Resident students have the opportunity to make the most of their university experience in an environment with easy access to campus resources.
Live-In Residential Support and Programming
The Office of Residence Life and Housing provides a safe, inclusive and quality residential experience where access to programs, services and staff fosters a sense of community in an environment conducive to learning. The office, comprised of full-time professional and administrative staff and student employees, responds to the needs of the resident population. We offer over 400 events per year including social events and leadership development opportunities to our resident students.
Area Coordinators (ACs) and Resident Directors (RDs) are full-time, live-in professional staff members trained to effectively deal with issues of student life and residence hall administration. ACs and RDs are responsible for the quality of life in their assigned hall and supervise a student staff of resident assistants. ACs and RDs participate in a duty rotation, beginning at 5 p.m. when the offices close and remain accessible until the next day at 9 a.m. when the offices reopen.
Resident Assistants (RAs) are students chosen for their leadership and interpersonal skills. RAs live in the halls and provide support on a variety of subjects ranging from personal and academic concerns to conflict mediation and program implementation. At least one RA is on duty in each residence hall every evening from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next day.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Resident students gain confidence, both academically and socially, by becoming active in their residence hall communities. RHA is governed by students and works closely with university staff to provide leadership opportunities for residents, plan and implement activities, and recommend policy changes affecting the residence halls. RHA oversees expenditures of the residential activity fee.
For many new students, living on campus is the first time they have shared a room with someone else. Our Residence Life staff has created a guide for Living with Roommates.
TV, Cable and Wi-Fi Services
ResNet services include internet, printers, cable TV as well as movie streaming. BSU offers 100% wireless coverage in all residence halls, classrooms and administrative buildings.
ResNet provides resident students a customized Xfinity cable TV service. Our programming of 125+ HD channels include sports channels and many other favorites. A digital TV with a QAM tuner is required.
Stream movies and TV! ResNet Cinema allows students on-campus to stream newly released movies through our on-demand website, as well as on BSU cable TV channels.
All residence halls are locked at all times. Security staff help ensure community safety and monitor residence hall access 16 hours a day, from 11 a.m–3 a.m. by full-time Residential Safety Officers (RSOs) and Student Security Officers (SSOs). Learn more about Residential Health & Safety »
Each residence hall has modern, technology-enhanced washers and dryers. Students may track the progress of their laundry through a LaundryView mobile app service viewable on the BSU Mobile App or a stand-alone download.
Each building has a bathroom cleaning schedule. The schedules can be found on the residence hall info pages. Please keep in mind that the maintainers cannot touch personal belongings, each bathroom should be cleared of personal belongings before the maintainers enter to clean.
Facilities and Maintenance
If something breaks in a student's room during the semester, the students can submit a work order through our work order request system. Work orders can be submitted for such things as light bulb that has burned out, furniture malfunction, or any problem encountered in a space.
Facilities Management may be contacted at 508.531.1296.
Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m
Saturday from 8:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
After 11 p.m. and on weekends, call the BSU Police Department at 508.531.1212.
Juice, soda and snack machines are located in each building.
The Connect Card is the official Bridgewater State University identification card and a convenient method to access a wide range of services on campus. It can be used in dining halls for your meal plan and as a debit card on and off-campus with participating merchants. The Connect Card is the university library card and is used to control access to residence halls.
Parking for Resident Students
Resident students with 24-plus earned credits are allowed to have vehicles on campus. Every motor vehicle parked on campus must have a valid decal or temporary pass. For more information contact the Parking Services Office at 508.531.2897.
Parking Services handles parking lot information (including handicap and visitor parking), assists in parking ticket appeals and issues temporary parking passes and parking decals for students, faculty, staff and frequent visitors.
BSU Transit offers free and continuous on-campus transportation (as well as Route 28 into Brockton five times a day) to all members of the BSU community.
Day service runs Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m.–7 p.m., night and weekend service runs Sunday through Saturday, 7 p.m.–2 a.m. On-call until 2 am.
The Wellness Center, located in Weygand Hall, provides medical and mental health services to all students. The clinic provides walk-in and scheduled counseling appointments; scheduled health service appointments; and diagnostic tests for streptococcus and mononucleosis, among other conditions.
Tobacco Free Policy
Smoking and tobacco use is prohibited on all university property.
Residence Hall Policies
See the Student Handbook for more details on policies and rules pertaining to BSU Residence Halls.
Student Employment Opportunities
Residence Life and Housing offers a variety of jobs for residential students, including:
Student Security Officer
Summer Conference Assistant
Summer Desk Assistant
Sending Mail or Packages to Students Living in Residence Halls
All correspondence sent to resident students must be addressed as follows:
45 School Street
c/o Mail Services
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Mail Pickup for Students Living in Residence Halls
Mail is not delivered directly to students living in the Residence Halls. All student mail is centrally processed at Mail Services in Tillinghast Hall, Room 022 and may be collected by the student at Mail Services. Students retrieving mail or packages should bring their ID.