Kasteel Well

Registration & Payments


To view dates for undergraduate class registration, please view the academic calendar. Please remember you must pay a $50 Room/Damage Deposit before you can register for classes (see below).

For courses that list “permission” as a prerequisite, you must come in person to the International Study and External Programs Office at registration time.

You should meet with your advisor before class registration begins to talk about your course choices and to make sure you are on the right path to graduate on time. Remember, you are ultimately responsible for fulfilling your degree requirements.

When you are ready to register, you will need to visit eCommon and sign in using your ECnet username and password. You should follow the “Registration Instructions” posted on the Registrar’s website. Undergraduates must register for 16 credits.

All Kasteel Well students must take and register for HI 100 Topics in European History, Culture, and Art: Introduction to the Netherlands and the City of Amsterdam. This is a 1-credit, non-tuition course. The online course will be available to review at the beginning of each semester. Please see your term calendar for the exam date.

Kasteel Well Program participants are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (2.5 preferred) to remain eligible for the program and may not be on academic probation. We will review transcripts after each semester as grades are posted. If there is an academic problem, we will attempt to contact you at whichever address, phone, or email address we have on file for you. Serious academic problems may result in dismissal from the program.

As each term draws to a close, if you believe you may have an academic issue that might impact your program eligibility, please set up an appointment with the International Study and External Programs Office as soon as possible so we may discuss it.

Security Deposit

A $50 ROOM/DAMAGE deposit must be paid before registration.

Room/damage deposits cover furniture and room damages, lost keys, fines, etc. (Please note that you will be fined and billed for any major damage to your room.)

All External Programs deposits must now be made online.

Emerson accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards as well as online ACH payments using checking or savings account information. Debit card payments are handled as credit card payments. Payments may be made by students or parents via the International Study and External Programs Deposits and Payments website. Please follow the payment instructions carefully and select the option: “Kasteel Well $50 Room/Damage Deposit.” The $50 will be credited to your student account at the end of the term pending a room review by the Kasteel Well staff.


Due to the special nature of the castle program, after you’ve arrived at the castle add/drops will not be allowed.


Invoices are generally mailed out in June for the fall term and in December for the spring term. An invoice for the KW Summer Program will be mailed by the External Programs Office in April.

You must be financially cleared on all your accounts with the Student Financial Services Office to attend the program.

If you are currently paying under a deferred payment plan such as Tuition Pay, please keep in mind that the costs may be different than you had originally planned. You must make arrangements to deal with this discrepancy before departure for Europe. Contact TuitionPay directly or the Student Financial Services Office at 617-824-8655. Make sure that all financial issues are dealt with promptly. Please see your term calendar for payment due date deadlines.
Billing Inquiries: bills@emerson.edu

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College Work-Study at the Castle

Students apply via the online Student Employment system on eCampus. Robbert Van Helsdingen, Coordinator of the Office Of Student Affairs at Kasteel Well (OSAwill send students an email about castle jobs as soon as they are posted on ecampus.  This usually occurs just before the start of the semester.

There are generally 12-15 work-study positions available at the castle during Fall & Spring terms.

  • Work study is not available during the Castle Summer Program)
  • Work-study eligible students (FWS) take priority over Emerson Employment (EE) students.
  • A work-study position requires balancing academic responsibilities and travel.
  • Before you commit yourself, put some thought into how you are going to handle this added responsibility without becoming overwhelmed.
  • Jobs and work hours will be allocated during orientation weekend at the castle.

A sampling of castle jobs:

  • Student Driver (driving and picking up faculty from the train station)
  • Dining Hall Assistant
  • Dulcia’s Place Worker (nights only)
  • Kitchen Worker
  • Recycling Assistant
  • Resource Center Worker (federal work study only)
  • New Media and Documentation Asst.
  • Alumni Projects Asst.
  • Black Swan Editor in Chief, and possibly 2 other jobs (Black Swan Cover Asst. & Black Swan Indesign Asst.)

Students must arrange to fill out all the required paperwork in Boston, including filling out W4 and I9 forms, as well as a Direct Deposit form. This should be done through the Student Employment Office. If you don’t fill out the paperwork before you leave for Europe, you will not be hired.


A student studies in a museum.

Kasteel Well

Castle Courtyard