Campus Life

By uniting around health and safety protocols, the Bryant community will be able to have the best possible campus experience.

In-Person orientation 

Bryant will transition to the 2021-22 academic year by welcoming incoming students and their families to campus for in-person Orientation programs in June. Dr. Inge-Lise Ameer, Vice President for Student Affairs, notes, “Orientation in person allows our students to connect with faculty, staff and peers and forge lifetime connections. They will begin their Bryant experience in person and start the process of developing lifelong friendships, mentoring opportunities and their path of how they will contribute to the Bryant community.”

Updated masking and social distance policy

In alignment with new guidance released by the CDC last week and in effect for all Rhode Islanders May 18, if you are fully vaccinated you are no longer required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors. This will be our policy at Bryant starting today.

People who are not vaccinated remain vulnerable to COVID-19. All members of the Bryant community are encouraged to get vaccinated at their first opportunity.

If you are NOT fully vaccinated, you should continue to wear a mask indoors and when you are within three feet of others outdoors to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Remember that your mask should fit snugly but comfortably over your nose, mouth, and chin without any gaps.

Bryant continues to follow best practices and guidance from public health experts. Campus policies are subject to change and will adhere to standards of the Rhode Island Dept. of Health.

Quarantine and isolation spaces

Space has been designated for students who may need to be quarantined or isolated during the academic year. Adjustments will be made to relocate students currently assigned to these areas. Students who become ill or require quarantine will have the full support of the Student Affairs Division to provide food delivery, medications, laundry and other necessities during isolation or quarantine.

More information is available here.

Medical accommodations in housing

Residential Life staff will do their best to accommodate students requesting medical accommodations in housing. Limited space will be available for vulnerable populations. Please contact the Office of Residential Life to speak with a staff member regarding your housing needs. We encourage you to consider virtual courses if you require a medical accommodation and do not feel comfortable living on campus. 

Cleaning

Facilities staff using approved disinfectants will increase daily cleaning of bathrooms in residence houses. Students residing in townhouses will be trained on proper cleaning of their residence and supplied with cleaning supplies. Additionally, Facilities will continuously clean all hallways, bathrooms in the classroom buildings, and high-touch areas throughout the day. Purell dispensers will be distributed broadly across campus.

Quarantine and isolation spaces

Space has been designated for students who may need to be quarantined or isolated during the academic year. Adjustments will be made to relocate students currently assigned to these areas. Students who become ill or require quarantine will have the full support of the Student Affairs Division to provide food delivery, medications, laundry and other necessities during isolation or quarantine.

More information is available here.

  • Campus visitors (with the exception of students, faculty, staff, close family members and guardians of students making a pick-up or drop-off, registered guests of the Admission office, delivery personnel including food deliveries, and supervised vendors) are not permitted to be on campus from 5 p.m. Fridays through 7 a.m. Mondays.  Uber drivers will be limited to essential trips.   
  • No overnight guests are allowed in any residence hall or townhouse.
  • The maximum number of occupants within any University residence hall room, suite, or townhouse at any time shall be generally as stated below:
  1. Two-person residence hall room – maximum of four (4) persons;
  2. Five-person suite – maximum of ten (10) persons;
  3. Seven-person townhouse – maximum of ten (10) persons;
  4. Barrington Suites - maximum of ten (10) persons at any given time.

Please refer to the International Student FAQ on this page.

Due to COVID-19, the Office of Counseling Services is providing counseling via Telehealth, phone, or in person with adherence to CDC and RIDOH guidelines: 6-foot physical distancing, mask wearing, and following all COVID safety protocols until further notice.

Counselors are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to provide free, confidential counseling or consultation to all Bryant students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs. 

Students interested in initiating counseling services can email Bryant Counseling Services at bcs@bryant.edu to set up a first meeting with a counselor.  Any other questions or concerns, please call us at 401-232-6045.

  • Social distancing requires us to conduct business in new ways, including modifying foot traffic patterns so that everyone can maintain safe distancing. See the maps here.
  • Masks must be worn by all students, faculty, and staff who are on campus and should be worn upon exiting a parked vehicle, bus, or shuttle. 
  • There will be no changes to parking on campus other than the mask requirement upon exiting your vehicle.
  • Congregating in open spaces such as the Rotunda will be prohibited to maintain compliance with social distancing guidelines. Please be responsible and abide by all social distancing messages. 
  • So that you know what to expect at Rhode Island’s shops and restaurants off-campus, visit: https://reopeningri.com

COVID-19 restrictions require all riders and drivers to wear a mask and the number of riders will be reduced for social distancing. The shuttle will be deep cleaned after each ride. All rides originate from Bryant. Hours of operation and confirmed locations will be announced prior to opening, and hours may be limited depending on driver availability. Students will request a ride using the TapRide App:

  • Download the TapRide App 
  • Login with Bryant credentials 
  • Choose “Start a Ride” and choose from one of the predetermined locations
  • All rides are free
  • A Bryant ID must be shown 

Current locations the MyBryant Transit Shuttle travels to (subject to change):

5 Guys (Lincoln)
America’s Food Basket (Providence)
Asia Grille (Lincoln)
Chili’s (Lincoln)
Chipotle (Lincoln and Smithfield)
Condesa (Smithfield)

Corner of Wickenden St/Benefit St. (East Side, Providence)
Corner of Wickenden St/Hope St. (East Side, Providence)
Dave’s Market (Smithfield)
Federal Hill (DePasquale Square-Providence)
George Washington Medical Center (Lincoln)
Good Fortune Market (Providence)
IHOP (Lincoln)
J’s Deli (Smithfield)
Kennedy Plaza (Providence)
Michael’s (Smithfield)
New Asian Market (Providence)
Panera (Lincoln and Smithfield)
Providence Place Mall
Providence Train Station
Stop & Shop (Lincoln)
Target (Lincoln and Smithfield)
TF Green Airport
Thayer Street
Uno’s (Smithfield)