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Scholars Residence Halls

Honors Tutorial College students are given preference to live in scholars-only residence halls that are designated for HTC students and students who have earned selective academic scholarships at Ohio University.


Read-Johnson Scholars Complex

Located in the heart of beautiful East Green, the Read-Johnson Scholars Complex houses student scholars. Students living in RJSC have access to resources, selective staffing ,and special programming designed to help them enrich their intellectual, social, and academic horizons. The Complex provides a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment for students with high academic standards and a broad range of interests.

Okay, so I’m interested. What are the special features of Read-Johnson?

Besides having the standard features available in all OU residence halls [CATVision cable TV service, high-speed ethernet and wireless Internet access, a micro-fridge (refrigerator/freezer and microwave) and a mailbox], each room in Read-Johnson has a sink and a thermostat for individual temperature control. Each building is fully air-conditioned and all furnishings are new. All rooms include for each resident an extra-long twin size bed, a desk with chair, moveable two-drawer storage cubes, and a wardrobe. Read-Johnson is smoke-free and has both formal lounges and study lounges. The student ID provides electronic access to these dorms. Although Read-Johnson does not have laundry facilities, Gamertsfelder Hall, located just a minute away, has both washers and dryers. 


What kind of room can I get in Read-Johnson?

Read-Johnson is a co-ed complex. Read Hall can accommodate 125 scholars; Johnson can accommodate 108 scholarship recipients. Upperclassmen and freshmen are not separated on designated floors. Most rooms are doubles; however, Read Hall has several triples. Both Read and Johnson have limited single rooms available.

If I decide to live in Read-Johnson, what campus locations would be close?

Located on East Green, Read-Johnson is near all central campus locations, such as Ellis, Gordy, Morton, Glidden, and Scripps halls. Campus Care and Chubb Hall are also in proximity. Shively dining hall is located on East Green very near to the Complex.

I already know the person I want as my roommate. Will that choice be honored if I live in Read-Johnson?

Your roommate choice will be honored, so long as your designated roommate is eligible to live in the Scholars Complex.

Read more Information about the Scholars Complex from Housing and Residence Life.


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