The houses are a unique part of Geneva’s campus living options. These smaller gender-specific buildings are sprinkled throughout the College Hill neighborhood, providing a more intimate living experience.
Formerly an elementary school, Schoolhouse is made up of 10 apartments that house four women each. Each apartment features a full kitchen with dishwasher, and some apartments have vaulted ceilings.
Kerr House accommodates 23 men in mixed-capacity rooms, from five-man apartments to single person rooms. Kerr encourages a strong sense of community among its members, and house activities are a common occurrence.
Located on 4th Avenue north of campus, Richardson House is a striking brick residence that formerly was home to the college president. It now houses 10 women and includes five bedrooms, three baths, a kitchen, spacious living and dining rooms, and a third-floor study.
Patterson House, situated next to Clarke Hall, is a three-story house for 13 men. It features a shared kitchen, living and dining rooms, as well as a large front porch.
Swanson and Barbato Houses are located near Young Hall and Geneva Arms. They house five students each, and also have shared common areas.
Due to the smaller capacity of individual buildings, the houses are collectively overseen by a single residence director and co-ed student staff. One male and one female discipleship coordinator serve the houses, along with the health coordinator. Schoolhouse and Kerr have resident assistants on each floor, and other houses have one RA per building.
Geneva has an agreement with the Art institute of Pittsburgh, offering students programs in culinary management, interior design, photography, advertising and more.