Living On Campus and In New England

Residence Halls

Regis is a residential college and 90% of our students live on-campus. The majority of students are placed in double rooms (with a roommate) and a few are assigned to triple or single rooms depending upon availability. Trained Resident Directors (RD’s) and Community Advisors (CA’s) also live on-campus. They provide students with creative and informative programming and serve as a resource for information about events and activities, departments, and services.

Individual rooms come furnished with a twin extra long bed, desk, chair, dresser, and closet. Students share common television lounges, laundry facilities, bathrooms, and kitchenettes. There are also two fitness centers and three computer labs for student use. The entire Regis campus is wireless and students are expected to bring their own laptop computer and printer. (Electrical outlets and power supplies vary from country-to-country. Check to see if you need an adaptor that converts to 120V.)

International students typically pack clothing for their trip to the United States and wait until moving in before purchasing linens, supplies, and personal accessories. The College will provide transportation to local shopping centers and outlet malls during Orientation where you can buy sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and bath towels as well as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. It is not necessary for you to bring these items with you from home.

Note: For safety reasons, cooking appliances such as rice cookers, toaster ovens, and hot plates are not allowed in any residence hall. Please do not bring such items to campus or they will be confiscated.

Note: There are no storage facilities in the residence halls for luggage, so it will be necessary to keep your suitcases in your room. We strongly suggest that you pack only two suitcases for your trip to the United States. Remember, you will have to carry your suitcases through airports, to taxis or trains, and across the Regis campus to your residence hall. You can always ship extra items to your Regis College address (see page 10). Packages shipped well enough in advance will be here when you arrive.

Mailing Address

Regis students can have their letters and packages delivered right to campus using their assigned mailbox. Use the following address for sending:

Student Name
235 Wellesley Street
Box #
Weston, MA 02493-1571

The College Mailroom is located in the Lower Student Union Center and is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday (closed on Saturdays and Sundays).

The College receives letters and packages sent through the U.S. Postal Service as well as independent shipping companies such as FedEx, UPS, and DHL. In order to process deliveries more efficiently, we ask that you have all your mail addressed as follows:

The Regis College Mailroom also sells postage stamps for letters and postcards. If you have boxes or large packages to ship, you can mail them from the U.S. Post Office located one block from campus.

Dining On Campus

The Regis College main dining hall is located in the upper level of the Student Union. Students can choose from a wide variety of dining experiences in a casual setting that is also the hub of relaxed social interaction on the campus. The Regis College main dining hall is operated by Chartwells.

Chartwells will accommodate any student dietary need. Contact Erin Wisniewski in the Office of International Student Services for more information.

Weather In New England

Weston, Massachusetts enjoys four distinct seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) with average temperatures ranging from 85° (29° C) to 20° (-7° C). April to June and September to November are mild but winter can sometimes be cold. Daytime temperatures are near freezing from December to March, with an occasional drop to 5° (-15° C). Winter at Regis is similar to Sapporo (Japan), Seoul (Korea), Eastern and Northern Europe, and New York City.

Cold weather clothing is available in stores near the Regis campus but you may want to buy your own style and brand from home. Bring a warm parka or coat (a jacket is not enough), warm sweaters, warm socks, a scarf, a hat that can be pulled down over your ears, insulated gloves or mittens, and high boots for snow.

Erin Wisniewski

Director of International Student Services
St. Joseph's Hall Room 213
Skype: RC_OISS
Twitter: @RC_OISS
781-768-7849

Regis College International Student Services: Living On Campus and In New England