Residence Halls

As a residential liberal arts college, Goucher recognizes that learning takes place outside of the classroom too. In 2016 we completed the first building of our First-Year Village, Pagliaro Selz Hall, and in 2018 we added two more state-of-the-art residence halls, Fireside and Trustees. We strive to match your living situation with your learning goals, including the option of special interest housing like the Language House, where residents share a focus on foreign languages. 

Choose a building from the menu at the right to learn a little bit about the history behind your house or hall's name, or view our virtual tour for more info and photos. On-campus apartments are available in some of the residence halls, and accessible rooms are available for students who need them.

Each house is assigned a resident assistant (RA)—a student who lives in the house, functions as a peer adviser, and is the initial contact person to assist students with problems and concerns. They can help students find appropriate professional resources on and off campus. 

Please note that all residence halls are smoke-free.

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    Hammocks are clustered just outside the First-Year Village buildings to relax or read a favorite book.

  • The First-Year Village is a central part of campus to help students feel connected to all that is going on around them.

  • Located near the heart of campus and close to the Decker Sports & Recreation Center, the First-Year Village has 450 beds in a traditional residence-hall setting to encourage first-year students to get out of their rooms, meet new people, and begin building friendships to last a lifetime.

  • Completely renovated in 2000, this residential hall includes Bennett, Gamble, Jeffery, and Robinson houses. Heubeck's multipurpose room supports numerous student and community activities. Our caring and supportive Health Center is located here as well.

  • Heubeck Hall

  • The bluestone enclosure out front is a very spacious community area complete with grand piano, often used for club and hall meetings.

  • Welsh Hall

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