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Student Life

Your GCU
experience is
yours to define.

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Some of the best times of your life take place during college. The more you get involved, the happier those years will be. Choose from 40+ clubs and organizations to ignite your passions and interests or start your own. Hone your leadership skills. Hit the beach or a tennis ball. Bowl on campus with friends. Explore New York or Philly. Volunteer abroad or in the community. Hold a bake-athon. There’s something for everyone!

Building Campus Community:
Where Every Event Feels Like Home!

Athletics & Campus Recreation

Hear us Roar

GCU Lions are super serious about their athletics. Just ask our 300 student-athletes competing in 15 NCAA Division II varsity sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). For fitness and fun, our state-of-the-art Wellness Center is designed for physical fitness, athletic excellence, and environmental awareness. All across campus, you’ll see fields, facilities, and students upping their game on their own or with their teammates. Go Lions!


NCAA II Varsity Sports


Conference Championships Since 2015


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Athletics Fields
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Clubs & Organizations

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Make a

A vibrant student life includes bonding with fellow students around common interests, causes, volunteerism, and hobbies. We offer 40+ clubs and organizations, service trips, campus ministry, student government, and community service. Explore it all with like-minded friends outside the classroom. You’ve got this!

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Off Campus

Sand. Sun. Cities.

With Philly and New York just an hour away, there are endless opportunities for good times and R&R off campus: concerts, pro sports, foodie destinations, historic attractions, art, parks, shopping, and more. Nearby beaches include Asbury Park, Seaside Heights, Bay Head, and Lavalette. In and around Lakewood, check out delicious cheap eats like the Bagel Nosh, Shoregood Pancake House, and Latin Bistro & Grill, plus the Incline Club Skatepark, Locks & Puzzles Escape Room, Ocean County Park, and the Strand Theater.
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Our Mercy Core Values
As you walk campus, you’ll see signs with single words: Respect. Justice. Compassion. Service. Integrity. These are our Mercy values, our way of life, and the compass by which we make every single decision at Georgian Court. As a GCU student, you’ll be asked to learn and live by these values during your time with us and far beyond.
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Food & Dining

On-campus dining services are managed by Aramark and offered in two locations: The Court Café—open late to fuel your studying and taste buds—is co-located with the Gavan Student Lounge and the Dining Hall—a great place to lunch with your profs—is located in the Raymond Hall Complex. Menus include traditional student favorites, vegetarian options, multicultural specialties, and more.

Residence Halls

Residential Students Live in Four Campus Residence Halls:

GCU Maria Hall
Maria Hall

Overlooking the Italian Gardens and the Japanese Garden, this residence hall is the location of our new Sophomore-Year Experience program.

GCU Mercy Hall
Mercy Hall

Located near the Apollo Fountain and adjoining the chapel, this residence hall houses students in the University Honors Program.

GCU St. Catherine Hall
St. Catherine Hall
Our newest residence hall is for upper-class students and is located near the Mercy Garden.
GCU St. Joseph Hall
St. Joseph Hall

Recently renovated, this residence hall is home to our First-Year Experience program and is located near the basketball courts on the north of campus.