Student Housing/Residence Life 2022-2023 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 Assistant Dean of Residential Life & Community Standards. 

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. Bristol House includes the Women’s Living-Learning Community, a multi-year program that provides women-identified students critical skills and approaches to become successful leaders. Warren House is the location for the Honors Living Learning Community which first-year honors students can select to live in the community. Live-in Community Directors supervise the activities of Resident Assistants and coordinate diverse programming efforts.

Suite Village

Open to upperclassmen, the Village consists of 13 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

Newport House, while part of suite village, is unique. Newport House is a five floor, co-educational hall consisting of 6 & 7-person suites. The building accommodates 200 students in suites with 3 double rooms or 2 double rooms and a triple room, a common living room, as well as a common bathroom. This style of bathroom is divided into 2 separate shower rooms, and one bathroom with a sink and toilet. The lobby serves as a common area for the entire Suite Village Community and is fully equipped with vending, television, a seating area, and a café/dining area.  

Townhouse Apartments

A limited number of 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. Seniors with an SCN of 5 or higher are eligible to participate in a housing lottery for townhouse housing.

Residence Hall Reservations

To reserve on-campus housing, each new or returning student must submit a housing 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 lottery process for the forthcoming year.

Room Occupancy

Room assignments and information on the time and date set for room occupancy will be emailed 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.


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 is free for all residential students and available within their residence hall.

Residence Hall Wireless Internet

Wireless internet is available in Bryant’s residence halls. 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 logging into MyHousing - Self Service.

Commuter students wishing to purchase one of the four meal plans, can do so by contacting the Bursar’s Office at, 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, 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.