Welcome to American International College and to the Yellow Jacket Family! We're excited that you're considering living on campus where everything AIC has to offer is at your fingertips: easy access to professors and staff members, ideal locality to the Dining Commons, Shea Library, and academic areas, and events or programs going on daily. This is your chance to contribute to a community of your peers all working to build memories while achieving great things!

If you have questions about living on campus, we're here to help! 
The information below may assist in your path to on campus living, or let us know how we can assist:
residence.life@aic.edu

American International College:
One Hive. One Family.

The AIC Residency Requirement Is In Effect for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Many of our students say that living on our campus is one of the best parts of their college experience. We work hard to make each residence hall feel like its own community, and to make sure you feel like family. This is much more than where you sleep. It’s a place to hang out with friends. To finish your term paper, grab a tasty meal or throw on sweats and watch a movie. It’s a place to feel comfortable and safe.

This is home. Living on campus is a great way to get to know the college and other students. That’s why all of our full-time undergrads live on campus during freshman, sophomore, and junior years.

We do allow for some exceptions. If you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior (by credit as of the first day of classes in the fall), you may live off-campus if you meet one of these requirements and complete the Off-Campus Residency Application:

  • You are 23 years of age or older
  • You live with your parent(s) or guardian(s) within 30 miles of AIC
  • You are a legally responsible party for dependent children or other family members
  • You live with your spouse
  • You need special housing due to a physical disability that AIC cannot reasonably accommodate

If you need to request a Residency Requirement Waiver, please complete the form and the Waivers and Accommodations Committee will connect with you.

Attending college for the first time, or starting on a new college campus can require a lot to keep track of. The following timeline is what you can expect for the New & Transfer Student Housing Application and Placement Process. 

March 1st The New & Transfer Student Housing Application opens on the MyHousing Portal
April 29th The Roommate Matching process opens in the MyHousing Portal. Note: only students who have applied for housing will be able to search for roommates AND only students who have applied will appear in the potential roommate pool.
June 30th Priority New & Transfer Student Housing Application Deadline.
July 15th Students who applied for housing by June 30th will receive their housing assignments.
August 1st Students who applied for housing between July 1st and July 31st will receive their housing assignment.
  Students who apply for housing after August 1st will receive their housing assignment within 5 business days of their application being received, or by August 20th, whichever occurs first.
August 26th Move In Weekend & New Student Orientation

All of our residence halls serve as communities for our students to build and thrive in. While they all have that in common with one another, each hall has their unique offerings. AIC offers three types of halls: 

  • Traditional Double Residence Halls: Hines Hall, Magna Hall, Pouch Hall, Street Hall
    • Rooms that are designed and furnished for two people.
    • Floors are assigned a single gender, and they share a multi-stalled bathroom.
    • All first-year students under 20 years old will be placed in either Hines Hall or Pouch Hall.
    • First year students 20+ years old will be placed in either Street Hall or Magna Hall.
    • Click Here for Traditional Double Room hall information and photos.
  • Suite Style Residence Halls: Broadhurst Hall, Edgewood Hall
    • Suites have at least 2 bedrooms
    • Broadhurst Hall features two bedroom, three person suites.
    • Edgewood Hall features two bedroom, four person suites.
    • Click Here for suite style hall information and photos.
  • Apartment Style Residence Halls: Acorn Graduate Apartments, Acorn Undergraduate Apartments
    • Acorn Graduate Apartments feature four person, single bedrooms.
    • Acorn Undergraduate Apartments feature three bedroom, six person apartments.
    • Click Here for apartment style hall information.

Some students may require accommodations in order to ensure their experience is accessible, safe and successful. Accommodations AIC can provide include:

  • Emotional Support Animals (not permitted on campus until an accommodation is approved)
  • Single Rooms (extremely limited and only available to students with specific need and if the space is available)
  • Air Conditioner Accommodations (not permitted on campus until an accommodation is approved)


All accommodations requests must be submitted to and approved by the Center for Accessibility Services and Academic Accommodations (CASAA). CASAA addresses all ADA approved accommodations for both inside and outside of the classroom. After an accommodation is approved by CASAA, Residence Life is notified and all available options are presented to the student.

CASAA can be reached by:

  • Visiting their website
  • Calling: 413-205-3037
  • Emailing: accessibility.services@aic.edu

BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR HOUSING:

  1. Students will not be able to access their MyHousing Portal until they have been admitted into the college, have submitted their deposit, and have activated their AIC e-mail. Once this e-mail has been successfully activated, students may log into their MyHousing Portal using their AIC e-mail and password. If you have trouble logging into the MyHousing Portal, or if you have not received your AIC Email and password, The AIC IT Help Desk will be able to help.
  2. If a student is under 17 at the time of signing the housing application, a parental verification will be required. This verification will be e-mailed to the parent/guardian and the parent/guardian will have to follow the link in the e-mail to confirm.

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TO SUBMIT YOUR NEW & TRANSFER STUDENT HOUSING APPLICATION:

  1. Login to the MyHousing Portal using the AIC email address and password the IT Help Desk sent you after you were accepted, admitted, and deposited to American International College. 
    • If you receive an "Error 500" message, or if you cannot login, the AIC IT Help Desk will be able to assist. 
  2. Click "Application" at the top of the page, and select the "New & Transfer Student Housing Application: 2022-2023"
  3. Review the AIC Housing Agreement, and leave a signature at the bottom of the page to advance into the application.
  4. Enter your contact information, your housing preferences, and your emergency contact information.
  5. You will receive a confirmation message and an email in your AIC email when you have successfully submitted your application.

