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Residence Life

Welcome to Residence Life!

Garrett College offers two distinctive styles of residential living: traditional dormitory housing and two-and four-bedroom apartment-style housing. Students have numerous opportunities to become involved in student life and activities, develop lifelong friendships, and make the most of their college experience. Both Garrett Hall and Laker Hall are just a short walk from the main campus and are conveniently located next to the Garrett College Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex (CARC), a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The CARC is home to all Laker Nation athletic games.

The Office of Residence Life strives to provide students with a safe and enjoyable living environment, conducive to academic success, community development and personal growth. We endeavor to develop a sense of community and citizenship among residents living in the halls as well as teach students about the rights and responsibilities of living in a community. All residential students must be in good academic standing in order to live in the residence halls.

Our Residence Life staff is ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Contact us at

Residence Halls

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New Housing Requirements

You must meet ALL of the NEW HOUSING REQUIREMENTS listed below to be considered for housing:
  • Minimum high school GPA of 1.5 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Score of 44 or higher on the Classic Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Exam (Next Generation equivalent TBD)
  • Final high school transcript, GED, or transfer transcript on file with GC Admissions Office
  • Full application and deposit payment made in order to process your housing application
  • Pass background check (includes criminal/court records and social media)

Garrett Hall

Built in 1994, Garrett Hall is a three-story residence facility offering traditional housing for up to 60 students. Each suite houses four students and has two rooms which are joined by a shared bathroom.

  • Furnished with a bed, dresser and desk per student
  • Equipped with a microwave and mini-fridge
  • Main floor features a recreation lounge, general kitchen area, vending area and mail room
  • Patrolled by Campus Security 24/7
  • Free 'RezLife' wireless internet access
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Garrett Hall residents have access to all the amenities in Laker Hall
  • Laker Café 'Laker Dollars' included
  • Garrett Hall Virtual Tour

Housing Options for Garrett Hall

Double Room + Silver Laker Dollars - $5,579 per year

Double Room + Gold Laker Dollars - $6,179 per year

Housing contract for Garrett Hall is for two semesters and 'Laker Dollars' to the Laker Café are required and included.

Laker Hall

Built in 2006, Laker Hall is a three-story facility able to house 112 students in two-and four-bedroom apartment-style units.

  • Equipped with kitchen, living room, and bedroom (bed, dresser, and desk)
  • Features one recreation lounge area, one tutoring/study lounge area, vending machines and mail room
  • Free basic cable through Comcast (additional service may be purchased)
  • Free 'RezLife' wireless internet access
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Laker Café 'Laker Dollars' are not included but can be added for an additional fee.
  • Laker Hall Virtual Tour

Housing Options for Laker Hall

Two-Bedroom Apartment $5,775 per student, per year
(does not include Laker Dollars)

Two-bedroom, two-bath units house four students (two per bedroom)

Four-Bedroom Apartment $6,838 per student, per year
(does not include Laker Dollars)

Four-bedroom, two-bath units house four students (one per bedroom)

Housing contract for Laker Hall is for two semesters. Meal plans are not required; however, they can be added for an additional fee.

Laker Dollars

Laker Dollars to the Laker Café are not included in the above cost for on-campus living at Laker Hall.

Laker Dollars to the café on campus can be added for an additional fee:

Silver Laker Dollars - $1,000 per semester

Gold Laker Dollars - $1,300 per semester