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Housing & Dining

Explore GBC’s on-campus living and dining options


Residence Life

Residence Life at Goldey-Beacom College extends and enriches the classroom experience. The focus of the Residence Life program is to create a satisfying group living experience, to create a productive sense of community, and to provide comfortable and convenient accommodations.

Congregate living may present problems and challenges even in a harmonious setting. The Residence Life experience at Goldey-Beacom College hopes to foster consideration, self-restraint, and sensible conflict resolution, with opportunities for growth and leadership within the campus and the community at large.

We are committed to energy and resource conservation. Energy conservation helps reduce the effects of global warming, acid rain and smog, and protects our natural resources. Water conservation is critical as well. It is with this in mind that we ask all students in the residence halls to be mindful of conserving these resources.

Residence Halls

The typical dorm room experience? Not at GBC! Each on-campus resident shares an apartment-style suite with four or five other students. Each suite includes at least one full bathroom as well as a kitchen, so you won’t have to share common areas with the entire residence hall!

All rooms are air-conditioned, include utilities and wireless internet access, as well as come fully-furnished. All residence halls are smoke-free.

Refer to the Residence Life section of the Student Handbook for Residence Life policies and other related information.

Say YES to on-campus apartment-style living
  • 2 bedrooms
  • large living area
  • full kitchen
  • 1.5 or 2 bathrooms
  • dining area
Jackson Hall

A. Raymond Jackson Hall

First-Year Students

Jackson Hall specifically houses first-year freshman under the age of 21. For that reason, it is a substance-free building. We also offer 24-hour quiet floors for those who prefer.

Leach Hall

John G. Leach Hall

First-Year Students

The largest of all the residence halls, each apartment is designed to house six students, with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a spacious living/dining area. Another first-year student building, Leach Hall is substance-free. Additionally, Leach Hall houses the Campus Security office as well as resident mailboxes.

Miller Hall

Jay W. Miller Hall

Upperclassmen

Each of the 11 apartments comes standard with two bedrooms, one and a half baths, a full kitchen and dining area, and living area. These suites are designed to house five students.

Abel Hall

Rebecca H. Abel Hall

Upperclassmen

Abel Hall apartments house six students each, with two bedroom, two bathroom units complete with a kitchen and dining area separated by a breakfast bar.

View one of our Campus Apartments

What Should I Bring?

We strongly recommend that you contact your future roommates and decide what each person is going to bring. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life.

You can also see this printer-friendly PDF version.

View Packing List

  • Alarm Clock
  • Bath Towels, Hand Towels & Washcloths
  • Bedding: Pillows, Sheets, Blankets (Extra Long Twin Size)
  • Broom, Dust Pan, Mop & Small Vacuum
  • Cleaning Supplies (Sponges, All Purpose Cleaner, Floor Cleaner (Not Mop & Glo), Glass Cleaner, Paper Towels, etc...)
  • Clothes & Shoes
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Cookbook
  • Decorations (Posters, Pictures, etc...)
  • Dishcloths & Dish Towels
  • Dish & Laundry Detergent
  • Dishes: Cups, Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Silverware
  • DVD Player, Stereo/Radio/MP3 Player & Headphones
  • Ear Plugs
  • Food & Beverages
  • Hair Dryer
  • Insurance Card/Health Insurance Information
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Kitchen Utensils & Supplies (Ice Tray, Can Opener, Spatula, Tongs, Plastic Wrap, etc...)
  • Laundry Hamper/Bag
  • Microwave & Microwavable Dishware (Leach Hall Has Microwaves)
  • Personal Hygiene Items & Toiletries
  • Pots & Pans
  • School Supplies (Book Bag, Pens, Notebooks, Stapler, Computer, Highlighters, Dictionary, etc...)
  • Shower Curtains & Rings
  • Surge Protectors to safeguard your televisions, technology, and gaming devices
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trash Cans & Trash Bags (Bedroom, Bathroom & Kitchen)
  • TV & Cable Cord

Items You Cannot Bring

Leach Hall:
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Microwaves (Leach Hall has Microwaves)
All Residence Halls:
  • Air-Conditioning Units
  • Bed
  • Candles & Incense
  • Deep Fryers
  • Electric Blankets
  • Furniture & Rugs
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Irreplaceable Personal Items & Items of Great Value
  • Permanent Adhesives & Nails
  • Pets
  • Refrigerator
  • Space Heater
  • Weapons

Residence Life Team

  • Kevin Martin - Director of Residence & Student Life

    Kevin J. Martin

    Director of Residence & Student Life
  • Bernadine D. Griffin - Coordinator of Residence Life

    Bernadine D. Griffin

    Coordinator of Residence Life
  • Jennifer L. Ruggiero - Coordinator of Student Life

    Jennifer L. Ruggiero

    Coordinator of Student Life
  • Tatiana D. Marshall - Graduate Assistant - Student Activities

    Tatiana D. Marshall

    Graduate Assistant - Student Activities
  • Crishelle Copper - Graduate Assistant - Resident Life

    Crishelle Copper

    Graduate Assistant - Resident Life
  • Desiree Lutz - Resident Assistant - Miller Hall

    Desiree Lutz

    Resident Assistant - Miller Hall
  • Celine Thomas - Resident Assistant - Miller Hall

    Celine Thomas

    Resident Assistant - Miller Hall
  • Juana Henao - Resident Assistant - Jackson Hall

    Juana Henao

    Resident Assistant - Jackson Hall
  • Amanda McGrogan - Resident Assistant - Jackson Hall

    Amanda McGrogan

    Resident Assistant - Jackson Hall
  • Jonathan Hooper - Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 1st and 2nd Floors

    Jonathan Hooper

    Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 1st and 2nd Floors
  • Zachary Kolbe - Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 1st and 2nd Floors

    Zachary Kolbe

    Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 1st and 2nd Floors
  • Cassidy Boyd - Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 3rd Floor

    Cassidy Boyd

    Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 3rd Floor
  • Grace Sigalla - Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 3rd Floor

    Grace Sigalla

    Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 3rd Floor
  • Brandon Ferrie - Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 4th Floor

    Brandon Ferrie

    Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 4th Floor
  • Luis Rodriguez - Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 4th Floor

    Luis Rodriguez

    Resident Assistant - Leach Hall 4th Floor
  • Jaclyn Babezki - Resident Assistant - Abel Hall 1st Floor

    Jaclyn Babezki

    Resident Assistant - Abel Hall 1st Floor
  • Olivia Florence - Resident Assistant - Abel Hall 1st Floor

    Olivia Florence

    Resident Assistant - Abel Hall 1st Floor
  • Cierra Jones - Resident Assistant - Abel Hall 2nd Floor

    Cierra Jones

    Resident Assistant - Abel Hall 2nd Floor

Lightning Café
Lightning Café

Dining

Stop by the Lightning Café Monday - Thursday to grab breakfast, lunch, dinner or just to refuel in between classes. Located in the Thompson Lounge of the Joseph West Jones Center, the Café is open from 8 am - 8 pm throughout the Fall and Spring semesters while the College is open.
View our current menu »

Declining Balance Meal Plan

Students, faculty, and staff can add funds directly to their Lightning Card to make purchases at the Lightning Café. Funds can be added and transaction history can be viewed on Lightning Central. Funds added to a Lightning Card carry over from semester to semester.