Named in honor of Bishop James Bashford, fourth President of Ohio Wesleyan, Bashford Hall provides an interactive, community living space for 133 men and women.

It is staffed by one professional Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) and student Resident Assistants (RAs). Bashford Hall has been designated as a returning student residential community for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Single-gender by floor, with men and women each occupying two floors. Most rooms are double occupancy, although there are a few triple rooms. Bath facilities are shared by corridor residents. Each bathroom has 10 sinks, 5 showers, 4-5 toilet stalls, and, on male floors, 3 urinals.


A standard room is approximately 11’ x 13’ x 8’ in size. It contains two XL twin beds (39” x 80”), a dresser with mirror, two desks with built-in lighting, two desk chairs, and two closets. The dresser consists of seven drawers: two are shallow, one is split, and four are deep. Closets measure 2 ½’ x 2’ and each has two shelves and two towel racks. All the furniture is built-in except for the beds and desk chairs. There are two computer/Internet connections in the room, and wifi is available throughout the building. Cable television service is provided in the lounges throughout the building.  


  • Academic – The common area on the first floor offers multiple study tables for resident use.
  • Recreational – A television, couches, and pool table are located in the ground floor recreation room.
  • Kitchen Facilities – A well-equipped kitchen (electric range, refrigerator, sink, toaster, and microwave) is located on the ground floor.
  • Laundry Facilities – Four washers and dryers for resident use at (no additional cost) are located on the ground floor.
  • Vending Machines on ground floor
  • Miscellaneous - Each floor has a Trash Room. A freight elevator is available on a limited basis for moving large items. A vacuum cleaner, games, and other supplies/resources are available for check out to both Bashford and Thomson residents at the front desk in Welch Hall.

Contact Info


Office of Residential Life
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center #225
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3175
F 740-368-3174

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