Make our campus your new home.

Residence Life

Location: Back of Hanby Hall (65 W. Home St.) on Cochran Alley
Hours:聽Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

College isn鈥檛 all fun and games 鈥 you have to study and sleep, too! So why not do it on campus? Some people say it鈥檚 鈥渃onvenient鈥 to live on campus, but all we know is that you can sleep in a little longer when it鈥檚 a short walk to your classes. If that鈥檚 not reason enough, read on for more good reasons!

Roommates quickly become friends and pizza parties on Wednesday nights turn into donut runs on Friday nights. Capture the flag, craft nights, movie nights, midnight pancakes and more… Living on campus means you can do more than just attend Otterbein, you can live it!

As a residential campus, Otterbein expects all students to live in campus housing until their senior year unless they are living at home with their parents within a 30-mile radius of campus. Students wishing to commute from home or live off-campus as a senior, are asked to apply each spring semester in February for commuter or off-campus status. To learn more about the residency requirements, please visit the Campus Life Handbook (PDF).


Take an online tour of our first-year residence halls.