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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 access to GBC’s wireless Internet, as well as come fully-furnished. All residence halls are smoke-free.

Read our Residence Life policies »
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 (regular 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
  • Jarrel G. Lane - Graduate Assistant - Residence Life

    Jarrel G. Lane

    Graduate Assistant - Residence Life
  • Ashlyn Ludwig - Resident Assistant Miller Hall

    Ashlyn Ludwig

    Resident Assistant
    Miller Hall
    Class of 2018
  • Kyle Mapson - Resident Assistant Jackson Hall

    Kyle Mapson

    Resident Assistant
    Jackson Hall
    Class of 2018
  • Brandon Hanson - Resident Assistant Jackson Hall

    Brandon Hanson

    Resident Assistant
    Jackson Hall
    Class of 2020
  • Crishelle Copper - Resident Assistant Leach Hall 1st & 2nd Floor

    Crishelle Copper

    Resident Assistant
    Leach Hall 1st & 2nd Floor
    Class of 2018
  • Keaira Wilson - Resident Assistant Leach Hall 1st & 2nd Floor

    Keaira Wilson

    Resident Assistant
    Leach Hall 1st & 2nd Floor
    Class of 2020
  • Ali Ikram - Resident Assistant Leach Hall 3rd Floor

    James Smith

    Resident Assistant
    Leach Hall 3rd Floor
    Class of 2018
  • Kamron Sanabria - Resident Assistant Leach Hall 3rd Floor

    Kamron Sanabria

    Resident Assistant
    Leach Hall 3rd Floor
    Class of 2020
  • Celine Thomas - Resident Assistant Leach Hall 4th Floor

    Celine Thomas

    Resident Assistant
    Leach Hall 4th Floor
    Class of 2019
  • Desiree Lutz - Resident Assistant Leach Hall 4th Floor

    Desiree Lutz

    Resident Assistant
    Leach Hall 4th Floor
    Class of 2019
  • Paul Park- Resident Assistant Abel Hall 1st Floor

    Paul Park

    Resident Assistant
    Abel Hall 1st Floor
    Class of 2018
  • Taylor Vile - Resident Assistant Able Hall 1st Floor

    Taylor Vile

    Resident Assistant
    Able Hall 1st Floor
    Class of 2018
  • Tanner Turner-Rush - Resident Assistant Able Hall 2nd Floor

    Tanner Turner-Rush

    Resident Assistant
    Able Hall 2nd Floor
    Class of 2017
  • Colleen Draper - Resident Assistant Abel Hall 2nd Floor

    Colleen Draper

    Resident Assistant
    Abel Hall 2nd Floor
    Class of 2020

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.
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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.