Still Have Questions?

Here's some answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions:

How will the Office of Housing & Residence Life communicate with me?

The Office of Housing & Residence Life will communicate with students primarily by their Spartan email. It is important that the student check and read their Spartan email ever day to make sure they receive important information and announcements.

How many credits do I need to take per semester to live on campus?

In order to reside on campus, students must enroll and maintain at least 12 or more credits per semester. 

How much does it cost to live on campus?

The cost to live on campus varies based on building (i.e., apartments versus residence halls) and room selection (i.e., single versus double occupancy rooms). Housing costs and meal plan rates also vary by year. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss the cost of living on campus so you know how much aid covers these costs and what you will have to pay in the end.

Can I have a car on campus?

All students are welcome to have a car on campus. There is ample parking close to the residence hall complex and apartments. Please fill out a Vehicle Registration Form to register your car.

What if I don't have a car?

You can still get to local events and area stores to get what you need. Residents will have access to discounted transit passes for programming trips that are coordinated by Housing & Residence Life staff to venture out to local community events. Additionally, Housing & Residence Life staff may use vans to transport students to events and local stores on occasion.

Can I have friends over?

Apartment visitation is left to the discretion of the apartment residents. Overnight guests are permitted with approval of all apartment residents.

Residence Hall guests are welcome from 6:00am to 11:45pm during the weekdays and 12:00pm - 11:45pm on the weekends. Overnight guests are welcome in the Residence Halls with prior approval.

All visitors should be able to produce a valid form of identification. This is needed to sign-in at the Residence Hall Front Desk.

When is new resident check-in and orientation for Fall 2019?

  • New Resident Check-in - Friday, August 23
  • New Resident Orientation - Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25
  • Returning Resident Check-in - Sunday, August 25
  • Classes Begin - Monday, August 26

What size sheets do I need to buy for my bed?

All of the mattresses in the residence hall and apartments are twin extra-long.

What do I do if something is broken or not working in my room? (Ex. My overhead light stopped working)

Students can place a work order by simply emailing workorder@northampton.edu. This will go directly to the Facilities Maintenance Department and a maintenance staff member will work to address the issue as soon as possible. If the situation is an emergency (water leak, no heat, etc.) please see a member of the Housing & Residence Life Staff to help address the situation as soon as possible.

What are courtesy and quiet hours?

Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00pm – 9:00am. During this time, residents are asked to keep noise and volume at a minimal level.

Courtesy hours are 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Please respect the rights of others at all times. If a resident asks you to turn down your music and be quieter outside of quiet hours, please respect their wish and be courteous.

Who Cleans My Room?

Residents are responsible for keeping their rooms or apartments clean and sanitary. College staff will clean restrooms and public areas including the apartment hallways.

I Have a Fridge and Microwave, Can I Use Them?

Microwaves and refrigerators (maximum of two – 1.5 cubic feet or one – 2.5 cubic feet) are permitted.