Residence Halls - Residence Life - Defiance College

Residence Hall Information

Office of Residence Life

Your Home Away from Home

Defiance College's campus residences offer comfortable living spaces that foster personal, social and academic growth. DC students have the option to live in one of our co-ed residence halls, Whitney or McReynolds, or on-campus apartment-style housing, Jacket Suites or Grand Avenue Apartments.

Our on-campus residence hall options vary from traditional living units to apartment style suites. In the past, these residential facilities may have been referred to as dormitories. By definition a dormitory is a place for eating and sleeping only. A residence hall offers more extensive living facilities (e.g. lounges, game rooms, study areas, meeting areas, TV rooms and laundry facilities). Also, a residence hall operates with an educational and holistic philosophy that works to positively impacts students during their formative college experience. The on-campus residential communities of McReynolds, Whitney, Jacket Suites and Grand Avenue should be referred to as residence halls (halls for short), not dorms or dormitories.

Incoming Freshmen
Wondering who will be your roommate? There is always anxiety about the college roommate process, and it's natural to be nervous, but don't worry! Students are paired, for the best fit, based on entry housing surveys. If it doesn't work out, we can fix it. Two weeks after move-in there is a consolidation period. Residents will work with their hall director and RA to change rooms.


Residence Hall Descriptions


McReynolds Hall

McReynolds Hall
Residence for first-year students.

Room Model (pdf)


McReynolds Hall Virtual Tour



Whitney Hall

Whitney Hall

Primary campus residence for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.


Whitney Hall Virtual Tour




Jacket Suites

Jacket Suite Apartments

Apartment-style housing for upperclassmen with themed units: Academic Excellence, Service Leadership, and Greek Life.



Grand Avenue Apartments

Grand Avenue Apartments

Apartment housing for senior level students.