Bryant University’s Vision 2030 strategic plan affirms the University’s student-centered focus on delivering a transformational education and vibrant campus life experience with unmatched return on education investment among the nations top 1%. Between now and the opening of the fall 2022 semester, Bryant will invest more than $6.5 million in residence hall enhancements, including renovation of Warren House. An additional $3.5 million in upgrades is planned for next summer, with total near-term investments to exceed $10 million. A new state-of-the-art dining facility is in the conceptual design phase and planned for 2023-24.
To provide the strong transition to college life that gives Bryant students the foundation to achieve their full potential, Bryant’s first-year students live in Warren, Bristol and Barrington Houses, known collectively as the First-Year Village. Design enhancements planned for Warren House this summer feature a curtain wall system transforming the existing entrance to create a welcoming light-filled lobby and recreation area, new study rooms where students can collaborate on group projects, and an open kitchen space for students to relax and share culinary traditions. The bright and expansive lobby will allow students with common interests to gather and fosters strong lifelong connections for which Bryant’s close-knit community is known. Bristol House includes the Women’s Living-Learning Community, and an additional space will be added within the building for expansion of Bryant’s Living-Learning Communities in the 2022-23 academic year.
According to Bryant President Ross Gittell, Ph.D., “Vision 2030 brings together the entire experience of a Bryant student. The integrated Vision 2030 strategic plan is driven by our commitment to superior education of the whole person in preparation for outstanding personal and professional success.”
Dr. Inge-Lise Ameer, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, notes, “Bryant’s Vision 2030 initiatives are changing the way our campus looks, feels and operates. Future Bulldogs will have a transformational experience with new facilities and student life programs, expanded outdoor gathering spaces, arts and entertainment venues, and the new technology and new academic programs being introduced.”
The Bryant University experience is widely noted for its immersive, 24/7 learning environment that prepares students with real-world ready innovation and leadership skills. Campus housing is available to Bryant students for all four years. More than 90% of first-year students live on campus, and 80% of Bryant students reside on campus for four years.
The University’s significant investments in Student Life, and a planned major investment in academic buildings and a Convocation Center and Arena, make Bryant University’s secure 428-acre campus a destination for talented students from across the country and around the world. Bryant’s recognition among the nation’s top 1% of colleges and universities for return on education investment and lifetime earnings (Georgetown University CEW, 2022) has positioned the University with the largest applicant pool in Bryant history and the University’s campus and facilities are currently ranked among the top 20 most beautiful by College Consensus.
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For nearly 160 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world. The University delivers a uniquely integrated academic and student life experience with nationally recognized academic programs at the intersection of business, STEM and the liberal arts. Located on a 428-acre contemporary campus in Smithfield, R.I., Bryant enrolls approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 38 states and 49 countries. Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wall Street Journal, College Factual, and Barron's. Visit https://www.bryant.edu/.