Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Summit University Residence located?
We are located at 37 Fruit Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. We are a short walk to two of the Worcester Consortium Colleges and within a five mile radius of all of the Consortium Colleges.
What are the Worcester Consortium Colleges?
Anna Maria College, Assumption College, Becker College, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, MCPHS University, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester State University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Do I need to enrolled as a full time student?
During your transition time to college, it is understandable and acceptable for you to take a part time course load. The decision is one that each student should make with their college advisor and their family. We would be happy to help you determine an appropriate course load as you move through your college experience.
What are the services and supports we provide?
There will be a full residential curriculum in the dorm that will be tailored to each students needs. Our curriculum is focused around five areas: Social Emotional Growth; Self Advocacy; Executive Functioning; Life Skills; and Transition to Life. Students are expected to participate in all aspects of the curriculum either in individual, small group or large group settings.
Are students expected to utilize academic Supports at their College?
Our goal is to prepare students for an increasingly independent college experience. We ask that all students register with the Office of Disability Services (names vary by institution) at their college which provides academic accommodations. Students will also receive support in learning how to utilize writing centers, math labs, learning centers, and other academic support services, as recommended.
How do students get to class?
Students can walk to both Becker College and WPI. Transportation will be provided to the other colleges from the residence in the morning and back to the residence at the end of the school day.
What meals will be provided?
During the week, breakfast and dinner will be served in the dining hall. Students will need to purchase lunch (or a meal plan) at their college. On the weekends, brunch and dinner will be served in the dining hall. Students will regularly participate in the preparation of dinner with their peers.