Special Interest Housing Communities are built around common interests but not tied to any specific academic program. Students who opt to live in these communities commit to abiding by the specifics regulations of that program.


Recovery Living Community

The Recovery Living Community, supported by a partnership between University Housing & Dining Services and the Collegiate Recovery Community, provides a nurturing, affirming environment in which students recovering from substance use dependence can find on-campus recovery-supportive housing, peer support, as well as other recovery support services while attaining a college education. Residents of this community will find like-minded individuals who prioritize maintaining abstinence from alcohol and illicit substances while experiencing all that OSU has to offer.


Single gender wings

If you would like to live on an all-men or all-women wing, we have some limited single gender wings and floors available.


These are the locations for 2017-2018

These are the locations for 2018-19

  • Buxton Hall (5th floor women in engineering wing)
  • Sackett Hall (Single gender floors in A wing and H wing)
    • Eligibility: All students are eligible to live in Sackett Hall. Students who are admitted to the Honors College receive priority for placement in Sackett.
  • McNary Hall (3rd Floor East Wing (women-only)
  • McNary Hall (3rd Floor West Wing (men-only-wing)
Study intensive wings

The realities of community living dictate that individuals respect community needs for the moderation of noise regardless of the established quiet hours. Noise is any sound, human or otherwise, which is disturbing to a resident. In an effort to reduce the amount of noise in the residence halls, and in response to student requests, we introduced study intensive wings. These communities have established 24 hours of quiet as compared to the standard hours stipulated in the UHDS Policy Guide. Students living in these communities will sign a contract addendum stating they will agree to these terms.


These are the locations for 2017-2018
  • Buxton 4th floor wing (rooms 449-469)
  • McNary 4th floor wing (rooms 401-421)
  • Sackett A wing (all rooms)
  • Weatherford 4th floor (all rooms)
These are the locations for 2018-2019
  • Bloss Hall 6th Floor
  • Weatherford 4th floor
  • Wilson 5th Floor West Wing



UHDS provides a unique living environment for students who participate in the ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) Program. Students who would like to live with other ROTC students, who keep the same rigorous ROTC schedule, are welcome to join the community in Finley Hall on the 7th floor.


Substance free

Students living on this floor sign an agreement to live substance-free and support a substance-free lifestyle (no drugs or alcohol).


These are the locations for 2017-2018:
  • Callahan 6th floor wing (rooms 601-621)
  • Cauthorn 4th floor wing (rooms 401-421)
  • Poling 5th floor (all rooms)
These are the locations for 2018-2019:
  • Callahan 5th floor
  • Wilson Hall 5th Floor East Wing


Pride Community – New for Fall 2018

New for Fall 2018, the sixth floor of Wilson will be a community that is inclusive and supportive of students of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations. Programming will be tailored to bring together LGBTQIA+ students and allies to build relationships, encourage academic success and become empowered, engaged members of the campus community. This floor will also have no gender restriction in room assignment.


Second Year and Above experience

While first-year students are required to live on campus, a growing number of Second Year and Above students find equal value and benefits from living on campus. To further accommodate students who are older than our traditionally-aged first year students, we have several halls that offer Second Year and Above communities. To select the halls that offer Second Year and Above, students must be at least 20 years old OR a transfer student OR a returning student.

More information about halls for Second Year and Above.


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