The Office of Residential Education and Housing is dedicated to providing an environment for students in which the following values are shared and celebrated: dignity, equity, integrity, communication, learning, and personal wellness. In other words—a healthy living environment, where students learn about themselves and one another.
Residency in Gilpatrick House is open to students involved in research, as Summer Scholars, Senior Research Scholars, or participants in another intensive research program.
With housing for only nine students, Gilpatrick House offers a special environment promoting community with classmates who share the enthusiasm of doing individual research across all disciplines. One student is selected as the Gilpatrick Fellow who serves as a head resident and plans events for the residents. This atmosphere is particularly welcoming to students planning to apply for prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships such as Fulbright, Goldwater, Rhodes, and Truman.
Summer Scholar research students who are accepted to live in Gilpatrick House during the academic year will also be invited to reside there for the summer, thus eliminating the need to participate in summer housing lottery and move to a new residence hall in August.
The Gilpatrick Center has five double rooms that accommodate 9-10 students throughout the academic year. Priority is always given to students who are currently engaged in academic research (e.g., summer research, senior research).
Kitchen, living, and dining areas are located within Gilpatrick House, as well as on-site laundry facilities.
Gilpatrick also has the offices of the Gilpatrick staff and a seminar room.