University to open housing for graduate students

May 22, 2024
North Street Apartments

Fitchburg State University will open its first residence hall exclusively for graduate students this fall with the reopening of the on-campus apartment building at 185 North St.

The apartment-style residences will serve the university’s expanding graduate population, including international students. Fitchburg State had more than 400 international graduate students enrolled in on-campus classes in the 2023-24 academic year.

“We are confident that the apartments at 185 North St. will provide a valued convenience to our graduate student population, and allow them to become even more embedded in our vibrant campus community,” University Vice President for Student Affairs Laura A. Bayless said.

The apartments at 185 North St. include five bedroom units, all for single occupants in full-size beds. Laundry facilities are on-site, and utilities are included in the housing cost. Unlike traditional student housing, the occupants of 185 North St. will be able to reside on-campus year-round, including academic breaks in winter and spring. 

“This opportunity enables graduate students to immerse themselves fully in the Fitchburg State community while also enjoying the convenience of on-campus living, enhancing accessibility and affordability for all,” said Fitchburg State’s Executive Director of Housing and Residential Services Matt Lechter. 

The university offers other apartment-style residential options for undergraduates, including the Townhouses along Highland Avenue and Simonds Hall on North Street. 

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