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Room Selection Process

Did you miss our New Student Housing Info Session? 

View Part 1 and Part 2 on YouTube.

Room Selection Process Overview:

  1. Pay $250 room deposit to secure a space on campus
  2. Sign online Residence Hall License Agreement emailed to your BSU email
  3. Optional: Apply to living learning community or optional housing opportunity
  4. Optional: Form roommate group
  5. Participate in online room selection 

Online Room Selection

Students who opt to not participate in our Living-Learning Communities will select housing from our online room selection process.  New students in this process can select from any available bed in our first year residence halls.

Online Room Selection Rules and Requirements:

  • To Participate, student must not have selected a space during anther phase of the room selection process (LLCs,  Optional Housing Opportunities, or Gender Inclusive Housing)
  • Students may select a room at any time after their selection time is activated
  • Student may fill suites, rooms, or individual spaces depending on their roommate group.  Students are not required to fill a suite or a room during room selection.
  • Students may not change their assignment after they finalize their selection.  Requests will be accepted after each student has had an opportunity to select.  

Con​tact the Office of Residence Life and Housing with questions either via phone at 508.531.1277 or via email at

Tips and Hints

  1. Pay attention​ to Deadlines. Reminder emails will be sent regarding important dates.
  2. Always have a backup plan. Don't set your mind to one building or room configuration. Plan multiple options ahead of selection.
  3. Make sure that your group is fully formed prior to selection.
  4. All room selections are final. Housing assignments cannot be altered until all student have had an   opportunity to select.

Gender Inclusive Housing

​​Gender Inclusive Housing offers resident the opportunity to choose their roommates without regard to the gender of the individuals.  This program is offered in Woodward Hall. New students who are interested in living in a gender inclusive living environment will have the option to indicate this preference on their residence hall license agreement.

During the roommate search/group formation process, students who indicated their preference to live in a gender inclusive environment, will be able to search for compatible roommates without a gender restriction. If student do not find a compatible roommate through this process, they can be returned to the single gender search process, by sending a request in writing to

The Office of Residence Life and Housing (RLH) will identify floors and rooms within the residence halls that can accommodate a gender inclusive environment.  Due to building design limitations, gender in​clusive housing may not be available in every residence hall.

Additional Occupancy

At times the demand for housing at Bridgewater State University exceeds the number of spaces available for resident students.  In an effort to provide as many students as possible the opportunity to live on campus, the University will take a number of designed double rooms and add a third bed on a temporary basis.  As space becomes available, students will be offered the opportunity to move out into a permanent space. 

Students in these rooms will receive a 20% rebate on their housing charges for the time that they were living in a temporary additional occupancy room.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Room selection is a process to allow current students to choose residence hall rooms for the 2020-2021 academic year. The intent is to make rooms available to students in the fairest manner possible.
Help is available in the Office of Residence Life and Housing via phone 508.531.1277 or email at  We are working remotely during this time, but will get back to you.  
Current  students who have paid a $250 housing deposit and completed the required housing license agreement by the stated deadline.
All eligible students are randomly assigned a selection time by class year and gender.  Students with senior credits will select first, followed by students with junior credits, etc.
You may take as long as you like, but be aware that the next times will also be active at regular intervals
No, selection times are not transferable.
There will be a limited number of single rooms available through the room selection process.  If there are none open at your selection time you can fill out a room change request form after you have chosen your room.
You may select at any time after your selection time.  
Yes.  In the online room selection process you may fill the entire suite although you do not have to.  To pull friends in first you must set up a roommate group where everyone requests each other.  You cannot go back in to the system to pull someone in after you have finalized your selection.
No. You choose as a senior.
It will not make a difference in your selection time.  However if you did not pay the deposit by the priority deadline you may not be able to receive a selection time.