| Life at WSU | Residence Life | ResLife FAQs
Worcester State's 53 acre campus, with four residence halls, is home to vibrant community of students. It's expected that incoming students will be curious about life at Worcester State, and what living on campus entails. The following questions and answers address the most common inquiries we get, but our Residence Life staff are happy to help with other questions as well - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-929-8074.
A resident assistant (RA) is the first person you
should contact if you are having a problem on campus.
student leaders who live with the resident students and are selected and
trained to help establish a healthy residence community. They either assist
directly or provide referrals for questions or concerns with academics, safety
and security, physical or mental health, and other topics that are part of
living on-campus.The next level of support is the residence director (RD).
Residence directors are full-time professional staff who live in the
buildings. They supervise student staff and are responsible for the overall
management of the residence hall(s) to which they are assigned.
If you are having
difficulty on campus, you also can go to the Residence Life and Housing Office
located in Sheehan Hall. Our phone number is 508-929-8074.
An accused student receives written notification of charges and the date, time, and location of the judicial hearing. Students must attend the hearing on the date stated in the letter. If they do not attend, the hearing is held without them.
A judicial hearing is a meeting with a university official or officials where the accused student may discuss his/her interpretation of the events. The university official or officials and the student will attempt to establish an agreement regarding the incident.
For more information regarding the judicial process, please visit the Student Conduct page and refer to the Student Code of Conduct.
Noise can quickly become a problem in the residence halls
because many people live and study together in a relatively small space. Quiet
Hours have been established to ensure that students can sleep and study during
The definition of Quiet Hours can be found on page 28 of the
Residence Hall Handbook. Quiet Hours are 9 p.m. to 8 a. m. Sunday through
Thursday, and 12 midnight to 8 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. During
final exam periods, Quiet Hours are in effect 24 hours each day.Please also be aware that courtesy hours are also in effect
24 hours a day.
Worcester State University is a tobacco-free campus. Please visit our Health Promotion page for more information.
If it is routine maintenance (i.e. burned out light bulb,
shade won’t operate, broken furniture), you can fill out a work
order in the Residence Life and Housing Office or online through the Residence Life portal (student login required).
If it is an emergency (i.e. overflowing toilet, no heat,
power outage, etc.) during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.), you can call 508-929-8074. If it is not during normal
business hours, you can contact a resident assistant or call University
Police at 508-929-8911.
Students wishing to have mail sent to them on campus should
have it addressed the following way:
Worcester State UniversityStudent's First and Last Name - Residence Life
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Gender Inclusive Housing at Worcester State University offers residents the opportunity to choose their roommates, suitemates or apartment mates regardless of the gender identity of the individuals involved.
All students who wish to live in a gender inclusive room, suite or apartment will indicate this on their License Agreement. New students who are interested in living in a gender inclusive living environment will have the option to indicate this preference on their housing license agreement.
Students who wish to live in Gender Inclusive Housing, are able to roommate match with other resident(s) who have completed all necessary steps in the housing process regardless of gender identity. Please note that we may be unable to accommodate requests received after the room selection process has concluded.
Please note that students must fill an entire space (apartment or suite) in Chandler, Sheehan, or Wasylean and an entire bedroom in Dowden Hall.
There are single use restrooms in Dowden Hall floors 2-5 which consist of a shower, toilet and sink. Chandler Village, Sheehan Hall and Wasylean Hall suites and apartments all have single use restrooms inside the suite/apartment.
There are also public single use Gender Inclusive restrooms on the first floors of Dowden Hall, Sheehan Hall, and Wasylean Hall that consist of a toilet and sink.