Students currently enrolled at one of Ohio University’s regional campuses who wish to begin taking classes on the Athens campus are considered “relocate students.” However, students must have earned a GPA of 2.0 or above to be eligible for relocation. A request for relocation can occur any semester in accordance with the Ohio University Undergraduate Catalog. Students relocating from a regional campus to Athen’s campus should complete an intent to relocate form. Once completed, your account will be reviewed to determine housing requirements. Students required to reside on campus will receive instructions from Housing and Residence Life regarding the process for completing a Housing Contract and selecting a room.
Relocate to Athens Campus
All students relocating to the Athens campus from a regional campus must complete the Notice of Relocation to Athens Campus form.
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 [PDF] 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.
Housing Contract and Payment
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.
Important Contact Numbers
Financial Aid & Scholarships: 740-593-4141
Housing & Residence Life: 740-593-4090
Parking Services: 740-593-1917