Barnum Hall

150 Marina Park Circle
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Eligible students: Undergraduate, co-ed
Number of residents: 185 (approximately)
Featured Living Communities: UB Rec and Health and UB First

UB students outside Barnum residence hall

Barnum Hall is located near Marina Dining Hall and has a fantastic view of the Long Island Sound and Seaside Park. It is located near Wahlstrom Library, as well as Seaside Park and Long Island Sound. This traditional undergraduate co-ed style residence hall offers standard double rooms with a limited number of single rooms. Each floor of Barnum Hall offers a community lounge and a study area in addition to a game room, laundry room, community kitchen, and television lounge located on the main floor.

Building Amenities

  • Views of the Long Island Sound and Seaside Park
  • Game room
  • Television lounge
  • Community kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • WiFi
  • 24-hour front desk security
  • Secured entrance with cameras
  • Smoke detectors with voice evacuation systems

Room Amenities

  • Micro fridge unit (combination of a fridge/freezer/microwave)
  • Each student receives a:
    • Closet
    • Dresser
    • Bed
    • Desk
    • Chair


Barnum Hall’s staff consists of six Resident Assistants (RA) who are supervised by a Pro Staff. The staff’s goal is to integrate both an academic and residential approach to the hall community as well as assist the residents in their educational, social, cultural, and personal growth. The staff is to be used as a resource in a collaborative approach with residents to assist with the challenges of their new surroundings as well as to create a positive and academically-centered community atmosphere. Residents of Barnum Hall are expected to contribute and respect others in the hall community. Pro Staff and Campus Security manage the hall’s front desk 24-hours a day and work to coordinate the guest visitation process and serve as a resource for student concerns.

Living Communities

UB Rec and Health: Experience the outdoor and indoor excitement that the UB area has to offer. As an LLC member, you will participate in a variety of programs that focus health and wellness, intramurals and recreation, such as hiking, indoor climbing, flag football, Co-ed Volleyball, nutrition/cooking workshops, mindfulness and self-care. The goal is to build skills in stress management, sportsmanship, responsibility and managing interpersonal relationships and to provide an environment for students to make healthy lifestyle choices, develop residents as ethical leaders and agents of positive change while supporting their well-being and academic goals.

UB First: The UB first community provides an inclusive environment for Purple Knights who identify as first-generation college student defined as neither parent/guardian has earned a bachelor’s degree. This community will give residents a space to cultivate diverse and supportive relationships with peers, faculty, staff and many other resources. The goal is to assist in navigating university life, increase faculty and staff interaction, and utilize campus resources.

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Bridgeport, CT 06604

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