Gildea was opened in 1995 as an alternative residence option for upperclassmen. Instead of the standard double room, Gildea is a series of suites.
Gildea Hall is a fully modern, air-conditioned facility with four floors of suites.
Each suite contains a full bath and several bedrooms grouped around a common living room. Bedrooms are either single, double or quadruple occupancy and contain a telephone, desk, and ample closet and drawer space. Suites generally house three, six or seven occupants.
The great thing about Gildea is that it creates the opportunity to live with a group of friends. It offers the feel of an apartment with the safety and community of a residence hall, while being right in the heart of campus.
Gildea is close to many campus facilities
The building is elevator accessible and has a television in each floor lounge, with a small common kitchenette nearby. Gildea hall is close to classrooms, the dining hall, and campus recreational facilities.
Aerial view of Gildea
Housing in Gildea, as with the other residence halls, is done on a lottery basis. Because of this, sophomores and juniors, as well as some seniors, live in this residence. Like the other residences, Gildea has several Residence Assistants that provide guidance and support for those living in the building.