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Housing and Residence Life

Division of Mission and Student Engagement

Welcome Housing and Residential Life

Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing opportunities that contribute to your learning and development as well as further enhancing your university experience.

Research shows that students who live on campus perform better academically and graduate earlier than their off campus counterparts. Your residential experience will provide you with many new freedoms and personal choices, an experience in which you will meet students from all over the world, from an extremely diverse background that will help you in developing life-long friendships, and connections that span the globe.

Living in a residence hall community requires considerable cooperation, maturity, and, above all, respect for others. What you choose to do in your living, studying, and recreational environment will greatly influence your total academic experience. 

A room, apartment or house will come to mean many things to each student. More than just a place to live and study, it will provide a place where college memories are made. Living with roommates and other students provides you an opportunity to learn about others as members of the university residential community, and gain effective communication skills.

This community offers an environment that can contribute not only to academic achievement, but to social, recreational, and spiritual development as well. University residence halls have much to offer, but it is the responsibility of the students to make their housing unit a pleasant and meaningful place in which to live.

Office Hours and Location

On behalf of the entire Housing and Residence life staff, welcome to Barry University!

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Our Halls

Living on campus is part of the full college experience. By living on campus at Barry you become part of a very special, unique and diverse family. This choice of whether or not to live on campus is one of the most important choices you will make in your college career. There have been numerous studies of college and university students across the country that speak to the direct correlation between living on campus and increased college success rates.

By living on campus, it provides students a greater opportunity to become more involved within the University. In Residential Life we strive to create an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and spiritual development within a caring community.

Joining Themed Housing is an Opportunity to Engage

Themed Housing provides an opportunity to engage with other students through shared interests, tailored programming, and opportunities to join student organizations on campus.

Living Space

Students selecting to participate in this program will live together on the main Barry University campus in Miami Shores in Weber Hall. For more information on this opportunity including housing amenities, features and services, please contact reslife@barry.edu.

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Housing and Residence Life Signature Programs and Events

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    Week of Welcome Activities

    The events that take place during Barry University's Week of Welcome invite all new students into the Barry Community. Pool parties, campus tours, dances, scavenger hunts, and other programs are combined with orientation so new students have various opportunities to get to know each other, and the University. Events are offered by various departments that make up the Division of Mission and Student Engagement. They are geared towards easing each new student's transition into college life and the Miami area.

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    Annual Trick-or-Treat Event

    The Trick-or-Treat event is a long-running tradition at Barry. Offered by Housing and Residence Life staff, RHA as well as SGA, wherein local children, enjoy a safe and fun Halloween event on Barry's campus. Elementary school students from the neighboring community are invited to go trick-or-treating throughout various departments on-campus and end with a fun arts and crafts activity, and haunted house. All faculty and staff members are also invited and encouraged to bring their children to the event.

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    Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting

    The Tree-Lighting Ceremony is an event that was started in 2001 by the Department of Housing and Residence Life. This is a winter festival during which the department welcomes all members of the Barry University community to share in a family environment to begin the Christmas season. Caroling lead by the university gospel Choir, hot cocoa, are just a few of the fun events that take place.

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    Battle of the Halls

    An all-day competitive event wherein teams representing each residence hall compete in both physical and academic games like dizzy bat, water balloon toss, and Barry trivia. The winning hall takes home bragging rights as well as prizes shared by all the hall's residents.

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    Casino Night

    Casino Night is another tradition at Barry, with the first being held in spring 1996.

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Public Safety

The Public Safety Department (PSD) at Barry University is committed to working with the community to facilitate the development and maintenance of a safe environment.

 

Office Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm Monday – Thursday / 8:30am – 5:30pm Friday
Location: Landon Student Union 100

Contact Information

Services

Hurricane Safety

June through November is hurricane season in Florida. To provide for your safety, the University has developed emergency hurricane procedures. Once a hurricane watch is announced on the campus by the administration, immediate action will be taken. Your safety and the safety of others are dependent upon adherence to established procedures. Each resident must report to their RA in the designated area of their respective hall.

Students who choose to seek shelter must abide by all security precautions and instructions issued by the Director of Housing and Residence Life or his delegate.

