Heating & Cooling Tips

Goucher College is highly committed to a sustainable and responsible use of energy and resources. We help to achieve these goals through working with our campus partners to ensure that our mutual goals are met.

One of the ways we help to achieve the goal of being sustainable and responsible in our energy use is through controlling the temperatures of our spaces with a centralized building automation system. This allows us to maintain our spaces between 70 – 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

Thermostat Guides

Please choose your residence hall below for instructions on controlling the temperature of your dorm room.

Fireside Hall

Temperature range: 72 to 76

Large number is space temp, small number is setpoint (adjustable 4 deg. +/-)

Instructions (PDF)

Video Guide

Froelicher Hall

Tuttle, Alcock, & Gallagher Houses


Heat only, adjustable knob on radiator

Instructions (PDF)

Video Guide

Heubeck Hall

Bennett, Gamble, Jeffery, & Robinson Houses


Temperature range: 70 to 74 (setpoint adjustable 4 deg. +/-)

Number displayed is space temp, only allowed 4 deg. of change, minimum 70/maximum 74

Instructions (PDF)

Video Guide

Mary Fisher Hall

Bacon, Dulaney, & Hooper Houses


Heat only, adjustable knob on radiator

Instructions (PDF)

Pagliaro Selz Hall

Temperature range: 70 to 74 (setpoint adjustable 4 deg. +/-)

Number displayed is space temp, only allowed 4 deg. of change, minimum 70/maximum 74

Instructions (PDF)

Video Guide

Sondheim House

Temperature range: 70 to 74 (setpoint adjustable 4 deg. +/-)

Number displayed is space temp, only allowed 4 deg. of change, minimum 70/maximum 74

One thermostat controls 3 rooms, common & both bedrooms

Instructions (PDF)

Video Guide

Stimson Hall

Probst, Wagner, & Winslow Houses


Instructions (PDF)

Trustees Hall

Temperature range: 72 to 76

Large number is space temp, small number is setpoint (setpoint adjustable 4 deg. +/-)

Instructions (PDF)

Video Guide

Welsh Hall

Temperature range: 70 to 74 (setpoint adjustable 4 deg. +/-)

Number displayed is space temp, only allowed 4 deg. of change, minimum 70/maximum 74

One thermostat controls 2 suites, common area thermostat controls common room

Instructions (PDF)

Video Guide


Common Questions

Q. I hear a lot of banging and rattling of pipes?
A. This is very common in our older buildings when we initially turn the heating loop on. The sound you hear is what happens as the pipes warm up and come to temperature

Q. What can I do if I think I have a problem with my space’s temperature?
A. Please submit a work request through the Fix it form, or you can call or text 410.337.6166.