Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

North Residential District Transformation

December 13, 2016

At the core of Ohio State University’s new initiatives is a commitment to redefining the student experience with a focus on enhancing the education of students beyond the classroom through an innovative second-year plan. This initiative will allow for a two-year on-campus residency requirement designed to lead to higher graduation and retention rates, improved student engagement and satisfaction, as well as post-graduation success.

To allow this groundbreaking second-year experience to achieve its full potential, it has become clear that facilities improvements must be integrated with program innovations. The plan will create a unique living environment that is designed to incorporate the elements of student success, programmatic needs, architectural innovation, student and faculty interaction, and One University Framework Principles.

Infrastructure and enabling projects began in the summer of 2013. The project was completed Fall Semester 2016.

A series of videos were recently produced celebrating various aspects of the newly completed North Residential District Transformation.

A student-led tour of the North District

A history of housing at Ohio State

Military honors in the North District