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Housing & Dining

Explore GBC’s on-campus living and dining options


Residence Life

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.

Download our 2016-2017 Residence Life packet
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

Residence Halls

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

Residence Life Team

  • Kevin Martin - Director of Residence & Student Life

    Kevin J. Martin

    Director of Residence & Student Life
  • Shannon Graves - Assistant Coordinator of Residence & Student Life

    Shannon C. Graves

    Assistant Coordinator of Residence & Student Life
  • Bernadine Griffin - Coordinator of Residence & Student Life

    Bernadine Griffin

    Assistant Coordinator of Residence & Student Life
  • Quameshia Callwood - Graduate Resident Assistant 2016-2017

    Quameshia Callwood

    Graduate Resident Assistant
    2016-2017
  • James Smith III - Resident Assistant 2016-2017 Jackson Hall

    James Smith III

    Resident Assistant 2016-2017
    Jackson Hall
    Class of 2018
  • Kyle Mapson - Resident Assistant 2016-2017 Leach Hall 3rd Floor

    Kyle Mapson

    Resident Assistant 2016-2017
    Leach Hall 3rd Floor
    Class of 2018
  • Crishelle Copper - Resident Assistant 2016-2017 Leach Hall 4th Floor

    Crishelle Copper

    Resident Assistant 2016-2017
    Leach Hall 4th Floor
    Class of 2018
  • Ashlyn Ludwig - Resident Assistant 2016-2017 Abel Hall 1st Floor

    Ashlyn Ludwig

    Resident Assistant 2016-2017
    Abel Hall 1st Floor
    Class of 2018
  • Jinhyung (Paul) Park- Resident Assistant 2016-2017 Abel Hall 2nd Floor

    Jinhyung (Paul) Park

    Resident Assistant 2016-2017
    Abel Hall 2nd Floor
    Class of 2018

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.