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Save the Date for HRL's 2019 Homecoming Brunch

Join us in celebrating OHIO during the HRL Homecoming brunch! Read More  

Residence hall renovations, upgrades and demolitions coming Summer 2019

On May 6, renovations will begin in several residence hall across the Athens campus as Housing and Residence Life invests over $17.6 million in upgrades, improvements and demolitions. Read More  

HRL Foundation Supports Professional Development Opportunity for Graduate Student

“When I first started work as a hall director, addressing student conduct intimidated me. At the time, I thought the process was more of a punishment than an educational opportunity for students,” shared OHIO Graduate Resident Director Michael Brannigan. However, with experience, addressing conduct of residence hall students became a passion for Brannigan, seeing it not only as an occasion to enforce policy but to show care for students. Read More  

50 years of the Convo: A keeper of OHIO memories, moments and milestones

Ohio University is often referred to as “a singular place” — made up of many little places that are held near and dear to the hundreds of thousands of members of the Bobcat family. For the past 50 years, one of those places has emerged as a gateway to OHIO’s Athens campus, a stunning focal point for aerial views of the community and a keeper of memories shared among those who have experienced this singular place. Read More  

Housing and Residence Life to recruit at The Placement Exchange

On March 6, representatives from OHIO’s Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) will be in the Golden State attending a premier, national recruitment event, The Placement Exchange (TPE) Onsite. Representatives hope to recruit candidates for the resident director position for the 2019-20 Academic Year. Read More  

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