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Student Affairs names Zach Swope Employee of the Semester

Jan. 14 marks the start of a new semester for returning students, but university staff have been preparing for their arrival for weeks. Among the many departments readying for Spring 2019 is an incredibly energetic Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL), whose cheers could be heard from far outside of Morton Hall's auditorium as they held their spring staff meeting on Jan. 9. Read More  

Former resident assistants reflect on experiences, benefits of serving students

An essential part of OHIO’s living-learning experience, OHIO’s resident assistants (RAs) help students academically and socially, referring them to on-campus resources and a fostering a diverse and inclusive community. Read More  

Planning for OHIO’s first residential curriculum is underway

Students in Ohio University’s residence halls will soon experience a shift in residential programming, as Housing and Residence Life embarks on developing the university’s first residential curriculum. The first version of OHIO’s curricular approach will be implemented in Fall 2019, providing residents with intentional educational strategies that better align with the division’s stated learning outcomes. Read More  

Executive Director, Pete Trentacoste, looks forward to the 2018-19 year

Greetings Housing and Residence Life alumni and friends! Fall semester is already in full swing and 2018-19 is shaping up to be an eventful year for our residents and our alumni. Read More  

Student explores careers in student affairs and housing at ACUHO-I’s STARS College

Cody Huebner, an assistant resident director in Housing and Residence Life and president of the Residents’ Action Council, recently traveled to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to attend the ACUHO-I STARS College. Since 2003, STARS College has been working with undergraduate students interested in learning about careers in campus housing and student affairs. Huebner was one of approximately 60 students selected through a highly-competitive application process to attend the three-day experience this past June. Read More  

Rod Sauer named Housing and Residence Life’s first Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

In the fall of 1966, Rod Sauer stepped onto the Athens bricks and joined the Ohio University Bobcat family as a first-year student. Fifty-two years later, Sauer’s OHIO story continues as the first recipient of Housing and Residence Life’s (HRL) Distinguished Alumni Award. Read More  

Alumni can tour residence halls and see renovations during Homecoming weekend

Do you want to see inside of your old residence hall? Join Housing and Residence staff on Friday, October 19 for residence hall tours as part of OHIO’s Homecoming celebrations. Read More  

Summer 2018 improvements to residence halls across campus

As students returned to the Athens campus for the fall semester, they likely noticed the improvements to some of the residence halls across campus. This past summer, Housing and Residence Life invested over $13 million in a variety of projects aimed at creating an improved living and learning environment for on-campus residents. Read More  

Recognizing student staff at the end of year banquet

Housing and Residence Life staff gathered in the Baker Center Ballroom for the Student Staff Appreciation Banquet on April 29. This annual banquet brings together student and professional staff to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and dedication of the department’s nearly 350 student staff members. Read More  

HRL Homecoming Brunch

Save the Date for the Housing and Residence Life Homecoming Brunch. Saturday, October 20, 2018. Read More  

President’s Scholarship Reception honors record number of high-achieving residence halls

One of the hallmarks of Ohio University’s Athens Campus is a residential experience where living and learning blend seamlessly and students develop holistically. Efforts to ensure that students living on campus are supported academically appear to be paying off as members of the OHIO community recently came together to celebrate a record number of high-achieving residence halls. Read More  

OHIO’s newest Bobcats selecting roommates, connecting with classmates via new software

Members of Ohio University’s incoming Class of 2022 are already building their Bobcat family thanks to a new software system designed to improve the first-year roommate matching experience while allowing first-year students to network before they arrive on the Athens Campus. Read More  

Housing and Residence Life staff represent OHIO through professional committees

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) staff are active in a variety of student affairs professional organizations, but eight staff members have taken their involvement to the next level by serving on committees within their respective organizations. Read More  

OHIO expands gender neutral housing options

Housing and Residence Life has expanded its gender neutral housing room selection option for the 2018-19 academic year. Beginning in Fall 2018, gender neutral housing will be available to students in six residence halls across Ohio University's Athens Campus. Read More  

Housing Ambassadors equip prospective students with perspective on residence life

When prospective students and their parents visit Ohio University, one of the most common concerns is living in the residence halls. That’s where the Housing Ambassador team comes in. Through conversation, tabling and tours – even walking prospective students through their on-campus living quarters – the ambassadors provide a unique window into the OHIO student experience. Read More  

OHIO's Kellee Steffen and Zachariah Swope accepted to the National Housing Training Institute

Kellee Steffen and Zachariah Swope, resident directors in Housing and Residence Life at Ohio University, have been selected to attend the James C. Grimm National Housing Training Institute (NHTI) presented by the Association of College and University Housing Officers–International. Read More  

‘Marti and Stewie’ afford OHIO students with crafts… and much more

Originally, the crafting program was held monthly with a cap of 40 participants. Over the years, its popularity has grown. Current Marti and Stewie Craft Night programming, held each Thursday at 9 p.m. in West 82 food court, draws between 60 and 140 attendees each week. Read More  

OHIO’s Pete Trentacoste to serve as Mid-Level Institute faculty

Pete Trentacoste, executive director of housing and residence life at Ohio University has been selected as a Mid-Level Institute faculty member for the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO). Read More