Our Mission

We seek to provide an environment that is compatible with, and supportive of your personal, spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual development.

Specifically, the mission of the Department of Residence Life is to provide a living and learning environment that is clean, attractive, well-maintained, safe, comfortable, and considered by residents to be a positive and desirable community living arrangement.

Philosophy

We recognize that the residence halls play a central role in your total educational experience. It is in the residence hall that some of your most significant personal growth and maturation occur. While the classroom and library is where the information is dispersed, the residence hall is where this information is reviewed, studied, discussed, and questioned. The residence hall is also where you learn the fine art of getting along with others. Learning to peacefully and productively coexist with other individuals is fundamental to overall success in life. Living with others involves day-to-day interaction with people of varying backgrounds and values. It gives the opportunity to continue the discussions and debates of the days classes, a firsthand experience in community development, and the opportunity for developing strong and lasting friendships. While living as a community member may be difficult at times, we hope you will find it a rewarding experience.

As is true in any community of people, some commonly accepted standards or guidelines are necessary to facilitate the provision of an academically supportive environment and to guarantee mutual respect and dignity among the members.

Central to this concept is the development of a genuine concern for other human beings. We, therefore, seek to provide an environment that is compatible with, and supportive of your personal, spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual development. Specifically, the mission of the Department of Residence Life is to provide a living and learning environment that is clean, attractive, well-maintained, safe, comfortable, and considered by residents to be a positive and desirable community living arrangement.

On-Campus Living Community

The campus community at Bluefield College is composed of three traditional residential buildings that accommodate approximately 280 students. Each residence hall is equipped with laundry facilities and parlor living space. In addition to the traditional style residence halls, Bluefield College offers on campus apartments for upper classmen students, known as the Bluestone Commons. An apartment in the Bluestone Commons houses four students and is fully furnished.

Residence Life Staff

The Residence Life Staff is composed of 15 Resident Advisors, four Resident Hall Directors, and one Director of Residence Life and Summer Programs. The Residence Life Staff takes pride in their jobs and work to create a safe, educational, fun, and spiritual living environment. Please refer to the Residence Life section of the Student Handbook for residence life policies.

Bluestone Commons, Men's and Women's Residence Hall
Cruise Hall, Men's Residence Hall
East River Hall, Women's Residence Hall
Rish Hall, Men's Residence Hall