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THE OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE

WELCOME TO
ON-CAMPUS
HOUSING

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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.

Students moving into a dorm

INCOMING

STUDENTS

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.

HOUSING FAQS

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.

Apply for housing by filling out the GCU residence application. You’ll need your username and password.
Once you have completed your Housing Contract, Resident Information Form, and paid your deposit, we’ll match you with another resident. We’ll e-mail this information to your GCU email address at the beginning of August.
Your Housing Contract includes a Roommate Matching Form with questions about your preferences and interests (music, hobbies, sleeping habits). Roommates are paired based on those preferences. If requesting a specific roommate, both parties must request one another.
Living with someone is challenging and takes hard work. The residence life staff is available to mediate roommate conflicts if necessary. But if things just aren’t working out, you may change your roommate during the open room change period. All residents and resident assistants involved must agree to the switch.
Single rooms are available to upper-class students as space permits and for an additional fee of $1,464per semester.
The residence hall beds are twin XL.
You may bring a small refrigerator (less than 4.4 cubic feet). All other appliances must be used in the common kitchen areas, where microwaves are available for student use. Microwaves and other cooking appliances are not permitted in student rooms.
No, all resident students are automatically placed on a 19-meal plan.
The Raymond Dining Hall and The Café at GCU will be your go-to dining locations for hearty meals and quick bites. You can explore our menus, dietary philosophy, and sustainability practices at the GCU Dining Services web site.
Yes, parking is available behind the residence halls. Contact the Office of Campus Safety for more information. If you’ve already registered your car, you’ll receive your parking permit when you check into your residence hall.

MAKE YOUR ROOM

ALL YOURS

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.

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THINGS YOU’LL WANT TO BRING

  • Bedding for a twin XL
  • Backrest/floor pillow
  • Under-bed storage bin
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent
  • Drying rack
  • Wastebasket
  • Drawer liners
  • Iron
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • 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

  • Refrigerator
  • Rug
  • Television
  • Gaming systems

THINGS NOT TO BRING

  • Curtains
  • Halogen lamps
  • Microwaves
  • Other cooking appliances
  • Candles
  • Hoverboards
  • Pets (except fish)
YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS

MEET YOUR
RESIDENCE LIFE TEAM

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Georgian Court University Roary
DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE

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.

Georgian Court University Roary
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE

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.

Georgian Court University Roary
HALL DIRECTORS (HD)

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.

Georgian Court University Roary
RESIDENT ASSISTANTS (RA)

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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

FORMS AND
APPLICATIONS

All documents pertaining to housing can be found on Georgian Court eRezLife.

RESIDENCE LIFE
HANDBOOK

This is your residence hall how-to guide, with everything you need to know about policies, what to expect, where to find services, and who to call on for help.

QUESTIONS?
CONTACT US

Feel free to get in touch if you ever have questions or concerns. We can tell you more about residence life and how to make the most of your experience at GCU. Call us at 732-987-2533, send an e-mail, or stop by in person at St. Catherine Hall, Room 108.

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