Room Selection Process Overview:
- Pay $250 room deposit to secure a space on campus
- Sign online Residence Hall License Agreement emailed to your BSU email
- Optional: Apply to living learning community or optional housing opportunity
- Optional: Form roommate group
- 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.
Contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing with questions either via phone at 508.531.1277 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips and Hints
- Pay attention to Deadlines. Reminder emails will be sent regarding important dates.
- Always have a backup plan. Don't set your mind to one building or room configuration. Plan multiple options ahead of selection.
- Make sure that your group is fully formed prior to selection.
- 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 email@example.com
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 inclusive housing may not be available in every residence hall.
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
What is Room Selection?
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.
What if I have trouble logging into the application?
Help is available in the Office of Residence Life and Housing via phone 508.531.1277 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are working remotely during this time, but will get back to you.
Who is eligible to participate in room selection?
Current students who have paid a $250 housing deposit and completed the required housing license agreement by the stated deadline.
How are room selection times assigned?
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.
When my selection time is activated, how long will I have to select?
You may take as long as you like, but be aware that the next times will also be active at regular intervals.
I paid a deposit but I will not be retuning to housing for next year. Can I give my selection time to a friend?
No, selection times are not transferable.
Can I get a single?
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.
What if I am not available to select at my selection time?
You may select at any time after your selection time.
May I pull in friends to fill an entire suite/apartment in Crimson, DiNardo, Miles, Stonehouse, Student Apartments, or Weygand?
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.
I'm a returning senior. Do I get any special consideration?
No. You choose as a senior.
If I pay my room deposit early, will I get a better selection time?
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.
Can I change my room assignment once it has been made?
You may submit an online room change request form during the room change period. Every effort is made to accommodate requests, but there is no guarantee that your request will be honored.
What is the Residence Hall License Agreement?
The Residence Hall License Agreement is the second step for student to complete, after submitting a housing deposit. The Residence Hall License Agreement is found in each students' MyHousing account. Student should read the entire license agreement because it contains policies and expectations for resident students, by signing the license agreement you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined. In the license agreement student will also select their meal plan. More information about meal plans can be found on the Parking and Connect Card site.
Can I request a specific roommate?
Yes, you may request a specific roommate. Requests may be submitted by forming a roommate group together and all requests must be mutual (All parties involved must make the request). This process must occur before you select your space.
What is a "permanent" or "design" room?
A "permanent" or "design" room is a room that is always intended to house a designated number of students. For example, a permanent triple room is always intended to house three students and has furniture for all three students. In some buildings, larger built-in closets are shared by the residents.
After I select my assignment, can I come and see the room?
Unfortunately, this cannot be arranged. Our office does our best to post pictures of spaces on our website. Feel free to reach out to our office with any specific questions you may have.
How do I change my meal plan?
You will select your meal plan each semester and have the first five days from the official first day of classes of each semester to change your meal plan selection if you choose to do so. Only one change allowed per semester. You can do so in MyHousing or by contacting the Parking and Connect Card Office.