University of Northwestern Ohio

Housing Policies


Policy Quick Facts

  • The Housing Office conducts inspections once a week and may enter the dorm when unoccupied.
  • The University of Northwestern Ohio cannot provide insurance for personal belongings.  Insurance for personal items if broken, damaged, or in case of fire, flood or acts of nature must be provided by the student.  It is recommended that students purchase renter's insurance to cover their personal belongings.
  • If students are interested in moving dorms, they must stop at the Housing Office for approval and complete the proper paperwork.  The paperwork must be completed prior to moving any items.
  • If at any time students would like to move off-campus, they must remove all belongings from the dorm, clean up the area, return the key to the Housing Office and sign a Housing Exit Sheet.

Renovation and Relocation

There are times throughout the year that may require a student to relocate to another dorm. We do our best to try to limit these moves to one or two per academic year; however, as these circumstances arise we work with the students to ensure they select the environment they would like to live in after their initial allotment.

Occupancy: If a dorm falls to or below 50% occupancy, students will be relocated to another dorm.

Relocation: A student can be asked to relocate as a part of the housing disciplinary process. 

Renovation: Because the university operates year round, the Maintenance and Housing Departments decide annually what areas need to be vacated for remodeling and updating. Students who are living in those facilities will be required to move to a different dorm.

In any of these circumstances, space will be made available on campus for these students. At no point, other than judicially, will a student be required to move off campus (please see disciplinary actions). 

Breaks, Holidays, and Time Off from Classes

Over the course of the academic year, there are several breaks and holidays that give the students some time to relax and get ready for new areas of study. In terms of University Housing, as long as students are scheduled for the next session or quarter, they are able to leave their personal items in their dorm and even stay in the dorm should they so choose over the break/holiday.

If a student is not scheduled for the next session or quarter, they will need to completely move out of the dorm and turn in the key. Once they are ready to return for classes and need on-campus housing (please see the Housing Requirements), they should contact the Housing Office to be assigned to a dorm. The Housing Office will do our best to place you where you prefer, but cannot guarantee that you are able to move back into the same dorm or be with the same folks you were living with previously.

For a full list of policies and procedures, please see the Student Handbook.