Living


Living on campus gives students the opportunity to connect and grow. With an on campus support system through our residence life staff, student groups and on campus activities, you’ll be more likely to have success in the classroom; and you’ll also be part of a community of students who are just like you.

 

Are you interested in becoming a Resident Advisor (RA)?

Residence Life is always looking for fantastic RA candidates who enjoy building community in the residence halls and creating fun ways for residents to get involved. Applications officially open in December, but you can talk to a ResLife staff member anytime about ways to join the team!

 


 

 

 

Greensboro’s Residence Life mission

The mission of Residence Life is to provide students with a focused living and learning environment dedicated to safety, community, and education.

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Residence Life: Auxiliary Services

 

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

Cable Television
The College provides the basic cable television package for all residence hall rooms though residents must bring their own television set and cables.

 

 

New! Information on the campus conversion to digital cable!

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. For more information please visit the Infotech web site at https://www.greensboro.edu/it-services/.

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Community Standards

Residential living is a unique experience. Your hall is a place where you will find opportunities to grow as a person, test new ideas, learn new skills, and discover the importance of being part of a community. You will probably see yourself differently when the year is over. You will make new friends, rediscover old ones and hopefully realize that life holds many possibilities. It is our hope that the changes and experiences you have in the residence halls will be positive ones, which will enhance your self-confidence and help you achieve independence.

As part of that independence each individual hall will be working together to establish community living standards. These will help determine how each hall will manage itself. Halls will meet on a regular basis to discuss issues, define the community standards, and process any problems that might arise. You and your fellow residents will be accountable and responsible to each other for the standards set by the hall. If there are things on your hall that you would like to see handled differently or you think that other members of your hall are not upholding the standards you set as a hall, it will be your responsibility as a community to discuss these issues.

Community living standards will not replace the student conduct code or residence life policies but will instead work in conjunction with them to help make each hall a unique home environment for the students who live there.

There are live-in staff members in each building to assist you and help facilitate change. This staff is made up of Residence Hall Directors (RHDs) and Resident Advisors (RAs) who work with you to ensure the hall is a good place to study, rest and socialize. RAs are student leaders who live on each floor and will act as facilitators as each hall develops its own community living standards. RAs are available to advise you and ensure that you have the tools necessary to function independently and effectively as a member of your hall community. RHDs are the live-in administrators in your hall. Each RHD has an office in their building and keeps regular office hours to ensure they are available to residents. Also, there are always an RHD and RAs on call any time the college’s administrative offices are closed.

You and your fellow residents will be responsible for the quality of life in your residential community during the coming year. You are expected to be familiar with policies and procedures, which have been established to guide student conduct. Remember, you are part of a community in an academic environment and being part of any community brings with it responsibilities, including courtesy, consideration, and empathy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to live on campus?
How do I request special housing accommodations?
Can I build a loft?
What type of bed is in the residence halls?
Do I have a curfew?
Where can I smoke?
Can I have pets?
Can I stay in the residence halls during breaks or vacations?
Where can I study or have access to a computer?
Am I required to be on the meal plan?
Can I bring a car?
What are the requirements for living off-campus?

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How much does it cost to live on campus?

Room and Board rates for the 2017-2018 academic year

HOUSING COST

Standard Double w/Roommate……………………………………………..$ 5,350

Private Room …………………………………………………………………. $ 7,850

Deluxe Double w/Roommate ……………………………………………… $ 5,800

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How do I request special housing accommodations?

Students with a documented disability that may require housing accommodations should contact the Office of Academic Accessibility.

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Can I build a loft?

Only residents living in Greensboro and West may choose to build a loft in their rooms. Lofts must be built by individual students. The college does not provide prefab loft “kits.” It is recommended that you build a loft to fit your specific room and not to purchase a prefab kit as room dimensions are not universal. Please Note: All furniture in the resident rooms is the responsibility of the assigned residents. Residents may not remove any items supplied by the college and must store bed frames in their rooms if they choose to construct a loft.

Loft Application Form

For more information please contact Residence Life at ext. 5625.

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What type of bed is in the residence halls?

All rooms in Hill Hall and West Hall have two twin XL size beds with twin XL-size mattresses. Second and third floor rooms in Greensboro Hall have twin mattresses. Residents need to bring their own appropriately-sized sheets for their bed.

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Do I have a curfew?

