What is available for accessible housing?
Bodine Hall is fully accessible with ramps, elevators, bathrooms, and rooms.
Can my student have a single room?
Students can request a single room; however, due to limited availability not all requests can be completed. Students requesting a single due to medical needs are encouraged to contact email@example.com for more information.
What if my student wants to change rooms, halls, or roommates?
Students may change rooms during the period starting after the first week of classes and ending on October 1st in the Fall semester and March 1st in the Spring semester.
Where should my mail be sent?
Mailing addresses for each residence hall are included on their respective webpage.
Will there be cable television in my student’s room?
All rooms are equipped with a free cable television connection, but you will need to bring your own TV set and cable cord.
Will my student have a phone in his/her room?
No. The University does not provide telephone service in the residence halls.
May my student bring a car to campus?
Yes. It is highly encouraged that students obtain a campus parking permit from Campus Security and officially register their vehicle with the University.
Should my student bring a computer?
Yes. All buildings have Internet connections. All residence rooms are equipped with Ethernet connection to the campus computer network; however, you must bring your own Ethernet cord. In addition, most lounges in the residence halls have wireless Internet connections.
What laundry facilities are available?
Each residence hall is equipped with several washers and dryers for student use – free of charge.
What are the bathrooms like?
Rooms are not equipped with their own bathrooms. Shared, single-sex bathrooms are located on every floor of the residence halls. There are several individual showers, toilets, and sinks in every restroom. One bathtub is available on each floor. The restrooms are cleaned daily.
What size are the mattresses?
All beds are twin extra-long.
What about bunkable beds or lofts?
Most bed frames are 80” long, but some are 76” in length. Some rooms are equipped with bunkable beds; however, this is not guaranteed. Your bed frame may not be removed from your room, so you must incorporate the frame into whatever furniture you bring with you to the residence halls. All furniture must be fire-retardant and meet University standards.
Are the rooms carpeted?
All rooms in the residence halls are uncarpeted. Students who wish to have carpeted rooms must bring their own area rugs for use in their rooms.
Do the room dimensions include closet space?
No. The room sizes listed in the residence hall descriptions do not include closet space. They are approximate and are intended to assist you in purchasing a carpet for your room if you wish. While the closet dimensions vary from building to building, the typical closet is 2’ deep by 3’6” wide. Every room has one closet per person.
What type of lighting is provided in the rooms?
All rooms have fluorescent ceiling fixtures and vanities with lights mounted to the top. Halogen lamps are not permitted in the residence halls. For a more detailed listing of items not allowed in the residence halls, please visit Residential Life.
Are coffee pots, hot plates, or toasters allowed?
Appliances with exposed heating elements are not allowed in the residence hall rooms. For a more detailed listing of items not allowed in the residence halls, please visit Residential Life.
May students bring their own microwaves or refrigerators?
Students are not allowed to bring their own microwaves or refrigerators. Every room is equipped with one MicroFridge (a small microwave, freezer and refrigerator combination). Shared kitchen facilities are also available in all the residence halls.
May students paint their own room?
No, students are not allowed to paint their rooms.
May students bring their furniture?
Yes. You may supplement existing furniture in your room, but we encourage you to wait until you arrive to determine what, if any, additional furniture items you may need. You may not remove any existing furniture from your room. All furniture you bring into the residence hall must be fire retardant and meet University standards.
Which buildings have elevators?
Bodine, the high-rise structure, has passenger elevators which residents may use daily. Barnum, Cooper, Chaffee, and Seeley Halls, our four-story buildings, have one freight elevator each. Students may use this freight elevator for moving in and out of the residence halls, for special medical needs, or for other approved usages.
Is there storage space in the residence halls?
Is there housing for married students?
May students bring pets?
The only pets allowed in the residence halls are fish in tanks of 10 gallons or less.
What is the process for reserving a room?
Students requesting on campus housing can complete a Housing/Meal License through the Accepted Students Portal. The $200 non-refundable housing can be paid directly to the Cashier’s Office or online with a credit card at bridgeport.afford.com.