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The Additional Occupancy Program

Information You Can Use to Live Successfully in Additional Occupancy

The demand for housing at Bridgewater State University exceeds the number of spaces available for resident students. Experience has shown that a significant number of students scheduled to live in the residence halls either never show up or withdraw after the semester begins. The additional occupancy program offers housing to as many students as possible and keeps room rates down. A set number of rooms are designated as additional occupancy rooms at the beginning of the year. As spaces become available through 'no-shows' or withdrawals, the empty spaces are filled from additional occupancy rooms and design capacities are achieved.
Here are a few facts and figures regarding additional occupancies:
  • There are 100 additional occupancy spaces in Shea/Durgin affecting 300 students.
  • There are 8 additional occupancy spaces in Woodward Hall affecting 24 students.
  • Students will receive a 20% rebate for the amount of time during the Fall semester they are involuntarily living in a temporary additional occupancy room. This rebate will be credited to their account by the end of the semester.
  • The rebate ends when the residents of the room are offered a space in a room with design occupancy.
  • Historically most students in additional occupancy rooms have been offered design occupancy rooms by the beginning of the second semester.
Living in an additional occupancy room can present both more challenges and more fun. The resources on the left can assist you and your roommates in resolving any issues that may arise. If you have questions about additional occupancies, check out our Additional Occupancy FAQs.