Dining Services: Locations

Phone:      401-232-6866
Website:   Main Campus Dining Page
A wide variety of conveniently located dining services are available to the Bryant community through Campus Dining Services. Hours are subject to change with limited notice at all locations.

The Archway Café
Unistructure Rotunda
Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 8:30pm
Friday 7:30am – 2:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
The Archway Café operates whenever classes are in session during the semester and offers a wide selection of snacks, sandwiches, salads and gourmet coffee. Accepts cash, credit cards, Dining Dollars and Bulldog Bucks. Meal exchange swipes may be used all day.

Bulldog Bytes Café
Bello Center Rotunda
Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 10:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee, assorted breakfast sandwiches, pastry, fresh fruit cups and yogurt parfaits. Bulldog Bytes accepts cash, credit cards, Dining Dollars, and Bulldog Bucks. Meal exchange swipes may be used all day.

Dunkin 401-531-6675
Fisher Student Center, 1st Floor
Dunkin accepts cash, gift cards, credit cards and Bulldog Bucks

The Exchange
Fisher Student Center, 1st Floor
Daily 11:00am – 11:00pm
Offering hot and cold meal exchanges

For Five Coffee
Academic Innovation Center
Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 8:00pm

Friday 7:30am – 2:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Offers a variety of gourmet coffees and cookies, breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, bowls and snack boxes.

Gulski Faculty Dining Room
Unistructure, 2nd Floor
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 2:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
The Gulski Faculty Dining Room has everything you are looking for in an intimate dining setting. Meet a colleague for a quick cup of coffee or host a lunch meeting in the private dining room, either way we have you covered.

Nick’s@Nite
Fisher Student Center, Late Night Walk-Up Window
Sunday – Wednesday 11:30pm – 1:00am
Thursday – Saturday  11:30pm – 2:00am
Serving late night fare

Salmanson Dining Hall
Unistructure, 1st Floor
Monday – Friday 7:15am – 10:30am/11:00am – 3:00pm/4:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm (brunch); 5:00pm – 7:30pm (dinner)
Salmanson meals are served cafeteria style with unlimited seconds. The facility is open to students who are on the meal plan and to students, faculty, staff and guests who may pay at the entrance. Accepted methods of payment include cash, Dining Dollars or Bulldog Bucks. The dining hall is closed between meals.

Tupper’s Place
Fisher Student Center, 1st Floor
Monday – Friday 11:00am – 11:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm – 11:30pm
Offering menus from three restaurants daily: Harvest Eats, The Bird & Brine, and Burger Shop. This venue will allow for pre-ordering from a new App, and a new Kiosk located in Fisher Student Center with pick-up at “Grab & Go” Lockers.

Dining Services: Meal Plan Policies

Bryant takes great pride in our residential community and in providing a full array of dining options for sustained physical health and the opportunity to share a meal with peers and other University members. Meal plans are required of all resident students living in all areas of the campus except the Townhouses, which provide cooking facilities.

We see this requirement as meeting our commitment to students and their families that we will serve the “whole student” intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Bryant Dining is a valued partner with Bryant University in ensuring we address the dietary needs of all resident students. Additionally, this requirement is based on economic practicality. Allowing the University to provide a full dining plan with multiple locations in a cost-effective way requires full community participation.

Please read our Meal Plan Policies carefully and fully as you make your selection for the coming semester.

Meal Plan Enrollment takes place during the housing selection process managed by Residential Life. If a meal plan selection is not made during the housing selection process, and the student lives in an area where meal plans are mandatory, the student will be put on the 210 Block Plan by default.

Changes to meal plan selection happen through the Residential Life office. Once a plan is selected, it will remain in place until the following semester. You may change your meal plan selection within the first 7 days of each semester (first 7 days of classes) by using this link: MyHousing – Self Service.

ID cards are created at the Information Center on the first floor of the Fisher Student Center. Should your ID card malfunction at any time preventing you from using it for dining purposes, please contact Auxiliary Services at auxilserv@bryant.edu, 401-232-6035.

Meal Plan Offering to Commuters and Townhouse Residents:  A 75 Block Meal Plan (75 meals) is now available for purchase for $999.00.  Students should log into MyHousing – Self Service, navigate to the Dining Tab, and follow the steps to purchase this meal plan. This plan does not include Dining Dollars or Bulldog Bucks.

Meal Plan Options

Plan: The Unlimited Plan*
Meals per semester: Unlimited entries into Salmanson Dining Hall
Dining Dollars per semester: $50
Guest Meals per semester: 3
Bulldog Bucks per semester: $25
Cost per semester: $3373.50
*Due to the nature of the Unlimited Plan, meal exchanges are limited to three per week.

