The College of Wooster is a thriving 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, as well as more independent living opportunities in our campus program houses.

Housing Options

Residence Halls:

Wooster is home to 14 residence halls, five dedicated to First-Year Residential Communities—Andrews, Bornhuetter, Compton, Douglass, and Wagner Halls. Room styles include singles, doubles, triples, and suite-style.

Apartments:

On-campus apartments are available for senior-level students. The 10 apartments are managed and operated by the College and offer a more independent lifestyle.

Charter houses:

Two Charter program houses are available on campus—Men of Harrambee and Women of Images. Women of Images serves as a support program for the incoming and current women of color, and further cultural awareness on the college campus and in the surrounding Wooster community. Men of Harrambee is a fraternal organization at Wooster geared toward males of African American descent as well as those from developing nations. The organization helps to promote brotherhood and create lifelong bonds between its members.

Luce Language Suites:

Luce Language Suites are experiential learning communities devoted to the active practice and promotion of Chinese, French, German, Spanish, and Russian language and culture. The Luce Language Suites are coordinated and supervised by the College’s language departments.

Service and Program Houses:

The College owns and operates 20-30 houses on campus that are home to our Service and Program House groups. Service houses provide weekly volunteer hours to local community partners as well as spend time reflecting back on the service they are providing. Program Houses also provide service to the campus community through programming, education, and raising awareness. Houses range from 4-12 students in size.

New Student Housing Information and Frequently Asked Questions

As a residential campus, our mission in the Residence Life Office is to build community and provide learning outside of the classroom. We are very intentional when placing students and building communities in our first year centers. As a new student, you will be asked to complete the new student housing application. This application will collect information about how you like to keep your living space, when you like to go to bed/wake up, how you want the room to be used, expectations for visitors in the room, as well as music interests and how you like to spend your time outside of the classroom. We will use this information to pair students with a roommate who has similar living preferences and interests as themselves.

We will also take this information to build communities in our first year centers. We will try our best to put other students on the hall who have similar interests. Additionally, there will be students in the same community that have different passions for you to learn about. There will also be one or more resident assistants (RAs) living in the community to provide programming, community building, and help in the transition to Wooster.

Can I request a roommate, building, or type of room?

Since our priority is to build communities, we do not accept roommate or building requests as a first year student. If students have a friend that they would like to live near, they can put that information in their housing application, and we will try to place them on the same hall or in the same building with that student.

Timeline for new student housing fall semester

Once students turn in their enrollment deposit, they will receive information from the College about a checklist of items to complete and their Wooster login in information. Here is a simple breakdown of what is needed by June 1st for housing :

Students will login to Housing Self-Service using the Wooster login that was sent to them. Housing Self Service is a portal that students will use to select housing, coordinate break housing, fill out Room Condition Reports, and find roommates during their time at Wooster.

Head towards the Applications tab at the top of the screen and click on Vaccination Waiver. The vaccination waiver is a requirement by the State of Ohio for students living in campus housing. Students do not need to be vaccinated, we just need them to report if they have had them or intend to receive them in the future.

Once the waiver is completed, you will be able refresh the screen and go back to Applications at the top. Then you can click on New Student Housing Application. This will be the application that you complete to let us know about your living preferences and interests.

Housing placement and roommate information will be sent out to all students via their College of Wooster email address in early July.

Residence Life Staff

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

Housing Coordinator, Residence Life

cjones@wooster.edu

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Jake Marion

Assistant Director of Residence Life

jmarion@wooster.edu

John Reynolds

John Reynolds

Director of Residence Life

joreynolds@wooster.edu

Residential Halls

Andrews Hall

Matthew Andrews Hall (1954) is the gift of Mrs. Matthew Andrews in memory of her husband. Andrews has large double and triple rooms and houses a total of 82 students. Andrews Hall recently received a complete renovation during the 2019-2020 academic year and will re-opened in the Fall of 2020.  Andrews Hall is home to First Year students.

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Kitchen Area with Stove, Refrigerator, Microwave
  • Lounge spaces equipped with cable TV
  • Parking Lot

Andrews Hall building layout

Armington Hall

Armington Hall (1966). Armington Hall is a mostly single room residence hall that houses 106 upper-level Students. The residence hall was made possible through a gift from Mr. and Mrs. George Armington of Austinburg, Ohio. Armington Hall opened in the Fall of 2019 after a year long renovation project.  The building received all new flooring, furniture, paint, and air conditioning.

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Kitchen Areas with Stove, Refrigerator, & Microwave
  • Lounges on each hall
  • Parking Lot

Armington Hall building layout

Babcock Hall

Babcock Hall (1935) and recently renovated in 2009, was the gift of Birt E. Babcock, of the class of 1894, and is a co-educational residence hall that houses approximately 98 students. Babcock Hall is a first-year center.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machines
  • Kitchen area with stove, microwave, refrigerator
  • Social lounge
  • Large formal lounge with fireplace
  • Dining hall/study room

Babcock Hall building layout

Bissman Hall

Bissman Hall (1966) is a residence hall for 143 students. This residence hall, located on Beall Avenue, was made possible through the principal gift of the late Elizabeth Bissman Martin, of the class of 1897, in memory of her mother and father, Anna and Peter Bissman. Divided into three sections, Bissman Hall is home to members of the College of Wooster Greek Life Community. The 8th Section Lounge received renovations in 2014 transforming it into a large open space for student registered events.

