Originally named the Woman's College of Baltimore City, Goucher was founded in 1885 by a group of influential Methodists led by the Rev. John Franklin Goucher, who, with his wife Mary Fisher Goucher, deeded the college the land to begin its original campus in downtown Baltimore. The college was renamed after the Gouchers in 1910, and relocated its campus in 1954 to a 287-acre wooded campus.
A Goucher education focuses on the 3Rs: helping students develop strong faculty and peer relationships, encouraging resilience, and teaching students to reflect upon their cognitive styles so they can become true lifelong learners. Goucher College is a place where faculty really care, everyone studies abroad, and there are plenty of opportunities to put your education into action.
Students, faculty, and staff seeking assistance with research questions can visit the Research Help Desk in the Information Commons. Help at the Desk is available on a drop-in basis.
Career Development Office offers networking opportunities, resume and interviewing services, and competitive internship funding
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Some of the offices available for students are:
Residential Life at Goucher partners with a number of different staff and faculty to create a meaningful residential experience aimed at assisting our students on their journey of emerging adulthood. As a member of the Division of Student Affairs we ascribe to the belief that learning happens everywhere and is not simply limited to the classroom.
Goucher College Library is ready for another exciting year and we hope you will visit us soon. There are new books, a new system to help you better find your course reserves, and electronic resources galore.
Information Technology (IT) provides the campus community with easy access to the campus network and the Internet through wireless “hot spots” while insuring the security of users and campus network resources.
The Goucher student health center is an outpatient primary health care facility that provides comprehensive medical care for acute and stable chronic illnesses, women's health care, preventative medical care, short-term counseling, and health education services. The center is staffed by a board-certified physician, a psychiatrist, a psychologist, certified nurse practitioners and counselors.
Our 287-acre wooded campus provides a restful retreat just outside a bustling city, and our in-progress First Year Village for new students puts the latest research on higher education success into practice. Goucher is designed to help you thrive.
Originally built in 1991 as an addition to Lillian Welsh Hall the Decker Sports and Recreation Center houses the Athletic Department offices, two gymnasiums, a cardio fitness center, weight room, Von Borries Aquatic Center, the Todd Dance Studio, raquetball court, squash court, athletic training facilities and varsity locker rooms.
The Sports and Recreation Center is open to all students, staff, and faculty members. All persons in the Sports and Recreation Center and Aquatic Center must supply Goucher I.D. or pool pass upon entering the facilities.
Some of the student clubs available are:
Goucher College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Commission has authorized Goucher to offer baccalaureate and master’s degrees, and post baccalaureate and professional graduate certificates.