Campus Housing & Dining

Students attending summer session are not required to live in university housing; however, housing will be available for students who need to reside on campus. Students will be assigned to space on a first come, first served basis, up to the maximum capacity. The SLUs will be used for summer housing during summer session.

Students must complete an online summer housing application by Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Students attending summer session and residing on campus will be assigned to a room in a SLU for the 5-week period of May 21 – June 22, 2018. Summer session room rates are $970. If you need to move in early or move out late, you will be charged a daily rate ($25/day) for each additional day that you occupy your room. Students who work 25 hours per week as an OWU employee outside of summer session or are not enrolled in summer courses will be charged a weekly rate of $10/week.

There is no summer session meal plan; however, there are kitchens available in each of the SLUs where students can prepare meals.

Students who choose not to reside on campus for summer session must complete the summer session housing information form (PDF) to inform the Residential Life Office of their summer off-campus address.


As most summer classroom courses are held in the morning, the temperature is rarely uncomfortable. Many classes are taught in air-conditioned buildings. Beeghly Library is open during the summer session, as are the Branch Rickey Center (Branch Rickey Arena and Racquetball Courts and Gordon Field House), Edwards Gym, Morrill Strength & Conditioning Room, Meek Aquatics Center, and the Simpson Querrey Fitness Center. In these facilities students have access during open hours to basketball and racquetball courts, indoor tennis courts and track, weight room, swimming pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. While there are regular operating hours throughout the summer, Summer Conferences and Camps do use several of the facilities, so at times not all facility spaces are available. Operating hours can be found in the Recreation menu at:

Automobiles and Motorcycles

Public Safety maintains a full complement of staff and continuing services and support during the summer months as during the academic year. During summer session, vehicle registration is not required. Space for student automobiles is designated in University parking lots. Please obey the parking signs on the various campus parking lots.

Health Services

The Student Health Center will be open limited hours for students enrolled in summer school. Please call the Health Center if an appointment is needed at 740-368-3160 as open dates and times may vary per week. Please remember to bring an insurance card, valid ID and either credit/debit card or check to cover the expense of a potential co-pay, medications etc.

For care when the Health Center is closed, please go to our Emergency Room & Urgent Care Facilities page for a list of options.