Student Housing/Residence Life 2021-2022 Edition

Bryant offers resident students a wide range of housing options, from suite-style living to townhouse apartments to the traditional residence halls of the First-Year Complex.

Housing is limited to full-time undergraduate students, i.e. those taking 12 credit hours or more per semester. Exceptions will be reviewed by the Director of Residential Life. 

The Office of Residential Life is comprised of both professional and para-professional student staff (Resident Assistants (RAs)). Both the RAs and the professional staff help students resolve personal and residence-related concerns. In the First-Year Complex, the Suite Village, and the Townhouses, a live-in Community Director oversees the activities of Resident Assistants, and is responsible for the well-being of the resident students.

Community living requires that large numbers of students observe the rights of others living in close proximity. Thus, there are specific regulations listed in the Student Handbook pertaining to those students living in University residence halls.

First-Year Complex

Tailored specifically to meet the social and academic needs of new students, the First-Year Complex consists of three residence halls, and they house approximately 300 students each. Live-in Community Directors supervise the activities of Resident Assistants and coordinate diverse programming efforts.

Suite Village

Open to upperclassmen, the Village consists of 14 four-story, brick residence halls accommodating 1,100 students. Each suite consists of a living room, bathroom, and three double bedrooms. There are a small number of two- and four-person suites.

Newport House

The first floor of Newport House serves as a common area for the building and the entire Suite Village and is equipped with a café/dining area, a living room/lounge and multi-function room. 

Townhouse Apartments

Most seniors live in the two-story townhouse apartments, which consist of single and double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. While each apartment has complete cooking facilities, students may purchase a meal plan. 

Residence Hall Reservations

To reserve on-campus housing, each new or returning student must submit a residence hall application form online and pay the residence hall deposit by a deadline announced each year. Incoming students new to the University receive residence hall application information when they make their deposit to attend Bryant.

Current residents must make an advance room reservation deposit of $300 in February of the current academic year. (This deposit does not apply to incoming new students, as their deposit to the institution includes their housing deposit.) By submitting this deposit by the stated deadline and following the appropriate procedure, a student is allowed to participate in the housing selection process for the forthcoming year.

Room Occupancy

Room assignments and information on the time and date set for room occupancy will be mailed approximately three weeks before the beginning of the academic year. Those arriving at an earlier time should arrange for overnight accommodations at nearby motels and hotels.

All residence and dining halls close for the Thanksgiving, and for winter and spring vacations, during semester breaks, and at other times set by the University. During the closings, the University will make arrangements to accommodate only students who demonstrate that it is imperative that they remain on campus.

Furniture

The University provides a single bed with a mattress, a desk and chair, a chest of drawers, and one closet for each student. Students are expected to provide personal articles including a desk lamp, bed sheets and bedspread (extra-long twin size), mattress cover, pillow, pillowcases, blankets, and towels.

Laundry, Cable TV, and Telephone Service

Laundry is free for all residential students and available within their residence hall. The University provides cable television service in every bedroom and lounge area within the residence halls. The same channel package is offered in all locations. The University provides a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone for each bedroom in the first-year halls and one in each suite for all other halls and townhouses. This gives students the ability to receive calls as well as place local or on-campus calls. This phone is also used to receive emergency broadcasts during emergency situations.

Residence Hall Computer Network

Computer hookup is available in Bryant’s residence halls. Access to email and the Internet is available in each student’s bedroom, and wireless Internet connectivity is available campus-wide. In addition, The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library catalog can be accessed via the network. Support of the Residence Hall computer network is provided through Laptop Central.

Meal Plans and Bulldog Bucks Usage

Meal plans are required of all resident students living in all areas of the campus except the Townhouses, which provide cooking facilities.

Meal Plan Enrollment takes place during the housing selection process managed by Residential Life.  If a meal plan selection is not made during the housing selection process, and the student lives in an area where meal plans are mandatory, the student will be put on the 210 Block Plan by default.

Changes to meal plan selection happen through the Residential Life office.  Once a plan is selected, it will remain in place until the following semester.  Any meal plan changes must be made within the first 7 days of each semester (first 7 days of classes) by using this link:  https://bryant.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortalX/Login

Commuter students wishing to purchase one of the four meal plans, can do so by contacting the Bursar’s Office at bursar@bryant.edu, 401-232-6030.

ID Cards are created at the Information Center on the first floor of the Fisher Student Center.  Should problems arise with an ID card at any dining establishment, please contact Auxiliary Services at auxilserv@bryant.edu, 401-232-6035.

Unused block meals and guest passes expire at the end of each semester. There are no refunds for unused meals. Students can find the number of meals remaining on their plan by asking a cashier for a receipt or by downloading the GET Funds/Food app on the Bryant Mobile app, which allows students to track meals, Dining Dollars, guest meals and Bulldog Bucks balances. 

In addition to traditional dining in Salmanson Dining Hall, meal plans can also be used at other locations, offering added flexibility and convenience to accommodate a wide variety of schedules.  These alternative venues accept meal swipes from students wishing to obtain a meal exchange at Nick’s Place, with 11 different meals available, or grab-and-go items on the Pick-4 Program at Café a la Cart, Bulldog Bytes Café or The Scoop.

Dining Dollars come with your meal plan and can be used at all Bryant Dining Service locations, including Café ala Cart, Bulldog Bytes Café, Nick’s Place, Fooda and Salmanson Dining Hall.  Dining Dollars carry over from the fall semester to the spring semester each academic year, providing the student remains on a meal plan.  Unused Dining Dollars are forfeited at the end of the spring semester on the last day of finals.  There are no refunds provided for unused Dining Dollars upon graduation, withdrawal or for any other reason.

Bulldog Bucks can be used like cash at all retail locations on campus.  This includes all Bryant Dining Service locations, as well as Ronzio, Dunkin and L’artisan Café.  They can also be used at The Scoop, bookstore, post office, and vending machines. Every meal plan starts a student off with $25 in Bulldog Bucks.  Additional Bucks can be purchased on the GET Funds/Food App on the Bryant Mobile App.  Bulldog Bucks balances remain on students’ accounts until graduation or withdrawal from the University. At that time, balances of $25.00 or more will be transferred to the student’s tuition account.  If the transfer results in a credit balance, the credit will be refunded accordingly; otherwise, it will be applied to any outstanding balance.

The complete Bryant University Meal Plan Policy can be found in the Bryant University Student Handbook.