All residents must abide by the regulations of the University and the residence halls and are responsible for being familiar with all policies here and contained in the Student Handbook.
For convenience, the residence halls are equipped with
washers, dryers, lounge furniture, TVs, computers, printers, and vending
machines. Use of these machines is limited to residents and their guests.
Residents should report inoperable machines or appliances to Residence Life staff.
Copiers are located in Fitzpatrick and Sansbury Halls, as well as in Spangler
Learning Center, for use by students. Tampering with or maliciously damaging
any University property is prohibited.
University owned computers in labs and lounges are to be
used for academic purposes. Students listening to music should utilize
earphones. Students are not permitted to view sexually explicit materials on
computers in public areas, including but not limited to lounges, computer labs and
other common areas.
All residents are encouraged to carry renters insurance
while living in campus housing. The University is not responsible for lost,
stolen, or damaged property. Residents are held liable for damages to public
areas of the residence halls when the individual(s) responsible are not
identified. The resulting charge for damage to the public areas on a floor will
be divided among the floor residents. Damage charges for the general public
will be divided among the residents of the hall.
Residents who observe vandalism within the residence halls,
and who do not report the vandalism to Residence Life staff members, may also be
found financially or judicially liable for damages and may be subject to the
University conduct process. All residents of a room are held mutually liable
for damages to the room once occupancy is established. An individual resident
of a room is solely liable for damages to the room when individual
responsibility for the damages can be clearly established.
Any student who wishes to be released from a housing
contract or waived from the residency requirements must submit a written
request to the Director of Residence Life. The Director of Residence Life will
review requests. Students will be notified of the decisions by the Director of Residence
Life. The decision of the Director of Residence Life is final and may not be
Laundry rooms are available in each residence hall. Every
resident will be billed $22 each semester for laundry services. Residents have unlimited
use of the laundry machines. The University does not assume any responsibility
for clothing or personal property. Misuse or abuse of the laundry machines can
render them inoperable until a repair technician is available. Residents are
asked to take notice of signage posted in the laundry facilities about under
and overloading the laundry machines.
All mail and packages for resident students are received
Monday - Friday at the University Mailroom. Residence Hall staff will pick up
the student U.S. mail and packages and distributes them to student mailboxes in
the Residence Halls. The mailboxes are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a
Ohio Dominican requires that students living in the
residence halls participate in a meal plan. All incoming freshmen students are
required to select the 320 meal plan for their entire freshmen year. Exemptions
from this policy are granted for documented medical reasons only and require a
written submission to the Director of Residence Life. Residents have until
Friday of the first week of classes each semester to request a change in meal
plan (unless current Freshman).
This request must be made in writing by the student from the
student’s ODU email account and must be received by the Office of Residence
Life no later than 5:00 pm. Emails should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Failure to submit the request properly will be denied. After the deadline the
revised meal plan cannot be changed for the remainder of the semester.
Ohio Dominican University assumes no liability for the
theft, loss, or damage of personal property. The University does not carry
insurance on personal property. Students are strongly encouraged to carry
renters insurance for all personal property. In many instances, students away
from home are not included in their parents’ insurance policies.
ODU does not provide storage space. Students are to remove
all personal possessions when moving out of the room.
Residents may use the following appliances in their rooms:
clocks, radios, stereos, televisions, fans, hair dryers, personal computers,
and lamps. If the appliance has a heating element, the element must be
enclosed. No halogen products are permitted in the residence halls. Cooking
with a device other than a microwave oven is prohibited in resident rooms.
Toasters, toaster ovens, indoor grills, electric skillets, crock pots, and hot
plates are prohibited. Open flames are not permitted in residence hall rooms.
This includes, but is not limited to, candles, oil lamps, and the burning of
Residents are allowed
to keep a single refrigerator of 4.0 cubic feet maximum capacity per room. In
lieu of one refrigerator, two 2.3 cubic feet refrigerators are permitted in
each room. All refrigerators must be emptied and cleaned prior to each semester
Residents may add limited personal furniture to their room,
provided that the furnishings do not endanger resident safety or restrict
reasonable freedom of movement within shared living space. Waterbeds or any
other large receptacle of water are not permitted. Pets of any kind are not permitted.
Residents are placed on a first come, first serve basis,
pending the date of their paid deposit. Housing deposits are non-refundable.
All returning resident students are required to participate
in the housing selection process, which takes place during the spring semester.
Students who do not intend to return to the residence halls must request a
change of status form from the Residence Life Office (Erskine Hall) in order to
obtain an address change. Should the student decide after June 30 that she/he
wishes to live on campus she/he must reapply by submitting a Housing Contract
and a deposit of $150. These requests will be treated on a “first-come,
first-serve” basis like new students.
A non-refundable $150 room deposit is required of each
student not currently living in the residence halls to reserve their place in
the placement process.
Each student is responsible for keeping his/her room clean.
University property may not be removed from a room or building. All rooms are equipped
with a bed, desk, chair, dresser, and drapes/blinds. Residents are not
permitted to paint their rooms.
Any request or need for special accommodations (medical,
physical, academic, etc.) must be directed to the Academic Advising Office,
Erskine 214, (614) 251-4233.
Local phone service is provided in most rooms in the
residence halls. Individuals must provide their own phone and answering machine.
Students must provide their own long distance service.
A student contracts with the University for room and board
for the predetermined number of days set by the official school calendar.
Students requesting to remain on campus during break periods should contact the
Office of Residence Life two weeks before the break begins. International
students, student teachers, and other residents involved in official University
functions may be eligible for housing during break periods. Any student staying
and not registering will be charged a fine of $50.00 per day for each day of
the entire vacation.
Residents are expected to make alternate arrangements for
break periods. Only in special circumstances is a resident allowed to stay on
campus during the break period. Residents with a special circumstance must
obtain written approval from the Director of Residence Life 72 hours prior to
the start of break in order to be eligible. There is no guarantee that requests
will be granted. Each situation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Residents will be charged a fee per day to stay.
Also, any student remaining on campus during a vacation
period/break may be required to move to a residence hall room other than
his/her regular room for the duration of the vacation/break. During the summer
and vacation periods there may be special regulations that students must meet
to live in the residence halls.
Residence Life Office
Erskine 145Ohio Dominican University1216 Sunbury RoadColumbus, Ohio 43219
Phone: (614) email@example.com