Immersion and Engagement
A lot of what you learn in college happens outside the classroom. Because we believe valuable life lessons come from living in community, we’re a residential campus.
Whether you choose to live in a residence hall, a small living unit (SLU), a theme house, or pledge a fraternity (sororities are non-residential), you’ll meet new friends and gain an appreciation for other cultures.
You’ll also begin to make the decisions that go along with living away from home. If you need help, Residential Life’s professional staff and student assistants will work with you to solve problems, deal with personal issues, and refer you to additional assistance if necessary.
As a residential campus, students make Ohio Wesleyan their home for all four years of their education.
It is our belief that what makes an Ohio Wesleyan education distinct is the immersion and engagement in a residential community where leadership skills are honed, lasting friendships are made, and life lessons are learned – all complimenting academic and classroom experiences.
Our hope is that no matter where you live at OWU, you will find a community that you are happy to call home.
With OWU’s emphasis on residential life, you’ll quickly feel “at home” here. Scheduled dorm and campus activities will bring you into frequent contact with fellow students, faculty and staff -- making connections that can last a lifetime.
Small Living Units
OWU’s Small Living Units, or “SLUs,” bring together students with shared interests. Residents share responsibilities for the house, plan things like service projects, campus speakers, and more.
You won’t find the option of living in a themed house on very many college campuses. Ohio Wesleyan University offers this unusual opportunity to upper-level students who demonstrate a willingness to explore a special interest surrounded by students who share a similar academic or cultural "passion."