Not available for 2013-14
This hall is designed for juniors and seniors to live in suite style housing. Originally constructed in 1929, Coffman has been recently renovated into air conditioned suites, equipped with a kitchen, lounge and newly tiled restroom. Hardwood floors were exposed in the kitchens; lounges, hallways and bedrooms are carpeted. Windows have miniblinds. Laundry, lounge and storage facilities are located in the basement. Prayer and Spiritual Direction rooms are part of the Quiet Place also housed on the lower level. Coffman Hall was the site of a shirt factory in the 1930s during the Depression Era. Students sewed shirts in the basement during their free time to help pay for their college costs. Legend has it that one student worked so many hours in the shirt factory that when he graduated, the college owed him money.
Students living in Coffman suites are to encourage and accept responsibility for each other. By doing so, they respect others’ right to express their needs, values, opinions and ideas. Respecting the autonomy of others while working towards cooperation in resolving conflicts may require us to allow others time to sort out reactions before responding. Individual members are to respect the right of others to ask students to change their behaviors for the good of the group. The group chooses to live together and works at getting to know one another. This means allowing each other to make mistakes, to grow and to change.
- Suite members uphold the visitation policy: 24-hour open house in public areas; 24-hour open house in all areas for group members; 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight open house for non-members in bedrooms.
- A Resident Director will work with the group throughout the year.
- A contact person from the suite will serve as a communication link between the suite members and the director. See the contact person job description for details.
- Individuals in suites are responsible for regularly cleaning their own units. The Resident Director will work with the suite members to ensure cleanliness of the suite.
- Suite members must be ready to have the college use units during the semester breaks to house other students or persons involved in GC programs, and are expected to cooperate with the preparation of units for use.
- Suite members must purchase at the minimum the 80 Block Meal Plan. Students are encouraged to prepare and eat at least one meal together a week.
- Monies are available for programming activities. These activities must include the majority of suite members and be pre-approved by the RD. Programs that encourage connections and strengthen friendships between the suite members and the broader campus will be more likely to receive funding.
Coffman Application Process
Standards Response Statement (one per group)
- Each student will need to make a non refundable $200 deposit. Be sure to print out your receipt and bring it with you.
- By start of Fall semester, must have completed 2 years since high school graduation.
- Selection process gives priority to students in this order: years since high school, lottery number and capacity.
- Groups must have confirmed capacities by sign up. Students with less than the designated capacity will not be permitted to reserve a suite. Suite must maintain capacity to retain the housing unit. Three-fourths of your original group must make up the capacity in the fall and spring semesters. If a suite falls below minimum capacity each suite member may forfeit the deposit money.
- Suite units and capacity
- Deadline for finding replacement of a suite member for spring semester is December 1st.
- The residence life team reserves the right to deny any selection of a suite in order to maintain essentially full occupancy in campus student halls.