OWU’s newest residential building and renovation projects are part of a decade-long initiative to revitalize student housing on campus. All the work has been funded by generous donations from OWU alumni and friends. Here’s a brief history.


Refurbished 4, 23, and 35 Williams Drive on The Hill, creating, in part, the Bigelow- Reed House for students interested in economics and business.


Completely renovated Stuyvesant Hall, the grande dame of OWU residence halls with its iconic bell tower, built in 1930. It now includes a full kitchen and small theater.


Built six new Small Living Units (three duplexes), transforming Rowland Avenue at the west end of the JAYwalk into a SLU village. Each of the three 5,800-square-foot “sluplexes” houses 24 students.


Built 6,900-square-foot Gillespie Honors House, housing 27 students on Oak Hill Avenue, with space for honors programming.


Built new House of Black Culture on Oak Hill Avenue with extensive input from students and alumni. The house sits on the site of its predecessor and incorporates elements of the historic HBC.

Campus living transformed

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