Housing Sign Up Options:
Important Housing Information
- Make the appropriate housing deposit based on location.
- Participate in room sign up on TBA at 9 p.m. in AD28 for Kratz/Miller/Yoder and Kulp Hall.
- Small Group Housing applications will be accepted from TBA.
- Student Apartment applications will be accepted beginning TBA until full occupancy. Students graduating high school 2010 or before will be given priority in the first week of the application process.
Kratz/Miller/Yoder and Kulp Residence Halls
- Students must purchase at the minimum, the 14 Meal Plan.
- Make a $50 housing deposit prior to room sign up.
- Eligible students for Kulp must have graduated from high school at least two years prior to the start of the first day of classes.
- Participate in room sign up on TBA at 9 p.m. in AD28.
- Community Standards
At room selection you will be asked to demonstrate your commitment to live in harmony with the Community Standards, by signing the following statement:
Goshen College is a Christ-centered college emphasizing the development of a strong and mature Christian faith and a commitment to the church. You are part of the Christian faith as it is held and lived by our faculty and the majority of Goshen students. Goshen College is rooted in the Mennonite church, one of the historic peace churches.
Goshen College maintains standards for behavior, which contribute to a strong campus community. Students from different backgrounds may have different values, but the Goshen College community expects a lifestyle that excludes use of alcohol, use or possession of non-medicinal drugs, use of tobacco, use and/or possession of firearms or fireworks, and premarital sex. Racism and discrimination are not tolerated. All students are expected to live in accordance with the “Goshen College Commitment to Community Standards.”
SGH Application Process
Small Group Housing Guidelines
- By the start of the Fall semester, students who have completed 2 years since high school graduation are eligible to apply.
- Each group should study “Expectations for Small Group Living.”
- Selections are made on the basis of the group’s application and capacity. The director of residence life and the resident director team review each application and make assignments.
- Groups must maintain minimum capacity to retain the housing unit. If a group falls below minimum capacity each group member may forfeit the deposit money.
- Deadline for finding replacement of a group member for spring semester is December 1st.
- The residence life team reserves the right to deny any or all applications for small group housing in order to maintain essentially full occupancy in campus student halls.
- Contact the Student Life office if you have any questions concerning small group housing applications.
- If not studying on campus for spring semester please follow these procedures.
Expectations of Small Group Living
- Group members uphold SGH 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, no overnights.
- A contact person from the group will serve as a communication link between the small group and the director. See the contact person job description for details.
- Individuals in small group housing are responsible for regularly cleaning their own units. The small group housing director will work with the group to ensure cleanliness of the house.
- Students are expected to keep yard, porches, etc., free of trash. Also, furniture designated for indoor use is prohibited for outdoor use.
- Group members must purchase at the minimum the 80 Block Meal Plan. Groups 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 house members and be pre-approved by the RD. Programs that encourage connections and strengthen friendships between the group and the broader campus will be more likely to receive funding.
Student Apartment Selection Guidelines:
- By start of Fall semester, must have completed 2 years since high school graduation.
- Selection process gives priority to students in this order: documented ADA accommodations, years since high school.
- In cases where someone is on SST, graduates early, or participates in an off-campus Goshen College academic program, your apartment must still maintain at least 2/3 capacities for both fall and spring semester. You will not be allowed to sign‐up for an apartment without meeting the minimum apartment capacity when all students in your group are on campus for both semesters. You apartment should be full for at least one semester.
- If you can’t meet capacity at the start of apartment sign-up you will need to select an alternative housing assignment. You may also opt to pay a premium rate for the additional space of $500 (per resident) a semester. This would guarantee you the apartment with no expectations to add additional residents provided the apartment remains at 2/3 capacities. Please note all two-person apartments must be at capacity for both spring/fall semesters to be eligible.
- Each student must make the required $200 housing deposit.