Eligible for a Housing Exemption? Read our Housing Guidelines to make sure!
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Ohio University requires that all first and second year students reside on campus and participate in a meal plan for 4 semesters (fall/spring). In most cases this period comprises the first and second years at OHIO. Consideration for housing exemption is given for those relocating students who can demonstrate two full years attending an accredited institution of higher education after high school graduation*. Students wishing to be exempted from university housing and/or meal plan must submit a Housing Exemption/Termination Request form for review and approval. Information about Housing Exemption/Termination Requests can be found here.
*Credit will not be given for college study completed while attending high school (via advanced placement, House Bill 140, etc.) towards exemption eligibility from the housing requirement.
Completing an exemption form does not automatically exempt the student from housing. The approval process may take up to 4-6 weeks to complete. The student will be notified of his or her exemption status after all documents are reviewed.
If it is determined that you are required to live on campus you will need to visit your Housing Self-Service page to fill out your housing contract and pay the required $200 housing deposit. The deposit is refundable by notifying Housing & Residence Life in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to May 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester.