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Living on Campus
As a resident student at Worcester State University, you will be part of a lively and diverse community of approximately 1,600 full-time students who live on campus. You’ll make lifelong friendships and share a college experience that will have a lasting impact on your life.
We are committed to providing you with an inclusive living-learning environment that supports your academic and personal aspirations. We're here for you every day to respond to your physical, emotional, and developmental needs. Our residence halls offer a wide variety of comfortable living options, from traditional to contemporary. Each hall is staffed with a professional, full-time, live-in residence director who is on call 24/7 year-round. Each wing or living area is staffed with a resident assistant. All residence hall staff assists with relevant, fun programming that will help shape your academic and social growth.
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    Dowden Hall
    A traditional-style residence hall housing 400 first-year students. Each wing has a corridor with bedrooms on both sides and a common single-gender bathroom. Bedrooms are co-ed by room, and residents share gender-specific bathrooms. While the majority of bedrooms are designed for two people, there also are a very limited number of single and triple occupancy bedrooms available. A laundry room is located on the 1st floor, along with 2 lounge areas.

    • 1600 Residents

      1600 Residents

    • 57 Residence Life Staff

      57 Residence Life Staff

    • 4 Residence Halls

      4 Residence Halls

  • Benefits of Living on Campus

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    The First-Year Residential Experience program (FYRE) helps balance our residents' time between the classroom and having an active social life. They learn about making good choices for their health, mind, and spirit.
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    Resident students have various programmatic opportunities within their residence hall. Programming topics focus on the areas of social development, self-awareness, wellness, active learning, and diversity.
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    Residence Halls are secured 24/7 and monitored by University Police, which is centrally located in our residence community. Additionally, all front desks are staffed from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and 24/7 on weekends.
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    Become a part of #woolife today! A residence hall community fostering a student's sense of belonging and social and personal identity.
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