Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Piano Row residence hall

‘It feels like a race’: students face housing and registration confusion

By Adri Pray, News Editor
March 24, 2022

As the 2022-23 housing and course registration processes commence, some students report being stressed by both. Emerson’s Housing and Residential Education Department opened housing applications on...

Boarded up entrances to the Paramount Theatre.

Paramount first-year students face mandatory move-out

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
September 23, 2021

Four weeks into the fall semester, some students housed in the Paramount Center are being asked to move to new residences in the Little Building—despite the desires of many to stay right where they are. Administrators...

Bostons City Hall Plaza

They couldn’t get out of on-campus housing. So they got domestic partnerships

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
May 26, 2021

In attempts to secure an exemption to escape on-campus housing and its nearly $20,000 annual price tag, some students are taking an unorthodox leap—getting a domestic partnership.  Students at Emerson...

Paramount Building in snow.

Lack of communication leaves students in campus quarantine housing in the dark

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 25, 2021

Several students who spent time in Emerson’s quarantine housing during the spring semester have reported inconsistent protocol communication, faulty facilities, and meager food provisions—painting...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

Residents at the W Hotel moved off 12th floor

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
February 10, 2021

With less than a week of warning, students living on the 12th floor at the W Hotel packed their belongings last week and moved to a new room assignment on floors five through 11. Emerson announced they...

Cameron Manning helping students move into Little Building at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester

“Everyone’s upset and annoyed”: Students voice frustrations with the move-in pushback

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
January 8, 2021

Some Emerson students have been left frustrated and confused following the college’s weeklong delay in residential move-in, an announcement that came just two weeks prior to the originally scheduled...

Paramount residence halls are designated as a quarantine and isolation space in the fall for ill and exposed students.

Emerson to offer on-campus housing to some students over winter break

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 17, 2020

Emerson will offer limited housing to some on-campus students during the final two weeks of the fall semester and through winter break. Fewer than 80 students are expected to be provided with short...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

Hotels as college dorms? Pandemic forces new reality

By Lily Schutt
October 1, 2020

Dorm life on Emerson’s vertical Boston campus is a far cry from traditional college housing. Here, students pack elevators to ascend to their four- to eight-person suites, sometimes nearly 20 stories...

The colleges dining center will be providing pre-made meals to students during mandatory quarantine.

Students to receive pre-packed meals upon move-in, during quarantine

By Charlie McKenna
August 4, 2020

The college intends to distribute meal packs to students from when they arrive on campus for move-in until they receive their COVID-19 test results and are released from mandatory quarantine, according...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

W hotel to be used as temporary residence for more than 200 students

By Charlie McKenna
July 30, 2020

The college intends to house more than 200 students in the W hotel this semester, a measure being taken to accommodate social distancing on campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was announced...

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