HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE
INDEPENDENCE. LEADERSHIP. GROWTH. SUPPORT. COMMUNITY. LIVING ON CAMPUS IS THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.
A POSITIVE LIVING AND
You want to go to a college where you’ll get the best education—but you also want to have a fun, happy life while you’re there! The residence halls at Georgian Court University are designed to help you meet new people and live every day in a positive, upbeat environment. You’ll have space to focus when you need to, and a place to call your own, where you’re bound to form friendships that will last a lifetime. Come and get involved with your new community. Decorate your room to make it yours. Make GCU your home, where you’ll build unforgettable memories.
There are four residence halls on campus at GCU. Each of these buildings is an easy walk away from classes, dining, the wellness center, and other campus hangouts. You’ll be assigned to a residence hall based on what year of school you’re entering.
ST. JOSEPH HALL
St. Joseph Hall houses about 140 residents, from sophomore to seniors. This classic-style residence hall has double-occupancy rooms and communal bathroom facilities (bring a bathrobe!). St. Joseph Hall is on the north side of campus, near the basketball courts.
Maria Hall overlooks the Italian Gardens on one side and the Japanese Garden on another. It’s the location of our new First-Year Experience program. Maria Hall houses just over 200 students and includes laundry facilities and a kitchen in the lower level lounge area.
ST. CATHERINE HALL
Our newest residence hall, St. Catherine Hall, houses approximately 82 residents. Here, juniors and seniors live in both single and suite-style rooms. Two single rooms share a private bathroom, while suites consist of two double rooms with a private kitchenette, bathroom, and living room.
This building currently houses students in the Honors Program. Each double-occupancy room includes a bathroom, and the building has a microwave, sink, and laundry facilities. There is also a lounge on the first floor with a piano and television.
Programs are offered throughout the semester to help students build friendships and foster a deeper sense of community in our residence halls. There is one late-night weekend program held every week. Enjoy event planning? Talk to your RA about ideas you might have for a gathering.
Move to GCU
FIND OUT NEXT STEPS.
If you’ve been accepted, have you already started planning your move to GCU, your soon-to-be new home? Our Office of Residence Life is here to make your transition as smooth as possible.
Get details on what to bring with you, how moving in works, and other frequently asked questions. Know more and you’ll be 100% residence hall-ready!
DINING AROUND CAMPUS
Food is important. And we make it a priority at GCU to bring every resident awesome meal choices that are nutritious and tasty. There are two locations for resident dining at GCU: Raymond Hall, an all-you-care-to-eat destination; and The Café, with sandwiches, paninis, burgers, and other favorites for a quick snack or full meal.
If you’re looking for a way to express your faith and connect with the community around you, consider joining the Campus Ministry. You’ll grow as a person while practicing our Mercy core values. In addition to prayer services and special events, the Campus Ministry offers retreats, service trips, and volunteer opportunities.
LAKEWOOD, NEW JERSEY, AND BEYOND
HIT THE BEACH
Pack your books and your sunscreen for a day with your toes in the sand. Georgian Court is just minutes away from Jersey Shore destinations such as Asbury Park, Seaside Heights, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant, and Lavalette. Check them all out and find your favorite spot in the sun.
LOCAL GOOD EATS
Calling all foodies: The Lakewood area is home to some great food options. Grab a delicious bite to eat at the Bagel Nosh, Shoregood Pancake House, and Latin Bistro & Grill. Treat yourself to a date-worthy dinner in a finer establishment. Or make a Starbucks coffee run to fuel your day.
Local fun could mean a visit to the Incline Club Skatepark, Great Adventure, Locks & Puzzles Escape Room, or the Strand Theater. Escape to Ocean County Park, which was once the setting for the Rockefeller Mansion. Tour Allaire State Park or Forge Pond, or go cycling along the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway.
PHILLY AND NYC
Want a dose of the city life? Or dream of landing a big-city internship? With access to two major cities, you’ll be connected to opportunities for both exciting adventures and career advancement. Manhattan and Philadelphia are a little over an hour away by car.