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Dining Plans

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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.

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Welcome to Ohio State!

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

Congratulations on being admitted to Ohio State!

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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


A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Living on campus offers many advantages and has been proven to enhance students' success at Ohio State.  We do our best to find the one right for you.

The Office of Student Life Housing and Residence Education wants every student who chooses to live in the residence halls to feel safe and comfortable.  The Ohio State University is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity and improve opportunities for all. The university is committed to equal opportunity and eliminating discrimination.  Ohio State does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admission.

As such, Student Life Housing and Residence Education supports the academic and social success of all its residents. Within our diverse community of residence halls, Housing and Residence Education affirms that one's dignity and uniqueness should be recognized and respected regardless of distinctions in identity. One of the ways we achieve this goal is by offering a wide range of on-campus housing options for undergraduate and graduate students.

Staff will not ask for any more information than is required to meet the student’s housing needs, and all disclosed information will be kept strictly confidential. In order to provide support for the needs of current and incoming LGBTQ students and others with specific needs, a gender-inclusive housing option is available. Housing and Residence Education strongly encourages potential and current residents to contact Housing and Residence Education early in the housing request process to discuss possible housing options. Students can do this by emailing

A cornerstone of the OSU community is diversity and inclusion. Students here represent a wide array of perspectives, cultures, life-styles and attitudes. Through classroom experience, exposure, critical thinking and interactions within the residence halls, OSU’s goal is to provide an experience that demonstrates the importance of a global  perspective/worldview to student success.

By being a member of the residence hall community, you accept the responsibility to maintain a spirit of mutual respect and understanding, and to abide by the OSU community standards. These include respecting others’ privacy, respecting difference and behaving in ways that support a learning, inclusive, safe and supportive environment. As such, the “Scarlet & Gray” Rule always applies: Treat others as you’d like to be treated.

We encourage students to be cognizant of the messages they send and/or convey through their face-to-face, phone and online interactions (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) before arriving on campus. Before requesting changes based on cultural, sexual or religious orientation or social media profiles, please know that our cornerstones will always first dictate that you are encouraged to meet your roommate(s) and get to know them better.



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.


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