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.

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Student center

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.

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Amstutz Room Photo

Convenient Resources

The 2022-2023 Housing Guide

This guide will help guide you through the process of completing a housing application as well as searching for and selecting a roommate. It also provides you with:

  • Housing updates
  • ResLife important dates
  • Housing rates
  • Apartment lottery info
  • General lottery info
  • Housing accommodations
  • Commuting information

 

First-Year Guide

Familiarize you with the choices you need to make and tasks you need to tackle before and during your first year at Ashland.

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Students in their dorm

Contact Information

Residence Life Office

Abby Righter
Director of Residence Life
230 Hawkins Conard Student Center

Phone: 419-289-5303
​​​​​​​Email: reslife@ashland.edu


Emily Adam
Assistant Director of Residence Life
133 CON Academic Building
Phone: 419-521-6878
Email: CONStudent Services@ashland.edu


Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Student Accessibility Center

930 Claremont Ave.

Silvia Henriss, Director of the Student Accessibility Center

Phone: 419-289-5904 or Ohio Relay Dial 711

Email: shenriss@ashland.edu

 

About 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 by phone at 419-289-5904 or via Ohio Relay Dial 711 or email Silvia Henriss at au-sac@ashland.edu.

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.

For more information, see the detailed information on requesting accommodations or visit the Student Accessibility Center.

 

Housing Rates for 2022 – 2023

The following table shows the housing rates per person for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. These rates do not include the cost of a meal plan, which is mandatory for all residential students who are not living in a university apartment. For information about meal plan options and costs, visit the meal plan web page.
If you have any housing questions, please contact Abby Righter at reslife@ashland.edu or the Residence Life Office.

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Residence Hall

Type of Room

Spring

Fall

Total

•   Amstutz

•   Clark

•   Kem

Regular Double/Triple

$3,110

$3,110

$6,220

•   Amstutz

•   Clark

•   Kem

•   Kilhefner

Regular Single

$3,375

$3,375

$6,750

•   Kilhefner

Paid Double

$3,525

$3,525

$7,050

•   Clark*

•   Kilhefner

*sororities only

Paid Single

$3,995

$3,995

$7,990

•   Andrews

•   Myers

 

Regular Double/Triple

$3,145

$3,145

$6,290

 

Regular Single

$3,405

$3,405

$6,810

•   Andrews

 

Paid Double

$3,575

$3,575

$7,150

Paid Single

$3,995

$3,995

$7,990

Regular Quad

$3,600

$3,600

$7,200

•   Clayton Suite

Double

$3,765

$3,765

$7,530

•   Fraternity

 

Single/Double

$3,145

$3,145

$6,290

Paid Single

$3,995

$3,995

$7,990

•   USA House

Regular Single

$3,145

$3,145

$6,290

•   Senior Apartments

n/a

$3,705

$3,705

$7,410

•   CONHS Apartments

n/a

$3,670

$3,670

$7,340

More About the Different Types of Rooms

Regular Single:           1 set of furniture, typically a smaller-size room for one person

Regular Double:         2 sets of furniture

Regular Triple:           3 sets of furniture

Paid Single:                  A standard double-size room that one student pays to occupy alone. These rooms have 2 sets of furniture and may also be referred to as a “buyout.” Essentially, the student is paying to keep the second bed empty.

Paid Double:                A standard triple-size room that two students pay to occupy by themselves. These rooms have 3 sets of furniture and may also be referred to as a “buyout.” Essentially, the two students are splitting the cost to keep the third bed empty.

 

Housing is subject to change at the discretion of Ashland University.

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.

 

Amenities

Services

Living-Learning Communities

If you’re a first-year student hoping to feel at home as quickly as possible, you may want to look into a room in a living-learning community (LLC), which places students into housing together into various groups established by the university.  We are currently in the process of reviewing our LLC offerings for 2023/2024.  Please email reslife@ashland.edu if you are interested in an update.  

All students living in an LLC still need to complete a housing application at housing.ashland.edu for placement into LLC housing.  Some groups also require coordination through a program coordinator, their contact information is included below. 

There are a few LLCs that exist each year regularly:

  • Honors - This is housing designated for students who are part of the Honors program and is housing in Clayton Hall on designated floors.  Upperclassmen Honors students can choose to live in the Honors community too! Interested students should email honorsapps@ashland.edu.
  • Ashbrook - Students in the Ashbrook program are encouraged to live in Andrews Hall with other Ashbrook Scholars.  Interested students should contact the Ashbrook Program.
  • USA House - The USA House is a designated house as part of our Fraternity Circle houses for students with military affiliation.  Students interested in this housing option, who may be eligible, can contact veterans@ashland.edu to see about availability.

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.

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Students on campus

To Prevent Conflicts

To Resolve Conflicts