2016-2017

Student Services

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and the Writing Center

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and the Writing Center staff engage in a partnership with students to help them achieve their academic goals. The staff includes a network of full-time and part-time professionals who are specialists in writing, math, English as a second language, academic skills, and learning disabilities. Learning specialists help students find out what learning and study strategies work best for them. Study skills workshops are listed on the ACE website with topics and times. Visit the ACE website to get the most up-to-date information regarding programs and services.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities can process academic accommodation requests in the Academic Center for Excellence. To receive academic accommodations, students must submit documentation that describes the nature of the learning disability to the learning specialist at ACE. Diagnostic testing that identifies the existence of the learning disability must have been completed within the past three years. The learning specialist recommends academic accommodations; however, it is incumbent upon the student to schedule an appointment with the learning specialist at the beginning of each new semester to arrange for services. Students with learning disabilities should contact the learning specialist at (401) 232-6746.

Learning Specialists

Specialists provide individualized assistance in study skills development for all students and learning strategy assessments for students with learning disabilities.

Academic accommodations are available for students with documented learning disabilities. Students must schedule an appointment with the ACE Learning Specialist as soon as they register for courses each semester. Documentation guidelines may be accessed here. 

Writing Center

The Writing Center is available to help graduate students strengthen their writing skills. Individual, group, and online instruction are offered, as outlined below:

Group Instruction – Instructional sessions are offered throughout the semester at no cost to students. Groups of students can also meet with a writing specialist (see below) to discuss collaborative projects.

Individualized Instruction – Writing specialists, professionals with an MA and/or PhD in English or writing, are available for individualized consultation.

An English as a second language writing specialist is available to help students for whom English is a foreign language.

Online Instruction – Students can now use e-mail and a dedicated chat room to receive feedback from our staff of professional writing specialists.

To schedule a Writing Center appointment, call (401) 232-6567. For ACE appointments, call (401) 232-6746.

Amica Center for Career Education

The Amica Center for Career Education offers a comprehensive range of services to graduate students including:

  • Individual career coaching on all topics related to finding internships and full-time opportunities.
  • Campus recruiting including the Bryant Career Connection job board with opportunities specific to graduate students.
  • Three annual career fairs with more than 150 employers attending.
  • Specialized programs, company site visits, and alumni networking opportunities.

Graduate students are welcome to available resources in the Amica Career Center. Stop by our office, or call (401) 232-6090.

Student Printing Facilities

  • Students can print wirelessly via their laptop to several printers located on campus.
  • Printers are available in the following locations:  Fisher Student Center, Krupp Library in the Bello Center, and on both the first and second floors of the M-wing in the Unistructure.
  • An 800-page free printing allowance is granted each year. After that, a charge of 5 cents per black-and-white page and 50 cents per color page is applied directly to the students Banner account.

Bryant Bookstore & Online Purchases

The Bryant University bookstore is located in the Fisher Student Center. Please call (401) 232-6240 for bookstore hours. Textbooks may also be ordered online at www.efollett.com.

Campus Ministry

The chaplains in Campus Ministry address the spiritual needs of Bryant students and staff. Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish chaplains are available to serve as sources of support, guidance, and spiritual development for all members of the University community.

Health Services

Bryant University Health Services is a nurse practitioner-directed program. Located on the first floor of Residence Hall 16, it is staffed by a part-time physician, certified family nurse practitioners, and health educators.

The University requires that all full-time resident graduate students provide documentation of health insurance. Low cost accident and illness insurance is available for all students who wish to purchase it. Information about this insurance can be obtained at the Health Services Office.

Security/Public Safety

ID and Parking Sticker Policy

Bryant’s campus is a secure place to live. Campus security measures include call boxes that dispatch calls directly to Public Safety. Public Safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residence hall exterior doors are locked at night, only accessible to students. Individual key locks are on the door of each room. Visitors are checked in on weeknights and throughout the weekend.

All students are required to have a current parking sticker and student photo ID. These may be obtained in the Department of Public Safety (DPS). In order to obtain a parking sticker, students are required to bring their driver’s license and vehicle registration to the Department of Public Safety. Contact the Public Safety office at (401) 232- 6001 for more information.