Plan: 210 Block Plan
Meals per semester: 210 (Averages out to 14 meals per week)
Dining Dollars per semester: $125
Guest Meals per semester: 3
Bulldog Bucks per semester: $25
Cost per semester: $3215.00

Plan: 150 Block Plan
Meals per semester: 150 (Averages out to 10 meals per week)
Dining Dollars per semester: $250
Guest Meals per semester: 3
Bulldog Bucks per semester: $25
Cost per semester: $3155.00

 Plan: 105 Block Plan
Meals per semester: 105 (Averages out to 7 meals per week)
Dining Dollars per semester: $300
Guest Meals per semester: 3
Bulldog Bucks per semester: $25
Cost per semester: $2846.50

Unused block meals and guest passes expire at the end of each semester. There are no refunds for unused meals. Students can find the number of meals remaining on their plan by asking a cashier for a receipt or by downloading the GET App on the Bryant Mobile App, which allows students to track meals, Dining Dollars, guest meals and Bulldog Bucks balances.

In addition to traditional dining in Salmanson Dining Hall, meal plans can also be used at other locations, offering added flexibility and convenience to accommodate a wide variety of schedules. These alternative venues accept meal swipes from students wishing to obtain a meal exchange at The Archway Café, Bulldog Bytes Café, and The Exchange.

Dining Dollars come with your meal plan and can be used at all Bryant Dining Services locations, including The Archway Café , Bulldog Bytes Café, For Five Coffee, The Exchange, Tupper’s, Nick’s@Nite, and Salmanson Dining Hall. Dining Dollars carry over from the fall semester to the spring semester each academic year, providing the student remains on a meal plan. Unused Dining Dollars are forfeited at the end of the spring semester on the last day of finals. There are no refunds provided for unused Dining Dollars upon graduation, withdrawal or for any other reason.

Bulldog Bucks can be used like cash at all retail locations. Bulldog Bucks are also accepted at Uno Pizzeria & Grill in Smithfield, RI. Every meal plan starts a student off with $25 in Bulldog Bucks. Additional Bucks can be purchased on the GET App on the Bryant Mobile App. Bulldog Bucks balances remain on a student’s account until graduation or withdrawal from the University. At that time, balances of $25.00 or more will be transferred to the student’s tuition account. If the transfer results in a credit balance, the credit will be refunded accordingly, otherwise, it will be applied to any outstanding balance.

Dietary Restrictions

Bryant Dining is committed to working with any student with a dietary restriction diagnosed and documented by a doctor or other appropriate medical professional. If a student’s dietary restriction is impacting meal plan usage, the following guidelines must be followed:

  • An appointment must be made with Cheryl Brock, Health and Nutrition Educator cbrock@bryant.edu 401-232-6221 at Bryant Health Services in Barrington House with written documentation provided by a medical professional on the dietary restriction and how it impacts usage of the meal plan. Cheryl is on campus Tuesdays through Thursdays when classes are in session. She will review documentation and consult with Health Services and Bryant Dining as needed.
  • Following this meeting, Cheryl may recommend the student meet with the Resident District Manager of Bryant Dining to discuss how Bryant Dining can accommodate the dietary requirements.

In extreme circumstances, the University may exempt a student from a required meal plan for documented medical conditions which cannot be accommodated by Bryant Dining Services. In these cases, Cheryl Brock, in consultation with Health Services and Bryant Dining, will make that determination and inform the student. If an exemption is made due to documented dietary restrictions that cannot be accommodated, the student must complete the Medical Accommodations Form at: MyHousing – Self Service and submit documentation from a medical professional each semester during the meal plan selection process in order to remain exempt.

Exemptions will not be considered for vegan, vegetarian, gluten or lactose dietary restrictions as Bryant Dining provides options for these dietary needs with “Simple Servings” which provide safe, delicious choices for diners with food allergies or gluten intolerance. “Simple Servings” exclude milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten from menus. Other circumstances not considered cause for exemption include work, class or practice schedules, personal preference, or financial considerations.

Student Feedback and Suggestions

To ensure you are completely satisfied with your dining experience, we encourage you to provide suggestions and feedback to any Bryant Dining staff member during your meal. Staff are available at every shift to take suggestions.

Financial Aid

Location:  Unistructure, 1st Floor across from Amica Center for Career Education
Phone:     401-232-6020
Website:   Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid provides efficient management and timely delivery of a broad range of student financial aid funds. It also serves as a reliable source of accurate information for many constituencies both on and off campus. Our efforts are guided by a strong commitment to the overall mission and enrollment goals of Bryant University. The office ensures that the highest standards of quality customer service are maintained for the benefit of Bryant University students in their pursuit of excellence, and their families to whom we dedicate our professional support.

The administration of financial aid programs at Bryant University is based upon the premise that the responsibility for education expenses rests primarily with the student and his or her family.

