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How will I be matched with a roommate?

If you know one or more OHIO students you want to room with, you can request to room together. Residential Housing offers a roommate matching service that allows students to seek out potential roommates with similar living and study habits. Learn more at

Am I required to live on campus?

Most students are required to live on campus for two years. About 8,000 OHIO students live in 42 residence halls. Our residential campus is one of the key components of the Ohio University experience. Learn more at Students who commute, married students, and some others are exempted from the residence policy.

What kind of housing options do I have?

Room styles include single, double, triple, quad, mod, and suite. Housing communities include all-female, coed, gender neutral, substance-free, international, quiet study, honors, and more. We also have some residence-based learning communities and even an Ecohouse. Learn more at

What are my meal plan options?

Our retail-style, on-campus dining facilities have a great reputation for fresh food (we purchase produce from local farmers), affordable prices, and convenient locations and hours. We have many dining options; the most popular are our Flex plans, in which you get a set number of meals per week plus Flex points (dining currency) you can use at our campus markets. Get the details on all of our dining plans at

What is the roommate contract?

Communication is the single most important factor in building a good roommate relationship. OHIO Residential Housing offers a roommate worksheet you and your roommate(s) can fill out together at the beginning of the academic year. The form allows you to come to general agreement on areas such as personal property, cleaning, sleep schedules, guests, and more. You can use the agreement if conflicts arise in order to make sure no major problems develop.

Can my parents or sibs stay with me on campus?

Yes. Parents and siblings are considered guests in residence halls. They must adhere to the same rules as all guests. Your roommate(s) must agree to hosting guests and guests cannot stay more than two nights per week. Details are in the residential housing handbook at (pdf).

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