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Your room or suite is your home base, your meeting place, your game room, your study hall—and most importantly, your home away from home.
Moving in? View a printable version of the 2016-2017 move-in information.
  • Fitzpatrick Hall

    In Fitzpatrick Hall, students are housed in single- and double-person rooms. The first-floor is a great place to meet with friends or hold a study group.     

    • First year student residence hall
    • Roughly 40 students per floor
    • Resident Assistant each floor
    • Co-ed by floor
    • Single and double rooms, community bath
    • Each floor has 2 triple rooms
    • Single and double room measures approx. 12'8" x 9'6"
  • Siena Hall

    General residents, as well as students in the Honors and Dominican Scholars programs, live in four-person suites in Siena Hall. The hall provides a quiet study environment and strong community bonds for students. Lounge areas easily convert to extra study space.       

    • Holds almost 90 students
    • Co-ed by suite
    • Suites are 2 double bedrooms with common room and bath
    • Bedroom measures approx. 15'6" x 10' x 10'5"
    • Common room measures approx. 13'7" x 10'2"
  • Aquinas Hall

    Our northern-most residence hall, Aquinas Hall, is also the largest one. Students enjoy four-person suites of two sleeping rooms, a common room and a bathroom.

    • Holds approx. 380 students
    • Co-ed by suite
    • Adoration chapel, computer lab and extra study space
    • Suites are 2 double bedrooms with common room and bath
    • Bedroom measures approx. 15'6" x 10' x 10'5"
    • Common room measures approx. 13'7" x 10'2"
  • Sansbury Hall

    Sansbury Hall is our oldest residence hall, boasts lots of character and tradition. Also located in Sansbury Hall are Christ the King Chapel and many faculty offices. Sophomores through seniors live together in this co-ed environment. Single rooms - many include personal sinks - are a draw.     

    • Upperclassmen only
    • Holds approximately 100 students
    • Co-ed by wing
    • Single rooms with sinks
    • Community bathrooms
    • Resident Assistant in each wing
    • Room is approx. 12.8 feet x 9.6 feet
  • Lynam Hall

    Lynam Hall also houses upperclassmen and was the most recently added residence hall. Lynam Hall provides independent living in private rooms within suites. There are two bathrooms per suite, a computer lab and large, open lounge

    • Upperclassmen
    • Holds approximately 76
    • Two Resident Assistants on each floor
    • Common room
    • Co-ed by suite
    • Four "Super Singles" bedrooms (10' x 16') in one suite

Helpful Info

  • Your Room

    While sizes and dimensions vary for corner rooms, hall locations and triple rooms, each student is provided with a:

    • Twin bed
    • Standard twin mattress
    • Dresser
    • Closet
    • Desk and chair
    • Mirror

    In addition, all rooms include:

    • Phone jack and computer port
    • Free local phone service. A long distance calling card is needed for calls outside ODU's area code (614).
    • Basic cable service
    • Air conditioning
  • What to Bring with You

    You'll may want some comforts from home such as:

    • Twin bedding and pillows
    • Towels, shower tote, shower shoes and toiletries
    • Desk lamp
    • Microwave
    • TV and DVD player
    • Computer with cables
    • Alarm clock
    • Telephone (if you don't have a cell phone)
    • Small refrigerator (single 4.3 cubic feet or 2.3 cubic feet only)
    • Stackable crates, message board, cork board
    • Iron, laundry basket or bag, and detergent
    • Dishes & utensils
    • Photos, posters, stuffed animals, yearbooks
    • Waste basket
  • What to Leave at Home

    Due to the high risk of fire, damage, and injury, the following items are prohibited:

    • Coffee makers and pots
    • Hot plates, broilers and electric skillets
    • Toaster ovens and toasters
    • Foreman-type grills
    • Space heaters
    • Immersion heaters
    • Sun lamps
    • Air conditioners (except what is provided by ODU)
    • Candles, incense and oil lamps
    • Torchiere halogen lamps
    • Waterbeds and any other large receptacles holding water
    • Fire-arms and other weapons
    • Pets

    More information can be found on our What to Bring List

  • You've Got Mail
    All resident students should have their mail addressed to them using the following example: 

    Student Name Box #_____ (do not write PO Box)
    1216 Sunbury
    Road Columbus, OH 43219  

    Students will receive a new box number when they arrive. Box numbers will remain the same for the entire academic year. If a student changes residence halls, their box will remain in their original hall. This eliminates the need to change mailing addresses with family, friends, and businesses.

    Mail and packages are delivered Monday - Friday to student mailboxes. When a package is received in Residence Life, students will receive a package slip in their mailbox instructing them where and when the package may be picked up. 
  • Important Phone Numbers
    As you prepare to come to campus there are several phone numbers that you may want. We have provided you with a brief phone list to assist you in making the transition to campus life.         

    Office of Residence Life (614) 251-4718
    Public Safety (24 hrs. /day)  (614) 251-4700
    Wellness Center  (614) 251-4570
    Dean of Students  (614) 251-4595  
    Campus Ministry   (614) 251-4567 
    Business Office  (614) 251-4550 
    Financial Aid Office  (614) 251-4778 
    Student Information Hotline   (614) 251-4590 
    Center for Student Involvement  (614) 251-4726  
    Counseling Services  (614) 251-4570
    IT Helpdesk  (614) 251-3633
    Bookstore  (614) 251-4545 
  • Policies
    Please make note of the following reminders or changes to policy / practice.
    • It is recommended that you purchase Renters Insurance if your homeowner’s policy (where you are living) does not cover loss or damages while you are at college.
    • Do not put tacks or nails in the walls or doors. Bring a “stickytack” product to hang items.
    • Furniture that is issued to your room may not be removed or stored.
    • No pets of any type are permitted in the residence halls.
    • Fire safety is always a concern. Please make sure your electrical items are UL approved and safe. Do not overload outlets or power strips. Tampering with or removing fire safety equipment will result in significant fines.
    • Smoking and tobacco use is strictly prohibited on campus.
    • All students must produce their ODU ID when requested by a staff member. All guests must be registered at the front desk.
    • All overnight guests must be registered with the Residence Life Office. All visitors must sign in and leave a picture ID at the front desk. The ID can be retrieved when leaving the building.
    • Students who violate the ODU drug policy will be removed from housing
    • Additional information on all of our Residence Life Policies can be found in ODU Student Handbook