New Students


Congratulations and welcome to Berry College! We are so excited you have chosen to live with us on campus during your four years at Berry.

As a four year residential community, we believe that the learning that takes place outside of the classroom is a complement to the lessons learned within the classroom. Our goal in Residence Life is to provide opportunities to explore: personal development, inter/intra-personal competence, as well as social and civic responsibility.  

The housing contract can be completed at where students log on using their Viking Web credentials.

Important Deadlines

May 1st:

  • Deposit due to Berry
  • Medical Housing Accommodation Request Forms due

 *Complete only if you need to make a special accommodation request. That request can be submitted at after the housing contract is submitted.

May 15th

  • Housing Contract and Roommate Request (if desired) due

August 15th

  • New Student Move in Day, 8am-2pm

What to Expect

Freshmen students are housed together in traditional style buildings. Traditional style buildings are comprised of mostly double occupancy rooms with common bathrooms on the floor. There are some triple occupancy rooms, but those are much larger than a double room. Each resident is provided the following amenities:

  • Bed with Twin XL mattress
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Closet or Armoire
  • Desk with Desk Chair
  • Ethernet Connection
  • TV Cable Outlet (1 per room)

If you choose to bring a TV, it must have a Q.E.M. tuner in order to work properly on campus. We encourage you to check out our linen partner for bedding and bathroom linen needs.

Each traditional style building contains laundry facilities, lounges, at least one kitchen and wireless internet. All of our halls are locked during overnight hours and only accessible via resident ID card.

Each freshman floor has two upperclassmen Resident Assistants (RAs) who have been trained and are ready to serve you this year.

Incoming transfer students are housed with other students of similar age and/or classification in traditional style residence halls when available.

Roommate Matching

It is natural to feel anxious about your college roommate, whether college is new to you or not. Upon making your deposit to Berry College, we encourage you to complete the housing contract where you will also indicate roommate preferences. We use these preferences to match you with a roommate, so students are encouraged to respond honestly. We honor all mutual requests made by May 15th but cannot do so after that date. We also cannot change room assignments after May 15th. New students receive their room assignment and roommate contact information when they come to SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) in June.