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Campus Life

Incoming Students

We can help you make Otterbein your new home.

You’re moving away from home for the first time, and everything can seem overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’re here to guide you through the housing process.

Important Housing Dates

May 15 - New & Transfer Student Housing & Meal Plan Request Forms due
July 1 - New & Transfer Student Applications for Commuter Student Status due
July 1 - Transfer Student Applications for Off-Campus Status due

Late July - New & Transfer Student Housing Assignments sent via Otterbein email
August 17 - Residence Hall Move-In for students attending the August 18 Orientation
August 19 - Residence Hall Move-In for all new & transfer students
December 11 - Residence Halls Close for winter break

January 10 - Residence Halls Re-Open for spring semester
April 29 - Residence Halls Close for summer break

Traditional Residence Halls

Learn about our Residence Halls.

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Meal Plan Options

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Choose the plan that's right for you.

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Room Assignments & Roommates

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Learn how roommates are assigned and more.

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Tips for First Year Students

How to make the most of your first year at Otterbein.

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/ Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life is located in the back of Hanby Hall on Cochran Alley.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer)

p/ 614.823.1250
e/ reslife@otterbein.edu

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