New Students

New Student Community

Russell Towers is the home to many of our new students. The creative design of the building provides a varied housing style for first year students to meet their individual needs including: single, double and triple occupancy rooms. Approximately 450 first-year students live in this nine-story building.

Russell Towers Unique Features:

  • 4 Towers (A, B,C & D) that are interconnected creating 38 living areas
  • Towers A and D
    • Suite style, consisting of 6 rooms
    • Dedicated bathroom and lounge
  • Towers B and C includes
    • Common area Bathroom
    • Social Lounge and Study Lounge
  • Tower B:
    • 6 Single User bathrooms (Gender Neutral) in addition to the common area bathrooms
  • 2nd Floor: Kitchen, TV/Social Lounge, Gaming Area

As a new student you can request a roommate, or self select into one of our Residential Learning Communities (RLCs). Roommate assignment through our housing operation system is gender based. Contact our office directly if you would like to learn more about our office support student requests to support gender identity. Living on campus the first-year of college is a great opportunity for you to learn, explore and identify your Fit at Fitchburg State!

*Housing assignments and community population are subject to change to support the overall on-campus living program. Residents are provided the opportunity to request a room change.