Boutin Student Center, Residence Life Office
44 West Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Becker’s Worcester Campus is situated in the Elm Park section of Worcester; a quiet area of tree-lined streets and lovely old homes, and a short walk from the downtown business district. The city of Worcester (pop. 172,648) is New England’s second largest urban center. Just 40 miles west of Boston, air, rail and bus transportation connect the city to all major points. Students have the opportunity to participate in a number of cultural, social, and recreational activities while preparing for their chosen career at a campus that is friendly and informal.
Becker’s character is reflected in the beauty of its historic Victorian-style residences. Contained within a four-block neighborhood, with Sever Street as the focal point, many of the buildings proudly display hand-carved paneling and fireplace mantels, stained glass windows, and detailed woodwork. The oldest, Colton Hall, was obtained in 1936.
Bancroft Hall – Bancroft Hall is a newly acquired building by Becker College and is located at 76 Franklin Street in Worcester. Approximately 70 students will live in the building. The building will have 3 resident assistants and 1 Graduate Assistant living in the building. Bancroft Hall is a studio style apartment building with each room equipped with a bathroom and kitchen. The rooms are furnished with a desk, chair, bed, dresser, and closet. Each room also has a designated storage closet. Bancroft Hall also contains a lounge space with TV and couches along with a computer/printer room. Becker also provides a shuttle service that transports students from the hall to the Worcester campus. There is also 24/7 security officer located inside of the building and a Becker College police patrol from 8:00pm to 8:00am daily.
Beeches Hall – Beeches Hall, a co-ed residence on the Worcester Campus, offers space for 19 students and has a very “at-home” feel. It has a large and comfortable common room, a large front yard, parking lot, and shared side yard with Bullock Hall.
Bullock Hall – Located on Sever Street, Bullock Hall is a co-ed residence hall for upperclassmen with space for 31 residents near the Weller Academic Building, the Boutin Student Center, and the weight room. Bullock is one of the most beloved residence halls on the Worcester Campus, offering a front porch, front yard, sunroom, parking lot, and shared yard with Beeches Hall.
Cedar Hall – Located at the heart of campus on Fruit Street, Cedar Hall is a co-ed freshmen residence that houses 22 students. It offers hardwood floors, a spacious common room with leather chairs and couches, and a screened-in porch. The backyard has a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and lights for nighttime activities.
Colton Hall – Built in 1893 Colton Hall became the College’s first dormitory in 1936. The house is an excellent example of Queen Anne architecture. Colton Hall is a co-ed hall with space for 14 residents. It offers a large backyard, horseshoe pit, and patio for grilling and enjoying the warmer months. Colton is located on Cedar Street, close to the Design Building and the Boutin Student Center.
Cypress Hall – Cypress Hall, acquired in 2011, is an upperclassman residence that houses 30 students. The residence is adjacent to Beeches Hall and has a large front and side yard. A modern common area is located on the first floor.
Lincoln Hall – Located on Cedar Street, Lincoln Hall shares a backyard with the Boutin Student Center and Colton Hall. Residents of Lincoln, Colton, and Cedar Halls have access to a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and an extended backyard. Lincoln Hall houses 21 freshmen.
Linden Hall – Located on William Street near the Office of Admissions and the Weller Academic Building, Linden Hall offers co-ed space for 33 freshman. Residents enjoy a beautiful view of a tree-covered side yard.
Maple Hall – Acquired in 1944, Maple Hall has a distinctive round tower which was modeled after a French chateau, and contains elaborately finished maple wood. It is a co-ed freshman residence hall with space for 41 students. Maple Hall also has beautifully crafted front doors and a vintage candlepin bowling alley in the basement. It offers a large common area with a fireplace and unique wooden mantel. Maple Hall is located near Elm Park, which is one of the oldest parks in the United States.
Merrill Hall – An upperclassman house located on Oak Street, Merrill Hall offers 36 spaces, a full-sized kitchen, laundry room, fully furnished common room, and multipurpose study area. Merrill Hall once belonged to an affluent family from New York and dates back to the 1800s. Noted for its beautiful stained glass artwork, it was purchased by the College in 1955 and named for the late civic leader and Becker trustee, Everett E. Merrill.
Miller Hall – Miller Hall is a modern residence hall that offers 24 residential spaces for upperclassmen. Located in the lower part of the campus, it offers a comfortable common area, a large kitchen, and a very modern and contemporary feel.
Spruce Hall – Spruce Hall is the newest addition to the Becker residential community. Spruce Hall is an apartment style residence hall for 65 upperclassmen students. Spruce is located on Fruit Street near Cedar Hall and the Design Building.
Willow Hall – Willow Hall has given upperclassmen apartment-style living on campus since 2006. This year, each room in the apartment unit will be furnished with beds, dressers, and desks. The large brick building, located across the street from the Boutin Student Center, houses 96 students in 3-bedroom apartments. A front court yard opens up onto Cedar Street.
Arnold C. Weller, Jr. Academic Center – Originally constructed as the Bancroft School in 1922, the Weller Academic Center has been the Worcester Campus’ main instructional facility since 1958. The Academic Center houses the Ruska Library, large lecture halls, multiple classrooms, the bookstore, the Glennon Conference Room, PC and Mac laboratories, and several offices. Visit the second floor gallery for an exhibit of drawings, paintings, packaging and advertising, all created by Becker students. On the ground floor, students enjoy playing pool and video games, grabbing a bite to eat or socializing with friends in the Hawk’s Nest.
Design Building – The Design Building at Becker College houses the computer game design and programming majors as well as the graphic and interior design programs. The building includes state-of-the-art computer labs housed in a comfortable, homelike environment. Student work is on display throughout the three-story home located near the Boutin Student Center.
Health Sciences Education Center – Dedicated in May 2000, the $3.8 million Health Sciences Education Center houses 11 laboratories encouraging collaborative teaching and research among the health science faculty. The laboratories in the 22,000 square-foot facility include: physics, biology, anatomy/physiology, motion analysis, orthopedics, modalities, nursing, media, developmental skills, daily living and fitness center. The Center also houses the nursing simulation lab.
48 Sever Street – Housekeeping offices
60 William Street – 60 William Street houses the Office of Information Technology, mail services, staff offices, and training.
61 William Street – 61 William Street houses the President’s Office and Media Relations.
80 William Street – 80 William Street is home to the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI). MassDiGI will serve as a statewide institute representing a strong partnership between the digital games industry, academia, and the public sector to strategically foster job growth and economic development through this cutting edge industry. For more information on this historic home visit: Telegram Worcester Living
52 Cedar Street – 52 Cedar Street houses the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs.
Business Office – The Business Office houses the human resources department, payroll services, and accounts payable.
Collaborative Learning Center – The Collaborative Learning Centers, located on both Campuses, are dedicated to helping all students in all programs achieve their academic goals. This “learn how to learn” environment engages in partnerships with faculty and academic services, such as the libraries and the First Year Experience program, creating a dynamic learning atmosphere that is conducive to active learning.
Dalton Hall – Maintenance offices
Fleming Hall – Faculty offices.
Gilbert R. Boutin Student Center – The Boutin Student Center houses the Fuller Dining Hall, a gymnasium for intramurals, a student lounge, and the Trustees Conference Room. The Boutin Center is also home to the offices of Residence Life & Housing, Counseling Services, Career Services, and the Student Government Association.
Office of Admissions – The Office of Admissions welcomes all prospective students, families and friends to visit our campus to see what Becker College has to offer.
Student Administrative Services – The Office of Student Administrative Services houses the registrar’s office, financial aid and student accounts.