 

Starting on April 29th, students who have applied for housing will be able to search for, and match with other students as roommates. Students will be able to search for roommates either by name, or by using housing preference information to find the most compatible person to live with. 

How To Match With Your Roommates:

  1. Log on to the MyHousing Portal by entering your AIC e-mail and password.
  2. Click "Roommate/Room Selection" on the left side of the screen and select "Roommates/Suitemates.
  3. Please be sure the semester drop-down is on FA-22.
  4. Search for student(s) by name or attribute. 
    *Please note: If your desired roommate has not completed their Housing Application or not met eligibility requirements, you will not be able to find them in the search or add them to your group.
  5. Your requested roommate(s) will have to login to the MyHousing Portal to accept your request. 
    *Please Note: All members must login to the MyHousing Portal to request and accept each other's roommate requests.

Pending SENT Roommate Requests:

After you have sent a roommate request to another student, or other students, you can see if they've accepted your roommate request.

Click the "three dots" in the yellow bar for the following options:

Pending RECEIVED Roommate Requests:
If you receive a roommate request from another student, you will need to respond in order to fully match with your roommate or disband from the request. To do so click the three dots next to the student who's requested you to be your roommate:


 

How Housing Assignments Are Made:

Students are placed in housing on a first-applied, first placed basis. We make all efforts to place students in their preferred residence hall, however if a hall is filled before we are able to place a student, we will place them in the most comparable residence hall either according to building type or location.

  • Graduate Students: If we are not able to place you in the Acorn Graduate Apartments, you will then be placed in any of the following based on their availability, in this order:
    • Acorn Undergraduate Apartments
    • Edgewood Suites
    • Broadhurst Suites
    • Street Hall
  • If this is the case, you will be placed in a housing assignment, living with other graduate students UNLESS there is a mutual roommate request made in the MyHousing Portal between graduate and undergraduate students.

Housing Assignment Announcement Timeline:
Students who apply for housing will receive their housing assignment, roommate, and meal plan information via AIC Email as follows:

  • Students who apply for housing by June 30th will receive their housing assignment by July 15th.
  • Students who apply for housing July 1st to July 30th will receive their housing assignment by August 1st.
  • Students who apply for housing after August 1st will receive their housing assignment by August 20th or within 5 business days, whichever occurs first.

Single Rooms: Due to the anticipated number of students living on campus for the 2022-2023 academic year, single rooms are not readily available to offer new and incoming students. All first-year and incoming transfer students may either match with a roommate in the MyHousing Portal starting on April 29th, or they will be matched with a roommate, using the information provided on their housing applications to determine the best compatibility. Single rooms may only be made available to first-year students and incoming transfer students after they have received an approved accommodation through the Center for Accessibility Services and Academic Accommodations, and if such a room is available.

Students who have either fulfilled their residency requirement, or meet one of the residency requirement exemptions may apply for commuter status, should they be interested. Those exemptions include:

  • You are 23 years of age or older
  • You live with your parent(s) or guardian(s) within 30 miles of AIC
  • You are a legally responsible party for dependent children or other family members
  • You live with your spouse
  • You need special housing due to a physical disability that AIC cannot reasonably accommodate

To Apply for Commuter Status:

  1. Login to the MyHousing Portal
  2. Click "Application" at the top of the main MyHousing Portal page
  3. Select the Commuter Student Eligibility Application 2022-2023
  4. Read the Commuter Student Agreement carefully, and leave an electronic signature
  5. Complete the Application and click "Continue"
  6. You will receive a confirmation message and email indicating that your application has been received

Responses to completed Commuter Student Eligibility Application will begin on April 29th 

IF YOU ARE APPROVED FOR COMMUTER STATUS:
We carefully review our applications, and sometimes we find that a student who is still required to live on campus and they have submitted an application to live on campus. If this is the case, you will be notified of why you have not been approved and our office will work with you to find the best on-campus housing option for you. 

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The MyHousing Portal is the central action hub for residential students. Here students can:

  • Apply for Housing (regular term and break housing)
  • Search For and Match With Roommates
  • Check on room and meal plan status
  • Submit work order requests for needed repairs

All residential students agree to the terms in the AIC Housing Agreement. This includes important information such as:

  • Housing Rates,
  • Cancellation Policies
  • Consolidation Processes
  • Alcohol and Drug Policies
  • And other pertinent information relevant to residential expectations.

Students and their families are strongly encouraged to read this document prior to applying for Housing.

It can be exciting and confusing on what to bring with you to campus. Check out the "What To Bring" list for the best suggestions on what to bring with you for move in day. 

For a full list of our prohibited items list, please review page 17 of the AIC Housing Agreement.

Some students who fall under the residency requirement may need an exemption. If you fall under one of the following categories, you may apply for a Residency Requirement Waiver:

  • You live with your parent(s) or guardian(s) within 30 miles of AIC
  • You are a legally responsible party for dependent children or other family members
  • You live with your spouse
  • You need special housing due to a physical disability that AIC cannot reasonably accommodate

All undergraduate students living on campus are required to carry a meal plan. Students may request a waiver or a reduction to their current meal plan. All requests are reviewed by the Office of Residence Life, the Center for Accessibility Services and Academic Accommodations, the Student Accounts Office, and the Financial Aid Office. Waiver or reductions are not guaranteed upon request and may require additional follow-up.