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New Students

Welcome to ONU Housing!

Our three-year on-campus housing requirement provides students with the chance to meet new people and to get involved on campus all while providing a safe and clean place to live. 

Here are some steps to ensure your housing is ready for your arrival: 

  1. Register for housing today by logging in to Self-Service Banner using your ONU username and password. Your "My Housing" account is your portal to your room assignment, roommate information and meal plan.

  2. Start your housing registration by agreeing to the housing agreement and filling out your emergency contact information in the My Housing portal in Banner.

  3. When completing a housing application, we encourage you to apply according to our posted deadlines to ensure your housing request is processed and room assignment is ready for your arrival. All housing applications are completed through the My Housing portal in Banner and are processed within two business days of receipt. Business hours are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and exclude weekends, holidays and University closings.

  4. Follow and complete all steps to our housing application process. A complete guide to using My Housing is available here. This guide demonstrates the registration process as well as selecting a roommate.

  5. If you are eligible to reside off-campus and are requesting to commute/live off-campus, do not fill out the housing agreement, as it is a binding agreement. Instead, complete our Off-Campus Housing Request Form in Self-Service Banner, which is reviewed within two business days. It is important to note that if you do not meet the eligibility requirements for commuting/living off campus, your request will be declined. All details regarding commuting can be found on our Off-Campus Housing Page.

All incoming first-year students will be assigned the 19 Meal Plan during their first semester at ONU. First-year students will live in either Founders Hall, Park Hall, Maglott Hall or Stambaugh Hall. All of these buildings are traditional-style residence halls; are furnished; and feature wireless internet, cable TV, free laundry and community bathrooms.

To learn more about life on campus, please visit our Housing Profiles, Housing Amenities, and our Dining Services Page.

The Fall 2019 Housing Application opened Oct. 1, 2018, and will close June 30, 2019. You can update your preferences and select a roommate until that time. All housing assignments will be sent to students in their ONU email by July 15, 2019.

If you have questions about housing please, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, email us at or call our office at 419-772-2430. We look forward to helping you make ONU your new home!

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Hall Opening and Closing Dates 2019-20

Thursday, Aug. 22 Residence halls open for freshmen and transfer student move-in 8 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 24 Residence halls open for upperclassmen move in beginning at noon
Sunday, Aug. 25 Residence halls open for upperclassmen move-in beginning 8 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 22 Residence halls close at 7 p.m. for Thanksgiving break
Sunday, Dec. 1 Residence halls open at 8 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21 Residence halls close for winter break 4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 12 Residence halls open for spring semester 8 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 28 Residence halls close for spring break 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 Residence halls open at 8 a.m.
Saturday, May 9 Residence halls close at 4 p.m. for summer

Halls do not close for fall break (Oct. 14-15) or Easter (April 10-13); dining options are limited.

Residence Life
McIntosh Center
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
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