The residence halls are often the place where students first meet friends and begin to feel a sense of belonging. All full-time single students younger than 25 are welcome to live in one of four traditional residence halls. Each hall houses men and women on separate floors.
Apartments offer increased independence and flexibility within the campus context. Each apartment has its own kitchen, living area, bathroom and separate bedrooms, while some feature unique lofts and spiral staircases. This option is available for older students.
Small group housing offers an opportunity to deepen friendships in a largely self-governing environment. Students apply together as a group, and groups are chosen based on several criteria. This option is available for older students.
Our mission is to provide a safe and hospitable living space for students where our facilities, programs and services inspire academic achievement, spiritual growth, inclusive communities and engaging opportunities.
Options and Requirements
The standards held by Goshen College are based on Christian ideals, educational goals, expectations needed for good group living, and guidelines needed to ensure proper care of the housing facilities. Some regulations are necessary to protect the rights of the individual while others are designed to protect the community.
Attendance at Goshen College is a privilege and carries with it the obligation to observe college regulations. While attending Goshen College, a student is subject to the laws of Indiana as well as those of the local community outside the campus.
Campus housing is an integral part of campus life and contributes in many ways to the education students receive. Students live and work in groups and get to know people of various backgrounds. All full-time students enrolled at GC must live in campus housing unless they meet any of these requirements:
- Have 112+ credit hours
- Turn 23 years of age during a given semester
- Live with parents or an immediate family member
Full restitution of room and board fees will be expected if students bypass the residency requirements. Students 25 years of age or older are not eligible to live on campus without a formal request and special consideration from the director of residence life.
Married students of traditional age (18-25) are eligible for campus housing provided both spouses are enrolled for a minimum of 9 credit hours. The fee structure for married students is equivalent to single residential students. A meal plan is required and the understanding that all college furnishings remain in their chosen housing location. Priority will be given to married students at the start of our housing selection process.
Commitment to Community
Residence life at Goshen really stands out thanks — in part — to our Commitment to Community Standards, which enables a strong sense of community and engenders a spirit of hospitality. These guidelines for living ask us to respect one another and ourselves through the choices we make.
Residence Life Resources
- Download the 2014-15 Living Guide
- Confirm or Apply for an Off-Campus Housing Exemption for 2015-16
- Submit Your Housing Deposit
- ResLife Program Checklist for RA Staff
- Register a Campus Programming Event
- Download the 2014-15 Storage Hours Schedule
- Download the Residence Life Living Guide for iPad or Mac (must have iBooks Installed, just choose OPEN WITH iBooks)