Making a home away from home is what campus residential life is all about. It’s also about enjoying new surroundings and learning to live in harmony with individuals who don’t share your DNA.
Because a lot of your education will happen outside the classroom, Ohio Wesleyan asks students to live on campus all four years. On a residential campus like ours, you’ll interact easily and often with other students, faculty, and staff.
Through everyday activities or special events, you’ll quickly become a part of the OWU community and find ways to make your own contributions here. You’ll learn leadership skills, make lasting friendships, get comfortable with making decisions—all of which will complement your academic endeavors.
Regardless of where you live on campus, you’ll build the invaluable connections that highlight a liberal arts education.
Coming soon: New first-year housing community ...
Smith Hall is now being completely renovated and will be the new home for first-year students. You won't recognize it when it reopens! The new Smith will include a fitness room, community kitchen, game room, multipurpose room, 24/7 dining hall, and many more amenities. Smith West will open in Fall 2020, and Smith East will open the following year.
and a new apartment village for seniors!
Beginning in Fall 2021, OWU seniors will be moving into a brand new apartment village being built at the end of the JAYwalk on Liberty Street. Each 4-, 6-, and 8-person apartment will include a full kitchen, two bathrooms, and a large living room with lots of natural light. The building also will include a convenience store, a multipurpose space, smaller lounges, and a large patio in the back.
Housing Options Abound
As a first-year student, you’ll live in one of our six residence halls; thereafter, you can choose from a variety of places. You might select a different dorm or maybe a themed house, like the House of Black Culture, to call home. There are also Small Living Units (SLUs) for students who share an avid interest and want to explore it. And, if Greek life speaks to you, you can move into a fraternity house; sorority chapter houses are nonresidential at OWU.
Dining Choices That Satisfy
It's all about fresh food and hospitality (and 24/7 dining options). That’s what you want and what you’ll get at OWU. No matter how complicated your daily schedule or dietary preferences are, you’ll find plenty of nutritious meals, made from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Add anytime dining, 24/7 access, and "debit dollars," and you'll find a dining experience that is convenient and satisfying.