Have you been accepted to GSSM's Residential program? Congratulations!

Several weeks before move-in day, each family receives comprehensive information about what to bring and how to transition to life in-residence. The information below is just a starting point, answering the questions we hear most often.

Residence Halls

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 is outfitted with two beds, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two bookshelves, one sink and one closet.

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 may be available for sahred use in the lounges on each residence hall. 


High speed wifi is available througout the residence halls, classrooms, and campus. Wired ethernet connections may also be available in student rooms. Most students bring their own computers to communicate, use in class (with teacher permission), and to complete assignments. While highly recommended, computers are not required. Computer labs are available for completing class assignments. Learn more about bringing your computer to GSSM