Welcome New Students!

Greetings from the Ohio Wesleyan University Residential Life Office. The Residential Life staff is looking forward to welcoming you to campus and inviting you in to our residential community.

OWU is a residential, liberal arts university; therefore, learning outside the classroom is a valued part of the OWU experience. It is required that full-time students reside on campus unless they meet our housing exemption criteria (learn more about our residency requirement). We believe your time spent as a resident of the University community is an important part of your total educational experience. In order to reserve a space in the residence halls, you need to have paid your Enrollment Deposit of $400 ($450 for international students) .

To complete the room assignment process, you must complete the online housing application. Your login information for the housing application will be emailed to you. Be sure to read this before completing the application.

We attempt to match you with a person or people with similar preferences, therefore it is important that you personally provide accurate information on these documents. Please carefully read the Housing Contract, which is displayed when you finish applying for housing online. The contract explains the rules and regulations of the residence halls. 

As a first-year student, you are automatically a member of the YearOne community.

First-year students also need to complete and submit medical information to the Student Health Center.

Housing To-Do List

  1. Pay your $400 Enrollment Deposit ($450 for international students)
  2. Complete your Housing Application (by May 15, 2017 for priority consideration)
  3. Read the Housing Contract
  4. Complete your Required Health Forms