The Baypoint Inn and Conference Center is RWU’s sophomore-specific living area. Baypoint, as it is affectionately known, houses 230 students in a traditional setting and is located approximately two miles from campus (just over the Mt. Hope Bridge!) in Portsmouth, RI.
The rooms in Baypoint are double occupancy and have double size beds. That means if you live here, you won’t have to squeeze yourself on those twin XL beds. All rooms are carpeted, have individual heating and air conditioning controls, and are equipped with data and cable TV ports. Each resident is provided one desk, one dresser, and one built in or movable closets. Each room has its own private bathroom, which are cleaned weekly by our custodial staff. The entire facility is wifi enabled, including the dining facility, all conference rooms, and our common space (called “Bridges”) which has a large screen TV, billards, and foosball table.
Baypoint is RWUs only residence hall with its own dining and workout facilities. Yup – that means you can wake up, work out, and get breakfast (or lunch…) without having to leave your residence hall! The dining facility operates on an a la carte menu system, so you can custom order your meals (on top of the regular salad bar, pizza, dessert stations, etc.) The best part is that it’s all included in your full meal plan, so if you’re on campus you can eat in Upper Commons, and when your friends get jealous and come to visit you, they can eat too. We don’t want them (or you) to starve. We also have a shuttle that runs about every 15 minutes between 7a and 11p Monday-Friday, and about every 30 minutes on evenings, weekends, and holidays. A more detailed shuttle schedule can be found by following this link: http://www.rwu.edu/about/university-offices/public-safety/transportation/shuttle-schedules.
The staff of the Bayside Inn and Conference Center is comprised of one Coordinator of Residence Education (CORE), one Head Resident Assistant (HRA), and six Resident Assistants (RA). The Coordinator of Residence Education serves to oversee the day-to-day operation of the complex, including supervision of the residence hall staff. The six RAs live one-each per hallway of the Baypoint Inn and Conference Center.
While Baypoint offers students the experience of an off-campus residential environment, all University policies remain in effect.
Hello! My name is Kayley Robsham and I am currently the CORE of the Almeida Apartments and the Baypoint Residence and Conference Center. I come to Roger Williams after spending two years completing graduate work while simultaneously working in residence life at the University of Rhode Island. A native of Massachusetts, I completed my undergraduate work at Bridgewater State University in Business Management and Public Relations where I had the privilege to travel abroad for community service and serve as a student leader in a variety of roles. Some of my passions are serving the community and making connections, so please say hi if you see me in my office or on campus. In my personal time, I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, shopping in consignment stores, adding to my bookshelf, and dreaming of the next area to explore (currently New Zealand). I will also be taking on running as a regular hobby, in hopes of running my first 10k by the end of the year. I am a lover of all things organic and sustainable, my road bike, coffee, yoga, and cats. I enjoy helping students reaching their individual goals while in college and often remind students of one of my favorite quotes, "Don't compare yourself to others. That's when you start losing confidence in yourself."