Residence Life

Residence Life promotes both academic and personal success through maintaining a safe, supportive, and diverse living-learning community. We embrace all of the people who make up our community while providing opportunities for education and support in an increasingly global society.


Housing and Dining Portal

Log into MyBartonHousing Portal

Manage your housing and dining options here. Your one stop for the New Student Housing Application, Returning Student Housing Application, and the Residency Requirement Release Form.

Download Housing Contract

Review important dates and policies regarding campus housing and residence life.


Learn about the MicroFridge Rental Program

Microwave. Freezer. Refrigerator. All in One Unit.

Meet Your Residence Life Staff

Jeff Tilson

Assistant Dean for Campus Life and Residential Services

Jeff serves as the Assistant Dean for Campus Life and Residential Services. He is pursuing his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He also holds a master's degree in College Student Affairs from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and a bachelor's degree in Public Relations from York College of Pennsylvania. His office is located in the Hamlin Student Center, Lower Level.

Gaven Mayo

Assistant Director for Residential Services

Gaven serves as the Assistant Director for Residential Services. He earned his Master of Science Degree in College Leadership and Administration from North Carolina A&T State University and his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Prior to Barton, Gaven worked in case management with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. You will find Gaven’s office located on the lower level of the Hamlin Student Center.

Debbie Larkin

Administrative Assistant for Campus Life

Debbie has served as the secretary for the Office of Student Engagement and Success since 2008 and focuses on Residence Life and Religious Life. She resides in Wilson and has four children and two grandchildren. Her oldest daughter graduated from Barton College in 2014, and her other daughter is currently attending Barton. Debbie’s favorite part of her job is the daily interaction with students.

Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement and Success
Hamlin Student Center, Lower Level
252-399-6687 (fax)