Housing & Residence Life

Resident Advisors

About SSU Housing & Residence Life

Living on campus is a big part of the college experience. The housing community at SSU has grown to approximately one thousand students who live in apartment style residence halls.

Shawnee State University's residence halls are close to campus, safe, clean and offer a variety of amenities.

The University Housing & Residence Life Staff are committed to creating an on campus living experience that supports the holistic development of residents to become outstanding students - academically and socially.

The housing experience offers many opportunities to grow through educational and social programming, living-learning communities, and a wide-range of leadership roles and student activities both in the residence halls and campus wide.

Housing Requirements

All freshman students in their first year of attendance are required to live in university assigned housing. Exceptions to this policy include married students, single parents, veterans, students over the age of 23, transfer students, students living with parents, and other extraordinary circumstances as determined by the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Age Limit

Research has shown that maturation compatibility among students is a significant factor in the normal operation of housing and a major determinant of student success and retention. Student housing complements that experience when the age range difference of students in a housing unit does not exceed ten years. Thus, housing applicants beyond the typical age range of 17-23 years will need to demonstrate extenuating circumstances and receive approval from the Director of University Housing & Residence Life to live in university housing.

Computer Support

Internet access within all University housing units is contracted through Wi-Fi Solutions and Time Warner Cable. If you experience an issue with connecting to the internet, please fill out the Internet Troubles Report Form. These submissions are submitted to Wi-Fi Solutions by the Office of Housing & Residence Life (HRL). When the issue is resolved, a representative of HRL will be in touch via email letting you know further details. HRL recommends an ethernet connection/hard wire to avoid interruptions in connection and for more reliable service.

What is provided:

  • Wireless access within all University housing units. 
  • One wired connection (in your room) for each Housing Student
  • Student discounts on Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office
  • A safe, secure, and easy to use computing environment

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