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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts





Educational Resources

Libraries

Local History Collection, Database of 8,000 full-text journals

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 187,000 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 93 current serial subscriptions.
  • 360,000 microforms.
  • 4,250 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Student Art Gallery

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 200 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 61% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 26% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 20% of housing units are Triples.
  • 53% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 8 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 38% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 80% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Concerts, Dances, Student Play Productions, Spring Fling, Spring Semi Formal
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 34 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Delta Mu Delta, Lambda Iota Tan, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Lambda Theta, Society of Physics Students
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Newman Associates, A2J (Addicted to Jesus)
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African American Study Group, Multi-cultural Student Society, Latin American Society, B-Glad
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) WJJW, Outing Club, Student Activities Council, Photopgraphy Club, Ski Club, Weight Lifting Club, Writers Guild, Student Government Association, 40 Intramural Sports/Recreational Programs
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Beacon (weekly), Spires Student Art and Literary Magazine (annually)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Albany, NY (45), Hartford, CT (90)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Rensselaer, NY (40)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): North Adams, MA (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 19% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,244
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 2 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 1% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 2 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 2% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited






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