Frequently Asked Questions for Parents
Many of the questions asked most frequently by parents are on this page. If you can’t find the answer you need, please refer to our campus directory here to find the department you wish to reach or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be able to help point you in the right direction and, if necessary, start a conversation among those at the university who can provide assistance and support.
Parents of First-Year Students
Do you have First-Year-Only residence halls?
Does each student need to purchase a meal plan?
What amenities are provided each room?
Where do students do their laundry?
What size linens are needed for the beds?
For more information, visit Residential Life.
Financial Assistance and Billing
How do I file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online?
When does the FAFSA need to be submitted for the new school year?
When can I apply for a Parent Plus loan?
For more information, visit Financial Aid and Billing.
Can my student have visitors on campus?
Can students receive mail on campus?
Absolutely! Family members are encouraged to send letters and care packages to students. It is a welcome surprise. Each resident will be assigned a mailbox in his or her residence hall. Mail is received, sorted and placed in mailboxes daily (Monday – Friday). Packages and any mail piece too large to fit in individual mail boxes will be held in the Mail Center. The Mail Center notifies students, via email, that they have a package.
All mail should be addressed to students in the following manner:
University of Bridgeport
Residence Hall Name
Residence Hall Street Address
Bridgeport, CT 06604
How safe is the UB campus?
The University of Bridgeport has been recognized as the safest residential campus in the state of Connecticut for the past two years. The University offers a combination of security services that include a Securitas Security Service USA managed public safety force, escort services, and twenty-four-hour monitored access to all residence halls. Also, each full-time student at the University is provided a small personal alarm locator (PAL) that allows one to signal for help instantly from anywhere on campus in an emergency. Small and easily carried, a student summons help with the touch of a button. The signal sends information about who the student is and where that student is located to a central computer in the Campus Security Office.
For additional information about security at the University of Bridgeport, please visit Campus Security.