After 1945, Bryant College saw an increase in enrollment. Post-WWII veterans took advantage of the G.I. Bill and a "refresher program," devised by Bryant president Gardner Jacobs, which provided an intensive review of arithmetic, English, and bookkeeping. With the influx of new students came an increase in campus activities and student organizations.

In February, 1946, Bryant College students published their first newspaper, The Archway, which brought news of the campus and student life to the Bryant College community. The Archway remains Bryant University's campus newspaper to this day.