First Year Residence

First-Year Living

Whether in their rooms, the Adirondack chairs in the quad, or the porch of BWC, Ursinus first-year students enjoy engaging with other new students in an environment that provides them with ample opportunities to share their experiences, concerns, and successes with their peers.  At Ursinus, all first-year students live together in one of two designated residence halls.

Bearwood, Paisley, Stauffer Halls (a.k.a. BPS)

Quick Overview of BPS:

BPS is a co-ed residence hall with single-gender, co-ed, and gender-inclusive hallway options. The residents of BPS enjoy traditional-hall style living, several community kitchens, and laundry facilities conveniently located in the building. Paisley, the center hall, offers a large, newly renovated common space providing an area for studying and socializing. Stauffer, to the right and Beardwood to the left, each offers a cozier common area as well. The building’s “U” shape creates a grassy quad outside where students can relax and enjoy nice weather. Out back, students gather in warmer weather for lounging, lawn games and studying on what is commonly knows as Paisley Beach.

Amenities:

  • Ethernet access
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Cable TV Hookup
  • Coinless laundry facilities in building
  • Public kitchenette spaces with ranges, refrigerators, and microwaves
  • Public lounge with TV
  • Air conditioning

Brodbeck, Wilkinson, Curtis Halls (a.k.a. BWC)

Quick Overview of BWC:

BWC is a co-ed residence hall with single-gender, and co-ed hallway options. The residents of BWC enjoy traditional-hall style living, a large community kitchen, and laundry facilities conveniently located in the building. A large common space on the first floor provides an area for studying and socializing. The building’s close proximity to the Innovation and Discovery Center (IDC) positions it in the center of Ursinus’ campus… just a quick roll out of bed and off to class!  BWC is located along the main brick pathway, and just across from the grassy BWC triangle, a great place for students to study, play and relax during nice weather.

Amenities:

  • Ethernet access
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Cable TV Hookup
  • Coinless laundry facilities in building
  • Public kitchen space with range, refrigerator, and microwave
  • Public lounge with TV
  • Air conditioning