Frequently Asked Questions

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How long are housing contracts?

All housing contracts are legally binding for 2 semesters

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How much are room deposits?

  • A $150.00 deposit is required for all new single students
  • A $500.00 deposit is required for all students in family housing

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Who must live on campus?

All Students must live on campus unless:

  • If where you graduated high school is more than 50 drivable miles from the OSU Institute of Technology campus
  • Over the age of 21
  • Married and/or have children

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Why live in the dorms?

  • No hook-up fees for utilities
  • No monthly utility bills
  • Free Internet access
  • Free local phone service
  • Free cable service
  • All repairs are made by Housing Maintenance
  • Closer to classes, activities, and fun
  • Students who live on campus have a higher GPA!

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What if I have a family?

Married students who choose to live on campus must:

  • Provide copy of marriage certificate
  • Have no more than 2 children
  • Children must be under 12 years of age

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What if I am a non-traditional student?

Single students who wish to be considered for Non-Traditional housing must:

  • Be at least 25 years of age or older
  • Receive background check
  • Interview with the Director of Residential Life

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What if I am an out of state student?

All students receiving out of state tuition fee-waivers MUST live on campus

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What room furnishings are available?

All rooms are furnished. Furniture within the room cannot be removed or traded. Regrettable there is no storage space available for students’ belongings that do not fit in the apartment.

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What should I bring?

  • Desk Lamp
  • Clock
  • Computer
  • Scissors
  • Stationery, Stamps, Envelopes
  • Highlighter
  • Soap/Toothpaste/Toothbrush/Razor
  • Towels/Washcloths (wrap-around towel)
  • Shower Shoes
  • Hangers for Clothes
  • Plastic Bowl, Dish, Mug, Silverware
  • Coffee Maker
  • Small refrigerator (1 amp and less than 6.0 cu ft)
  • Microwave (700W maximum) (18”x15”x12”) (NO other cooking appliances allowed)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Raincoat/Umbrella
  • Thermometer
  • Comforter/Bedspread
  • Blanket
  • Pillow(s)
  • Sheets and Pillowcases (all beds are extra-long twins)
  • Mattress Pad
  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Detergent
  • Extension Cord
  • Tape Measure
  • Sewing Kit
  • Waste Paper Basket
  • Flashlight & Batteries
  • Toilet Paper
  • Throw Rugs or Small Area Rugs
  • Simple Tools
  • Cleaning Supplies, Mop, Broom,& Dust Pan
  • Shower Curtain

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What are somethings not allowed?

Alcohol, Drugs, Firearms, Fireworks, Candles, Flammable Liquids, Halogen Lamps, Black Lights, Tacks, Nails, Hot Plate, Grill, Crock Pot, Incense, or Pets

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Do I need insurance?

The University does not insure students or their personal property. All students are therefore encouraged to carry their own life, health, personal property, and/or renter's insurance.

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Do you allow for babysitting on campus?

The University does not allow students to babysit or have non-residents come on to campus to babysit.

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