The residence halls are accessible to residents 24 hours a day through an automated access system. Your Pride Card provides access to your residence hall by scanning it at door entrances to the residence halls. The replacement cost for a lost Pride Card is $50. Residents can only access the building in which they live. Visitors to other buildings or non-residential visitors must be escorted by their hosts at all times. Residents may have visitors from 10 a.m. until midnight on weekdays. On weekends, the residence halls have open hours for visitation. Visitation in the rooms of members of the opposite gender is allowed only during visitation hours. Visitors must be out of the residence halls by the time visitation ends.

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Where can I smoke?

Greensboro College is a tobacco-free campus. Greensboro College is committed to providing its students and employees a safe and healthy environment. Because of this commitment, the College will provide a tobacco free campus for its students, staff, faculty and visitors. In addition, Greensboro College will provide its constituents with information regarding tobacco cessation and nicotine replacement therapy. No tobacco products will be permitted on campus at any time.

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Can I have pets?

Pets are not allowed in residence halls except for small fish. No amphibious or flesh-eating fish are allowed. The holding tank for fish cannot exceed 10 gallons.

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Can I stay in the residence halls during breaks or vacations?

The College does not provide on-campus housing during Thanksgiving, Semester Break, and Spring Break. Breaks and hall closings are listed in the Pride Guide and residents are responsible for being aware of these breaks and making alternative living arrangements during these times.

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Where can I study or have access to a computer?

There are study lounges in each residence hall. Computer labs are available in the James Addison Jones Library and in Cowan Humanities Building. If a student wishes to bring their own computer, each residence hall room has two computer ports with free access to the Internet through the school’s server. All residence halls also have wireless internet access. Wireless routers are not allowed in the residence halls. Students may have wireless printers, but they must turn off the wireless function.

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Am I required to be on the meal plan?

Yes. All residential students are required to be on the meal plan. The residential meal plan is unlimited. Students have access to the all-you-care-to-eat cafeteria any time it is open.
Regular hours are:

M-F: Breakfast 7:30-9:30 a.m.; lunch 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; dinner 5-7:30 p.m.

Sat-Sun: Brunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner: 5-7 p.m.

For more information on dining at Greensboro College please visit the Dining Services page.

 


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Can I bring a car?

All students, including first-year students, are permitted to have cars on campus as long as an official College parking decal is purchased. Parking areas are designated for commuter students, residential students, and faculty/staff. Parking permits can be purchased through Student Accounts at Greensboro College.

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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 click on the RoomSurf link on your Pride Page to select a roommate. Once you have selected a roommate, 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.

It is important to talk to your roommate BEFORE you arrive on campus to make sure you don’t both bring the same things. Discuss with your roommate how you want your room to be decorated. 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.

 

What comes in your room

  • desk
  • bed with XL twin size mattress (Greensboro Hall has twin mattresses)
  • closet
  • drawer space
  • cable jack
  • window shade
  • small overhead light

 

Things you might want to bring

  • plants
  • fans
  • refrigerator (2 amps or less)
  • carpet
  • posters
  • a desk lamp
  • computer
  • TV
  • stereo
  • microwave
  • telephone
  • bed sheets

 

Things not to bring to Greensboro College

  • items of great value or personal heirlooms
  • pets
  • candles
  • incense
  • fireworks
  • firearms
  • knives or any other weapons
  • halogen lamps
  • open coil appliances or toasters

 

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. There will be a mandatory room freeze until the Add/Drop period is over (approx. 2 weeks into the academic year).

Requests for room changes will be accepted only after Add/Drop and must be made in writing to your RA. Your RA will have the specific form you will need to fill out to request a room change. 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 move to a private room. Private rooms require an additional cost and are space-limited. A resident requesting a private room will be placed on a private room waiting list and will be notified when a room becomes available.

Residents without a roommate after Add/Drop will be consolidated. Residents to be consolidated will be notified in writing of the process and time line for consolidation. 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.

 

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2017-2018 Greensboro College Housing Contract

I understand that attending a residential undergraduate college carries a mandatory residency requirement which lasts from admission, until I [the student] have achieved: the academic standing of having earned 70 semester hours creditable towards a Greensboro College degree; 21 years of age; or declared as a commuter living at the residence of the individuals who claims me as a dependent, within a 50-mile radius of campus.

I further understand that my decision to attend Greensboro College explicitly affirms my willingness and intent to obey all housing policies including, but not limited to, the residency requirement, and accompanying residential meal plan, as specified in the Pride Guide [Student Handbook].

I further understand that room assignments depend on a number of variables including the academic standing of the student in question (freshman, sophomore, etc.), bed availability, occupancy rates, and a number of other factors. Therefore, specific room assignments are not guaranteed.