Application Procedure

Financial aid is awarded on an annual basis. To be considered for financial aid, each applicant must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. In some instances, additional documents and/or information (i.e., copies of signed federal tax forms, etc.) may be required. The Office of Financial Aid evaluates each application on an individual basis to determine eligibility for assistance. All applicants are notified of the results of their application.

Current students can monitor the status of their financial aid awards, track missing documents required for processing and view their student account by entering the secure Banner website, which can be accessed via the Banner Self-Service web link, Banner Production Environment (bryant.edu). This convenience is available to all enrolled students with an official Bryant University Personal Identification Number (PIN).

On-Campus Employment

Hiring preference for all on-campus positions is given to students with Work-Study eligibility as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. All on-campus part-time job opportunities are routinely posted online and are accessible through the University’s Banner Self Service site. Interested students must contact supervisors directly.

Off-Campus Employment

Off-Campus job opportunities, not requiring Federal Work-Study eligibility, are posted online and are accessible through the University’s Amica Center for Career Education. The Office of Financial Aid also maintains a listing of off-campus, community service-related job opportunities for Work-Study-eligible students on the University’s Banner Self Service site.

Fisher Student Center (FSC)

Phone:     401-232-6983
Website:  Fisher Student Center
Floor Directory: Offices, Dining Options and Meeting Rooms located on each floor

The Michael E. ’67 and Karen L. Fisher Student Center provides facilities, services, and programs for the use of Bryant students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their guests. From student organization meetings and group projects, to gathering with friends over a game of ping pong, to grabbing a bite to eat, the Fisher Student Center is a place to socialize and enjoy campus life.

Located on the 1st floor, the Information Center is the central “hub” of information for the Fisher Student Center as well as University information including ID Cards, Services and Rentals and Transportation Options. For questions call 401-232-6245. The Information Center hours of operation are: Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 11pm; Friday: 8:30am – 9:00pm; Saturday: 12pm – 9pm; Sunday: 12pm – 11pm

Other services include

  • ATM – Located on first floor of the Fisher Student Center (Santander Bank). Other ATMs are located in the Unistructure (Bank of America) and Chace Wellness Center (Navigant Credit Union).
  • Dining – The food options located on the first floor are operated by national franchises and the campus dining services vendor.
    • Dunkin: Coffee & doughnut shop – 401-531-6675
    • The Exchange: hot and cold meal exchanges
    • Nick’s@Nite: walk-up window behind Fisher Student Center offering late night fare
    • Tupper’s: Menus from three restaurants daily: Harvest Eats, Bird N Brine, and Burger Shop 401-232-6584/6866
    • Vending machines are located on the 2nd floor.
  • Room Reservations for Meetings and Events in the Fisher Student Center.

Fisher Student Center General Policies

  • Advertising/Display Cases Advertising in the Fisher Student Center is managed by the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement. Poster cases are located throughout the building. The Poster Printer Request Form clarifies poster policies and procedures.
  • Alcohol – Alcohol cannot be brought into the FSC. Alcohol will be served in the FSC only through University Dining Services.
  • Dress – In accordance with health safety requirement regulations for public buildings, shirts and shoes are required to be worn in all areas of the building.
  • Pets – The FSC does not permit animals (except service dogs) in the facility and will conform to state and local guidelines. Tupper exception!
  • Razor scooters, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, roller blades and other disruptive or potentially damaging items or behavior are not to be operated inside the building, only carried.
  • Selling and Solicitation – The FSC adheres to and enforces the University solicitation policy. No outside solicitation can occur unless sponsored and/or authorized by a University official.
  • Smoking – Smoking (including vaping or e-cigarettes) is governed by state regulations and campus policy, is prohibited in the FSC, and within fifty feet of entrances.
  • Variances – Variances to policies will be granted only in extraordinary circumstances that further the mission of the University and the FSC. Approval will be granted by the Finance and Operations Office. Requests for variances of FSC Policy should be submitted at the time of requesting space to the Scheduling Coordinator three (3) weeks prior to the program date. Additional costs associated with variances are the responsibility of the requester.

Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center and Campus Ministries

Phone:     401-232-6712
Website:  Interfaith Center and Campus Ministries
Contact:   Dr. Noelle Harris, Assistant Dean and Director of Counseling and
Religious and Spiritual Life @ 401-232-6045 or nharris@bryant.edu

The Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center provides a gathering place where all members of the Bryant community can explore their spirituality, practice their faith, and learn from one another. Opportunities are provided for members of the Bryant University community to develop and grow in character by exploring the spiritual and ethical dimensions of their lives and those around them. As part of Student Affairs, the Interfaith Center and Campus Ministries work in tandem with the other centers to ensure an inclusive Bryant Community.

