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Current Students

We hope you'll stay awhile.

For current students, the housing process is easy! In spring semester, students identify their desired roommate(s) for the following year and choose where they will live. The Housing Selection Packet provides a wealth of information along with the Frequently Asked Questions. Paper copies of the following forms are available in the Student Affairs Office and in the Campus Center on the center hallway bulletin board. Current residence halls residents also received a copy of the forms below under their room door the weekend of February 7-8.

All housing-related forms can also be found on the Residence Life channel of My O-Zone, including petitions for Housing Agreement Termination, Housing Obligation Exemption, and more.

Summer & Break Housing

Space is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Students may request a roommate of their choice but will be assigned roommates if they do not not have a mutually agreed upon roommate when submitting summer and/or break housing agreements.

Fall, Thanksgiving & Spring Break Housing
Students may request to stay on campus during break periods through an online form available on the Residence Life channel on OZone. All halls are open during these breaks and students will stay in their assigned residence hall room at no extra charge. Limited dining services will be available during these break periods. Exact dining hours will be posted in the dining locations.

Winter Break (Cardinal Term)
Students may request to stay on campus between fall & spring semesters for an additional daily fee. Students must submit a break housing agreement to the Student Affairs Office by the deadline to be approved. If students do not currently reside in a hall open for the break (Garst, DeVore or 25 W. Home St.), they will need to identify a student in those buildings who will allow them to use their room over break. Students will be emailed winter break housing information in early November. 

To find the current cost for break housing, please visit the Business Office website.

Summer Housing including MayMester
Students needing summer housing may sign up for summer housing in Garst Hall after spring room selection on April 7, 2015. A written agreement will be required. First priority will be given to fall residence hall residents. If space is available, other students may be offered summer housing until August 1st. All summer residents must be registered for Fall 2015 and have their University account in paid status by the first day of summer housing. Summer housing is billed to the student account. The estimated cost for summer housing is $20 per day for a double room for short stays and $825 for the whole summer. ($30 per day and $1250 for the summer for super singles.)

While no meal plan is offered during the summer, students can purchase individual meals at cost when the dining hall is open for summer camps. A kitchen is also available in the summer housing residence hall.

If you are interested in summer housing, please contact Laura Norman at 614-823-1250. The deadline to request summer housing is April 17, 2015. 

/ Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life is located in the back of Hanby Hall on Cochran Alley.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer)

p/ 614.823.1250
e/ reslife@otterbein.edu

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