Residence Life Facilities

Student studies in her room on campus at Bryn Athyn College

Residence Life Facilities

As we adjust to the new normal in the world of COVID-19, the residence life and facilities staff has been working diligently to ensure students have a healthy, engaged, and safe experience while living on campus.  Adjustments to policies and procedures have been made such as installed additional hand sanitizer stations at all main entrances and in common spaces, requiring all students and staff to wear masks in all common spaces, increasing the cleaning in the halls, and alterations to permissions of visitors inside residence halls and community spaces. Read more about our COVID-19 Updates.

At Bryn Athyn College, our residence facilities make campus life comfortable and homey, as well as provide a wide range of activities and programming—including dances, movie nights, video game competitions, sports tournaments, and educational programming.

The residence halls are a short walk away from the academic buildings and atheltic fields, and an even shorter walk to the College Center for easy access to the student health clinic and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Each of our residence halls offer:

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Heat & AC

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Security Cameras

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Twin Bed, Desk, Dresser, & Closet

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Laundry Machines

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Fire Stick Streaming

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Comfortable Lounges

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24 Hour Card Key Access

Residence Halls

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First Year Halls

Our two first year residence halls (Cooper and Goodnough Halls) were established in 2016. They offer modern conveniences, yet are cozy enough to consider home.

Each of the halls feature:

  • Double rooms, 6 per floor
  • Community style bathroom, 1 per floor
  • Elevators, 1 per building
  • 3 Floors per building

The buildings are connected through our large Community Room, the social hub of the residence halls. Study rooms on the first and third floors offer quieter, more removed space for homework and group projects or meetings while the second floor is home to a media lounge with a flat screen TV.

About the First Year Halls

Cooper Hall is named for Sherri Rumer Cooper, a beloved former Bryn Athyn College faculty member and namesake of a fund for undergraduate science research at the college.

Goodenough Hall is named for Dan Goodenough, a former Bryn Athyn College administrator and esteemed Theological School faculty member.


Suite Style Halls

Bryn Athyn's suites (Brock, Gladish, and King Halls) were established in 2010 and house our second year and upperclassmen. The six suites provide bedrooms connected through a shared living space.

Each suite includes:

  • 3 Bedrooms, 2 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with open sink area, private shower and toilet rooms
  • Living room with 32-inch TV, couches, and coffee table
  • Full kitchen with oven, stove, refridgerator, microwave, ample of cupboard and counter space

The courtyard is a popular hangout area for all our students in community. 

About the Suites

Brock Hall is dedicated to Erland J. Brock, professor of science, whose warm, generous, and humorous spirit inspired students, colleagues, and others to see God’s purpose through the physical world.

Gladish Hall is dedicated to Margaret and Robert Gladish, New Church teachers and administrators, for their decades of diligent and spirited work in the garden of the mind.

King Hall is dedicated to Bishop Louis and Freya King, partners in the work of the Church, remembered for their vitality, humor, hospitality, study of the Word, trust in the Lord, and world-wide reach of love.


Single Room Halls

The traditional style residence halls (Childs and Grant Hall) host uppperclassman in single occupancy rooms with access to lounges bustling with activity and study groups.

Childs Hall two-floor facility offers:

  • 10- 12 Rooms per floor
  • 2 Community-style bathrooms

Recent renovations to the downstairs lounges and entrance area provide a computer lab and recreational space for student social events with pool tables, air hockey, and ping pong Table. The building has two large lounges on the second floor with a media room and kitchen. Just outside of Childs Hall, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts and a student-built gazebo.

Grant Hall has two floors each with:

  • 8-10 Rooms
  • Bathrooms, either community-style or Jack-and-Jill shared

Grant Hall provides a variety of housing options with one wing as traditional style and the other as ensuite. The facility also contains several lounges that serve as study spaces, media room, a kitchen and dining area, and piano room.

Childs Hall lawn

Childs Hall room
Childs Hall lounge

Childs Hall and Gazebo

Childs Hall kitchen area

Grant Hall room

Grant Hall lounge

Grant Hall lounge

Video Tour of Childs Hall

Recreational and Common Spaces

Community and friendship is a integral part of the Bryn Athyn College experience, reflected in the many areas for students to gather together informally or for one of our many Student Life events, such as movie nights, craft sessions, athletic contetsts, video game tournaments, and maybe most importantly snack-based activities.

Areas that are available for resident students include:

  • Volleyball and basketball courts
  • Gazebo with BBQ station
  • Video game room located in the College Center
  • Large fire pit
  • Turf area perfect for yoga or pick-up games outside the College Center
  • Recreational center with air hockey, pool, foosball and ping pong tables, located in Childs Hall
  • Spiritual life lounge with a piano located in Grant Hall
  • Patios with tables and chairs for eating. course work, or just hanging out outside at the residence hall courtyard, Brickman Center, and Lion's Café.

Video Tour of Common Spaces