THE OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE
THE GCU OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE ENSURES STUDENTS LIKE YOU STAY HAPPY, SAFE, AND COMFORTABLE.
WE’RE HERE FOR ALL YOUR
ON-CAMPUS LIVING NEEDS
Rooted in the Mercy Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Justice, Compassion and Service, the Office of Residence Life fosters a safe, inclusive, academically rigorous and engaged on-campus community where students feel important, challenged and supported as they pursue their academic and personal goals.
At Georgian Court, we work to bring you a safe, secure, well-maintained, and positive environment where you can learn, develop, and become independent. Read on, and get all the details you need about moving in and making the most of your new life at college.
We can’t wait to have you join us! But there are a few steps you’ll need to take to make sure your housing is ready when you are.
- Be sure to review how to check your GCU email—it’s where all communications will take place.
- Housing is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, so submit your deposit and paperwork to the university as soon as you know that you will be attending and plan on living here.
- Check out the FAQs below for commonly asked questions about living in the residence halls.
Your residence hall is more than your new address. It’s where you socialize, interact, study, collaborate, and take advantage of leadership opportunities. Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your experience in the residence halls.
MAKE YOUR ROOM
Put up posters and art. Find a cozy spot for your laptop and headphones. Set up your bed with tons of pillows (or not). Coordinate with your roommate to come up with a theme. This is your new home and you’re welcome to style it however you like. Find out all about the decorating do’s and don’ts in our Residence Life Handbook.
THINGS YOU’LL WANT TO BRING
- Bedding for a twin XL
- Backrest/floor pillow
- Under-bed storage bin
- Laundry basket
- Laundry detergent
- Drying rack
- Drawer liners
- Flip-flops for the shower
- Shower caddy
- Command hooks
- Dry-erase message board
- Desk lamp
- Power strip
- Can opener
- Dishes, utensils, pots/pans
- Coffeemaker with automatic shutoff or Keurig
THINGS TO COORDINATE WITH YOUR ROOMMATE
- Gaming systems
THINGS NOT TO BRING
- Halogen lamps
- Other cooking appliances
- Pets (except fish)
RESIDENCE LIFE TEAM
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Georgian Court University’s director of residence life is responsible for the development of a comprehensive residence life and housing program focused on the overall resident student experience.
This live-in student life professional manages operations and programs for the residence halls. While you may not see them as often, they supervise the hall directors, handle any disciplinary matters, and stay available as a resource to all students.
These live-in graduate students are responsible for the overall daily function and safety of their halls. They supervise the RAs and will likely be your first point of contact. HDs serve in a 24/7 on-call rotation to support you and other residents in case of an emergency.
Fellow GCU students who have completed an extensive selection and training process become RAs to live and work with residents. If you’re ever feeling stuck, they’ll help make sure you feel safe and supported. RAs plan educational and social programs, advise students with academic and personal difficulties, and serve as the front line for emergency needs and crisis intervention.