Parent and Family Resources

What Can I Bring?


Don't Forget to Bring
Things Not to Bring
 Sheets and pillows
 Hot Plates/ Hot Pots
 Mattress Pad
 Candles with or without the wick
 Blanket/Comforter  Incense; anything with open flame
 Towels, washcloths, bathrobe
 Halogen Lamp
 Flip-Flops
 Neon signs
 Shower caddy, tote, and cosmetic organizer
 Lava lamps
 Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
 Decorative lights
 Toilet paper (not provided in room bathrooms)
 Gasoline/kerosene tanks/lighter fluid
 Lysol, hand sanitizer
 Open coils
 Laundry detergent
 Toaster ovens
 Hangers, storage boxes or bins
 Space heaters
 Flashlight  Cinderblocks
 Alarm Clock
 Weapons (including replicas, souvenir, decorative, and recreational)
 Umbrella  Shot glasses
 Paper cups, plates, etc.  Illegal drugs
 Desk accessories
 Drugs, drug paraphernalia (hookah pipes, bongs, etc.)
 Non-marking adhesive for pictures
 Electric blankets
 Study tools, daily planner
 Pets
 Computer and related accessories
 Construction signs/barrels/cones
 Power strip with surge guard
 Ping pong, foosball or large furniture


Residence Hall Closings 2013-14

The Residence Hall at Midtown Hotel will be closed to BFIT residential students during the following periods. Please make note of these dates and make appropriate arrangements ahead of time.

  • Winter Recess Closing: Wednesday December 18, 2013 at 12:00pm
  • Spring Semester Opening: Sunday January 19, 2014 at 12:00pm
  • Spring Break Closing: Friday March 7, 2014 at 12:00pm
  • Spring Break Opening: Sunday March 16, 2014 at 12:00pm
  • End of the Year Closing: Friday May 9, 2014 at 12:00pm*

*Students should plan to depart 24 hours after their last final, or by Friday May 9, 2014.

Students must visit the Director of Residence Life with any conflicts or concerns regarding the above dates. Any student petitioning to stay during closing breaks must fill out the Housing Break Petition Form. The Dean of Student Affairs must approve any exceptions to this policy.

Community Damage Charges and Payment

Any property damage that occurs as a result of student actions will result in repayment by the student(s) involved. Once a student(s) has been identified by the Residence Life staff or Midtown Hotel staff as having involvement they will be subject to a conduct meeting with the Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct. Included in the sanctions will be monetary repayment for all damages. The student(s) will be billed by BFIT.

If responsibility for the damage cannot be accurately determined, the entire floor will be responsible for repayment of damages. The total cost of damage and repair will be assessed by both the Midtown Hotel staff and BFIT administration. The Director of Residence Life works proactively to maintain the safety and cleanliness of the residence hall, which means students may face community charges for constant disregard for the maintenance of the living area.

Students wishing to appeal room damage charges must do so, in writing, within 30 days of the charges being applied to the student’s account. All appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Director of Residence Life. Community damage charges that are applied to the whole floor, or a group on the floor, are not able to be appealed.

Charges that are applied to a student's account can be paid in person at the Student Accounts office (in Enrollment Services) or online HERE. Make sure you use the "Housing Deposit" section.

College Store

 A limited amount of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Gear can be purchased at the College Store located off the lobby of the Franklin Union Building Monday-Friday from 12-1pm. You can also order BFIT gear online

The College Store carries:

  • BFIT sweatshirts
  • T-shirts
  • Sweatpants
  • Coffee mugs
  • Water bottles
  • And more…