On-campus living requirement

If you graduated from high school within two calendar years of when you will be starting on the Columbus campus, you are required to live in the residence halls. For information about on-campus housing, contact University Housing (housing@osu.edu or 614-292-8266) or complete the postcard provided by your academic advisor on your current campus.

Living off campus

For students who are rising third- or fourth-year students who opt to live in the off-campus community, the staff in Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services can assist students in navigating the complexities of finding an apartment and signing a lease. This office provides a number of services, from an online housing search, to roommate fairs, to providing the Off-Campus Living Guide, a publication that can help students learn more about the leasing process and budgeting.

For students who will be living off campus, the staff in Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement also works to provide a home away from home on campus.