Accommodation & Dining
Students are required to live on campus for the duration of their studies at Richard Bland College of William & Mary. Students are provided with move-in and move-out dates for each fall and spring term, along with any dorm closures for campus holidays. Permission to remain on campus may be granted on a case-by-case request for Thanksgiving and spring break. Students will not be granted permission to remain in the dorms for winter and summer breaks.
All RBC residence halls offer apartment-style living that includes:
- Bedroom with a bed, dresser, and closet
- Large living room with a couch, table, and chairs
- Fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, stove, and oven
- Washer and dryer
- On-site parking
- Equipped for cable television, internet, and telephone options
Options available for shared or single bedrooms in apartment-style dorms (room requests will be granted based on availability).
How to Apply for On-campus Housing
On-campus housing is required for RBC GSSP students. Submit the Online Housing Application to secure your spot. The required housing deposit will be included on your first invoice and may be reimbursed after graduation. If there are any issues filling out the application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will fill out the housing application as part of their orientation on campus. You will also need to pay a $150 security deposit which will be charged on your first invoice. The deposit may be refunded at RBC discretion after graduation.
*Cancellation of the Housing & Residence Life contract will result in forfeit of the deposit.
Suggested Items to Buy After You Arrive
- Adapter plug for U.S.
- Surge protector
- Emergency kit (batteries, flashlight, and first aid)
- Clothes for warm and cold weather to include winter coat, hat, scarf, gloves, and boots
- Comforter, twin XL sheet set, pillow, and mattress cover
- Kitchenware (pot, pan, plates, cups, utensils for cooking and eating)
- Cleaning supplies (laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, trash bags, broom, and dustpan)
- Toilet paper and paper towels
- Shower Shoes
- Shower curtain and liner
- Professional business attire and semi-formal attire for school events
- Charging cords for cell phone and/or tablet
- Desk lamp light bulbs
Roommate Success Tips
There is probably no other person in the world you will get to know as well as your roommate. Even if you bond instantly, there may be moments when personalities clash. Remember: communication – both talking and listening – is the key to a great relationship.
It’s important to be efficient with the number of belongings you choose to bring and accumulate over your time at RBC. Anything you purchase for your living space must be removed at the end of each school year. RBC will not provide storage over the summer months. Sharing expenses with domestic students for some items is beneficial such as television, kitchen ware, and cleaning supplies with the request that the domestic students own the items after the school year ends.
RBC requires you to keep your living spaces clean. You will have routine room checks and can be fined if you are not following the housing rules for hygiene.
It’s important to establish open lines of communication with your roommate on your schedule and your sleep needs. Roommates need be considerate and respectful of each other. Should your schedule or needs vary from your roommates, consider creating a plan or rules regarding late nights and early mornings (using a flashlight, walking quietly, using the study hall, etc.).
All residence halls have quiet hours. Be respectful of others and abide by the residence life rules.
If conflicts arise, seek guidance from your Residence Assistant first, Residence Life Coordinator second, and finally the Director of Residential Life. But remember, not liking your roommate does not grant you a room change – this is college, and you will meet people from many different backgrounds.
All residential students are required to purchase the 100 meals, 14-week meal plan, or 19-week meal plan. You will be automatically registered and charged for the 14-week meal plan for your first term. You may notify GSSP advisors if you want to make changes for your meal plan for future terms prior to the beginning of each term. On-campus housing also features a fully-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove, and oven in each apartment.