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Residence Life continues to keep the resident community updated via their #WooWeekly newsletter - check your Worcester State email for the latest edition, or view it online:
#WooWeekly: August 5, 2020 Edition
July 29, July 22, July 15, July 8, June 24
We have updated the Residence Life pages to reflect the latest Safe Return planning, and will continue to post updates as any new information is made available. Please refer to the Safe Return page as an additional source of information.
If you choose to live in one of Worcester State University’s residence halls—Chandler Village, Dowden Hall, Sheehan Hall, and Wasylean Hall—you can get ready to set up your room by referring to the following list what to bring. Pay close attention to our list of items you shouldn’t bring as well. We share both lists to ensure that moving into your room goes as smoothly as possible.
In case you are placed in quarantine or isolation, please bring a pre-packed bag containing the following items:
All incoming deliveries of mail and packages are received and sorted in the Mail Center on campus.
Residents will receive an email to come and pick up mail on weekdays in the Residence Life Office (Sheehan Hall, room 101) between 9-5pm.
The Mail Center will send an email alert to notify residents if they have a package waiting, and when it should be picked up at the Mail Center (Learning Resource Center, room 129)
Unfortunately, we will not be offering Collegiate Care Packages this year, due to COVID-19.
Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Please use the following address format:
Worcester State UniversityStudent's First and Last Name - Residence Life
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Note: at the end of each month any USPS mail remaining from the previous month will marked "Return to Sender" and returned to the United States Postal Service . For example, at the end of October, any mail remaining from September will be returned the USPS.
As a resident student, you must purchase a meal plan. If you have fewer than 90 course credits, you must purchase a full meal plan. Once you’ve committed to a meal plan, it is effective for the entire academic year.
However, changes may be made anytime before August 21 in your MyHousing portal or during the first week of the semester. Visit the Chartwells website for meal plan details, a list of dining locations, daily menus, and more.
To help you stay safe, we conduct apartment/bedroom inspections for health and fire hazards once a month. All fire equipment is checked at these times as well as common areas, etc. We give at least 24-hour advance notice. If a hazard or violation is found in your living area, you will receive written notification and a period of time in which to fix the problem(s) prior to re-inspection—usually within a few days. Students who fail to correct violations by the time of a re-inspection may face fines and/or judicial action.
Residence Life and Housing personnel, other university personnel, or maintenance personnel authorized by the director of residence life and housing are authorized to enter students’ rooms. During vacation periods, personnel may enter at any time to make routine maintenance repairs and safety inspections to insure that the terms of the Residence Hall Occupancy License Agreement are being followed.
The Worcester Fire Department also conducts routine inspections of the campus for fire violations. It’s important for you to know that violations of fire or health codes will result in disciplinary action.
Are you looking for a job on campus? If so, please visit the Careers on Campus page to view all current open positions on campus for Work Study, as well as part time student positions.