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Department Profile

The Department of Housing and Residence Life, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, is responsible for the overall operation and administration of all Ohio University housing, as well as the university's residential education program.

Ohio University operates 41 residence halls housing approximately 8,000 undergraduate students. All of the residence halls are coeducational, with the exception of Voigt Hall, which is reserved for only women.

Housing and Residence Life is one of the largest departments of Ohio University, with a staff of over 400 full-time, part-time, graduate and paraprofessional student employees.


Specific departmental duties include...

  • Operation, management and supervision of the residence hall system

  • Residential education and programming within the halls

  • Programming and outreach for off-campus students

  • Administration of housing policies and regulations, including housing and dining contracts and requests for exemptions from OHIO's residency requirement.

  • Residence hall room assignments

  • Administration of dining plans

  • University apartment rentals

  • Accommodations in accordance with the ADA

  • Guest & interim housing accommodations

Units within Housing and Residence Life

  • Business Operations

  • Residence Life

  • Guest & Interim Housing

  • Skyview Apartments

  • Interior Services (upholstery, drapery and embroidery)

  • Capital and Facilities Planning