Resident students who choose to stay off-campus must give their RA the name of the person with whom they are staying and an address and telephone number where they may be reached. This information will be communicated only to parents or guardians.

 

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To provide for your safety, the University has developed emergency hurricane procedures.

Current information will be available through the following sources:

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    posted on the bulletin boards outside RA rooms

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    posted on the door of each room

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    broadcast on the Barry TV channel

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    posted on bulletin board outside the Housing and Residence Life Office

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    posted on the bulletin boards outside RA rooms

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    posted on the door of each room

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    broadcast on the Barry TV channel

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    posted on bulletin board outside the Housing and Residence Life Office

About myBarry

myBarry is your personalized admissions system. Your account will enable you to check your admissions status, apply for campus housing, contact your advisors, and much more.

The Housing application can be submitted through your myBarry account after you have been accepted to the University. Your enrollment deposit must be paid before the housing application and non-refundable housing application fee can be submitted.

Once your housing assignment has been designated by Housing and Residence Life, your myBarry account will display your room number and floor plan. You will also have the opportunity to contact your future roommate if you both choose to share your information.

 

You will now have access to your MyHousing account which also displays your housing assignment, hall and room number.

Some of the other features you will be able to do on there will be:

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    Sign Housing Contracts for future terms

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    Submit a Room Switch Request form

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    Change your Meal Plan

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    Update your Emergency and Contact information

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    Sign Housing Contracts for future terms

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    Submit a Room Switch Request form

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    Change your Meal Plan

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    Update your Emergency and Contact information

How to Apply for Housing

Housing Rates

Residence Hall Room Rate Summer I And Summer II 2021 (Meal Plan Not Included)***

Single Bedroom with a Shared Bath (between suitemates) TBA
Single Bedroom with a private bath TBA

Residence Halls Room Rate, Per Semester For Fall 2021 And Spring 2022 (Meal Plan Not Included)***

Single Bedroom with a Private Bath $4,665.00
Single Bedroom with a Shared Bath (between suitemates) $4,445.00
Single Bedroom with Community Bath $4,230.00
Double Bedroom with a Private Bath (between roommates) $3,580.00
Double Bedroom with a Shared Bath (between suitemates) $3,390.00
Double Bedroom with Community Bath (between 4 roommates) $3,145.00
Monthly rent cost for campus housing are the Housing Rates per room type, divided by a four (4) month period.

Residence Hall Room Rate Summer I And Summer II 2021 (Meal Plan Not Included)***

Single Bedroom with a Shared Bath (between suitemates)
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Single Bedroom with a private bath
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Residence Halls Room Rate, Per Semester For Fall 2021 And Spring 2022 (Meal Plan Not Included)***

Single Bedroom with a Private Bath
$4,665.00
Single Bedroom with a Shared Bath (between suitemates)
$4,445.00
Single Bedroom with Community Bath
$4,230.00
Double Bedroom with a Private Bath (between roommates)
$3,580.00
Double Bedroom with a Shared Bath (between suitemates)
$3,390.00
Double Bedroom with Community Bath (between 4 roommates)
$3,145.00
Monthly rent cost for campus housing are the Housing Rates per room type, divided by a four (4) month period.

Comparing Expenses for Living on Campus vs. Off Campus

Living On-Campus

Per Month Double Shared Bath Double Private Bath Single Shared Bath Single Private Bath
Rent* $847.50 $895.00 $1,111.25 $1,166.25
Untilities** (Gas/Elextric) Included Included Included Included
Cable/Internet*** Included Included Included Included
Food (Moderate)**** 548.75 548.75 548.75 548.75
Total (Monthly) $1,396.25 $1,443.75 $1,660.00 $1,715.00
Total (Semester) $5,585.00 $5,775.00 $6,640.00 $6,860.00
Living On Campus Notes: Monthly rent cost for campus housing are the Housing Rates per room type, divided by a four (4) month period.

