Residential Education & Housing

Guilford College


  • MAY 1: New and Transfer Student Housing Registration, Deadline for best consideration

  • MAY 31: New and Transfer Student housing assignments are posted if registration was completed by May 1.

  • JULY 10: Deadline for any individual Continuing or Readmitted student to request early arrival on Aug 14. New students are not eligible.

  • AUG 2: 3:00PM Move-Out Deadline for all remaining Summer School Residents

  • AUG 14: FALL 2022 CHECK-IN for incoming New and Transfer Students, 8:30AM-12:00PM in Founders Hall

  • AUG 15 & AUG 16: FALL 2022 CHECK-IN for Continuing and Readmitted Students, 9:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM in Founders Hall

  • AUG 17: Fall 3-week Session courses begin

  • SEP 9: Check-In for students who were not enrolled in a Fall 3-week Session course

Housing Announcements for 2022-2023

Summary of significant changes to the residential program/offerings:

  • MAJOR CHANGES to Continuing Student housing selection processes! Continuing Students will SELF-SELECT all spaces including apartments, Bryan suites, double and single rooms in English, Mary Hobbs, and Shore. Fully matched roommate groups are REQUIRED to view double-occupancy rooms, apartments and suites.

  • While equipped with double furniture, all East Apartments bedrooms will be utilized as single-occupancy bedrooms (3 per suite).

  • Meal plans are adjusted with $150 Dining Cash with all on-campus plans. See all meal plan options here. Read about Dining Cash, Quaker Cash, and Print Cash buckets here.

ResEd&Housing, New Student Orientation Presentation (Summer 2021)

ResEd&Housing for Guilford Orientation (Summer 2021)

The 4-Year Residential Requirement

Yes. Guilford requires students to live on-campus for four years per the Residential Contract. You may ask ... why? Between schoolwork and getting enough sleep, the last thing to worry about is hustling through a commute to get to class on time. But consider more closely the value of a Guilford education. Community is central to the Guilford experience. Many students form their closest, lasting friendships outside of the classroom.

Living in such a tight-knit, diverse, dynamic group of people can expand your social circle, life experiences, and your world perspective — and it’s integral to a true liberal arts education. Through community living, students gain such transferable experiences and skills as self-advocacy, communication, conflict resolution, independence, accountability, decision-making, and respect. And as residential students you also have direct access to on-campus resources and support.

Guilford offers a variety of types of housing to accommodate students’ changing needs year-to-year. We hope you’ll make the most of them! Limited exceptions are made to this 4-year residential requirement, but if you believe that you meet these criteria, please read more about how to request an off-campus release.


There are a few exceptions which EXCLUDE a student from the residential requirement and on-campus housing options:
a.) Early College student status
b.) Continuing Education student status
c.) Graduate student status
d.) Age 15 or younger
e.) Age 23 or older*
f.) Enrolled part-time* (11 or fewer credit hours - these students must still submit an off-campus release application but will be approved)
g.) Those already with a standing approval by Residential Education & Housing for an off-campus release
*For examples e.) and f.), a student may petition to live or remain in on-campus housing through the Request to Stay in Housing Form linked below, which requires the support of the student's Academic Advisor or an Academic Dean.


Students must be enrolled in concurrent coursework full-time to maintain their on-campus living arrangements. During the fall and spring terms, full-time is 12 or more credits total: at least 8 credits during the 12-week session and at least 1 credit during the 3-week session.