Room and Board

Students admitted to Worcester State as resident students will be notified by the Director of Admissions. The information will be made available to the Residence Life Staff and subsequent correspondence regarding residence hall assignments should be sent to the Office of Residence Life and Housing. First-year residents, including first-year transfer students, are not permitted to have cars on campus.

Housing is guaranteed ONLY for the specified academic year for which a student signs an occupancy agreement.

Students residing in campus housing are assessed a room fee and a food service fee each semester. All students residing on campus are required to purchase a food service plan for the academic year. Upon acceptance, each resident student must pay a $150 non-refundable room deposit and a $100 damage deposit:

For First-Year and Transfer Students:

  1. A separate check for $150 (non-refundable) must be submitted to the Admissions Office. Payment of this deposit and the resident’s receipt of an agreement signed by Worcester State will reserve a space for occupancy; half of the deposit is applied to the room charge for each semester.
  2. The $100 damage deposit will be billed with room rent.

For Returning Residents:

  1. A $150 room deposit (non-refundable) along with a signed License Agreement Form must be submitted at the time of room selection for the following year; half of the deposit is applied to the room charge for each semester.
  2. The $100 damage deposit will be billed with room rent.

Food Service Plan

The food service plan is a board plan that permits the user to purchase a specific number of meals per semester. Resident first-year students, sophomores, juniors, resident transfer students, and students residing in Dowden Hall are required to be on the full board plan. These plans were designed to meet the needs of those students who plan to eat all their meals on campus. All other residents are required to purchase one of three block plans. The food service is available to meet with students to develop an appropriate food service plan. These plans are also available for commuter students.

Waiting List Procedure

First-year and transfer students may submit to the Admissions Office a $150 room deposit to be considered for room assignment. All other students may submit to the Residence Hall Office a $150 room deposit along with a signed License Agreement Form to be considered for room assignment. Students’ names will be placed on a waiting list until a room becomes available; assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.