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Housing & Residential Services

FALL 2020 UPDATE: The Department of Housing & Residential Services will provide in person services at the main office Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm. The office will offer appointments remotely, for the Fall 2020 semester, remote engagement is encouraged. To make an appointment with a member of our team please contact 978-665-3219 or email housing@fitchburgstate.edu. All parking administration related inquiries should be directed to parkingservices@fitchburgstate.edu. Students are requested to use your @student.fitchburgstate.edu account. If you should require immediate assistance please contact University Police 978-665-3111. They will connect you with an On-Call Staff Member within the department. 

Housing & Residential Services is fundamental in creating a vibrant on-campus living experience for students at Fitchburg State. 

Each resident is supported in finding their fit and sense of belonging. The housing program cultivates an environment that facilitates the “adulting” process inclusive of personal and professional development.

A wide array of building styles support each phase of development: traditional, suite, and apartment. The residence halls walk-in academic support services, life skill management and opportunities to collaborate and network within your immediate space are just a few of the value added components of the on-campus living experience. 


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Contact Us

Let us answer any questions you might have!

Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We're located in the lower level of Aubuchon Hall, north side entrance (right side of the building).

Email: housing@fitchburgstate.edu
Phone: 978.665.3219
Fax: 978.665.3573


Housing and Residential Services
Fitchburg State University
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420


Christopher Medley

Administrative Assistant
Megan Carkin

Area Coordinator
Kris Braun

Area Coordinator
Nate Knight

Associate Director
Sean McNalley

Work Clerk IV
Lisa Mirasolo

Graduate Assistant (Resident Director of Herlihy Hall)
Demetra Zouzas

Graduate Assistant (Resident Director for Simonds Hall & Cedar House)
Marla Buffong

Graduate Assistant (Operations)
Phil Fennell

Housing Staff Goals and Outcomes

  • University members will be knowledgeable about parking policies and procedures
  • Student Staff will learn to engage in dialogue on diversity and inclusion 
  • Implement a high touch system to positively impact resident retention from the first to the second year
  • Residents who participate in the Residence Hall Association will develop professional and leadership skills
  • Provide an environment in the residence halls that is conducive to academic success
  • Create a housing inventory and pricing model to support a diverse offering of Residential Learning Communities, levels of credit classification and building styles, with a focus on promoting affordability, maximizing revenue, and accessibility to promote retention


Move-In Checklist

Personal Products

  • Shaving cream 
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Headache remedy 
  • Cold medicine 
  • Medicine/First Aid Kit 
  • Band-aids 
  • Toothbrush/Paste 
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Nail clippers 
  • Dental Floss 
  • Shower caddy/shoes 
  • Hand soap
  • Tissues 
  • Moisturizer 
  • Decorations
  • Comb/Brush 
  • Body wash/soap 
  • Shampoo/conditioner 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Q-tips 
  • Razors


Room Essentials

  • Micro-fridge (not greater than 4 cu.ft.)
  • Microwave (1000 watts or less)
  • Television
  • Cable TV wire (coaxial cable)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Alarm clock
  • Paper towels/napkins
  • Cleaning supplies/broom/dustpan
  • Vacuum
  • Hangers
  • Laundry basket bag
  • Cups/mugs
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Bowl/plate/silverware
  • Can opener
  • Pots/pans/utensils
  • Lamp
  • Fan
  • Radio
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Canned goods
  • Trash bags
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • Google Home/Alexa

Academic/Desk Supplies

  • Pens/pencils/pencil sharpener
  • Computer CD’s/USB drives
  • Poster/pictures
  • Desk Lamp
  • Desk Organizer Bedding
  • Erasers 
  • Stapler 
  • Markers 
  • Ruler 
  • Dictionary 
  • Thesaurus
  • Telephone
  • Calendar
  • Post-it notes  
  • Paper
  • Poster putty  
  • Backpack
  • Notebooks
  • Hole puncher
  • Writing tablet
  • White-out


  • Extra-long sheets
  • Extra-long mattress cover
  • Pillow(s)
  • Pillow cases
  • Comforter