Explore GBC’s on-campus living and dining options.
Welcome to Residence Life at Goldey-Beacom College, your home away from home! Our residence halls provide you with the opportunity to become part of a close-knit community bonded through socializing, shared experiences, and GBC pride.
At GBC, you will have the opportunity to live on campus and remain connected through the experience of learning new things about yourself, living with others, and growing within the community. Your experience within the residence halls will extend and enrich your time at GBC.
The Residence Life Staff is committed to making living on campus memorable while supporting academic success.
Experience what GBC has to offer with a guided tour, open house, or info session.
Within our residential community, there are five residence halls that offer various types of living options for students.
Each residence hall is fully air-conditioned, include utilities and wireless internet access, as well as come fully furnished. All residence halls are smoke-free.
Franta Hall is our newly built residence hall that houses our first-year and upper-class students in single and double rooms with six single-user bathrooms and showers on each floor. Franta Hall has a community kitchen located on the Lobby Floor as well as our Campus Security Office. Each floor has floor to ceiling windows in all lounge and study spaces with a beautiful view of our surrounding town.
The Making of William A. Franta Hall | NEW RESIDENCE HALL
Leach Hall houses our first-year students in apartment style spaces with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a kitchenette with a microwave and a dining/living room area. Leach Hall is designed to accommodate four residents per apartment.
These twin halls house our sophomore, junior and senior students in apartment style spaces with two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, a full kitchen, dining area and living room. Jackson and Miller Halls are designed to accommodate four residents per apartment.
Abel Hall houses our sophomore, junior and senior students in apartment style spaces with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a full kitchen, dining area and living room. Abel Hall is designed to accommodate four residents per apartment.
Laundry Rooms are available in each residence hall. Students can report malfunctioning machines to the Resident Assistant or the Office of Residence Life. Laundry should be promptly removed from washers and dryers upon completion of the cycle. The College is NOT responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
Resident students’ mail & packages can be picked up in the Communications Center which is located on the ground floor of the Fulmer Center. Students are notified through their GBC Email account when their mail and/or package is ready for pickup. Packages may be claimed during normal business hours.
All mail for residential students should be addressed as follows:
Apartment Number and Residence Hall
4701 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
The College is not responsible for perishable items sent or received through the mail. Mail is forwarded to students who are not current residents to the last official address on file with the Registrar’s Office only for two weeks after the student’s last date of residence. After two weeks, first class mail and packages will be returned to sender and any mail that is not first class will be discarded.
Resident Assistants have light bulbs, first aid kits, flashlights, and vacuum cleaners for resident use. These items can be signed out by a student and returned within 24 hours. If the item is returned damaged, late, or not returned at all, the student’s account will be billed directly.
Just over 50% of freshmen live on campus at Goldey-Beacom College, and many of them are from the local area. Just under 50% commute from home, and are a vital part of the Goldey-Beacom family. Our commuter students have access to all the same services and student activities as residential students, and find ample opportunity to make friends with residential students and fellow commuters alike.
Unlike many college campuses, Goldey-Beacom offers free parking for all students. Study spaces abound across campus, both indoors and out, for time between classes. A newly-expanded and newly-equipped fitness center is available for use by all students, and newly-expanded dining facilities offer the opportunity to remain on campus through meal time. Commuter students can even opt for the same meal plans available to residential students, so they may enjoy the same meal discounts! All that’s missing for commuter students is a bed on campus—unless you count the couches in the student lounge areas.
If you are considering a college close to home, Goldey-Beacom is a great choice. Convenient to Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, this Delaware college provides a welcoming environment for students choosing to live at home, as well as students choosing to live on campus. Our affordable cost makes us a sensible choice, and our proximity to home makes us a comfortable choice. You live so close, you should drive by and check us out!
Fuel your academic journey with our Dining Services! GBC partners with Metz Culinary Management to serve up a delectable array of nutritious and diverse meal options, catering to all tastes and dietary preferences. From mouthwatering entrees to fresh salads and satisfying desserts, our culinary experts ensure each dish is a flavorful delight. Join us for a meal, where friends and ideas meet over delicious food, fostering a nourishing community for your college experience.
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Goldey-Beacom College is a Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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