Residence Hall FAQs
I've lost my post office box number/combination.
The mailroom supervisor will have that information in the BC Post Office (KCC basement).
My phone isn't connected; my network connection is faulty; I can't get any cable. Who do I talk to?
Contact the IT Center at 540-828-4357 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get internet access on my computer?
All buildings at Bridgewater College have wireless internet access. Contact the IT Center for your initial login information to the BC network.
I have a conflict involving my roommate. What do I do?
First, discuss your problem with your area coordinator or RA. If you have already done that and feel the problem is not being solved, contact:
Director of Mediation and Judicial Services
If I want to make a room change, whom do I talk to?
All room changes originate with the area coordinator or the RA. He/she will arrange the room change, then notify the director of residence life of the change.
What do I do if I have a maintenance problem?
Contact the area coordinator or the RA, or write your request on the maintenance sheet outside their door. The appropriate maintenance personnel will be contacted on your behalf.
What if I live in an Honors House and there is no area coordinator?
Dawn Ohanessian, M.Ed.
Director of Residence Life
Be prepared to give the following information:
- Room/House Number
- Specifics of the problem (ie, which bathroom - what kind of leak - where is it?).
After 4:30 or on weekends (for emergencies), please contact Campus Police and Safety at 540-828-5609.
I lost my room key!
Contact your area coordinator, who will arrange for a new key to be issued for you. A $25 re-keying fee will be billed to your account.
But I never had a key in the first place.
Check with your area coordinator. He/she should have a copy for you. If you are in an Honors House, check with the department of student life, who should have a key reserved for you.
The washer/dryer isn't working. Who takes care of this?
Notify your area coordinator or RA. Be ready to give the number of the unit, where it's located, and a detailed description of the problem.
What are the cleaning procedures?
You are responsible for cleaning your own room and suite bathroom, and providing your own cleaning supplies. The housekeeping staff cleans hall bathrooms and public areas. You are also responsible for taking personal trash outside to the designated dumpster. Fines are levied for recycle bins and/or trash cans left in the hallways.
Can my boyfriend/girlfriend visit me in my room?
Yes. Upperclassmen visitation hours are 24/7 (given all of the following criteria are understood and met):
- All roommate(s) must be made aware of the guest ahead of time and must approve.
- The host is responsible for their guest and their guest’s behavior.
- Overnight guests, defined as residing between 2 a.m.–8 a.m., may not stay for more than 2 consecutive nights and no more than 4 total nights in a month.
Freshmen have the following visitation hours:
Sunday-Thursday - 8 a.m. - midnight
Friday and Saturday - 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
May I bring an air conditioner or space heater?
Only students with a diagnosed medical condition requiring the use of an air conditioner may have one installed in their window in non air-conditioned residence halls. A doctor's note is required prior to a student's arrival on campus; the student provides his/her own air conditioner, which the College must install. Students are asked not to install air conditioners themselves. Fans are also permitted. Space heaters, due to fire codes, are not permitted.
What activities can I get involved with in my residence hall?
Each Hall has a Hall Council, made up of elected members from each floor, which is responsible for planning hall activities and problem-solving issues that may arise. These members will be determined at the beginning of each year at section meetings. Planned activities include social events, educational events, and service projects. We would encourage you to get involved with as many activities as possible.
May I smoke in the residence halls?
All Bridgewater College buildings are tobacco-free. College policy dictates no smoking within 25 feet of any building on campus.
What kind of security is there on campus?
Each residence hall is locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students can access the residence halls by using their ID cards at designated key card doors. The campus is patrolled 7 days a week and 24 hours a day by campus safety officers. Their responsibility is the security of the campus and the protection of the campus community and Bridgewater College assets. The Chief of the Department is a sworn police officer, who has full law enforcement authority on campus and can investigate crime, make arrests and enforce all laws.
May I bring a loft to campus?
Yes. Students are required to store the College-supplied dorm-room bed in the residence hall room or in the building storage room, if space permits. Students are also responsible for off-campus storage of lofts over the summer. Most lofts purchased from reputable furniture companies will meet the College's standards. If your family is thinking about building a loft from scratch, please read the loft guidelines.
May I keep a pet in my room?
No pets of any kind except fish may be kept on campus.
Once an incident report has been filed with the director of residence life, you will be contacted via a letter regarding the next steps. Detailed information about the alcohol policy may also be found in the current edition of The Eagle Student Handbook.
If I still have more questions, whom should I contact?
Dawn Ohanessian, Director of Residence Life (540-515-3794)
Crystal Lynn, Assistant Dean of Students (540-828-5356)
Bill Miracle, Dean of Students (540-828-5380)
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I've been charged for damage done to my room. How can I appeal these charges?
Fill out this form with your personal information and the reasons you feel you should receive an adjustment to your student account concerning the room charges.
Attention Room Damage
Bridgewater, Va. 22812
Fax: 540 828-5693
I'm a resident student. Do I still need permission to park on campus?
Yes, both residents and commuters need permission to park on campus, in the form of a decal. You may pick one up from the Campus Police Office on the corner of College View Drive and Dinkel Avenue (across from Funkhouser Center).
What if I just need a temporary decal (for a visiting parent, for instance)?
Temporary parking passes are issued by the Campus Police Office on the corner of College View Drive and Dinkel Avenue (across from Funkhouser Center).
Where am I allowed to park?
Resident and commuter parking areas are clearly marked on campus. Look for the 'P' on the Campus Map.
I got a parking ticket. Where do I go to pay?
Take your ticket to the Finance Office in Flory Hall.
I don't think I deserve this parking ticket. Who do I talk to about it?
Campus Police Office (see Question 2).