Residential Education and Housing

At the core of the Guilford experience is its community and this is founded upon our residential campus. All traditional students are required to live on-campus and have a meal plan as outlined by the Residential Contract, unless excluded from this contract or approved for an off-campus release (see details below under Off-Campus). Housing for families and CCE students is not available.

On-campus housing options include traditional residence halls with double and single bedrooms, suite-style accommodations, theme houses, and apartment-style living.

The residence halls are officially closed and meal plans are inactive during break periods. Please refer to the Residence Halls Opening & Closing Schedule.

2017-18 Residential Contract

HOUSING OPTIONS FOR 2017-18 

 

First-Year Students

Binford Hall

UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR 2017-18. Binford Hall will undergo major renovations during the 2017-2018 academic year. It will return as first-year student housing in August, 2018.

Milner Hall

Milner is the largest co-ed residence hall and houses approximately 250 first-year students.

Milner Hall Facts:

  • Three floors of residences
  • Central bathroom facilities on each floor
  • Community kitchen on the second floor
  • Community Lounges on the first and second floor. First floor lounge has a pool table.
  • Shared laundry facilities in the basement
  • The Greenleaf Coffee Co-op is housed in the basement of Milner
  • Wireless internet available throughout
  • Centrally located
  • Staffed by eight resident advisors and a community director

Milner Hall Bedroom Facts:

  • Almost all double-occupancy bedrooms. 
  • Typical dimensions: 11 ft. 1 in. x 18 ft. 5 in.
  • Air conditioning units
  • Carpeted
  • Typical bedroom furnishings: for each resident, a desk; desk chair; loftable, extra-long twin bed frame and mattress; dresser; and a wardrobe and storage area is shared by roommates.
  • Trash and recycling bins provided
  • Cable TV hook-up

Bryan Hall

Bryan Hall is a suite-style, co-ed residence hall designed to house up to approximately 215 first-year students.

Bryan Hall Facts:

  • Three floors of residences
  • Central, outdoor courtyard
  • Suite-style: groups of up to eight students live in a suite with four double-occupancy rooms, and share a bathroom and unfurnished common area in the center of the suite
  • Shared laundry facilities in the basement
  • Community lounge and kitchen on the second floor
  • Wireless internet available throughout
  • Centrally located
  • Staffed by six resident advisors and a community director
Bryan Hall Bedroom Facts:
  • Almost all double-occupancy bedrooms
  • Typical dimensions (double rooms): 13 ft. 7in. x 11 ft. 1 in.
  • Air conditioned
  • Carpeted
  • Typical bedroom furnishings: for each resident, a desk; desk chair; loftable, extra-long twin bed frame and mattress; dresser; and closet
  • Trash and recycling bins provided
  • Cable TV hook-up

 

Sophomore, Junior & Senior Students

Theme Houses

Guilford College offers the opportunity for groups of upper-class students to live together in special interest housing known as theme houses, of which there are three. The Pines is an intentional community founded on the principle of sustainability. The themes of Cobb House and Pope House rotate annually based on student proposals and are centered around various social, co-curricular or academic interests each year. Examples of previous themes are substance-free/healthy living, the study of languages, service and intersectionality. Each house has a house manager, a student who works closed with the housed community and support staff to ensure the success of the house, and a house advisor, a faculty or staff member who provides guidance to the house. These housing options are not available for new or transfer students. Please visit the theme houses GuilfordNet webpage for application information.

The Pines Facts

  • Theme: sustainability
  • House membership: up to 10
  • Shared kitchen, common room, back and side porch
  • Wireless internet available throughout
  • Community garden
  • Gray water system
  • Located near Student Health & Counseling, northeast side of campus

Cobb House Facts

  • Theme: TBD (changes annually)
  • House membership: up to seven
  • Shared kitchen, common room and back porch
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet available throughout
  • Located near the Lake, northeast side of campus

Pope House Facts

  • Theme: TBD (changes annually)
  • House membership: up to 11
  • Shared kitchen, common room and side porch
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet available throughout
  • Located near Friendly Avenue, on the south side of campus

Theme House Bedroom Facts

  • Air conditioned
  • Typical bedroom furnishings: for each resident, a desk; desk chair; extra-long twin bed frame and mattress; dresser; and wardrobe or closet
  • Trash and recycling bins provided
  • Cable TV hook-up

English Hall - Honors Program Residence

English Hall houses the Honors Program Residence, a co-ed residence hall of approximately 50 upper-class students who are honors students or who wish to reside in an intentionally, highly academically-focused environment. (You are not required to be an honors student to request English Hall.)  

