Residential Life

Equipment Available

The Dean of Students Office offers a variety of equipment to students for check-out over Thanksgiving Break.  It is available by appointment with any of the Student Coordinators (listed here) or Flora Chan ( in the basement of Keefe Campus Center.

You may use the item(s) for 3 days before we expect you return it, unless there is high demand, in which case we will call you to arrange its return after 24 hours. A record of what you check out will be kept, and if anything is not returned in proper condition, the cost of replacing the item will be charged to your student account. You will also be charged a cleaning fee for each cooking item that is not returned clean enough to lend out to another student.

Karaoke Machine

An MTV 5.5" TV karaoke system with on-screen lyrics.

Sports Equipment

  • soccer balls
  • basketballs
  • football
  • kick ball
  • tennis rackets (balls available in the corner of the Cage)
  • squash rackets and balls

Board Games

  • Apples to Apples
  • Scrabble
  • Cranium
  • Monopolgy
  • Tabboo
  • Jenga
  • Uno
  • Bananagrams
  • The Game of Things
  • playing cards

Cooking Equipment

  • pots
  • pans
  • cookie sheets
  • knives and cutting boards
  • spoons, spatulas, and other utensils
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cups
  • casserole dish
  • colander

Details About Kitchen Access

The following dorms have kitchens: Cohan, Drew, Garman, Newport, Moore, Chapman (across from the gym), Humphries (the Zu), Marsh, Plimpton, Tyler

Note: It is very important that you clean up after yourselves, and leave the kitchen and appliances clean and ready for the next student to use.

Grocery Shopping Options

There are lots of options just down the road in Hadley, accessible by bus (PVTA) or a nice bike ride down the bike path.

Big Y: 175 University Drive, Amherst

Super Stop and Shop: 440 Russell Street, Hadley

Aldi (discount grocery store in the Home Depot shopping center): 354 Russell Street, Hadley

Trader Joe's: 375 Russell Street, Hadley

Maple Farm Foods (local): 10 S Maple St, Hadley

Atkins Farm Country Market: 1150 West Street, Amherst.  Atkins incorporates all sorts of local food into their selection, much of which is harvested on their own farm. If you haven't had their cider donuts, look for a 1/2 dozen at the checkout counter!