Living Off-Campus

Per Month Median
Rent* $1,563.00
Utilities** (Gas/Electric) $165.31
Cable/Internet $175.00
Food (moderate)**** $269.00
Total (Monthly) $2,172
Total (Semester) $8,689
Living Off Campus Notes: Please be advised that rent costs are averages for the whole of Miami-Dade county. The cost of rent within individual neighborhoods of Miami may be substantially lower or higher than the figures represented above. Utilities are averages per square feet. (The average cost of electricity per kWh is $0.116 for the Miami areas. This information was cited from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; "Average energy prices in Miami- Fort Lauderdale - September 2011.") Cable and Internet costs are basic prices for these services. Special promotions, bundles, or added features are not reflected in these costs.

Living On-Campus

Per Month
Double Shared Bath Double Private Bath Single Shared Bath Single Private Bath
Rent*
$847.50 $895.00 $1,111.25 $1,166.25
Untilities** (Gas/Elextric)
Included Included Included Included
Cable/Internet***
Included Included Included Included
Food (Moderate)****
548.75 548.75 548.75 548.75
Total (Monthly)
$1,396.25 $1,443.75 $1,660.00 $1,715.00
Total (Semester)
$5,585.00 $5,775.00 $6,640.00 $6,860.00
Living On Campus Notes: Monthly rent cost for campus housing are the Housing Rates per room type, divided by a four (4) month period.

Living Off-Campus

Per Month Median
Rent*
$1,563.00
Utilities** (Gas/Electric)
$165.31
Cable/Internet
$175.00
Food (moderate)****
$269.00
Total (Monthly)
$2,172
Total (Semester)
$8,689
Living Off Campus Notes: Please be advised that rent costs are averages for the whole of Miami-Dade county. The cost of rent within individual neighborhoods of Miami may be substantially lower or higher than the figures represented above. Utilities are averages per square feet. (The average cost of electricity per kWh is $0.116 for the Miami areas. This information was cited from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; "Average energy prices in Miami- Fort Lauderdale - September 2011.") Cable and Internet costs are basic prices for these services. Special promotions, bundles, or added features are not reflected in these costs.

Fall 2021 Move-In

Due to COVID-19 Barry University Housing and Residence Life is requesting that students wear a mask during their move-in and follow CDC guidelines in reference to social distancing and hand washing.

Please refer to the below mentioned information to schedule your move in:

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    Wednesday August 18th, 2021

    Move-In For New Students To The Residence Halls

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    Thursday August 19th, 2021

    New Student Orientation

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    Friday August 20th, 2021

    New Student Orientation

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    Saturday August 21st, 2021

    Returning Student Move-In

What to Bring to Campus

Feel free to bring these items and any other cozy reminders of home. Because your main purpose at Barry is to study, don't forget your thesaurus, dictionary, computer, calculator, and resource books. 

You may wish to bring your stereo system, but you should check with your roommate once you receive your housing assignment information.

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This isn't Noah's Ark so you don't need to bring two of everything!

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Welcome to University Housing

Living in a residence hall community requires considerable cooperation, maturity, and, above all, respect for others. What you choose to do in your living, studying, and recreational environment will greatly influence your total academic experience. A room, apartment or house will come to mean many things to each student. More than just a place to live and study, it will provide a place where college memories are made. Living with roommates and other students provides you an opportunity to learn about others as members of the university residential community, and gain effective communication skills.

This community offers an environment that can contribute not only to academic achievement, but to social, recreational, and spiritual development as well. 

University residence halls have much to offer, but it is the responsibility of the students to make their housing unit a pleasant and meaningful place in which to live.

In this manual, you will find descriptions of each residence hall, policies & procedures, and services available to resident students. It is each resident's responsibility to read the manual carefully and adhere to the policies within. Please feel free to contact your resident assistant, residence coordinator, or the Department Of Housing and Residence Life whenever you have questions.

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Residency Requirements

Residing on campus within the campus community is an extremely vital aspect of a student's personal and educational development. Research on this experience continues to indicate that students who live on campus tend to attain higher GPAs, have a higher satisfaction with their college experience, are more involved in campus activities, experience greater personal growth and are less likely to drop out. The residential experience contributes significantly to a student's education.

To support this educational development of students both inside the classroom and within the residential facilities Barry University has made living on campus part of its educational design. All new fulltime undergraduate students are required to live on campus for their first academic year. Exceptions to this policy are those who reside with their parents or guardians within Miami-Dade or Broward County or students in the School of Professional And Career Education. The university does encourage new students from Miami-Dade and Broward County to live on campus.

