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Residence Halls and Houses

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Housing Requirements

Students entering college for the first time must live on campus for their first four semesters at Clark. Exceptions to this must be granted by the Office of Residential Life and Housing, and are only made if the student will be living with a parent or legal guardian, and the primary abode is within the Worcester city limits.

Students who transfer into Clark as juniors or seniors are not required to live on campus, but are certainly invited to. Those who transfer in as first-years or sophomores must live on campus until junior status is reached. Students reaching junior status in the middle of the year, however, are reminded that their housing contract extends through the academic year, and they must remain on campus for the entire year. Questions about this policy should be directed to the Office of Residential Life and Housing.

Affinity Housing

Thanks to the campaigning of students, Clark University is dedicated to developing affinity housing. Given the realities of isolation, tokenization, and discrimination expressed by the Black Student Union, Clark University is currently committed to providing affinity housing for students who share a commitment to learning about and centering Blackness and fighting anti-Blackness. Students who apply to live in this affinity housing will set community norms together, host educational and social events, and build community through learning from and living with people with an interest in learning how to resist and fight anti-Blackness, centering the experiences of students of color.

Applicants are asked to contribute to a positive, inclusive, close-knit, and vibrant residential experience. A student may apply to live in affinity housing for their sophomore, junior, or senior year. The affinity housing selection process takes place prior to general housing selection, allowing students who are wait-listed or not accepted time to enter the general housing lottery. Students looking to apply for Affinity Housing will complete the application in their Housing and Dining self-service portal.


Wright Hall

First-Year Halls

All First-Year Housing is Traditional Lifestyle, allowing first-year students to get to know each other better. Each building is equipped with community bathrooms on each floor, one full kitchen, many social lounges, quiet study rooms, multimedia study rooms, and laundry facilities.

Dana Hall

Mixed-Class Halls

The University maintains two mixed-class, co-educational residence halls, featuring Traditional Lifestyle and Suite Lifestyle housing options are available. All floors have private bathrooms and most floors have kitchen facilities.

Dodd Hall

Hall for Women-Identified Students

Currently the University offers housing for women-identified students. While Dodd’s main population is women-identified students, many of our non-binary and LGBTQIA+ students also choose to live in the building.

It has singles and doubles in a quad-style arrangement. Limited Apartment Lifestyle housing options are available for upper-class students.


Bleckstone Hall

Junior/Senior Halls

Housing primarily junior and senior students. These areas accommodate four, five, or six people.

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RLH Houses

The University offers ten houses for undergraduate residence living. Some are structured like small residence halls and others offer apartment-style living.

Chandler Villag

Graduate Housing at Chandler Village

 Clark is pleased to offer townhouse style apartments for Clark graduate students in partnership with Worcester State University’s at nearby Chandler Village.

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