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. Summer students will live in SLUs, 4 Williams, and Bigelow Reed.

Students must complete an online summer housing application by April 22, 2020.

Students attending summer session and residing on campus will be assigned to a room in a SLU for the 5-week period of May 17-June 20, 2020. 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. Students who are both working 25 hours/week and enrolled in summer courses will be charged $10/week.

There is an option to buy Dining Dollars for use in on-campus dining facilities. On-campus dining facilities will be open for most meals, but only when there is camp or conference group on campus. Dining schedules will be shared with residents when they are available. Read more information about purchasing Dining Dollars.


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, 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, 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. Students will not need to make a co-payment for office visits to the Student Health Center. Insurance claims will be submitted only for visits that require resources outside the clinic, such as X-rays or laboratory tests that require outside processing. Some basic medications and vaccinations also will be available to students at no cost, including flu shots and common antibiotics.

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