Your eating patterns may change when you come to college.

Dining Plans

You choose the meal plan that works best with your schedule.

Marketplace Grab 'n Go 2

Dining Plans

You choose the meal plan that works best with your schedule.

Art Class

Learning Communities:

Where you’ll live in a supportive “neighborhood” of friends and advisors.


Welcome to Ohio State!

Get connected and stay connected in Ohio State’s on-campus housing.

students at table

Welcome to Ohio State!

Get connected and stay connected in Ohio State’s on-campus housing.

Congratulations on being admitted to Ohio State!

  • View Interactive Campus Map

As a new student, you will soon be joining the vibrant housing community on campus. This web site will guide you through the steps you need to take to complete your online housing contract. Read the information carefully to become familiar with the questions you will need to answer during the online contract process.

Campus housing is home to first-year and upperclass students.  All incoming, first-year students who graduated from high school this year are required to live on campus, unless exempted, space is no longer available, or they are living with family for two years. Advantages of on-campus housing include:

  • Convenient location to classes
  • Resident advisors are assigned to every floor to help with the transition to college and having roommates
  • Full-time professional staff live in each housing complex
  • The ability to develop lasting friendships and make lifelong memories
  • Opportunity for involvement in student life

Be prepared to:

  1. Read and understand the Terms and Conditions.
  2. Read the Undergraduate Contract Addendum.
  3. Access and complete your contract.
  4. Select a dining plan.
  5. Rank order your residence hall area of preference as well as Housing Rate preference. Use the interactive Campus Map to see the location of specific buildings, then click on Residence Halls for more details.
  6. Make your online payment for space reservation and filing fees.


If you need help along the way, call (614) 292-8266 or send an e-mail to


Housing and Residence Education Values

Community Empowerment: We seek to engage students and staff in creating individual and group settings in which respect and dignity are maintained through engaging dialogue and addressing incidents of bias in a timely and consistent manner.

Intellectual Curiosity: We encourage all to seek academic, personal, and professional interests in and out of the classroom, while engaging students, staff and faculty in dialogue to continually question knowledge, assumptions, and perspectives.

Foster Belonging: We provide communities where individuals of all identities, unique backgrounds, and experiences are believed, cared for, and empowered, while advancing positive social change.

Holistic Wellness: We assist individuals through the successes and challenges of intrapersonal and interpersonal well-being throughout one’s collegiate experience.

Please note: The university does not assume responsibility for any resident’s, guest’s, or other person’s loss of money or valuables, or for the loss of property or injuries, personal or otherwise, sustained on or about the University Housing and Dining Services premises. We strongly recommend that you or your parent/guardian contact local insurance carriers concerning the availability of protection against such losses.


Housing and Residence Education

© 2024, Housing and Residence Education. All rights reserved.

Request an alternate format of this page | Accessibility | Privacy statement | Nondiscrimination notice | Cookie Settings