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Residence Halls

Maybe you study best with lots of people.

Or maybe you want one roommate instead of three suitemates - either way, residence halls give you many options from which to choose.

In this section, you'll find a description of each hall, the academic support available, and the room layout in those residence halls. Other information about room rates, how to sign a contract, and the Student Housing Handbook, are available here. The freshman-only residence halls include Ellsworth, Oswald, Self and most of Lewis. And if you’re newly admitted – and you apply for on-campus housing by May 1 – you’re guaranteed a space.

Many factors affect your living and learning experience, including your expectations. Students who are most satisfied with on-campus living have good relationships with student staff, participate in events, and respect diversity.


How to explore your housing choices

More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities