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 Residence for first-year students.