Residence Life provides an environment that helps students learn and grow their experience outside of school and jobs.
Living away from home with your peers is a big part of the college experience. It's a time to try new things, make new friends, and explore your newfound freedom. Students in the Threshold program live together in 2 accessible residence halls in the heart of campus in Cambridge, just a few miles from Boston. This means you'll have easy access to the city and everything our campus has to offer.
“The friends you make here are lifelong. That’s the best part of the program,” says a Threshold alum.
You'll take your classes with other students in Threshold, but you'll share campus facilities with about 2,000 undergraduate students. Threshold and undergraduate students eat in our 3 dining halls, use the fitness center and library, and participate in 50 student clubs and 16 sports teams together.
When you're not in class or working in your internship, there are many chances to have fun with your friends and to explore the area. Our residence life staff, and students, plan dozens of activities and social events each semester for students in the program.
From painting nights to ice cream socials to Boston Red Sox gamesat Fenway Park (above), there’s always something fun happening here.
You might find board game nights in the residence halls, movie nights, open mic nights, Super Bowl parties, weekly basketball games, day trips to local museums and attractions, ski trips, pool and bowling nights, and trips out of town. Our students have been camping on Cape Cod and have stayed overnight in New York City.
Check out Threshold's Student Activity blog to get an idea of how we like to spend our free time.
"The class I graduated with is still very close. We planned a lot of social activities together when we were students, like going out for dinner, movies, and mall shopping. Our second year, we planned a Disney trip that was a great way to deepen our friendships."
—Katie D., class of 2000
Threshold's curriculum helps you to become independent, and to grow socially and personally. You'll get support in these skills in your classes and in the residence halls. Our highly-trained live-in staff members are here to handle concerns you may have as a young adult in
a college setting, including the unique topics experienced by students in our program.
Our residence life staff address these topics through planned programming, conversations, and mediation:
Residence and student life experiences provide many opportunities for you to make lifelong friends. The Threshold network has more than 600 alumni, and most graduates continue to live in the Boston area.
Our alumni get together frequently for activities ranging from weekend brunches to international trips. We encourage alumni to connect with our Alumni Resource Center for support and to find activities.
Residence and Student Life
FAQs about Residence Halls
Student Activities Blog
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