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Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to Bryant University! We're here to guide you through the exciting transition to college.

Your Next Steps

If you’re attending from within the United States, you’ll follow these steps:

  1. Enrollment Deposit - Confirm your place in your class with a deposit. We assign housing based on the date of your deposit, so get this to us as soon as you can. 
  2. Financial Aid - Financial aid information should have arrived with your acceptance letter. Contact our Financial Aid office with any questions.
  3. Housing - You’ll receive housing and roommate forms a few weeks after we receive your enrollment deposit. Once you fill them out, we’ll match you in a dorm with another first-year student.

International Students

International students will follow these steps:

  1. Enrollment Deposit - Confirm your place in your class with a deposit. We assign housing based on the date of your deposit, so get this to us as soon as you can. 
  2. Submit a Certificate of Finances as required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. You can mail this document to Bryant University Office of Admission, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI, 02917 USA. When your Certificate of Finances is received, your I-20 will be processed and mailed to you with your official admission letter.
  3. Begin making arrangements to book your plane tickets as soon as you have submitted these documents. The nearest airports are the Providence T.F. Green International Airport and the Boston Logan International Airport.
  4. Arrival on Bryant campus - International students are invited to arrive early on the Bryant campus for 4MILE, a special program designed to help with the transition to living in the United States. This program takes place in the days just before Move In Day, and it begins August 27.

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is here for you, providing essential services to support your educational and professional pursuits. If you have any questions about opportunities at Bryant, you can also contact Meaghan Delaney '11, Senior Assistant Director of Admission, at +1-401-232-6973 or

Transfer Students

  1. Enrollment Deposit - Confirm your place in your class with a deposit.  
  2. Mail or fax the commitment deposit form.

Important Dates for Class of 2022

  • Early Decision 1 deposit due Jan. 1, 2018
  • Early Action deposit due May 1, 2018
  • Early Decision 2 deposit due March 23, 2018
  • Regular Decision deposit due May 1, 2018
  • Orientation dates are June 11-12, 14-15, 18-19, and 21-22. Online registration will be available in Spring 2018.
  • Go to the Admission Event Calendar for more information about special events open only to admitted students. 

First-Year Gateway Program

Each incoming class goes through the Gateway, our innovative, nationally recognized program designed to give you the foundation you need to become a globally-minded, flexible leader and problem-solver.

In today's interconnected and diverse world, social, cultural and ethical understanding are more important than ever for success. The Gateway’s 13-credit core curriculum takes you on a journey of discovery as you explore bedrock principles of character and leadership, and of organizations and business, that will inspire your success today and long into the future.

A unique component of the First-Year Gateway is the integration of student life experiences with academics. Our goal? To help you connect your classroom learning with what you do and think as a member of Bryant’s dynamic community.

The Gateway culminates in the Bryant IDEA(Innovation Design Experience for All), our immersive January program. IDEA is an intensive, unique forum for experiential learning. You’ll develop entrepreneurial skills that keep you agile in a changing world: creative problem-solving, teamwork and the innovation process. You’ll tackle real-world situations in everything from the arts to social services to the business sector.

Where You'll Live

  • Bryant is located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, just 15 minutes from Providence, RI, 30 minutes from Boston, and three hours from New York City.
  • Our beautiful 428-acre campus is thoughtfully designed to meet your academic, residential and social needs. 
  • The state's public bus system, RIPTA, will keep you well-connected. 
  • You can head by bus to the nearby Lincoln Mall where you can shop at Target or HomeGoods, go grocery shopping at Stop & Shop, or pick up a bite to eat at Chili's, Asia Grille or Five Guys Burgers.