||MISSION: Residential living is an integral part of a student’s development and provides an extension of and enhancement for the more formal classroom learning experience. The Office of Residence Life at Bryant University is committed to providing not only a living area for the students, but fostering an environment conducive to intellectual, social and personal growth; to providing programs that meet the cultural and recreational needs of residents; to providing support, counseling and referral services; and to promoting student responsibility, accountability and leadership experiences.
Living options at Bryant University are designed to foster a gradual increase of independent lifestyle and individual responsibility. First- year students have the opportunity to establish relationships with large numbers of classmates in a more traditional setting. Sophomores and Juniors experiment with small-group living while eating in common areas with all resident students. Many seniors live independently in townhouse units with full responsibility for their cooking, cleaning, etc. All living areas include telephone, cable, and computer access.
Each of the first-year residence halls (Residence Halls 14 and 16) houses approximately 300 students. Hall 14 and 15 have a system of double bedrooms with a common bathroom. Hall 16 is suite style with 8 students sharing a common room and bathroom. Some first-year students may be assigned to a triple room, if necessary.
These halls have common lounges with kitchen facilities. Students in first year halls are required to maintain a meal plan.
The majority of residence halls on campus house students in suites. Most suites comprise three to four double bedrooms, a living room, and a private bath. There are a small number of suites in some halls that accommodate two or four students. Students in suite-style halls are required to maintain a meal plan.
Many, but not all, seniors at Bryant live in one of the townhouse apartments located off Jacobs Drive. The townhouses come as close as possible to duplicating apartment living, while maintaining on-campus status, and include cooking facilities.
RESIDENCE HALL OCCUPANCY AND BOARD AGREEMENT*
* This is a highlight of the information included in the agreement. For more detailed information, please see a copy of complete Residence Hall Occupancy and Board Agreement.
- Eligibility: Undergraduates Students interested in campus housing must be registered as a full-time student (12 credit hours or more) for the semester(s) they wish to live on campus. Students on any disciplinary sanction, e.g., Residence Hall Probation or Disciplinary Probation, may not have equal priority in room selection or lottery with those students in good standing. For special exceptions, see the Director of Residence Life.
- Room Assignment: The University reserves the right to make and change room assignments whenever necessary. The University reserves the right to assign up to three students to a room (triple) when housing demand exceeds the spaces available. In such cases, the residents of that room will be billed at a reduced rate until additional spaces are available. Students understand that if space is available and they choose not to “de-triple,” they will each be billed for the regular room rate on a prorated basis once the offer has been made by the University.
- Move in/Move out: Students are required to formally check in at the beginning of the semester and to properly check out at the end of each academic year. Students who fail to properly check out may be subject to fines, and it may affect the result of any appeals filed. Completion by the student of the Room Acceptance form is also required, since it is used by the Office of Residence Life as a basis for assessing damage or loss charges at the end of the term. Students are expected to leave their living area in the same condition as when they moved in. Students must remove all personal property from the residence halls at the end of the academic year.
- Liability: The University is not responsible for damage to personal property by fire, theft, or any other cause, or for any property left in the halls upon closing. “The University will assume no responsibility or liability for any damage to property or any personal injuries caused by the intentional, willful or malicious conduct of students, including without limitation, such conduct as fighting, wrestling, vandalism, horseplay and the like.”
- Guests: A resident may have no more than one guest at any one time. Overnight guests may visit for no longer than two consecutive nights within a given week, except with permission from the Office of Residence Life. They must also be properly registered with Public Safety and Residence Life. Bryant students will be held responsible for the conduct of their guests. The privilege of entertaining guests is a negotiable agreement between roommates. (See Guest Policy.)
- Solicitation: Door-to-door solicitation is strictly prohibited in the residence halls. Any promotion within the residence halls must receive prior written permission from the Office of Residence Life.
- Pets: No pets are allowed in University residence halls except for non-carnivorous small fish (maximum one tank per room/a ten gallon tank size). There will be a $10 fine per day until the pet is removed.
- Prohibited Items in Residence Halls include but are not limited to:
- Any heat-producing appliances including, but not limited to: grills, hot plates, heating/immersion coils, electric fry pans, toaster ovens, toasters, electric heaters, microwave ovens (only microfridges from the University approved vendor are allowed), or hot pots. (All of the above are allowed in the townhouses with the exception of heating/immersion coils and electric heaters.)
- Halogen lamps; extension cords;
- Candles and incense;
- Lofts, bars, or extra furniture;
- Water beds, hot tubs;
- Television or radio antennae that are placed outside the room window, or anywhere on the exterior of the building or grounds;
- Firearms, BB guns, knives, or any type of weapon;
- Fireworks or explosives of any type;
- Gasoline, kerosene, gas grills, or other hazardous chemicals;
- Motorcycles, mopeds, or other gas-powered vehicles;
- Traffics signs, neon signs;
- Kegalators, keg refrigerators, taps and funnels.
The University reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to deem other items as prohibited.