First Year students can live in Shea, Durgin, Scott, Pope, and Woodward halls. There are occasions when first year student could be assigned to another residence hall on campus.
View the residence hall living costs. Students living in the residence halls are required to have a meal plan. Apartments residents are not required to have a meal plan. Residents are also required to pay a ResNet fee and a Resident Student Activity Fee each semester. A complete list of fees and the refund policy are available in the student handbook.
Students living in the Inclusive Scholars Theme Community (ISTC) agree to foster a living environment that promotes kindness and acceptance of other’s differences. Students living in the ISTC will live with the exceptional students in BSU's EXCEL Program, which provides students with intellectual/developmental disabilities the opportunity to have a college experience. The ISTC encourages all participants to support each other in growth towards increased independence, social development and academic confidence.
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Each residence hall has laundry facilities in it. These services are made available by an outside contractor, MacGray. A phone number is listed on each machine. Broken machines and refund requests should be reported directly to this number. The number for laundry related problems is 1-800-MAC-GRAY.
LaundryView is also available for residents. LaundryView is an online service provided by MacGray where students can track the availability of washers and driers in their building in real time. You can access LaundryView at any time here or using the BSU mobile app.
As a resident student there are several things you can do to keep the facilities running smoothly in your room. Below are several tips that you can utilize.
It is very important that you never hang items from sprinklers in the residence halls. Doing so may activate the sprinkler, leading to a flood. Smoke detectors are also very sensitive. Do not hang anything from them or cover them in any way.
Each residence hall room has its own thermostat control and you and your roommate can control your own room temperature. Make sure that you leave your heating vents clear of any furniture. Placing furniture directly in front of the vents does not allow the air to circulate and your rooms will not heat properly.
Communication between you and your roommate is important in maintaining a comfortable temperature in your room. For example, if one roommate is hot and opens a window, this will only make the heater turn on even stronger.
Power outages are rare on campus, but they do happen occasionally. Sometimes, they are due to bad weather or a problem on campus or in the community. When this occurs, just be patient; it will be fixed as soon as possible.
More often however, power outages occur because a fuse is blown. Outlets are overloaded far too often, leading to dangerous situations that place everyone at risk. Electrical problems are one of the leading causes of fires in residence halls.
There are several things you can do to use electricity safely:
- Use power strips rather than extension cords. Extension cords cannot handle the power needed for most appliances in your room.
- Give your outlet space! Don't cram furniture or other items against the outlet. Doing so can lead to bend cords and damaged wires.
Bugs are a fact of life, but there are things you can do to prevent bugs from making your room their home:
- Keep your room clean! Bugs will migrate to food, so if you do not clean up your floor and take out your trash, you will likely have a bug problem.
- Keep your window screens in place.
Your Connect Card should be carried with you at all times. Being locked out of your residence hall room is never convenient for you or RLH staff.
If you are locked out, locate a Resident Assistant who will let you into your room upon verifying with the roster. If you have lost your Connect Card or it has been stolen, report it immediately to your Resident Director. Residents will be billed for a costs associated with changing room lock.
And a word to the wise... Never prop your door open especially when you or your roommate are not in your room, even if you just step out for a few minutes.
The Office of Residence Life and Housing offers break housing during each semester break for current resident students who meet the application criteria. We also offer summer housing during the two summer sessions.
If you have any questions about Break Housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing at 508.531.1277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Early Arrival
Any BSU student living on campus in the fall with a room assignment and a class schedule is eligible to move in early, starting in late August, at a cost of $35 per day.
Winter Break Housing
Current on-campus residents can request to remain in their room during the winter break, at a cost of $35 per day.
Spring Break Housing
Current on-campus residents can request to remain in their room during the spring break, at a cost of $315 for the week. Please note: Anyone staying for academic reasons will not be charged as long as we can verify it with a BSU faculty or staff member.