Your Future Home: ODU's Residence Halls

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.


Sansbury Hall on ODU's Campus

Sansbury Hall is our oldest residence hall, boasting rich character and tradition. Sansbury Hall was renovated with new flooring, heating/air conditioning units and other fixtures in the summer of 2019. Sansbury Hall is also home to Christ the King Chapel and many faculty offices.

  • Houses approximately 70 students
  • One Resident Assistant on each wing
  • Co-ed by wing
  • Single rooms with sinks for upperclassmen only
  • Community bathrooms
  • Resident Assistant on each wing
  • Rooms are approx. 12.8 feet x 9.6 feet
  • Each room features: a bed, desk with chair, dresser, and wardrobe
  • Cable provided in each bedroom

Siena Hall on ODU's campus

General residents, as well as students participating in the Honors Program Living-Learning Community, live in four-person suites in Siena Hall. The hall provides a quiet study environment and strong community bonds for students.

  • Houses approximately 60 students
  • One Resident Assistant on each floor
  • 24/7 quiet hours
  • Co-ed by suite
  • Lounge areas provide extra study space
  • Suite's feature: two bedrooms, common room, and bathroom
  • Each suite features: beds, desks with chairs, dressers, and wardrobes
  • Other furniture includes: a couch, a bookshelf, two common room chairs and a coffee table
  • Bedrooms measures approx. 15'6" x 10'5"
  • Common room measures approx. 13'7" x 10'2"
  • Cable provided in each common room

Aquinas Hall on ODU's campus

Our northern-most residence hall, Aquinas Hall, is also the largest one. Even though this is the largest hall on campus, it provides a profound sense of community.

  • Houses approximately 280 students
  • Two to three Resident Assistant on each floor
  • Co-ed by suite
  • Prayer space available for personal prayer and dedicated 24-hour study spaces
  • Suite's feature: two double bedrooms, common room, and bathroom
  • Each suite features: beds, desks with chairs, dressers, and wardrobes
  • Other furniture includes a couch, a bookshelf, two common room chairs and a coffee table.
  • Bedroom measures approx. 15'6" x 10'5"
  • Common room measures approx. 13'7" x 10'2"
  • Cable provided in each common room

Lynam Hall on ODU's campus

Lynam Hall houses juniors and seniors and is the most recently added residence hall. Lynam Hall provides independent living in private rooms within suites. The building also has 2 study rooms, a computer lab, and a large, open lounge.

  • Houses approximately 81 students
  • One Resident Assistant on each floor
  • Co-ed by suite
  • Four private single bedrooms (10' x 16') in one suite
  • Two bathrooms in each suite
  • One common room in each suite
  • Cable provided in each common room 

Helpful Info

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
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Mirror

In addition, all rooms include:

  • Ethernet port
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi 

You may want to bring some comforts from home, such as:

  • Twin bedding and pillows
  • Towels, shower tote, shower shoes and toiletries
  • Desk or floor lamps
  • Microwave
  • TV and DVD player
  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Alarm clock
  • Small refrigerator (4.3 cubic feet maximum)
  • Stackable crates/additional storage
  • Message board, cork board
  • Iron, laundry basket or bag, and detergent
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Photos, posters, stuffed animals, yearbooks
  • Waste basket

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

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

All resident students should have their mail addressed to them using the following example: 

Student Name
Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219  

Mail is delivered Monday - Friday to the mail center. When a piece of mail or package is received in the Mail Center, students will receive an email to their ODU email account instructing them where and when the item may be picked up.

As you prepare to move to campus, here are several phone numbers 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 

Please make note of the following reminders
  • It is recommended that you purchase college property insurance for the contents of your room that has a low deductible and covers both accidental damage of items as well as theft or loss. Brochures will be available at move-in if you do not have a current insurance company you work with.
  • Do not put tacks or nails in the walls or doors. 
  • 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.
  • All smoking and vaping and other use of tobacco is strictly prohibited on campus.
  • All students must produce their ODU ID when requested by a staff member. 
  • All overnight guests must be registered with the Residence Life Office. Guest who are parking on campus must register with Public Safety.
  • 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
Have a question? Contact us!
Residence Life Office
Ohio Dominican University
Erskine Hall, Room 145
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 251-4718
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