Campus Life

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

With its oversight for Health Services, Residential Life, Student Engagement, Public Safety, and other key departments, the Student Affairs Division plays an integral role in the health and safety of all Bryant students. The division’s comprehensive plan combines the expertise of professionals from these departments with state and federal guidelines to provide concrete, actionable steps, policies, and procedures for a variety of foreseeable circumstances.

Move-In

  • Move-in will be by appointment only on Saturday, Feb. 6; Sunday, Feb. 7; and Monday, Feb. 8, between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Residents will be able to reserve a two-hour period to arrive on campus, receive a COVID-19 test, and move in to their residence hall.  
  • Residents are limited to bringing two helpers over age 18 to assist with their move-in. All helpers must wear a mask at all times, follow social distancing guidelines, and leave campus by the end of the two-hour slot. 
  • Residents must restrict their movement to their room until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result. Test results will be emailed to students and typically take 24 hours from the time they are tested. Student are not permitted to leave their room unless there is an emergency.
  • Students with spring semester meal plans will be provided meals for the period of restricted movement at check-in. Townhouse residents who do not have a meal plan are required to provide their own meals while restricting their movement around campus until receiving a negative COVID-19 test result.   
  • Students should follow the instructions included in the move-in email received the week of Jan.11 to schedule a move-in appointment.

Prior to arriving to campus, students should complete the following: 

  • Print and complete this parking pass and place it on your dashboard. 
  • Use your student SSO credentials to log into the student housing portal and complete: 
  1. Review and submit the Return to Housing COVID-19 Questionnaire 
  2. Review and sign the Spring 2021 Housing Terms and Conditions 
  3. Review and sign the updated Health and Wellness Pledge 

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, students from high-risk states may be required to receive more frequent testing during the first two weeks of arriving to campus.  As we continue to monitor the pandemic, additional guidance will be communicated as we get closer to the start of the spring semester.  

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.

  • 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)