English Hall Facts

  • Two floors of residences
  • Central bathroom facilities on each floor
  • Community lounge and kitchen on the first floor
  • Study lounge
  • Shared laundry facilities on the first floor
  • Wireless internet available throughout
  • Located near Armfield Athletic Center, near the center Quad on the south side
  • Staffed by two resident advisors and a community director

English Hall Bedroom Facts

  • Air conditioned
  • Carpeted
  • Almost all double-occupancy bedrooms
  • Typical room dimensions: 16 ft. 4 in. x 11 ft. 8 in.
  • Sink in bedroom
  • Typical bedroom furnishings: for each resident a desk, desk chair, extra-long twin bed frame and mattress, dresser and closet
  • Trash and recycling bins provided
  • Cable TV hook-up

Mary Hobbs Hall

Mary Hobbs Hall is an all-women’s hall and houses approximately 54 upper-class residents. This unique building is the oldest residential facility on-campus and underwent renovations in 2015.

Mary Hobbs Hall Facts

  • Two floors of residences
  • Central bathroom facilities on each wing
  • Community lounges on the first and second floors
  • Kitchen on the first floor
  • Shared laundry facilities on the first and second floors
  • Wireless internet available throughout
  • Home to EMPOWER Living Learning Community
  • A commuter student lounge is located in the basement of this building
  • Located near Founders Hall and the center Quad
  • Staffed by two resident advisors and a community director

Mary Hobbs Hall Bedroom Facts

  • Air conditioned
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Almost all double-occupancy bedrooms
  • Average room dimensions: 13 ft. 6 in. x 12 ft.
  • Typical bedroom furnishings: for each resident a desk; desk chair; loftable, extra-long twin bed frame and mattress; dresser; and closet/wardrobe
  • Trash and recycling bins provided
  • Cable TV hook-up

Shore Hall - Gender Inclusive Hall Community

Beginning in fall 2017, Shore Hall will be designated as a gender inclusive residence hall community. Any upper-class student may request to live in Shore Hall, with any roommate, regardless of gender identity or expression, if they are interested in living in a community that is intentionally supportive of and advocates for gender inclusivity. All bathrooms throughout Shore Hall will be gender inclusive. Read more and see how Guilford’s gender inclusive policies apply to other residence halls HERE.

Shore Hall Facts

  • Central bathroom facilities on each floor, all of which are gender inclusive
  • Three floors of residences
  • Spacious community lounge on the first floor
  • Central kitchen on the first floor
  • Shared laundry facilities in the basement
  • Wireless internet available throughout
  • The Bike Shop is also located in the basement of this building
  • Located near Founders Hall and the center Quad
  • Staffed by two resident advisors and a community director

Shore Hall Bedroom Facts

  • Air conditioned
  • Carpeted
  • Almost all double-occupancy bedrooms
  • Typical room dimensions: 13 ft. 7 in. x 11 ft. 9 in.
  • Typical bedroom furnishings: for each resident a desk; desk chair; loftable, extra-long twin bed frame and mattress; dresser; and closet.
  • Trash and recycling bins provided
  • Cable TV hook-up 

North Apartments

The North Apartments are a set of six buildings, surrounding a central, wooded area. Each building has four, four-bedroom, co-ed apartment units, housing approximately 96 upper-class students.

