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Division of Student Affairs Annual Report 2018-19

Housing and Residence Life


We develop inclusive communities where students engage, learn, and thrive. We make OHIO home.


$15 million

in capital renovation projects


year capital improvements plan


in budget


in expenses


Person sitting at desk in LLC

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) led a collaborative effort with campus partners to develop programming and initiatives to enhance relationship building and a sense of belonging at Ohio University during students' first seven weeks. 


Jason Pina high-fiving a student in the move-in crew

HRL developed the Bobcat Leaders of Tomorrow Program in collaboration with the Career and Leadership Development Center and Patton College of Education Faculty Member Pete Mather as an intentionally designed residential leadership experience.

Students talking to President Nellis during move-in

Single-user restrooms were prioritized during the 2018-19 academic year as a part of an effort to expand the gender-inclusive housing options for students through significant renovations to include single-user restrooms in Pickering, Bryan, Convocation Center and Washington. 

West Green in fall

The department completed over $15 million in capital renovation projects to decrease deferred maintenance, enhance infrastructure and improve student satisfaction.

Bird's eye view of new South campus

A large-scale, six-year prioritized list of capital improvements was established in consideration of occupancy, financial capacity, sustainability and emerging facility concerns.

Students playing a game outdoors

HRL designed a residential curriculum that will be implemented in fall 2019 that integrates elements of divisional learning outcomes, well-being and student sense of belonging.

Presentation at the library

In partnership with Alden Library, HRL created Making OHIO Home: History of Housing and Residence Life from the 1800s to the Present as the featured exhibit for Founder’s Day.