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Application for On-Campus Apartments

The apartments are the primary residences for married students on campus. Depending on availability and interest, single students are welcome to apply. Please read this information carefully before completing and submitting the application.

Application Process

Step 1: Matriculation Fee

Step 1: Housing applications will not be processed until the student has been accepted and has paid a $100 matriculation fee to the Admissions Office.

Step 2: Application Fee

In order for your housing application to be processed, you must send a $50* application fee. Please send the fee by March 15th for the Summer/Fall move-in dates or November 15 for the January/Spring move-in dates or at the same time you submit your housing application. Applications will not be processed until the application fee has been paid.

You may call the Cashier’s Office at (978) 646-4046 to make this payment over the phone.  You may also send your $50.00 application fee to the following address (please include “apartment application fee” as well as your student ID on the memo line):

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Attn: Housing Office
130 Essex Street
South Hamilton, MA 01982

*Note: F-1 Visa students are not required to submit the $50.00 application fee

Priority of Assignment

General: Applications held within each category will be held on our application list by date of application.

Special Cases: New F-1 Visa students, students with specific ADA accommodation requirements, seminary invited guest (With deadline to apply by March 15 for Fall/November 15 for Spring)

New Students: Special Scholarships Priority (With deadline to apply by March 15 for Fall and November 15 for Spring)

All Others: Full-time students who apply after the deadlines will be assigned housing based on availability. (Must take at least 7 courses per year).

Useful Information

  • Students living in campus housing must complete 21 credit hours towards their degree program each academic year in order to be eligible to renew their housing agreement.
  • Housing agreements are typically for one year, in effect from June 1st through May 31 (or, for new students, effective from move-in date until May 31)
  • It is recommended that all tenants purchase renter’s insurance. The seminary does not assume liability for the loss or damage of any contents of an apartment.
  • Each apartment has a small storage space (roughly 4 x 5 feet) in which residents can store household goods.
  • Mail boxes are provided in each apartment building for first class and other U.S. Postal Service mail, with the exception of large envelopes and packages. Seminary-related mail is delivered to students through the student’s assigned seminary mailbox located in the Kerr building mailroom. Large packages and envelopes are delivered and received through the mailroom.
  • Smoking and use of alcoholic beverages are not permitted in any building on campus.
  • Pets of any kind are not permitted on campus.

Apartment Housing Agreements

An apartment housing agreement is signed by each student resident confirming his/her reservation for the assigned apartment and their commitment to live in accordance with campus housing policies as stated in the Housing Guidelines, the Automobile & Public Safety Regulations and the Student Handbook.

This information is provided to assist you in filling out your housing application. If you have any questions, contact the Housing Office at 978-646-4061 or email us at [email protected].

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