Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Transfer and Non-required Students

Thank you for your interest in living on campus for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Students and their families continue to see Ohio State as a great value and an institution of choice, resulting in record numbers of applications.  Based on this higher than normal demand, our housing projections for next year include extremely limited availability for on-campus housing for transfer studentsand those students not required to live on campus (students who graduated from high school prior to 2016).  As noted in the admissions information you have already received, we cannot guarantee housing for transfer students. 

An ample supply of rooms are available off campus at a wide range of prices, and Student Life Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services can assist you as you look at housing options.  Their website, , maintains listings of housing accommodations near campus and can help you find housing that will meet your needs.  Their office is located in the Ohio Union (third floor in room 3106), and they can also be contacted at (614) 292-0100, or online at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Housing Office at (614) 292-8266.