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  • General Room Information

    ODU strives to make life on campus comfortable so you'll soon call your dorm room home.

    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

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    Residential Policies

    See the Residential policies in the ODU Student Handbook


    Contact the Residence Life Office with any questions at (614) 251-4718 or reslife@ohiodominican.edu or stop by Erskine 145.