Housing and Dining
Office of Residential Life
Living in the residence halls is an important part of your Bryant experience. Not only are they a place to rest your head, but they’re also home to a thriving academic and social community.
Are you a transfer student? Please contact us for more information about transfer student housing.
Living at Bryant
Have an inside look and learn more about Barrington, Bristol, and Warren Houses, known collectively as First-Year Village.
To ease the transition into college life, we place first-year students together. This allows you to meet people with similar interests and form lasting friendships. You’ll also learn how to communicate and resolve conflict more effectively while becoming a more considerate and accountable individual.
Regardless of room type, each first-year student receives the same amenities. You can expect to have:
- 1 extra-long twin bed, 1 desk, 1 desk chair, 1 bureau, limited closet space to hang items, wireless internet connection
Each first-year residence hall has:
- Card access building entrance, laundry facility, kitchenette, study and social lounge space, community television
The majority of first-years live in traditional residence halls where two students share a double room, though some live in triples, quads or suite style halls.
First-year students are not required to live on campus. However, the proximity of rooms, interconnected corridors and shared common and bathroom spaces maximize your opportunities to meet others and form lasting friendships.
You'll receive housing and roommate-matching forms following payment of your Bryant acceptance deposit.
Please Note: No separate housing deposit is required.
Sophomores and juniors typically live in the Suite Village, where suites of six students share three double bedrooms, a living room and bathroom. Suites are a fun way to live with your friends while having more space for studying and relaxing.
Seniors traditionally live in the townhouses. Townhouses are set aside from the rest of campus and come with single and double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen. While meal plans are not required for townhouse residents, they're still available, just contact us to add one. Townhouses provide an exciting and independent experience that prepares you to live on your own after Bryant.
Current Bryant students are eligible to participate in the housing selection process every spring for the upcoming academic year. More information about the process is available here.
We offer meal plans to fit a variety of eating habits and class schedules. All basic plans include meals at Salmanson Dining Hall in the Unistructure.
While Salmanson is our most central dining location, students remain fed and caffeinated from early morning until late at night all over campus:
- Unistructure: Near Salmanson, the Cafe in the Rotunda offers coffee, sandwiches and snacks
- Fisher Center: Your one-stop shop for Dunkin' Donuts, Nick's Place, the Scoop Convenience Store and Fooda, a rotating selection of local restaurants, food trucks and popular favorites.
- Bello Center: Bulldog Bytes Cafe features focaccia pizza, sandwiches, coffee and baked goods.
- Newport House: The Junction offers late-night pizza, subs, salads and appetizers.
- Academic Innovation Center: A cafe offers soups, salads, sandwiches and more.
Meal Plan information is available on the Sodexo website
All meal plans come with flexible Dining Dollars, with the amount varying depending on your plan.
You can use your Dollars like an ATM or debit card for beverages, snacks or meals for you and your friends at any time—even outside regular mealtimes—at eateries around campus. Be sure to use up your Dining Dollars, as they expire at the end of each spring semester. You can always purchase more through the Dining Services Office.
Don't confuse Dining Dollars with Bulldog Bucks. While you can use Bulldog Bucks at the dining hall and campus cafes, they also work at the campus bookstore, post office, vending machines, library copier, and Fisher Student Center. Bulldog Bucks remain on your card until graduation.
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 Residential 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.
Our Community Directors are full-time, masters level professionals who live in the area they oversee. They’re responsible for the daily operations in the residence halls.
They supervise our student Resident Assistant (RA) staff, oversee student discipline cases, provide mediation and support services, and oversee social and educational programs offered in the residence halls. They also serve as University officials in case of after-hours emergencies in the residential areas.