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2015 SOR Research Retreat
Conference Venue
Bryant University
1150 Douglas Turnpike
Smithfield, RI 02917

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Bryant University's 420-acre campus is located in Smithfield, Rhode Island just 15 minutes from the city of Providence. Bryant's campus is anchored by the Hassenfeld Common with criss-crossing pathways connecting the main campus buildings. All campus facilities are within a five minute walk. Throughout the campus you will find small nooks designed for informal interaction. 



Residence Hall 17 is a 194-bed, five-story suite-style residence. Each suite of 3 bedrooms has a common living room and common bathroom. There is a social lounge on each of  the second through fifth floors. The first floor serves as a common area for the building and the entire Suite Village and is equipped with a café/dining area, a living room/lounge with a fireplace and multifunction room. The building is handicapped accessible and is fully air-conditioned with free wireless internet access and parking close by.

Also available are 2-story townhouses that offer four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living/dining area,  washer and dryers and a full kitchen.  These accommodations are particulary suited for participants with child care needs.  The number of beds per house varies between 5 beds, 6 beds and 7 beds.  All units within the townhouse complex are air conditioned with free wireless internet access.   Parking is close by.

Rooms in Residence Hall 17 and Townhouses can be single or double occupancy.  Applicants who are accepted to attend the Retreat will be provided more information about housing options including choice of room-mate (for double occupancy rooms) and suite-mates. 
Child Care
Participants with child care needs may bring children with or without a child care provider to the retreat and they will be provided housing in the townhouses that are equipped with a full kitchen. Participants who require child care on site are responsible for finding their own child care providers.  Child care providers that are located at a reasonable distance from Bryant University can be found by clicking here.

Recreational Facilities (available daily from 2:00-5:00 pm)
The Elizabeth & Malcolm Chace Wellness and Athletic Center features several recreational facilities that are open to conference guests (please note hours vary in the summer months). The Wellness center features two gymnasiums that can be set up for a variety of indoor sports,  including basketball and volleyball. Athletic equipment can be arranged for through the Conference Office  for group or personal use. The center's main arena has built in bleachers which, when opened, can accommodateup to 2,700 spectators. Summer guests can obtain a pass from the Conference Office to utilize the extensive fitness center located  on the second floor of the building. The work out facilities include state of the art exercise equipment,  including Nautilus circuit machines, treadmills, elliptical cross trainers, recumbent bikes and lifecycles,  rowing machines, and stair steppers.  The Wellness Center also features five racquetball courts, an aerobics  studio, and locker rooms for guests.

The Chace Wellness Center offers a six-lane, 25-yard, competition-sized pool that will be available to retreat participants each afternoon as well. 

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