Residence Life

Housing Assignments

Room assignments are made based on seniority. As a returning student, you will have an opportunity to sign up for housing at the end of the academic year for the next year. 

As a new incoming student, you will need to submit your Housing/Commuter App on your Pride Page and then complete the roommate questionnaire at PAWS orientation. Once you have selected your roommate or one has been assigned to you, you will be assigned a room and will receive a confirmation email. You will receive your official housing assignment via your Greensboro College email address.

The first week of school, you and your roommate will fill out a roommate contract, which will be facilitated by your RA in order to help the two of you set some guidelines for sharing the room. The Office of Residence Life will make every possible consideration in pairing roommates based on information contained in your housing application. The assignment process is extremely time consuming and will be completed as soon as possible, usually by the end of July.

Room Changes

There will be a mandatory room freeze until the Add/Drop period is over. Requests for room changes will be accepted only after the Add/Drop period, and must be made in writing to your RA via a specific form available from your RA.

If you do not self-identify a new roommate, you will need to attend a round-table program in your hall to identify a new roommate. Once you have paired with a roommate, you will be re-assigned to an empty room in your hall. 

A resident wishing to move may also select to a private room to move into. Private rooms have limited availability and require an additional cost and are space-limited. A resident requesting a private room will be placed on a waiting list and notified when a room becomes available.

Residents without a roommate after the Add/Drop period will be consolidated. Residents to be consolidated will be notified in writing of the process and timeline of the method. Consolidation will be completed before Fall Break. Any individual consolidation that is necessary after Fall Break will be accomplished on a case-by-case basis. 

All room changes must be approved by the Director of Residence Life. Any resident who changes rooms without prior approval will be required to return to their originally assigned room and will be charged an unapproved room change fee. Fees are outlined in the current Pride Guide.

Living Off Campus

All Greensboro College students are required to live on campus until they have earned 60 credits. All students with fewer than 60 earned credits will be charged for room and board automatically. Exceptions to this policy will be granted based on the circumstances listed below.

Housing Waiver

Students wishint to live off campus must fill out a housing waiver form at the Office of Residence Life. 

Waivers are due no later than April 15 for the following fall semester and December 1 for the following spring semester. If a spring waiver is granted, it will supersede the original, nine-month housing contract signed in the fall. Housing waivers are granted to:

  1. Students who commute from their permanent home address within a 50-mile radius of campus.
  2. Students who have earned 60 academic credits.
  3. Students who are married.
  4. Students who are 21 years of age.
    • A student must be 21 prior to Oct. 1 to be exempt from campus housing for the fall semester.
    • A student must be 21 prior to Feb. 1 to be exempt from campus housing for the spring semester.

Quiet Hours

  • Sunday-Thursday nights: Quiet hours begin at midnight and extend until 10 a.m. the next morning
  • 10 a.m. Friday-midnight Sunday: Courtesy quiet hours
  • Courtesy quiet hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Students may be asked at any time to observe quiet hours if they are disturbing other members of the community.

Visitation Hours

  • Weekdays: Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – Midnight
  • Weekends: Friday 10 a.m. – Sunday at Midnight

Residence Life: Auxiliary Services


All residential students receive a mailbox on campus. Your mailbox assignment and your college address will be given to you during check-in. Mailboxes are located on the ground floor of the Student Center. Residents will retain the same mailbox each year they live on campus.

Renter’s Insurance

The Office of Residential Life highly recommends that each student at Greensboro College consider a form of renter’s insurance.Renter’s insurance often covers your belongings if they are damaged as a result of fire or flood as well as loss due to theft or vandalism.

Check with your family’s insurance policy to see if your belongings are covered when you are in college. You can also secure renter’s insurance on your own through a company like National Student Services Inc.

Computing Services

  • Each residence hall room has two Ethernet ports. 
  • Internet access is granted free of charge to residential students. 
  • Every residence hall is also set up for wireless capabilities. Dial-up modems are not permitted, nor are they necessary on campus. 
  • Residents must provide their own computers and cables or wireless card for Internet access.

To report a computing issue, submit an IT ticket by emailing

Mold and Mildew

We use water to heat and cool our buildings, and combined with North Carolina’s high relative humidity, this fosters an environment where mold and mildew can grow. To help prevent mold and mildew growth, it’s essential students do the following:

  1. Report any water problems (sink or toilet leaks, excessive pipe condensation, dripping, etc.) immediately through the online work order system
  2. Regularly clean your room and bathroom, including your shower liner in Hill Hall.
  3. Do not leave wet towels or sweaty workout clothes or equipment lying around. Always hang to dry.
  4. Do not leave wet laundry in the washing machines. Immediately, move them to a dryer.
  5. If you see mold or mildew in your room or other places in your residence hall, submit a work order as soon as possible.

Tips for Allergy Sufferers

  1. Take any medication that has been prescribed to you and follow the directions of your doctor. If you are symptomatic, you can visit the on-campus Health Center free of charge.
  2. Regularly dust, vacuum, and clean your room to eliminate allergens from your room.
  3. If you are extremely sensitive, you may want to invest in an air purifier for your room.
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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.