Founded in 1851, Lasell University is a private, liberal arts university that offers more than fifty undergraduate and graduate degrees. Originally known as the Auburndale Female Seminary, the name was later changed to the Lasell Female Seminary, in honor of its founder, Edward Lasell. Another name change came in 1874, to Lasell Seminary for Young Women. In 1932, the school began to offer associate degrees and became Lasell Junior College. In 1989, Lasell became a four-year institution, and in 1997, the institution became co-ed. In 2002, Lasell began offering master’s degree programs, and in 2019, the school changed its name to Lasell University. Today, approximately 1,600 students attend Lasell University.
In 2000, Lasell Village was built, and we share a 13-acre campus with Lasell University. Our unique collaboration with the university allows our residents to enroll in Lasell courses and take classes, side by side, with Lasell students who are pursing degrees. We also are fortunate to have frequent lectures and events taught and/or presented by Lasell University faculty, which encompass literature, music, history, travel, art, and more. In collaboration with Lasell University, there are also other intergenerational opportunities for our residents.
At Lasell Village, we have one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, and we’re a pet-friendly retirement community (dogs and cats are allowed). In addition to our independent living residences, we provide a “continuum of care” that includes Lasell Studios (a supported living environment) and Lasell House (a skilled nursing and rehab facility).
For more information about Lasell Village or Lasell University, or to schedule a tour of Lasell Village, please call (617) 663-7044.
Please note: Lasell University and Lasell Village are located just 11 miles from downtown Boston.
“The connection with Lasell University has made me feel like a student again—it’s something I never thought I would experience while living in a retirement community!”