The Interfaith Center sponsors diverse speakers, and programs of a variety of faith traditions. Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, and Muslim chaplains are available to all members of the University community as sources of support, guidance, and spiritual development and integration. We offer regular religious services, as well as a variety of programs that support and challenge students to develop as a whole person. The campus chaplains are also available to participate in programs and discussions sponsored by faculty, resident assistants, campus groups and clubs, and individual students. The chaplains hold office hours to meet with members of the Bryant community; call or visit us to set up a time.

The University offers a number of interfaith celebrations throughout the year, including the annual Festival of Lights each December and Baccalaureate Services during Commencement weekend.

Media Services

Location:  Unistructure room 277
Phone:     401-232-6128
Website:   Media Services

The Media Services Department has a wide variety of Audio and Video Equipment that can be borrowed for academic and extracurricular activities.

Information Security Guidelines:

  • Acceptable Use of campus computing and networking facilities.
  • Email Guidelines – These services are intended for use for teaching, learning, research, and administration in support of Bryant University’s mission. Bryant University email services may not be used for personal business or personal gain except as permitted by other University policies.
  • Peer-to-Peer File Sharing – The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of copies of copyrighted material. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING IS PROHIBITED! The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement and can be prosecuted or held liable for monetary damages.
  • Bryant.edu Domain Name – According to the guidelines of the managing body of the top-level .EDU domain space, a registrant of a name in the .EDU domain may not use the .EDU domain for commercial purposes. The use of the “BRYANT.EDU” in any commercial related transaction is a violation of those guidelines. Any student using the “BRYANT.EDU” in any electronic service (e-mail, web, etc.) for commercial purposes jeopardizes his/her privilege to use those services.

Post Office

Location: Unistructure, 2nd Floor
Phone:    401-232-6244
Email:     bryantpo@bryant.edu
Website: Post Office

The Bryant University Post Office also operates as a United States Postal Service (USPS) contract station and is located on the upper level of the south wing of the Unistructure. The Post Office provides all the following services:

  • Sale of stamps, postage for outgoing packages and money orders
  • Express mail, certified, priority mail, international mail and registered mail services
  • Passport forms are available

The window hours are weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. During the academic year, the Post Office is open on Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (except holiday weekends) for the pickup of packages, sorting of incoming mail and stamp purchases. Forms of payment include cash, personal checks and Bulldog Bucks.

  • Package Information: All packages are received and signed for by the Receiving Department and the Post Office. These items are then transferred and processed. Students will be notified via email once their package is ready to be picked up. The Post Office will hold that package for 15 business days. During this period, the student will receive two separate notifications asking them to come by and get their package. If the package is not picked up in that time frame, the package will be returned to sender.
  • Students must have their Bryant ID, a valid driver’s license or a passport in order to pick up packages. An email to bryantpo@bryant.edu can give permission for another to collect a package if student is not available.
  • Amazon lockers: Students can choose to have their Amazon packages delivered to the Amazon lockers if chosen at checkout. Refresh zip code to 02917 and choose “Harmonica” lockers. An email or text is generated with the code to retrieve package once it is delivered.

Students should use the following as their Bryant address:

Student name
Bryant University
Student Box #
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI  02917

Please tell your friends and family that sending cash in the mail is never a good idea for risk of being lost or stolen.

Mailboxes are typically assigned mid-July for the upcoming year. To obtain your mailbox number and combination, download the Bryant Mobile app, log into Bryant app using your username and password, and click on the PO Box icon. You will see your mailbox number and your combination. Student mailboxes are located on the bottom floor of the Koffler building (below the radio station). Students are not notified when they receive letter mail. Mailboxes should be checked periodically.

Department of Public Safety

DPS

Emergency Medical Services:  x6911 or 401-232-6911

Business:        x6001 or 401-232-6001 (call for an Escort)
Information:   x6002 or 401-232-6002
Location:        Ground Floor of the Unistructure
Website:         Department of Public Safety

Hours of Operation: 24/7/365

DPS is a fully staffed professional department having purview over personal security, parking and traffic, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and fire safety. This office complies with the federally mandated Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Public Law 101–542) and yearly compiles campus crime statistics. This information is disseminated annually and is available upon request at DPS and at Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.

DPS is the exclusive curator of the Parking and Traffic Rules. Its members are the sole parties authorized to take enforcement action. In the absence of voluntary compliance they can initiate one or a combination of the following enforcement actions: citations, tows, suspension or loss of parking and/or driving privileges. Monetary fines are assigned to each enforcement action and are the sole responsibility of the registered driver or the person having control of the vehicle. It is the responsibility of each person who drives and parks on the Bryant campus to be familiar and comply with the Parking and Traffic Rules posted on Public Safety Parking.

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Last Modified: September 30, 2022