Student Life

Residence Halls

Residence Halls

Rivier University has four residence halls. The rooms in each hall are very similar. In the typical residence hall, you will find:

  • Beds, desks, chairs, dresser, and closets provided by the University. Most furniture is adjustable; no cinderblocks or homemade lofts allowed. All mattresses are extra long: bring sheets to fit. 5'x7' rugs are best.
  • Each room has one telephone extension with voice mail;students bring phones.
  • Each room is cable ready and has 2-3 Internet connections; students must have a network cable in order to connect to the Internet.
  • Flame-retardant curtains in each room.
  • Kitchenettes with a stove, oven, toaster, etc.
  • Lounges equipped with a television, full cable, VCR, and DVD player.
  • Laundry facilities operated by a Mac-Gray card which can be purchased in the Dion Center.

What to bring for your room   |   Rent or buy a refrigerator 

Residence Hall Linens Program
The Residence Life Staff has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to ensure that our students have a convenient, affordable way to purchase sheets that will fit the extra-long mattresses in our residence halls. Residence Hall Linens has all your campus living needs, from extra-long twin sheets and comforters to matching towels and storage items. Free shipping is available on all Value Pak orders, and there are over 26 color combinations to choose from. Proceeds from this program are used for programming in the residence halls at Rivier University. Please visit the RHL website.

Guild Hall: Houses 170 Students
Staff: one hall director, 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 is a very social environment, the perfect community for anyone who is new to college. All of the rooms in Guild are doubles and triples. Guild features a pool lounge with pool table, vending machines, television, VCR, DVD player, and kitchen. Guild also has a large main lounge where many groups on campus hold programs. It is a great social space with a big screen television and fire place. All the residents of Guild have their mail delivered to the building. Mail boxes are located in the pool lounge. The Office of Student Life and Housing, the Residence Life Office, and the Health Services Office are located on the first floor of Guild.

Trinity Hall: Houses 110 Students
Staff: one hall director, three resident assistants

The majority of the students living in Trinity Hall are upperclassmen. Trinity consists of mostly double rooms with a few singles, triples, and quads. Trinity Hall has four levels; each resident floor has a full kitchenette with all the necessities for residence hall living such as toasters, microwaves, refrigerators, and storage for personal items. The ground floor has a student lounge equipped with a cable TV, VCR, and DVD player, ping pong table, study tables, vending machines, and student mail access. All students living in Trinity have the option of mail delivery to the residence hall. The ground level lounge holds many social gatherings and RA programs for the residence hall and campus, and provides students with a nice place to gather. The second floor offers a quiet study lounge with internet access for student use.

Presentation Hall: Houses 30-40 students
Staff: one hall director (shared with New Building), one resident assistant

Presentation Hall proudly serves as our substance-free housing building. The building houses students ranging from freshmen to seniors. Many students who live in Presentation choose to remain here during their four years at Rivier. Presentation has a 12-suite set up; each suite contains one single and one double/triple, as well as a full bathroom with toilet, tub/shower, and sink. The building also includes 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. Presentation allows students to establish a safe, healthy, and enjoyable experience free from the sometimes overwhelming college environment.

Brassard Hall: Houses 120 Students
Staff: one hall director (shared with Presentation), two resident assistants

Brassard Hall was opened for student housing in 2001. The building is 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, and resident mailboxes. The third floor contains three small, quiet study areas for students. The Brassard Hall environment offers a significant amount of independence compared to the other residence halls on campus.

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