Single Spaces

$6,800

$3,500*

$10,300

Suite Lifestyle Double Spaces

$4,950

$3,500*

$8,450

Suite Lifestyle Single Spaces

$7,100

$3,500*

$10,600

Apartment Lifestyle Double Spaces

$5,530

*

$5,530

Apartment Lifestyle Single Spaces

$7,700

*

$7,700

*Junior and Senior class standing students in apartments are not required to be on a meal plan.  Meal Plan price reflects one of the “full meal plans”.  Sophomore standing students in apartments are required to be on any one of the undergraduate meal plans.  Students may consult their student account manager to change their meal plan up to two weeks into a semester. Junior and Senior students assigned to apartment style housing will be defaulted to a meal plan and must actively remove that with their student accounts representative.

Why are Lifestyle Housing Package rates lower in the Spring Semester?

Have you ever stayed in a great hotel for a discounted nightly rate?  Have you ever purchased something at a great sale price?  These great deals occur when increases in supply outpace demand.  This occurs in our housing as well.  Each year, during the Fall Semester, Clark University's housing occupancy rates are higher than during the Spring Semester.  In the spring many students go abroad or leave for other reasons.  The goal of reducing the spring semester rates is to encourage students to move or stay on-campus during the spring when occupancy rates are lower.  Think of the Spring Semester as one big sale on Clark University room and board plans!

For any questions, please contact Residential Life and Housing.