Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Student Handbook

Housing Contract


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Housing Contract

Full year contracts cover the Fall and Spring Semesters only; separate contracts are available for Winter Break and Summer Session. Fall/Spring Semester contracts will be available to all students in February of each year. Contracts become available according to the following schedule:

  1. Fall/Spring Semesters: February/March
  2. Winter Break: November
  3. Spring Semester Only: December
  4. Summer Session: April/May

Space for on-campus living is not guaranteed. Preference will be given to incoming first-year students, returning current residents, and other undergraduates. A wait list will be created and further assignments will be made on a space available basis.

Housing Cancellation Policy

A Housing Contract Cancellation Request Form must be submitted to the Dean of Students for official cancellation of on campus housing. Any student who wishes to cancel a Fall/Spring Semester housing contract is financially responsible for the following amounts:

 If the cancellation occurs:

Cancellation Time Period

Cancellation Fee/Payment

Cancellation Prior to August 1, 2023

$0 Cancellation Fee

Cancellation between August 2 - 15, 2023

$0 Cancellation Fee

Cancellation between August 16, 2023 - January 2, 2024

$475 Cancellation Fee and full Fall Semester payment

Cancellation between January 3, 2024 - May 5, 2024

Full payment of Fall and Spring Semesters

Food Service Agreement

Goldey-Beacom College agrees to provide residence hall housing and dining hall food service accommodations for the 2023 - 2024 academic year, subject to the following stipulations:

  • Room and board are a mandatory package and the dining hall schedule is coordinated with the residence hall occupancy schedule. During inclement weather and holidays, the dining hall will serve only brunch and dinner (on Friday & weekend time schedule).
  • The Block Meal Plan offers 200 meals that may be used in our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. This plan also gives you $75 in Flex Dollars. The 200 meals are valid from the first day of the semester and expire on the last day of the semester. 

If a student cancels their room assignment during the semester, their meal plan will not be refunded.

Room and Board Costs for 2023 - 2024

Residence Hall

Meal Count

Per Semester

Room Cost

Per Semester

Board Cost

Per Semester

Room & Board Cost
Per Semester

Abel, Miller & Jackson Hall

(Upperclassmen)

200

$4,200

$1,980

$6,180

Leach Hall

(First-Year)

200

$4,200

$1,980

$6,180

Franta Hall

(First- Year)

200

$4,200

$1,980

$6,180

*Single room options are charged a 50% premium

Housing Bedroom Option

The Office of Residence Life currently offers standard bedroom options. A standard bedroom option is defined as the maximum number of students that are housed in a particular room. For most of the bedrooms on campus, this number would be three (3). However, there are some bedrooms which designate only two (2) students as the standard occupancy.

There are also a limited number of medical singles available for students with severe documented medical conditions. A student who has a severe medical condition must contact the Office of Residence Life directly. Cost will be based on which bedroom option is chosen with the standard bedroom option being the least expensive.

A student will not be permitted to request a change to the bedroom option selected once the semester has begun. Changes to a student’s bedroom option for the following semester may be requested from the Office of Residence Life and, if approved, may result in reassignment.

Residence Halls Closing

The Residence Halls are officially closed and rooms may not be entered or occupied without a contract during the semester break between academic sessions. Residence Hall openings and closings will be publicized each semester. Bedroom codes will be changed during the summer break period.  The Office of Residence Life is not responsible for any item left behind in apartments during summer/winter breaks.

Winter Break

Students will need to complete a Break Housing Request Form to stay on campus during winter break. Students who are approved to stay over break will remain in their current locations and need to fill out a Winter Housing Contract. To be approved to stay on campus for winter break, a student must fulfill the academic requirements mentioned in the “Academic Requirement” section. Request for exceptions to this policy must be made in writing to the Dean of Students. All students must depart from the residence halls if not enrolled in a Fall Seminar course (Break Housing Request Form needs to be filled out if students are taking this weeklong course). Students enrolled in Fall Semester courses which includes a Fall Seminar one-week course must depart from the residence halls at the end of the course.

Students in need of an extension must submit a written request and receive approval in writing in advance from the Dean of Students. Students who request an extension for reasons other than academic or College requirement will be charged a daily rate of $100.00.

Summer Break

Students will need to complete a Summer Housing Request Form to stay on campus during summer break. To stay on campus over the Summer Session, a student must fulfill the academic requirements mentioned in the “Academic Requirement” section. Students who are approved to stay over break will be relocated to meet the needs of the College and must fill out a Summer Housing Contract. The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to determine what location will be deemed “summer housing”.

All students must depart from the residence halls at the end of the fall semester. Students, who wish to stay past the deadline, must submit a Housing Extension Form in advance and receive approval from the Dean of Students. Students who request an extension for reasons other than academic or College requirements will be assessed a daily rate. Any item(s) found by the Office of Residence Life after the move-out period will be removed and disposed.

Late/Improper Checkout

Any student, who is not checked out prior to the established check-out time, will be charged a $50.00 improper checkout fee. This is in addition to the daily extended stay charge of $100.00. Students who fail to follow the move-out procedures including the ones listed below will forfeit their rights to appeal any damages/cleaning charges assessed to them.

Failure to:

  • Check-out of the residence halls prior to the established check-out date and time.
  • Check-out with Residence Life staff member.

Emergency Closing

The College reserves the right to cancel classes and evacuate the residence halls in the event of severe weather, loss of power, a health emergency or other unforeseen emergency situations. The College will use gbcALERT Notifications to send updates on emergency conditions on or around campus as well as weather cancellations or delays. Students are automatically enrolled for emergency notifications with their GBC Email addresses and cell phone numbers on record. Updating or adding additional emails or cell phone numbers or opt out of text messages may be completed online. In the event of a residence hall evacuation, residents must contact parents/guardians.