Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some answers to frequently asked questions and about living on-campus at Bay State College 

Q: How many residence halls are there and where are they located?

A: Bay State College offers two residential housing options:

The Revolution Hotel - Located in the South End

237 Beacon Street - Located in the Back Bay

Q: What features does the building offer?

A: The Revolution Hotel Offers: 

  • Comfortable lounge complete with multiple plugs for laptops and televisions
  • Wifi access throughout the entire building
  • Outside Laundry Services
  • Cafe on first floor 
  • Gym Access
  • Meal Plan not included

237 Beacon Street Offers:

  • Large quad rooms
  • Private kitchen in room
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Meal Plan included
  • Highspeed Internet

Q: Are phone, cable, and internet service provided by the school in each room?

A: Each residence hall is equipped with a wireless network.  Please be sure that your computer has the following requirements:

  • Operating System:
    • PCs: Windows XP or higher
    • Macs: OSX or higher
  • Wireless Network Card: 802.11 g/b/a

The costs of internet is covered by the Residence Hall Technology Fee. Phone service is not provided in each room. Many students choose to use cell phones.  

Q: I’ve never had to share a living space with anyone before. What will it be like to have roommates?

A: Learning to live with roommates is one of the best parts of the college experience. Hopefully, if you respond to the Housing Preference Form honestly and accurately, you will be placed with people whom you will share a similar lifestyle. It does take some compromising and patience to make the roommate relationship work, but many people end up becoming lifelong friends with their college roommate(s). The important thing is to be honest and open with your roommate(s), and most importantly, communicate with each other!

Q: Is there a curfew in the residence halls? 

A: There is no curfew in our buildings. 

Q: If I am 21 or older, am I allowed to have alcohol in my room?

A: Policies at The Revolution Hotel prohibit outside alcohol being brought into the building. If you are over age of 21 and are living at 237 Beacon Street, you must meet with Assistant Director of Housing and Student Success, Dustin Martin, to review the Responsible Drinking Policy.

Q: Will I be allowed to smoke in my room?

A: No, there is no smoking allowed inside any room or area of any of the residence halls. Residents are also prohibited from smoking in front of any of the residence halls as part of our “Good Neighbor Policy.” However, in order to ensure a better fit for each resident, we do inquire on the Housing Preference Form as to whether or not you smoke. We find that placing those with the same smoking preferences together results in a better living environment for all. When filling out the Housing Preference Form, you should indicate whether or not you are a smoker, keeping in mind  that although smokers may be placed together, there is still no smoking allowed in any of the residence halls.

Q: Are the residence halls safe? What kind of security protection is there in the buildings?

A: The South End and Back Bay, are two of the safest neighborhoods in the city of Boston. However, our staff takes all necessary precautions to make sure that our residents feel safe and secure. Each room locks automatically and the front doors of The Revolution Hotel locks at 11:00 PM and requires card access to enter the building. The Revolution has overnight security as well as a 24 hour front desk worker. 237 Beacon Street front doors are key access only as well as the bedrooms themselves. Staff is also available for emergencies.

Q: What is life like living on-campus?

A: Living in the residence halls is one of the best ways to get involved at Bay State College and to meet new people. The staff encourages an open-door policy among residents, where people keep their doors open and venture from room to room getting to know each other. People are friendly and eager to make new friends. Residents are often found taking advantage of the common space in the residence halls to watch a movie, play cards, or share a late-night pizza. The residence halls are also beneficial for those students whose primary focus is academics. There are quiet hours in place each night to ensure that the halls are conducive to studying (or sleeping for those who have early classes).

Q: Is there a place where I can cook my own food on campus?

A: A community microwave located in the hallway available for students to use 24 hours a day. Unfortunately, individual microwaves are not allowed in the student rooms. This includes the microfridge combo that is sold at some stores. If you are living at 237 Beacon Street, your room will have a kitchen.

Q: Is there a dining hall on campus?

A: Dining is not provided at The Revolution Hotel. There are a number of restaurants and cafes that provide discounts to The Revolution Hotel. There are grocery stores within walking distance of The Revolution Hotel.  If you are living at 237 Beacon Street, the dining hall is located on the ground level of the building. Students living at The Revolution can buy into the meal plan at an additional cost. 

Q: Is there a laundry room?

A: While The Revolution Hotel does not have a laundry room it does offer a couple options for laundry. Daily pick-ups from Lapels Dry Cleaner offers wash, dry and fold service at a cost to the students. There also coin operated laundromats within walking distance from the hotel. If you are living at 237 Beacon Street, laundry is located in the basement of 239 Beacon Street. Each student will have access to the building.