University Hall, Corner of Rennell and University Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
University Hall is the newest architectural addition to UB’s campus, welcoming its first residents in Fall 2016. This modern, sustainably-designed, 60,000 square foot, four-story facility offers two styles of housing: traditional style double rooms with modern, modular furniture; and six suites with true apartment-style housing, including single bedrooms, private bathrooms, a full living room, and kitchen.
Eligible students: Double rooms are available to undergraduate students with more than 60 credits. Suites are available to undergraduate students with more than 90 credits, or graduate students.
Number of residents: 226 (approximately)
Featured Living Community: Upperclassman Living Community
Find University Hall on the Campus Map at location 14 in section G1.
Where You’ll Feel At Home
University Hall’s staff consists of seven Resident Assistants (RA) who are supervised by a Resident Director (RD). The staff’s goal is to integrate both an academic and residential approach to the hall community as well as assist the residents in their educational, social, cultural, and personal growth. The staff is to be used as a resource in a collaborative approach with residents to assist with the challenges of their new surroundings as well as to create a positive and academically-centered community atmosphere. Residents of University Hall are expected to contribute and respect others in the hall community.
A Blend of Style and Function
University Hall was designed by Antinozzi Associates of Bridgeport to embraces the context of the local architecture. This design allows it to blend seamlessly with the many private homes on campus that were built during the industrial era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Suggestive of a resort hotel similar to those of Bar Harbor, Maine, the residence hall features steeply-pitched hip roofs with wide overhangs shelter a facade comprised of forest green board, batten siding, and wood shakes above a terracotta masonry base. The façade is punctuated by a curved bay window with a front porch that welcomes students home to an entrance lobby decorated in a theme that extends Victorian flair to the exterior design. Construction by KBE Construction Company of New Britain, Connecticut began in May of 2015 and was completed for the Fall 2016 semester.