Office of Residential 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

Assistant Dean of Residential Life & Community Standards

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

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.

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

  • Brush & Comb
  • Cosmetics
  • Deodorant
  • Nail File/Clipper
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Shaving Items
  • Hair Care Products
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Soap/Soap Carrier
  • Towels (at least two)
  • Shower Caddy (with drainage holes)
  • Flip Flops for Shower
  • Twin XL Sheets/extra long sheets
  • Blankets/Comforter
  • Pillows
  • Mattress Pad/Egg Crate Pad
     

Health Items

  • (5-7) Washable Cloth Face Masks
  • Advil/Tylenol (over the counter medication/pain killers)
  • Cough Syrup/Drops
  • Thermometer
  • Vitamins
  • Prescription Medication
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • First Aid Kit, Band-aids
  • Medical Insurance Information
  • Purell
  • Tissues
  • 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
  • Metal/Plastic Drying Rack
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Lysol
     

Desktop Supplies

  • Planner/Calendar
  • Calculator
  • Notebooks/Folders
  • 3-Ring Binders
  • Pens & Pencils
  • 3 Hole Punch
  • Highlighters
  • Stapler & Staples
  • Paperclips
  • Stationary & Stamps
  • Flash Drive
     

Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coaxial Cable or HDMI cable
  • TV
  • Personal Music Player/MP3 Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Curling/Flat Iron
  • Clothing Iron
  • Table Top Ironing Board
  • UL Approved Surge Protectors
  • Refrigerator
    (not greater than 5.0 cubic feet)
  • Single Pod Keurig

Tools

  • Screwdriver, hammer
  • Pliers
  • Flashlight, batteries
  • 3M strips/hooks
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Needle & Thread
  • Tape
     

Bathroom Cleaning Supples (For Suites and Townhouses)

  • Toilet cleaner
  • Toilet Brush
  • Shower Cleaner
  • Spray disinfectant cleaner/Clorox wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Mop or Cleaning pad floor cleaner (ex. wet Swiffer or Clorox ready-mop)
     

Miscellaneous

  • Travel Mug
  • Snacks
  • Area rugs (5x7 or smaller, fine treated)
  • Thumbtacks/Push Pins
  • Funtack
  • Chargers
  • Headphones/Ear Buds

Many home and linen supply stores offer shopping lists for living in the residence halls. 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, but not limited to, hot plates, heating/immersion coils, electric fry pans, coffee makers of all kinds (excluding Keurig and "pod"-type), toaster ovens, toasters, electric blankets, electric heaters, microwave ovens, hot pots, or popcorn poppers. (All of the above are allowed in the townhouses except heating/immersion coils and electric heaters.)
  • Ice makers
  • Halogen lamps; five-light, multi-head floor lamps 
  • 2-prong extension cords; splitters 
  • Candles and incense. (Unlit and/or decorative candles are prohibited.)
  • Extra Furniture (Lofts, bars, desk chairs, rugs (larger than 5x7), extra beds, air mattresses, bed extenders, cubes/ottomans, papasan chairs, cloth or wooden drawers, wooden drying racks, plywood, etc.) and lumber of any kind.
  • Waterbeds, hot tubs, pools, slip and slides
  • Television or radio antennae/dishes that are placed outside the room or window or anywhere on the exterior of the building or grounds
  • Weights
  • Firearms, BB guns, paintball guns, knives, pellet and air/or guns, pepper spray, mace, tasers, stun guns, or any type of weapon or ammunition
  • Fireworks or explosives of any type
  • Propane, gasoline, kerosene, gas grills, other hazardous chemicals.
  • Motorcycles, mopeds, other gas-powered vehicles
  • Dart boards/darts
  • Traffic signs, neon signs, traffic cones, university signs
  • Alcoholic beverage containers, beer boxes, empty kegs, beer balls, taps, Kegerators, keg refrigerators, funnels, Beirut/beer pong tables, or other alcohol paraphernalia, etc. may not be used for decorative or any other purposes in the residence halls. Shot glasses in first-year residence halls. Possession of these items may be viewed as evidence of consumption.
  • Air conditioners
  • Cinder blocks; shelving of all kinds, or anything mounted to furniture, walls, or ceilings
  • Fog/smoke machines, strobe lights
  • Bullhorns; megaphones, air horns, vuvuzelas
  • Hukas, hookahs 
  • Multi-quart beverage coolers
  • Scanners/surveillance cameras
  • Deep freezers
  • Paper lanterns
  • Vapes, e-cigarettes or any other electronic smoking device

Maximum size for a refrigerator in a room, suite, or townhouse: 5.0 cubic feet. Maximum number of refrigerators: one per assigned room resident.

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 Residential Life at reslife@bryant.edu or 401-232-6140.