Where you live matters!

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SSU housing is ranked #154 in the nation and #5 in Ohio by Niche

2022 Housing Application available for Spring and Fall!

2022 New Student Housing Information

At Shawnee State University, you won’t hear us talk about “dorms.”

Because we don’t have any.

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All of our housing units are apartments — each with a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, dining area, bathroom, bedrooms and on-site laundry facilities.

You can choose between six different apartment complexes, each with their own floor plans — and personalities.

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Why live on Campus?

Your chances of success increase.

Nationally, college students who live on campus make better grades and manage their time better. We have several themed housing units in housing where students with similar interests or majors are grouped together. That makes study time even better.

Everything is convenient.

Your class – and student activities – are just a short walk away. (So is the Bear’s Den dining facility.) It may not sound like a big deal, but convenience often makes a difference in class attendance and participation in events that help you make friends (and keep you fed).

Your safety is a priority here.

Our Department of Public Safety provides both security and police services. Officers are available and accessible to students around the clock.

You’ll have a built-in social life.

A big part of college success is feeling connected with the people around you. Living on campus provides unique additional opportunities to make friends and build connections with apartment-mates, neighbors, and Resident Advisors who are here for support and guidance.

Everything is included.

Unlike off-campus housing rentals, all utilities and basic internet connection are included with University Housing. No hidden fees or fluctuations in price. When you purchase a meal plan (required for freshmen and sophomores), even your meals are included.

Take the shower sandals off your list!

Because we don’t have communal showers that you find in dorm settings, you can take shower sandals off your list of college essentials. Just one more benefit of apartment-style living!

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Common Questions

What if mom lives just 5 minutes away? Can I still live on campus?

Sure. If your parents live within 25 miles of campus, you are not required to live on campus, but you are still invited! Many students from neighborhoods close to Shawnee State choose to live on campus for a variety of reasons, including a desire to make friends, build connections, and experience residential life.

Campus Apartment Options

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Campus View Apartments

Each single, double, and triple bedroom apartment includes a large living room, kitchen, dining area, and two full baths.

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Tanner Place Apartments

One bedroom apartments includes a large living room, kitchen, and a full bath. Two students per apartment.
Two bedroom apartments include a large living room, kitchen, full bath and half bath. Four students per apartment.

Bridge View Court

Bridge View Court Apartments

Each one or two double occupancy bedroom apartment includes a large living room, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom facilities.

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Cedar House Apartments

Each double bedroom apartment includes a large living room,
kitchen, dining room, and full bath.

University Townhouse

University Townhouse Apartments

Each apartment includes 4 double bedrooms, large living room, kitchen, dining area, laundry room, and two full baths.