North Apartments Facts

  • Common area furnished with: dining table and chairs, loveseat and two armchairs, coffee table, end table, light fixture
  • Cable TV hook-up in the common area
  • Standard apartment kitchen: refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, kitchen sink, cupboards/drawers (cooking and dining supplies not included)
  • Carpeted floor except for the kitchen area which is tiled
  • Front porch area on each floor
  • Four single bedrooms per apartment
  • One shared bathroom per apartment
  • Community laundry facilities are located centrally in the complex
  • Wireless internet available throughout
  • Located on the north end of campus
  • Staffed by three resident advisors and a community director 

North Apartments Bedroom Facts

  • All single rooms
  • Carpeted
  • Trash and recycling bins provided
  • Cable TV hook-up
  • Air conditioned
  • Typical bedroom furnishings: desk, desk chair, extra-long twin bed frame and mattress, dresser and closet. 

South Apartments

The South Apartments are a set of three buildings, housing approximately 140 upper-class students in four-bedroom, co-ed apartment units.

South Apartments Facts

  • Each building is three floors of residences
  • Two bathrooms in each apartment
  • Common area furnished with: dining table and chairs, couch and armchair, coffee table, end table, TV stand
  • Cable TV hook-up in the common area
  • Standard apartment kitchen: refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, kitchen sink, cupboards/drawers (cooking and dining supplies not included)
  • Carpeted floor except for the kitchen area which is tiled
  • Four single bedrooms per apartment
  • Two shared bathrooms per apartment
  • Community laundry facilities are located centrally in the complex
  • Wireless internet available throughout
  • Located on the north end of campus
  • Staffed by three resident advisors and a community director

South Apartments Bedroom Facts

  • All single rooms
  • Carpeted
  • Trash and recycling bins provided
  • Cable TV hook-up
  • Air conditioned
  • Typical bedroom furnishings: desk, desk chair, extra-long twin bed frame and mattress, dresser and closet. 

East Apartments

The East Apartments are being added as on-campus student housing beginning in fall 2017. They are a set of three buildings, housing approximately 140 upper-class students in three-bedroom, co-ed apartment units.

East Apartments Facts

  • Each building is three floors of residences
  • Common area furnished with: dining table and chairs, loveseat and armchair, coffee table, end table
  • Cable TV hook-up in the common area
  • Standard apartment kitchen: refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, kitchen sink, cupboards/drawers (cooking and dining supplies not included)
  • Carpeted floor except for the kitchen area which is linoleum
  • Four bedrooms per apartment, used as singles and doubles
  • Laundry in each apartment
  • Wireless internet available throughout
  • Located near the Armfield Athletic Center on the southeast end of campus
  • Staffed by five resident advisors and a community director

 East Apartments Bedroom Facts

  • Three bedrooms house four to six residents, some as single rooms and some as doubles.
  • Private bath off of each bedroom
  • Carpeted, linoleum in the bathroom
  • Trash and recycling bins provided
  • Cable TV hook-up
  • Air conditioned
  • Typical bedroom furnishings: two desks; two desk chairs; two loftable, extra-long twin bed frames and mattresses; two dressers; and one closet. 

Additional Housing Information

Gender Inclusive Housing

In addition to the Gender Inclusive Hall Community in Shore Hall (see above), Guilford College offers gender inclusive housing policies that apply across the other housing options.  

Gender inclusive housing at Guilford allows students to choose to live together as roommates regardless of sex assignment at birth, gender identity or gender expression. This policy exists to meet the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming students, their allies, as well as any student who would feel more comfortable and safe in an intentionally gender inclusive living environment. Please read more about the policy and processes HERE.

Summer Session Housing

Summer housing in 2017 will be offered in double rooms in the East Apartments for traditional students enrolled in summer school for a five- or 10-week session. It is not required nor guaranteed and students will be housed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meal plans are not available during the summer terms.

Off-Campus

All traditional students are required to have on-campus housing and a meal plan in adherence with the Residential Contract. The only students excluded from this requirement are those:

  • enrolled as Early College or Center for Continuing Education students,
  • 23 years or older prior to the start of a semester, 
  • under the age of 16 as of first date of residency, and/or
  • enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours during a semester.
Beyond the above reasons, students may apply for an off-campus release, but approval is not guaranteed. Students are advised not to sign leases or make any off-campus housing arrangements unless officially approved for an off-campus release by Residential Education and Housing. For more information and to apply, please see the Off-Campus Release Policy and Application.