Jessica Eckstrom

Director of Residence Life
Residence Life
(508) 849-3271


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Unique Campus Living

Each residence hall provides a unique on-campus living experience. Numerous programs and activities are presented throughout the semester by our energetic, dedicated Residence Life staff. Residence Life allows Anna Maria students to build lasting friendships and memories within an environment that fosters diversity, leadership and opportunities.

Residence life at Anna Maria College is guided by our philosophy:

  • To build a close-knit community based on the Roman Catholic value system, promoting the intellectual and personal growth of each student.
  • To encourage personal responsibility, respect, religious and moral sensitivity, social awareness, and freedom of thought in all student residents.
  • To support students who are committed to the Mission of the College and the ideals of the Sisters of Saint Anne.

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Housing Process

AMC provides housing for full-time undergraduate students. Any questions regarding the Housing Application process should be directed to the Residence Life Office, (508) 849-3271 or

For Incoming Students
Housing opportunities for incoming students are based upon the date the student deposits at the College. To apply for housing, complete the Housing Agreement. The Housing Agreement outlines the conditions under which students live on campus. Students should read it carefully.

Housing of the incoming class begins in May and continues through the summer.
Housing Assignments are emailed to the student’s AMC email account in July.

How does Housing Lottery work?

Roommates will use the lowest number assigned (this means that current seniors will be assigned the “best” numbers, juniors the next group of numbers and so on). The numbers assigned to a student cannot be transferred to another student.

Numbers will be called on the night of Housing Lottery in order, beginning with one (1). A resident and his/her roommate(s) must be present within one minute of his/her number being called or he/she will be housed at the end of the lottery.

The resident whose number is called will go with his/her roommate(s) to the lottery table. The students will choose their room from all remaining rooms. Students will have one minute at the lottery table to choose their room before the next number is called. 

This year the lottery will be done over the course of two nights: Monday, March 26th (Singles and Suites) and Tuesday, March 27th (Double Rooms).

How do I know if I am eligible to participate in Housing Lottery?

In order to participate in the 2018-2019 Housing Lottery students must have paid their $100 deposit and have completed the Housing Agreement by Friday, March 16, 2018. 

I need to cancel my housing. What do I do?

To cancel the Housing Agreement, the student must apply in writing to the Residence Life Office. The room deposit is refundable as a credit to the student’s Anna Maria account through May 1st and non-refundable after May 1st. After June 1, cancellation of the Housing Agreement will result in a charge of $500. Please refer to the Housing Agreement for more details.

How do housing lottery numbers get assigned?

Eligible students will be randomly assigned a number based on class standing. Class standing is determined by the Registrar’s Office. Honors students are given preference within their class year. 

I’m in need of a single due to medical needs. What should I do?

Medical need is reviewed and assessed by the Director of Health Services and the Director of Residence Life. The deadline to apply for a medical single is March 16, 2018. The College reserves the right to determine appropriate accommodation for the presented need. Medical singles will be assigned prior to Housing Lottery. You will not need to attend or participate in Housing Lottery. A resident must renew his/her application for a medical single each year.

Click here for the Medical Housing Application.

I want to live with someone that didn’t pay a room deposit. Can I do that?

Students who are ineligible for Housing Lottery may not be used as roommates in lottery. Residents participating in Housing Lottery may not hold space for an ineligible student.

I will not be able to attend Housing Lottery. Does this mean I cannot pick my room?

If a student cannot attend Housing Lottery he/she may send a “proxy” to choose his/her room. The proxy may be any student that you designate to select for you. If you are using a proxy you will need to complete a proxy form. These are located in the Student Life Office. On the night of Housing Lottery, your proxy will use your lottery number to select on your behalf.

I want to live in a certain room, but my friends and I don’t have enough people to fill it. Can we pick that room at Housing Lottery

All rooms and suites must be filled to be chosen (two students picking a double, three students picking a triple, etc.). Lottery participants may not “hold” a space for those ineligible for lottery. Trades requested after opening in an attempt to manipulate this policy will not be allowed. Residents in rooms that fall below full occupancy after lottery may be reassigned by Residence Life to a different room/building or may have a student randomly assigned to fill the space. Students who do not have a roommate are encouraged to attend the roommate mixer on March 14, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. in Madonna Hall.

I went through Housing Lottery with my roommate; we did receive housing together, but we didn’t get our preference. Is there anything we can do?

After the housing selection process is completed all students who went through the process will be emailed a room change request form. Students should complete this form and room changes will be made if they become available.

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (or LLCs for short) are intentional communities where students of common interests or academic backgrounds live together. Participation is optional and only a short application is needed to join a community. For the 2020-2021, academic year we are excited to offer two new communities in the first year and transfer area.

Benefits of participating in a LLC include feeling an immediate sense of connection to both Anna Maria and your residential community. You will be living with students with similar interests and have opportunities to build close knit relationships with a variety of faculty and staff members. There will be additional social programs for your specific community and research shows that students who participate in LLCs often have a higher GPA and higher retention rate than their peers.

Residence Halls

Alumni & Coghlin Hall

Alumni and Coghlin Halls house upper-class residents in a mix of single and double rooms. Coghlin Hall features air conditioning with individual room controls. The two buildings share numerous large common areas as well as a kitchen and laundry room

Madonna Hall

Madonna Hall is centrally located in the middle of campus across from Foundress Hall and is the biggest residence hall, housing over 300 students. It’s a multilevel building with four wings; Mondor, O’Leary, Eagen, and Duggan. There are double rooms, triple rooms with a lofted bed, quad rooms, and suites, which have two rooms with a full bath.

St. Anne Hall

St. Anne Hall houses 200 students in a state-of-the-art, suite-style setting. The 63,000 square-foot Hall is comprised of three floors with two residential halls per wing. Common areas are located in the central core and include lounges, laundry rooms, study rooms, a kitchen, a resident director’s office, a workroom, lobbies, a central staircase, and an elevator. St. Anne Hall has 35 student suites with 63 double rooms and 69 single rooms.

South Hall

Opened In August 2008, South Hall is air-conditioned and offers a mix of double and single rooms. The large main lounge has a flat screen television, kitchenette and plenty of room for group study or group activities.