I further understand that student needs are accommodated before preferences and that some preferences may not be addressed. I further affirm my understanding that final confirmation of my room assignment will be emailed to me at my Greensboro College email address during the summer break and should arrive no later than seven days prior to move-in day in any given academic year.

I further understand that if I have not been advised of a specific room assignment within one week of move-in day, I will contact the Office of Residence Life by phone at (336) 272-7102 Ext: 5625, or by email, by logging into my Greensboro College email account and sending a message to reslife@greensboro.edu to request verification of my room assignment be sent/re-sent to me.

By attending Greensboro College I acknowledge that I am entering into this binding contract and take responsibility for the full financial cost of the room and board fees for the following academic year, which takes effect on the date acknowledged (by signature or electronic communication), and lasts through the end of the academic year for which I have acknowledged.

If I desire relief from any provisions of this contract, I must request it, in writing, to the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students’ power to provide relief from this contract is limited by the exceptions and limitations noted in the Greensboro College Pride Guide, and by reimbursement limitations imposed by the Academic Catalog (and/or) stipulations placed on scholarships or other award monies that have been applied to residential living costs (to include meal plans). Even if granted relief, I acknowledge that any refunds that I receive will be pro-rated to reflect those limitations and I remain responsible for any balances that exist after all available refunds have been made.

Finally, I understand that if I fail to request or am denied contract relief from the Dean of Students I will remain responsible for full payment of room and board charges even if I never move into the room I have been assigned.

Room and Board rates for the 2017-2018 academic year

  • HOUSING AND MEAL PLAN COST
  • Standard Double w/Roommate: $5,350
  • Private Room: $7,850
  • Deluxe Double w/Roommate: $5,800
The above-outlined contract and room and board rates are subordinate to Greensboro College policy as stated in the Pride Guide and Academic Catalog. Any information found herein that contradicts College policy will be considered null and void while the remainder of the contract shall stay in effect.

 

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Requirements for Living Off Campus

All Greensboro College students are required to live on campus until they have earned 70 credits. All students with fewer than 70 earned credits will be charged for room and board automatically. Exceptions to this policy will be granted based on the circumstances listed below; however, it is the student’s responsibility to 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 Dec. 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 70 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.

Housing Release Request

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Residence Life Staff

The office of Residence Life is a department within the division of Student Development. Residence Life employs 23 staff members, including a director, a coordinator, three live-in residence hall directors (RHDs), and 16 resident advisors (RAs).

On-Call Procedures

There will be three RAs and one RHD on duty every night. Duty hours are whenever the Residence Life office is closed, including weekdays after 5 p.m. and 24 hours during weekends, holidays or college closures.

Residence Hall Directors (RHDs)
The Residence Hall Director supports the mission of Residence Life by providing the necessary live-in administration for an assigned residence hall. The RHD’s main objective is to make the resources available to meet a resident’s needs of safety, education, and community, the three pillars of residence life. The RHD reports to the Director of Residence Life. RHDs reside in an apartment within their assigned residence hall.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate regular staff meetings with RAs.
  • Supervise RAs and conduct performance evaluations with individual RAs.
  • Participate in summer RA training and continual professional development throughout the year.
  • Participate in RA selection and RHD selection process.
  • Maintain visibility in residence hall and model appropriate behavior.
  • Maintain professional relationships with students.
  • Assist RAs in enforcing Greensboro College and Residence Life policies.
  • Monitor and manage conditions of assigned residence hall.
  • Coordinate scheduling of lounge usage.
  • Inspect residence hall on regular basis to identify maintenance/housekeeping concerns.
  • Maintain communication with housekeeping and maintenance.
  • Initiate work orders for repairs.
  • Prep building for opening.
  • Inspect building for closing.
  • Take appropriate action in times of emergency.
  • Counsel persons living in the area and make referrals when appropriate.

The Office of Residence Life is always seeking qualified candidates for the RHD position. If interested, please submit a letter of intent, resume, and current contact information to reslife@greensboro.edu. Email attachments are only accepted in MS Word or PDF formats. Otherwise mail hard copies to the address listed below to the attention of the Director of Residence Life.

Residence Advisors (RAs)
Residence Advisor job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as a peer advisor, helper and counselor.
  • Enforcing college and residence hall policies and documenting violations.
  • Modeling appropriate community-living behaviors.
  • Planning and/or coordinating a prescribed number of programs for hall residents.
  • Maintaining on-duty hours and fulfilling specified responsibilities within the halls.
  • Assisting with administrative duties in the residence halls.
  • Performing other relevant duties as specified.

