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Residence Halls 

There are eight traditional residence halls on the Grantham campus. To enhance the first-year experience, the University has dedicated three of these halls to house first-year and transfer students. For the 2020–2021 academic year Bittner, Naugle, and Witmer will be these halls.

First-Year Student Halls:

  • Bittner Residence Hall — A first-year and transfer hall with floors designated for men-only or women-only residents. It is located in the South Complex alongside Mountain View and Sollenberger on the southside of campus.
  • Naugle Residence Hall — A first-year hall with floors designated for men-only or women-only residents located on the northside of campus.
  • Witmer Residence Hall — A first-year hall with floors designated for men-only or women-only residents located on the southside of campus.

For the 2020–2021 academic year, five residence halls are dedicated to our upperclass students. They are Hess, Miller, Mountain View, Grantham, and Sollenberger.

Upperclass Student Halls: 

  • Hess Residence Hall — An upperclass hall with floors designated for men-only or women-only residents located in the North Complex alongside Grantham and Miller on the northside of campus.
  • Grantham Residence Hall — An upperclass hall with floors designated for men-only or women-only residents located in the North Complex alongside Miller and Hess on the southside of campus. 
  • Miller Residence Hall — An upperclass hall with floors designated for men-only or women-only residents located in the North Complex alongside Hess and Grantham on the northside of campus.
  • Mountain View Residence Hall — An upperclass hall with floors designated for men-only or women-only residents located in the South Complex alongside Bittner and Sollenberger on the southside of campus. 
  • Sollenberger Residence Hall — An upperclass hall with floors designated for men-only or women-only residents located in the South Complex alongside Bittner and Mountain View on the southside of campus.

The traditional residence halls have lounges some with televisions and most have game tables located somewhere in the building. All on-campus residences have laundry facilities located within the complex or the residence hall itself, and the traditional buildings maintain locks which require a card-swipe to unlock.  Additionally, all residences have "visitation" hours.

A Residence Director (RD) oversees each residence hall, and all floors have at least one Resident Assistant (RA) to support students, sponsor residence programs (educational, spiritual, social) and assist in residential matters.

Apartments 

All apartments buildings are co-ed (individual apartments are single sex). Each apartment has an individual kitchen and bathroom, and there are laundry facilities located within the apartment building itself.

A Residence Director (RD) oversees each apartment, and each apartment section also has a Resident Assistant (RA) that lives in the apartment section, and helps students build neighborhoods, encourages small groups, and assist in residential matters.

Other Housing Options

Special Interest Houses - houses that surround the perimeter of the Grantham campus. Students choose a theme for their house and work together as a group.

Oakwood Hills Apartments - apartment-style residential complex that is is situated on the north side of Lisburn Road adjacent to the President’s residence.