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NewStudentRoomSelection

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Congratulations on your acceptance to BSU!
We are excited that you have selected to become a member of our residential community. 
Please submit your $250 housing deposit to secure a space on campus for the Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 academic year.

Did you miss our New Student Housing Info Session on 5/6/2020? 
No problem!  
Click here for part 1, and click here​ for part 2.

Room Selection Process Overview

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​​Deposit Payments

  • ​​Online Payment via Credit Card (preferred payment option)
    • Go to https://secure.touchnet.c​om/C20026_tsa/web/login.jsp​
    • CLICK “Student”, then enter your Banner ID and PIN #
    • Once logged in, select “Deposits”, from the top menu
    • Select "Fall 2020" as the "Term"
    • Select "Room Deposit Fall 2020"  as the "Deposit Type"
    • Then continue to pay your $250 housing deposit by credit card or electronic check
    • Payment can also be made over the phone via credit card or electronic check with one of the cashiers at 508.531.1277

  • The Office of Student Accounts via Checks, Money Orders, or Cash Payments
    • You may submit the deposit in person at the Office of Student Accounts in Boyden Hall, Room 107.
    • You may mail checks to The Office of Student Accounts, Bridgewater State University, 131 Summer St., Boyden Hall, Room 107, Bridgewater, MA 02325
      • Make sure your name, Banner ID and the words “Housing Deposit” are written on your check or money order.
Any questions about how to make a payment or the payment site please contact Student Accounts 508.531.1225 or sao@bridgew.edu

  New S​tudent and Transfer Student Room Selection Timeline 
Room Selection Timeline ​​For 2020-2021 academic year​
​Monday, May 18, 2020 ​Residence Hall License Agreements will be made available via MyHousing to students who have submitted a deposit
​Monday, May 18, 2020 ​Living Learning Communities Applications are available! Click here to apply. 
​Wednesday, July 1, 2020 ​Living Learning Community Applications are due.  
Friday, July 10, 2020 Transfer Students and Graduate students selection dates. 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Living Learning Community and Theme Housing room selection.
Wednesday, July 15, and Thursday July 16, 2020 New Student Room Selection​




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 reslife@bridgew.edu
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.


     Online Room Selection
         
          Students who opt to not participate in our Living-Learning Communities will select housing from our online room selection process.  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 another phase of the room selection process (LLCs, gender inclusive, or quiet living)
  •      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.
  •      Student may not change their assignment after they finalize their selection.
COMING SOON:
        
         Room Selection Instructions-Fall 2020
         Roommate Search Instructions-New Students​

         Con​tact the Office of Residence Life and Housing with questions either via phone at 508.531.1277 or via email at reslife@bridgew.edu
A     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.   Experience has shown that a significant number of student scheduled to live in the residence halls either never show up or withdraw after the semester begins.   

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.  At the very latest this room set up will remain until the end of the fall semester.  For questions about additional occupancy, check out the additional occupancy program section HERE​

Students who deposit later in our process will be placed into our Additional Occupancy Room Selection.​
​         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.
         Click HERE​ to go to our FAQs