The demand for housing at Bridgewater State University exceeds the number of spaces available for resident students. Experience has shown that a significant number of students scheduled to live in the residence halls either never show up or withdraw after the semester begins. The additional occupancy program offers housing to as many students as possible and keeps room rates down. A set number of rooms are designated as additional occupancy rooms at the beginning of the year. As spaces become available through 'no-shows' or withdrawals, the empty spaces are filled from additional occupancy rooms and design capacities are achieved.
Here are a few facts and figures regarding additional occupancies:
Living in an additional occupancy room or swing space can present both more challenges and more fun. The resources on the left can assist you and your roommates in resolving any issues that may arise. If you have questions about additional occupancies, check out our Additional Occupancy FAQs.