Open Housing

Beginning in the Fall 2018 semester, an open housing floor option will be available. The open housing floor provides an accommodating residence hall living space for all gender identities, including trans and gender nonconforming students, as well as allies. Students may share a room with anyone of their preference, regardless of sex or gender identity. Residents of the floor in Wyckoff Hall will share a communal bathroom with stalls and showers similar to other residence hall floors. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a first-year student live in an Open Housing room?

Yes. Students who make their housing deposits early are more likely to receive the assignment they wish. Priority for the floor, like all housing preferences, is based on deposit date. Spots will be limited so we encourage interested students to request placement and make deposits early. 

What does Open Housing mean at Bradley?

Open Housing makes it possible for all genders to live together in a community. While the open housing floor will function like other floors in terms of programming and residence hall policies, any two people can be roommates, regardless of gender identity or gender expression. It is not intended for students in a relationship. Bathroom facilities will be open to all gender identities. The open housing model seeks to create an environment that’s inclusive and celebrates diversity.

What does the bathroom on the Open Housing floor look like?

All students residing on the floor will use the single communal bathroom, regardless of their gender identity or gender expression. The bathroom has multiple, single-stalled toilets and showers. 

Safety is a priority throughout campus. What does that look like on the Open Housing floor?

The doors leading to the floor lock from the inside and may only be accessed by a resident of the floor tapping/swiping their ID. Individual rooms are accessed by key.

How are Open Housing roommates coordinated?

Students may request to be roommates with students of any gender identity or gender expression. Those who don’t yet have a roommate may use the Inside Bradley app to find one. As previously stated, open housing rooming is not intended for students who are in a relationship.

What is the process for Open Housing student placement?

When filling out the housing registration form, students may select the open housing floor. For new students, housing assignment requests are filled according to the dates of their housing deposits. Please note that students are responsible for choosing this space and parental permission is not required. Students will be notified of their housing assignments around August 10.

Questions about open housing placement? Please contact