Ashland University is a residential University seeking to provide a learning environment supportive of its academic purpose and complementary to its academic program. The University, in order to attain that quality, has committed itself to provide campus housing for each of its students. All full time students (12 or more credit hours per semester) are, therefore, required to live in University housing unless other pressing reasons demand an exception to this policy. For more information on those exceptions, see the Application for Off-Campus Residency.
Space is limited on campus. As such, room buy-outs will only be offered on a limited basis (to students with at least 60 credits at the end of the Spring 2012 semester). There is an additional charge for buy outs (see the housing rates for a complete list of costs). Actual single rooms are in high demand and usually go to Juniors and Seniors.
Can I live in one of the fraternity houses or in one of the sorority suites?
Check with your fraternity or sorority president for more information regarding this process or contact the Office of Greek Life at 419-289-5723.
Can I request an incoming freshman or transfer roommate?
Yes. However, you must request a specific person. Requests will only be granted if the incoming student has a housing contract on file in the Office of Residence Life by May 2, 2012. If you choose to request an incoming freshman or transfer, you must submit a written request to Residence Life BEFORE your lottery session and include the new student's name, address, and home phone number. NOTE: Incoming freshmen are NOT eligible to be placed in Clayton Hall, Jacobs Hall, or Myers Hall.
I know students down the hall who are graduating. Can I somehow take their room?
Unfortunately, no. We have no fair way for one group of students to pass a room on to another group. Any room not taken during "Reserve your Room" will go into the general lottery.
What should I do if I can't attend my designated lottery session?
You may choose a proxy. This person will select a room on your behalf. Proxy forms are available in the Office of Residence Life.
I am at the Art Institute, taking a semester off, or studying abroad for this semester. Can I still participate in the housing lottery?
Absolutely. You will need to choose a proxy to select a room on your behalf. Please contact us so that we know your intentions.
Do I have to be registered for Fall 2012 courses to participate in the housing lottery?
No. HOWEVER, you do need to be registered by Wednesday, May 2, 2012 for Fall 2012 courses or else your housing assignment will be dropped.
I don't have a roommate in mind. Can I still go through lottery?
No. All students must have a full complement of roommates at the lottery to participate in the lottery (meaning students must have four people for a suite / apartment, three people for a triple, or two people for a double). Please contact us and we would be happy to share with you any names of others also looking for a roommate.
What do I need to bring with me to lottery?
Your Ashland University ID Card and your lottery card (to be sent in campus mail in mid-March). EVERYONE who wants to live together must be present OR send a completed proxy form (along with the absent student's lottery card).
What can I expect at room lottery? What actually happens?
Come to your lottery session with your lottery card, Ashland University ID card, and roommate(s); if your roommate is unable to attend, you must bring his or her completed proxy form as well as his or her lottery card to the lottery. The Director of Residence Life will then announce directions specific to the lottery you attend. While waiting to pick your room, you will complete a housing contract. This paper will be your receipt after you choose your room (once you sign this contract, you are bound to housing for the academic year). You and your roommate(s) will choose your room when your name is called. A staff member will fill out your room contract with the specific room you picked. You will receive a copy of your housing contract.