Residential life is a vital part of the educational mission of Guilford College. Residential life provides many points of interaction with others for friendship, for the formulation of values, and for exercising communal and personal responsibility. Because Guilford College is a residential campus that values the community of students in a residential setting, traditional students under the age of 23 are required to live on campus and eat in the dining hall.
Traditional students with 88 credit hours or 21 and older (unless living at home with a parent or legal guardian) desiring to live off campus are eligible to apply for off campus each academic year, but approval is not guaranteed. There are no opportunities for married students or CCE students to live on campus. During fall and spring breaks, Thanksgiving, and winter break, the residence halls and dining services are officially closed. Students may apply to remain in the residence hall during the breaks with the exception of winter break when all students must vacate the halls.
We provide a clean, comfortable, well-maintained and secure campus living environment with housing options that include traditional residential halls, historic mansions, modern apartments and theme houses which are organized around common social or academic interests, such as multi-cultural themes, the environment, languages and substance-free/healthy living. For students who like to cook, kitchens are available in all facilities, and there’s even a vegetable co-op for locally-grown food.
Your residence community will be your “home-away-from-home”, therefore residential advisers (RA) and professional hall directors (HD) are devoted to making residence life a fantastic and meaningful experience. Serving an on-campus population of more than 1,000 in eight residence halls and four on-campus houses, the team is available for support, advising, programming and introducing residents to Guilford’s many resources. First-year student housing provides multiple social programs in Binford Hall and Milner Hall. For older students, living in a theme house encourages growth through the house’s mission. Apartment living provides a more autonomous living experience. Please explore each of the housing options.
Residence Hall Opening and Closing Schedule 2013-2014
|Residence Halls OPEN for new students @ 8 a.m. CHECK-IN, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Sternberger Auditorium, Founders Hall. (See Traditional New Student Orientation information , begins today.)||Thursday, August 22, 2013|
|Residence Hall OPEN for returning and readmitted students. CHECK-IN, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in your assigned residence hall.||Sat, August 24, 2013|
|Continued Residence Hall CHECK-IN for returning and readmitted students, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in your assigned residence hall.||Sun, August 25, 2013|
|Residence Halls CLOSE for Fall Break @ 3 p.m.*||Fri, October 11, 2013|
|Fall Break ends/Residence Halls REOPEN @ 9 a.m.||Sun, October 20, 2013|
|Residence Halls CLOSE for Thanksgiving Break @ 3 p.m.*||Wed, November 27, 2013|
|Thanksgiving Break ends/Residence Halls REOPEN @ 9 a.m.||Sun, December 1, 2013|
|Residence Halls CLOSE to all for Winter Break @ 3 p.m.**All students must vacate the halls.||Fri, December 13, 2013|
|Residence Halls OPEN for January Term students only @ 9 a.m. CHECK-IN for J-Term students who were not in housing in Fall 2013, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Campus Life, Founders Hall 2nd Floor.||Thursday, January 2, 2014|
|Residence Halls CLOSE for all January Term students who are not continuing as residential students in the spring term, 3 p.m.**||Friday, January 24, 2014|
|Residence Halls OPEN for Spring Semester @ 9 a.m.Residence Hall CHECK-IN for new students, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Founders Hall 2nd Floor. (See Traditional New Student Orientation information, begins today.)Residence Hall CHECK-IN for readmitted students, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Campus Life, Founders Hall.||Sat, January 25, 2014|
|Continued Residence Hall CHECK-IN for readmitted students, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Campus Life, Founders Hall||Sun, January 26, 2014|
|Residence Halls CLOSE for Spring Break @ 3 p.m.*||Fri, March 14, 2014|
|Spring Break ends/Residence Halls REOPEN @ 9 a.m.||Sun, March 23, 2014|
|Residence Halls CLOSE @ 3 p.m. for ALL STUDENTS except Graduating Seniors.**||Thursday, May 15, 2014|
|Residence Halls CLOSE @ 8 p.m. for Graduating Seniors.**||Sat, May 17, 2014|
* Guilford College residence halls officially close during this break. Students who need to remain on campus must register with Residence Life to stay during fall and spring breaks; however, students are not required to register to stay for Thanksgiving Break. Dining services are not available during the breaks.
**All students are expected to leave within 24 hours of their last exam (check the exam schedule available online) and/or no later than the closing date and time. Students found in the residence halls after the halls close will be fined an hourly rate starting at 3:00 p.m. and may face judicial charges. (International students and students required to be here by the College are the only exception and must seek permission from Residence Life.)
Student ID Cards (Quaker Cards)
Every Guilford student is issued the Quaker Card – the all-important student identification card.
Your Quaker Card is your “key” to many important aspects of College life:
- It’s your key to your residence hall (and other academic buildings, including the computer labs).
- It’s your meal ticket (including Grill cash) for three dining venues on campus (cafeteria, the Q, and the Grill).
- It also has purses of money; Campus Cash and Community Cash that allow students to spend money at the campus bookstore, dining services, off-campus merchants such as Elizabeth’s Pizza, CVS Pharmacy, Carolina’s Diner, Benders 2, Papa John’s Pizza, Sheetz and Friendly Tire & Auto.
- It’s your ATM card for Wells Fargo Bank (formerly Wachovia) customers.
If you have a problem with your Quaker Card, the following departments should be contacted:
- Lost, Stolen or Damaged cards: IT&S Help Desk, Bauman, 1st floor, (336) 316-2515 or (336) 316-2020 ($25 to replace a card)
- Meal plans and grill cash: Residence Life, Founders 202, firstname.lastname@example.org
To check your balance or add money to your card visit the Quaker Card website.