Douglass Hall

Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life is designed to support students in a variety of ways. Each residence hall is staffed with trained students who serve as resident assistants and resident directors. Community directors are our student staff who serve as a resource for those who live in Wooster's campus houses. There are also professional staff members who works with each building as an additional layer of support. All of these staff members work to support students and encourage the development of the Wooster community. 

Housing Options

The College of Wooster is a residential community. Students live on campus all four years of their Wooster experience. A variety of housing options are available to students, including traditional residence halls, themed-based housing, campus program houses, and independent student housing options.

College Plus: Personal Property Insurance

The College of Wooster does not directly offer property insurance to students, however we are partnered with an organization that we encourage students and their families review before moving onto campus.  More information can be found here at their website.

Heating Information

The Physical Plant works hard to maintain temperatures between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit in campus buildings.

The heat is generally brought on when the outside temperature reaches 55 degrees. During extended 55-60 degree periods, some buildings may cool down more than we would like. Our Building Automation System constantly reads and records the outside temperature.

To help the Physical Plant regulate building temperatures:

  • Keep items away from any heating/cooling units to help provide even heating prevent your items from damage.
  • Work with your roommate - communicate with each other when you adjust the thermometer or valve.
  • Close your window and give the room adequate time to warm up. (Staff has checked on a spaces with concerns of it being cold and found the window(s) open!)

Douglass, Bissman, Kenarden, Holden and Bornhuetter are heated by steam or hot water. Each room has a radiator valve that students can adjust.

In Babcock, Brush, Gault Schoolhouse and Gault Manor rooms there is are thermostats on the wall to adjust the temperature.

Andrews, Stevenson, Armington, Compton, Luce and Wagner temperatures are centrally controlled at the Physical Plant. Building temperatures are based on the average temperature of each floor.  The Physical Plant works to maintain consistent temperatures between floors as closely as possible.

All campus houses have their own heating source, and are equipped with a thermostat (typically) located in the living room.

Should you find that your rooms is still not adequately warm, window kits are available at the Residence Life Office. Window kits include a plastic covering and tape.  Follow the directions in the window kit for proper installation.

Please contact the physical plant at 330-263-1234 Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for further information. For issues with building heat outside of that time frame, please contact Security and Protective Services at 330-263-2590.