For students who choose to live on campus, Rivier University offers accommodations in four residence halls named Trinity, Guild, Presentation, and Brassard.
What You’ll Find
The rooms in each hall are very similar. In the typical residence hall, you will find:
- Student rooms. Beds, desks, chairs, dressers, micro-fridges, flame-retardant curtains, and closets are provided by the University. Most furniture is adjustable; no cinderblocks or homemade lofts allowed. All mattresses are extra long; bring extra-long twin sheets to fit. If you bring a rug, 5’x7′ rugs are best.
- Internet access. Students have internet access in all residence halls via a WiFi connection. You may choose a wired connection (most gamers or tower computer users do); if so, you’ll need to supply your own network cable.
- Community spaces. Community kitchenettes are equipped with a stove, oven, toaster, etc. Lounges house a television, full cable, VCR, and DVD player.
- Laundry room. Laundry facilities are FREE!
What You’ll Want to Bring
What you bring to Rivier is up to you, but there are some dos and don’ts on this handy checklist.
Residence Hall Linens Program
The University has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide students with a convenient, affordable way to purchase extra-long twin sheets and comforters, matching towels, and storage items. Free shipping is available on all Value Pak orders, and there are more than 26 color combinations from which to choose. Proceeds from this program support student programs in the residence halls at Rivier University. Please visit the RHL website.
Where You’ll Live
- Houses 170 students
- Staffed with a hall director and five to six resident assistants
Guild Hall is home to most first-year students with a few upperclassmen electing to stay for another year. It’s a very social environment, the perfect community for anyone new to college. All of the rooms are doubles or triples. Guild features a pool lounge with a pool table, vending machines, television, VCR, DVD player, and kitchen. The large main lounge is a great gathering space with a big screen television and fireplace. Guild residents have their mail delivered to the building. The Office of Student Life and Housing, the Residence Life Office, and the Health Services Office are located on the first floor of Guild.
- Houses 110 students
- Staffed with a hall director and three resident assistants
The majority of juniors and seniors live in Trinity Hall’s double rooms, as well as a few in singles, triples, and quads. Trinity Hall has four levels; each resident floor has a full kitchenette with all the necessities for residence hall living—toasters, microwaves, refrigerators, and storage for personal items. The ground floor has a student lounge equipped with a cable TV, VCR, and DVD player, a ping pong table, study tables, vending machines, and student mail access. The second floor offers a quiet study space with internet access. Residents have the option of mail delivery to the residence hall.
- Houses 30-40 students
- Staffed with a hall director and one resident assistant
Presentation Hall serves as our substance-free housing. The hall is home to students ranging from first-years to seniors. Many students who live in Presentation choose to remain here during their four years at Rivier. Presentation Hall features a 12-suite configuration; each suite contains one single and one double/triple, as well as a full bathroom with toilet, tub/shower, and sink. The building features two large common rooms with a piano, television, DVD, and VCR, as well as a quiet study area on the first floor. The first floor has a full kitchen and eating area, as well as laundry facilities.
- Houses 120 students
- Staffed with a hall director and two resident assistants
Brassard Hall offers suite-style apartment living and houses a mix of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Each suite consists of four double rooms and one triple, two bathrooms, two vanities, a kitchenette with sink and cabinets, and a large common area. Each floor has a common area outside of the suites. The first and second floors are equipped with a TV and VCR. The second floor also has a full kitchen, laundry facilities (at no charge), and resident mailboxes. The third floor features three small, quiet study areas for students. Brassard Hall offers a significant amount of independence compared to the other residence halls on campus.