The Help Desk is a universally important location at every residency. From check-in to check-out, staff are available to answer all of your way-finding, transportation, housing and dining questions. They also provide technical support to all of the residency workshops and events, as well as set up and re-set. In Vermont, Help Desk staff are available 24/7 during the residency. They are the command center for any logistics concerns, up to and including a campus emergency. Help Desk staff work closely with the Student Life staff to support faculty and students throughout the residency.

The Help Desk is also the location of the campus store supplied with health aids, scent free laundry soap, books authored by Goddard faculty and an array of Goddard College gear. Located in the Community Center, the Help Desk is convenient to the Dining Room, Residency Community Bulletin Board, Computer Lab and student lounge. In addition the Help Desk Manager coordinates all residency housing requests. To make a specific request please contact us through email:


The demands of the residency experience create a difficult environment for dependents and caregivers alike. Goddard does not provide child/adult care.  Students should be aware that the College locations do not supply equipment such as cribs or high-chairs. If it is impossible for a student to attend a residency without bringing their dependent child or adult, Goddard requires the following:

  • Students intending to bring a dependent to a residency must contact the Assistant Dean of Community Life at least 30 days prior to the start of the residency to receive permission and convey their plans.  The Assistant Dean of Community Life will provide the paperwork that the student will need to complete.  Students bringing dependents need to communicate their plans each residency.
  • Each student bringing a dependent must provide an adult aide for the entire residency. Students cannot share aides. Aides are expected to abide by the College’s Community Life Agreements.
  • Students are responsible for the room and board fees for their dependent and their aide.
  • The attendance of children ages 13-17 at the residency must receive prior approval from the Assistant Dean of Community Life.
  • Students with dependents must commit to full attendance and participation during the residency.
  • Dependents are not allowed to attend advising sessions and academic workshops without permission from the Program Director in consultation with  faculty.

If you have questions about the financial costs of bringing dependents to residencies contact Student Accounts, 802-322-1627,

For all other questions regarding dependents at residencies contact the Help Desk at 802-322-1666 or

For permission to bring 13 – 17 year olds to the residency, contact Assistant Dean of Community Life.


It is imperative that the fire lanes be kept clear in case of emergencies and to allow access for the maintenance vehicles, deliveries and recycling trucks. Parking is allowed in designated areas only. Parking next to dorms and meeting spaces is allowed only for the purposes of loading and unloading. Students with disabilities can request an on-campus accessible parking permit and/or make other needed arrangements through the Access and Disabilities Support Office. Students with an accessible parking permit should only use designated accessible parking spaces.


All visitors to Goddard campuses are expected to follow the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon arrival.

Non-students are not permitted to stay overnight on campus during the residencies, except in cases of aides to persons with disabilities, or graduation guests (one per student). In these cases, a housing and meals fee will be charged and guests must register at the Help Desk.

Campus visitors  must leash their pets when walking them on the college grounds. Animals whose ownership cannot be determined will be removed. While service animals are allowed on campus, student should contact the Access and Disability Support Office for more information regarding access and expectations.


Weapons of any kind including guns, knives are not permitted on campus, except in cases where the College requests assistance from law enforcement personnel who may be required by law to wear a weapon. In such cases, the officer would continue to wear a weapon in providing the requested assistance on campus. Students who violate this policy may be administratively withdrawn from the College. Any community member having knowledge of a violation of this campus policy is required to report the problem immediately to a Student Life staff member, Help Desk staff or Campus Safety personnel.


Campus security and facilities personnel are responsible for securing buildings at night and ensuring that no unauthorized persons are using the College’s facilities and grounds. Unauthorized persons on the grounds or in the College facilities should be reported, during the day, to the Help Desk, during the night, to Security or the Help Desk. Unauthorized persons found by, or reported to, Security will be asked to leave the premises. College personnel are authorized to call the State Police if they believe they need assistance.

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