This is where you’ll learn how to apply for housing, request a roommate and/or special accommodations for yourself, join a living-learning community and get along with the roommate you were assigned or selected. You’ll also find links to great resources such as the Housing Guide; detailed information about housing rates, amenities and services; and answers to FAQs.
How to Apply for Housing
Once you have paid your $300 enrollment deposit, you will be able to complete Part II of your enrollment forms, which includes your housing application. Log in to your admission application and select “Undergraduate Part II Application.” You may also complete a housing application by going to housing.ashland.edu and logging in with your Ashland username and password.
This guide will help guide you through the process of completing a housing application as well as searching for and selecting a roommate.
Familiarize you with the choices you need to make and tasks you need to tackle before and during your first year at Ashland.
Don't miss important housing deadlines!
Accessibility and Accommodations
We consider the residential experience to be an essential part of the student learning experience. Consequently, the staff of the Student Accessibility Center strive to make any accommodations necessary for you to enjoy the on-campus residential experience.
If you have a medical or special need, a documented disability or other circumstance(s) that could impact your residential experience, please let us know before classes begin. You may request accommodations throughout the academic year, if needed.
To make your needs known:
- Complete the appropriate section of your housing application.
- Contact the Student Accessibility Center.
Depending on the nature of your disability, you may be required to provide third-party verification documentation. Examples of this type of documentation include:
- Health care provider letter describing the diagnosis and the major life activities that are affected as a result of the disability.
- Disability Verification Form completed by a health care (including mental health care) professional; the form is available on the AU website or by contacting the Student Accessibility Center.
Once we have received and reviewed your documentation, we will schedule a meeting with you to determine accommodations. In-person, face-to-face meetings typically take two hours. Phone or Zoom intake meetings are also available and typically last one hour.
On-Campus Student Housing
We offer a variety of living environments such as living-learning communities which places students into housing together based on various groups established by the university; apartment-style accommodations for students on the Ashland campus or College of Nursing & Health Sciences Mansfield campus; as well as a variety of room configurations (e.g. single-occupancy, double-occupancy, triple-occupancy) in various types of residence halls.
Housing Amenities and Services
The Office of Residence Life, along with our partners at the university, offers a number of amenities and services to residential students.
Residence Life FAQs
Have questions about residence life at AU? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions — and answers — about housing and moving in!
Preventing and Resolving Conflicts with Roommates
Many of the ways people prevent conflicts are also the means for resolving them. For example, if you talk about issues openly, without laying blame and you listen well, you’ll prevent many conflicts — and be better able to resolve those conflicts that do arise. So, to live harmoniously with your roommate, review and keep in mind the following tips.