A gateway to the campus of Elms College, the historic Emerson Gaylord Mansion was built in the 19th century. The mansion is located on the corner of Springfield Street and Fairview Avenue, and is a short walk to campus. In the past, it has been used as a private home, a residence hall for women, and as well as faculty offices. Elms College undertook an ambitious project to not only return the stately building to its former glory, but to give it a new and vibrant purpose. The main floor was transformed into a purposeful living-learning, community and cultural center, designed for everyone on campus from the first-year student to the president to be able to enjoy its glory. The top two floors house post baccalaureate and graduate students. The newly refurbished Living-Learning, Community and Cultural Center (LLCCC) began housing students in February 2020. Learn more about graduate housing costs.

Photo of the exterior of the Living-Learning, Community and Cultural Center, formerly known as Gaylord Mansion

The ADA-compliant building offers:

  • Housing for 11 postbaccalaureate students (limited number of single rooms available)
  • A full kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • On-campus parking

Second Floor Plan

Third Floor Plan

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*Rates are based on a 10 month lease.
Room Type2022-2023
Shared Room$1,000*
Private Room$1,400*