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Application for On-Campus Dormitories

The dormitories are the primary residences for single students on campus. 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 15th 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 also may send your $50 application fee to the following address (please include “dorm 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 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 15th for Fall/November 15th for Spring).

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

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

Useful Information

  • Students will be permitted to live in campus housing for a maximum of three years, with some exceptions permitted. (International students have four years; students who take a second degree may be extended housing for that second degree, based on availability.
  • 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.
  • Storage areas are available for each current dormitory resident only.
  • No pets are permitted in the dormitories. This includes, but is not limited to, dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, etc.
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted on campus.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any campus building.
  • Cooking is not permitted in any of the dormitory rooms. The use of heat producing appliances (electric or gas) is prohibited in the dorm rooms/suites. This includes coffee makers, toasters, toaster ovens, electric burners, mug warmers, microwaves, crock-pots, rice cookers, and any other electric cooking appliance. Each dormitory has a lounge in which these appliances may be used with the exception of electric burners. A microwave and refrigerator are provided in the lounge.
  • 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 student is assigned a mailbox to which mail and packages from both on and off campus are delivered.

Dormitory Housing Agreements

A dormitory housing agreement is signed by each resident confirming his/her reservation for the assigned dormitory and their commitment to live in accordance with campus housing policies as stated in the Housing Guidelines, the Vehicle Guidelines & Public Safety and the Student Handbook. Dormitory housing is offered for the following periods of time: Fall semester, January session, Spring semester, and Summer Sessions I, II, and III.

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].

NOTE: If the “Student Information” on this application changes, it is the responsibility of the student to make sure the Housing Office has current contact information.

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