Office of Residence Life

Bryant has 17 progressive residence halls, from traditional first-year housing, to suites, to more than 100 townhouse-style apartments for upperclass students. Campus housing is available to students for all four years.

Jana Valentine

Director of Residential Life

The Office of Residence Life commits to fostering a healthy environment for your intellectual, social and personal growth.

Our Area/Resident 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.

Keep a "go bag" ready

If you need to isolate or quarantine while on campus, please prepare and bring a “go bag” that you can grab from your room and will provide what you need for 14 days. Here's a list of items to keep in your "go bag."

Students who are away from their room and discover they need to isolate or quarantine will be able to make ONE TRIP back to their room to grab their “go bag.”

Personal Items

  • Personal hygiene items
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower caddy
  • Towels (at least two)
  • Extra long sheets, pillows
  • Blankets/Comforter
  • Flip flops
  • Mattress pad/Egg Crate
  • Area rugs (5x7 or smaller, fine treated)

Health Items

  • Over the counter medication/pain killers
  • Thermometer
  • Vitamins
  • Prescription medication
  • First aid kit, including band-aids
  • Medical insurance information
  • Health report form

Kitchen Supplies/Utensils

  • Drinking glasses
  • Plates/Bowls
  • Knives, forks, spoons
  • Can opener
  • Napkins/Straws
  • Food storage containers

Cleaning and Laundry Supplies

  • Detergent, Fabric Softener
  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Hangers
  • Iron and tabletop ironing board

Desktop Supplies

  • General school supplies
  • Desk planner/wall calendar


  • Alarm Clock
  • Radio/Stereo
  • TV/ DVD player
  • UL Approved power strip
  • Refrigerator (not greater than 5 cubic feet)
  • Fan
  • Electric tea kettle
  • Rice cooker
  • Hot pot


  • Screwdriver/Hammer
  • Pliers
  • Needles and thread
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • 3M strips/hooks

Many home and linen supply stores offer shopping lists for dorm life. Some items on these lists are unnecessary, and even prohibited, on campus. Prohibited items in residence halls include but are NOT limited to:

  • Any heat-producing appliances including heating/immersion coils, electric fry pans, toasters, toaster ovens, and microwave ovens
  • Blenders
  • Refrigerators larger than 5 cubic feet
  • Halogen lamps and 5-headed floor lamps
  • Extension cords. Please use a surge protector instead
  • Candles and incense (lit or unlit)
  • Lofts, bars, cinder blocks, or any extra furniture (including tables)
  • Wooden drying racks (plastic or metal is acceptable)
  • Weights Dartboards/darts
  • Traffic or neon signs
  • Water beds, hot tubs, or kiddie pools
  • Motorcycles, mopeds, or other gas powered vehicles
  • Fireworks/Explosives, ammunition, firearms, BB guns, knives or any other type of weapon
  • Kegalators, keg refrigerators, taps or funnels, or any other drug/alcohol paraphernalia
  • Animals of any kind, except non-carnivorous small fish. Review the student handbook for further information.
  • Deep freeze units

The University reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to deem other items prohibited. For more information about what to bring to campus, or questions about the residence halls, please contact the Office of Residence Life at or 401-232-6140.