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Residence Life

  • 10 residence halls for first-year, upper-class, and graduate students. View residence halls
  • First-year students must live on campus, with some exceptions. View residency requirements
  • Secure residence halls with free cable, free laundry, study lounges, recreation spaces, and programs
  • Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) build friendships and professional networks within your major. View a list of LLCs   

I would definitely recommend living on campus at least for your first year if you're new to the area. You don't have to bring any furniture, get used to the roads. And in terms of time management, it's probably your best bet your first year.

So the quality of the rooms, I would say it's very good, accommodating. It's comfortable. The social life is amazing, I would say. They have ice cream socials. And sometimes there are things happening outside our doors. There are paintball wars going on. It's just, it's great. It's fun to be around. What I like most about living on campus is that it's convenient to go, to move around, to move from class to class, and having the food right downstairs is quite convenient.

I felt very safe on campus. Driving into campus, they check your IDs, check everyone in your car, which was nice. They also have a lot of those safety buttons throughout campus, the light-up buttons, which helps you feel more secure. You do have to scan your card for any residence hall that you go into, no matter what time of day.

We have residential learning communities here at Barry University. And the good thing about them is that it's a group of students who live together and have the same majors, and that truly facilitates the way studying goes and strengthens friendships among people with the same interests.