Residence Advisor Requirements

  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 hours).
  • Must have lived in the residence halls at least one semester prior to application and one year prior to employment.
  • RA requests for outside employment must be approved by an RA’s RHD.

Residence Advisor Remuneration

  • A private room in their assigned residence hall.
  • Half off a standard room fee.
  • A cash stipend of $200 per month.
  • A free parking permit.
  • Intensive training and lots of fun.

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Residence Halls

All halls are air-conditioned with cable-TV access and high-speed Internet access. Computers and televisions must be provided by the individual residents along with all necessary cables. To receive all available channels. TVs must have a QAM tuner or compatible digital tuner box. All of the halls are smoke-free as we are a tobacco-free campus, and each hall has laundry facilities free to residential students throughout the academic year.

East Campus

Greensboro Hall: All-Female

Greensboro Hall houses approximately 85 women on three floors. First-floor rooms are set up suite style with some private bathrooms. Second and third floor have community bathrooms. Lofts may be constructed in all rooms in Greensboro, but a loft application must be approved before move-in. Typical room dimensions in Greensboro are 12 feet wide by 12 feet deep with a private entryway and walk-in closet. Rooms include a desk area, sink, and one dresser per student.

Hill Hall: Coed

Hill Hall houses more than 250 men and women on four floors. All rooms in Hill are situated suite style. The third floor houses Honors-program residents. Hill also has two general-use study lounges. Typical dimensions in Hill are 12 feet wide by 19 feet deep with a bathroom adjoining the neighboring room. A desk for each student is provided.

West Campus

West Hall: All-Male

West Hall houses 175 men on three floors with community-style bathrooms. West has a small recreation room with a ping-pong table. Lofts may be constructed in West Hall after a loft application has been submitted and approved. Typical dimensions in West are 11 feet wide by 18 feet deep.

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Tips for Parents

As a Parent if you contact the office of Residence Life we will be glad to listen to your input at any time. However, if you have a specific concern about your student’s residence or roommate we will request to speak with your student in person before any action is taken.

Don’t just Facebook. When your student receives their roommate assignment, encourage them to call and speak with their new roommate in person. It is becoming more frequent that students look up their roommate on a social networking site and make immediate judgments (good and bad) without ever communicating in person. Realize that many times the portrait depicted on-line is not who the student really is. Also, keep in mind that room changes will not be granted until after the Add/Drop period.

Encourage your student to TALK to their roommate. The vast majority of roommate conflicts we see are because students never talk to each other about their problems.

If something is troubling your student, they should address it immediately. The biggest problems we deal with are situations in which students choose not to address them in a timely manner. Problems are much easier to solve on a smaller scale and when they are recent as opposed to when they have had time to fester.

Remind your student to take their roommate contract seriously. Every pair of roommates is required to sit down and complete a roommate contract. The roommate contract is a mutually agreed upon document that covers everything from sleep times to borrowing each other’s stuff. Setting living guidelines in the beginning of the year will help prevent problems later on.

If your student talks to you about problems with their room, remind them to talk to their RA. Resident Advisors (RAs) are upper class students who live on every floor. They are trained in dealing with a variety of student issues including conflict resolution. Students should go to their RA anytime they have issues with their halls; that includes anything from maintenance problems to roommate conflicts. Each residence hall also has a Residence Hall Director (RHD) who supervises the RAs and is also available to assist students. RHDs are staff members who live in the hall and serve on-call duty rotations.

Encourage your student to take advantage of campus activities. With the advancement and increase of technology we are seeing more and more students spending increasing amounts of time in their rooms; using email, instant messenger, and social networking sites as their primary means of communication. While utilizing these technologies is a wonderful means of staying in touch it is vital that students also become proficient in other inter-personal forms of communication. Taking advantage of the numerous programs and activities available in the hall and on campus is a great opportunity to develop these skills.

When you come to visit, do not expect their room to be just like it would be at home. Part of going away to college is identifying who you will be as an individual. Along with this come some changes in types of music, styles of clothes and how they might decorate their room. Don’t be surprised if their room isn’t as neat as you would expect it to be. Encourage them to develop their individuality and try not to judge them. The important thing is that they are happy with their living space.

Encourage your student to deal with their problems themselves. While it is natural to want to try and solve your student’s problems for them, it is not always the best way for them to learn. Support your student when they are dealing with a problem but encourage them to take the necessary steps to try and handle it themselves through the correct channels. In the rare cases where the student does everything they are suppose too and still cannot get a problem corrected, then you may decide to contact someone at the college to try and help your student reach a solution.

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