Congratulations on being accepted to GSSM! Find out what to expect when you arrive at campus and what to bring on moving day.


Students at GSSM live in single-gender residence halls. Suite-style bathrooms are shared by a pair of adjoined rooms and maintained by the four residents who share the bathroom. Bathrooms have a tub, a shower, and a toilet. 


Each dorm room is furnished with two XL twin beds that can be bunked, a bookcase, a chest of drawers, a desk, and two chairs. There is a sink and a mirror in each room. 

Roommates & Suitemates

GSSM students will have a roommate and two suitemates. Students may request roommates, and most requests are honored if both students place the request.  New Student Orientation in May is a great time to try to find a roommate with common interests and desires.  

If a roommate is not requested, the residence life staff will pair students with like interests and habits based on a survey taken during Orientation. Students will receive contact information for their roommate and suitemates prior to the start of the school year so that they can communicate about joint needs for their dorm room like rugs, decorations and refrigerators.  If a roommate problem occurs, you can switch roommates if all four suitemates are in agreement.  

Items to Bring to GSSM

Bring the following items for yourself:

  • XL twin bed sheets, comforter, and pillows
  • Clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Laundry Basket
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Prescription Medication

Snacks and drinks may be stored in your room in closed containers or in a mini-fridge.  Any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, must be checked in with the nurse.  Certain medications can be kept in student rooms with the nurse’s approval.

Coordinate with your roommate and suitemates to bring the following items, if desired:

  • Bathroom Rug (1 per suite)
  • Lamp
  • Small Trash Can
  • Bedroom Rug
  • Shower Curtain (1 per suite)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wall Decorations & Tacks
  • Mini-Fridge (1 per room)

Leave these things at home:

  • Hotplates
  • Microwaves
  • Coffeepots
  • TVs
  • Iron
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Weapons
  • Video Game Systems

Microwaves, coffeepots, TVs, and video games are available for communal use in the lounges. 


Student rooms have fast Ethernet ports for each student and high speed internet. Students are welcome to bring computers from home, but are not required to do so. Learn more about bringing your computer to GSSM