Rooming in Rome

Life at Bernardi is wonderful! We will cover life in the 'house' during our Student Life Orientation upon your arrival to Rome. Reading the reflections of past students on the Rome Blog may help you get a better feel for Bernardi life.

On some days, your first class might begin as early as 8 or 8:30 a.m., and on other days late morning or early afternoon. You will receive a detailed class schedule from the dean of your college and you will have a thorough academic orientation during your first couple of weeks in Rome.

Rome is full of churches. There is an early morning mass at the Angelicum that starts at 7:50 a.m. There also is an early morning mass at St. Peter's that starts at 7 a.m. (You can take the tram #19 or simply walk.) The closest church to our campus is Cristo Re; the Mass is in Italian. We also have a chapel in the residence that is open 24 hours a day where you can go to pray or reflect. Past students have compiled a list of churches and Mass times for your convenience.

For various reasons, such as safety, security and program expectations, we lock the front door of the residence at 11:30 p.m. on weekdays (Monday through Thursday) and at 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Internet connection in student rooms is not available; however, we encourage you to bring a laptop, if you have one, for academic work in your rooms or in other public areas in the building. Students can access the Internet in the computer lab.

We serve a typical Italian continental breakfast at Bernardi. This includes cereal (e.g., plain cornflakes, Coco Krispies and All Bran flakes), milk, juice, coffee, tea, fruit, pastries, different flavored yogurt, bread or a roll, butter, cheese, jam and fresh fruit.