Residence Life

student moving into residence halls

Residence Life

Each resident student is a member of our residence life community. Life in this community is based on trust and mutual respect between residents, resident assistants, and residence staff. Our goal is to provide each and every resident with a high quality living and learning environment, to meet individual needs, and to ensure the health and welfare of the entire residence community.

Our residence staff seeks to foster a sense of community between a diverse group of residents. Students attending Bryn Athyn College cover a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and nationalities. 15% of our students come from countries outside the United States, and add rich diversity to our community and expand our global awareness. We hope that each resident will embrace the opportunities and excitement that come from living in a community that is so diverse, and yet shares common values.

Being a member of such a community affords each resident a variety of opportunities and responsibilities. The experience is both exciting and challenging, and gives residents the opportunity to form valuable skills and life-long friendships.

Our campus has a number of modern residence halls that create a comfortable and attractive living environment. Cooper and Goodenough Halls are the newest of the housing structures and they host first-year students . Most second and third-year students live in apartment-style arrangements in one of our three Suites—Brock Hall, Gladish Hall, or King Hall—which provide full kitchens and either single or double rooms. Seniors can elect to share one of our cozy cathedral-ceilinged Cottages—Alden Cottage, Gyllenhaal Cottage, Hyatt Cottage, or Woodard Cottage.

Our staff is committed to being available for you and supportive of your needs. But above all, our residence life is guided by policies that emphasize the importance of acting in ways that show respect and charity for others, and promote safety and well-being for the entire community.