How many first-year students live on campus?

Nearly 850 first-year students (40%) live in the four residence halls on the Newton Campus, while 1,300 first-year students (60%) live in the 10 residence halls on Upper Campus. 

What type housing do first-year students live in?

The vast majority of the rooms on both Newton and Upper Campus are traditional double-occupancy accommodations with shared bathrooms on each floor. All students have access to laundry facilities, exercise rooms, and entertainment/recreation areas.

Tell me more about Newton Campus & Upper Campus.

Newton Campus is located at 885 Centre Street in Newton, about 1.5 miles from the Chestnut Hill Campus. A continuous shuttle bus takes students between Newton Campus and the Chestnut Hill Main Campus seven days a week. There are no lofted triple rooms on the Newton Campus, and it has its own dining hall, mailroom, exercise space, and chapel. 

Upper Campus is part of the Chestnut Hill Campus and does not require use of the shuttle bus. Students living on Upper Campus may be placed in a lofted triple room. Students who opt-in to a lofted triple room are guaranteed to be placed on Upper Campus. Upper Campus students also have access to a dining hall, mailroom, and chapel.

Housing Application Process Questions


Residence Hall Questions

General Questions


Newton Campus


Residence Halls


First-Year Students


Choice for first-year housing
(Informal poll of Newton Campus students)

Upper Campus


Residence Halls


First-Year Students


Choice for first-year housing
(Informal poll of Upper Campus students)