A new student may apply for an exemption to this policy with Recruitment and Admissions.

In the case an exemption is granted, it will ordinarily be for one of the following reasons:

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    Students who are married and/or have children

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    Students who have completed two semesters of college as a full-time student

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    Students 21 years of age or older

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    Students who are married and/or have children

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    Students who have completed two semesters of college as a full-time student

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    Students 21 years of age or older

Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Policy

In general, pets and animals are not allowed on the Barry University campus or in the residence halls. An exception to this rule is if an animal is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA).

An ESA is a pet that provides therapeutic support or comfort to an individual who has a documented disability. The animal does not have to have specialized training, but must be able to alleviate one or more symptoms of a disabling condition. 

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) sets the regulations related to ESAs.

The FHA stipulates that an animal kept in residence is a reasonable accommodation if: 

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    The student has a disability

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    The animal is necessary to afford the student an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling;

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    there is an identifiable relationship or nexus between the disability and the assistance the animal provides.

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    The student has a disability

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    The animal is necessary to afford the student an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling;

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    there is an identifiable relationship or nexus between the disability and the assistance the animal provides.

Following are the Barry University Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) policies for students who require an ESA:

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    Must be registered

    The student must be registered for services with the OAS at Barry.

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    Healthcare Documentation

    The student must provide to the OAS documentation from a healthcare provider explaining that there is a connection between the student’s disability and the use of an ESA, and that the student will not be able to use and enjoy the residences at Barry if the animal is not permitted. A form to facilitate this documentation is provided, and must be updated at the beginning of each academic year during which the student plans to have an ESA in his/her dormitory.

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    ESAs are only allowed in the residence halls.

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    Inform

    Policies related to ESAs in the residence halls are stipulated and strictly enforced by Housing and Residence Life. After the accommodation to have an ESA is granted by the OAS, students must check with Housing and Residence Life to be apprised of their policies.

Parking Regulations

All students and employees who bring a vehicle onto the campus at anytime must obtain a Barry University Parking Decal for that vehicle. All employees and students must self register at http://myparking.barry.edu 

The following information must be presented to the Student Union Office located in Landon Student Union, Suite 103, during the time of issue or renewal:

  1. Valid state vehicle registration
  2. Valid Barry University ID card (BUC Card)
  3. Receipt issued at the time of self registration.
Additional Parking Information

Dining Services Hours of Operation

From fresh, healthy salads to indulgent comfort foods, Barry offers a wide variety of options for between class meals. Dining services are located across campus for your convenience.

Dining Hours
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Meal Plans 2020 - 2021 Academic Year

Welcome to the Roussell Dining Hall [Landon Student Union], featuring a wide variety of menu options in our all-you-care-to-eat dining facility. Students, Faculty, Staff, and Visitors alike are welcome to the dining hall under the direction of Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services.

Barry University has several resident meal plans from which students may choose. As a resident student, you are required to select a meal plan. Your university ID card serves as your meal card and can be swiped to gain access to Roussell Dining Hall. For those on the go, Roussell offers a great Grab-n-Go feature.

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Residential Life Staff

Resident Assistants

A resident assistant is a full-time graduate or undergraduate student who lives in a residence hall living unit to assist students in their academic and personal development. The resident assistant, under the direction and supervision of the Residence Coordinators, works toward developing and maintaining a community environment in which students can best meet their academic responsibilities.

It is necessary for the successful resident assistant candidate to be open and flexible to a variety of situations and tasks. Positive attitude and willingness to work as a valued, contributing member of a cohesive team are the most important attributes for which we search. Applications are available in the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Assists individual students in their personal and social development.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining an environment conducive to study and academic success.
  • Actively promotes the establishment of a relationship between the resident community and the on-going cultural, academic and social life of the university.
  • Plans, coordinates and implements a variety of programs to facilitate community building.
  • A wide range of administrative duties
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RA Selection Process

Off-Campus Housing

Barry University Off-Campus Housing System is hosted by Commuter Affairs. This is a free service provided to help members of the Barry Community (primarily students) find a variety of housing options in the local areas.

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