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Kitchen Areas with Stove, Refrigerator
  • Formal & Informal Lounges
  • Parking Lot
  • Reserveable Club Rooms

Bissman Hall building layout

Bornhuetter Hall

Bornhuetter Hall (2003) is a residence hall made possible by a $5 million naming gift from trustee Ronald Bornhuetter ’53, his wife, Carol, and their children, as well as a 50th reunion gift from the class of 1953. Bornhuetter Hall has two wings, and is home to 185 students. The building features all double rooms with the exception of the triple located on the garden level. Each floor includes a study lounge. Additionally, the multi-purpose room includes kitchen facilities, audio-visual equipment for programs and activities, and a stunning view of the oak trees and lawn to the northeast of the building. Bornhuetter Hall is a first-year center.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Kitchen Area with Stove, Refrigerator, and Cable TV
  • Convenience Areas with Sinks and Microwaves
  • Formal Lounge
  • Social Lounges

Bornhuetter Hall building layout

Brush Hall

Brush Hall (2016) boasts double and triple rooms, air conditioning and out outdoor patio with sound system access. Brush hall hosts 55 Upper Class students.

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen Area with Stove, Refrigerator, and Cable TV
  • Social Lounges

Brush Hall building layout

Compton Hall

Otelia Compton Hall (1955), at the corner of Beall and Wayne Avenues, is home to first year students. The hall was built in honor of Mrs. Elias Compton through funds in a large measure given by citizens of Wooster and Wayne County. Compton is in close proximity to the Scot Center and provides housing for 114 students. Adjacent to Kittredge dining hall, Compton features large rooms and spacious public areas. Compton Hall formal and informal lounges were renovated in 2013.

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Kitchen Area with Stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, Ice Machine, and Tables
  • Social Lounge
  • Formal Lounge with Piano & Fireplace
  • Back Patio

Compton Hall building layout

Douglass Hall

Douglass Hall (1929) was the gift of E. P. Douglass of the class of 1877. Located on the north end of campus, Douglass Hall is centrally located to most residential and academic buildings and is the home of 115 students. Douglass Hall serves as a dual-designation residence hall with first year students living on the second and third floors, and upper class students on the first floor.

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Kitchen Area with Stove, Microwave, Refrigerator
  • TV Lounge & Multipurpose Room
  • Large Formal Lounge with Piano & Fireplace
  • Parking Lot

Douglass Hall building layout

Gault Manor

Gault Manor is a 73-bed residence hall that opened in August 2008. The building has 35 double rooms and three singles. Each set of 2 double rooms shares a connected bathroom. There are large common rooms on the first and second floors, as well as four smaller lounges distributed throughout the building. Gault Manor also has a recreational space on the ground floor that is equipped with audio visual equipment for programs and activities.

  • Wireless internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machines
  • Small kitchen on ground floor
  • Social lounges
  • Media lounge
  • Formal lounge

Gault Manor building layout

Gault Schoolhouse

This 100-year-old elementary school has been transformed into one of the most popular student residence halls at Wooster

Gault Schoolhouse is a 73-bed residence hall that was built in 1901 and used as a schoolhouse. It opened in August 2014, transformed into a residence hall housing 3-5 person suites. Each suite has a kitchenette, bathroom, shared living room, and bedroom space. There are large common spaces on the first and second floors, a kitchen, laundry room, and conference room. Gault Schoolhouse also has a recreational space on the ground floor that is equipped with audio visual equipment for programs and activities.

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Convenience Areas with Sinks and Microwaves
  • Social Lounges
  • Media Lounge
  • Formal Lounge

Gault Schoolhouse building layout

Holden Hall

Holden Hall (1907), Wooster’s largest residence hall, accommodates 268 students. Named for Dr. Louis E. Holden, fourth president of the College, it has common and recreation areas. Holden Wing was added to the main building in 1961 and was renovated in the summer of 2004. Ground and first floor Holden “L” were renovated in the summer of 2005.

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Kitchen Area with Stove, Refrigerator, and Table
  • Study/Formal Lounge
  • Recreational Lounge
  • Parking Lot

Holden Hall building layout

Kenarden Lodge

Kenarden Lodge (1911; completely remodeled in 1991-92) is a residence hall built and named by Mrs. John S. Kennedy. It accommodates 141 students including a section of our All Gender Student Housing Community.

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Convenience Areas with Sinks and Microwaves
  • Formal Lounge with Fireplace and Spiral Staircase
  • Social Lounges

Kenarden Lodge building layout

Luce Hall

Henry Luce III Hall (1990), is located just south of Scheide Music Center on Beall Avenue. The residence hall, housing 98 students, was made possible through the principal gift of The Henry Luce Foundation of New York City. Students live in suites which accommodate six to twelve residents. Five languagesuites (Chinese, French, German, Spanish & Russian) provide students with a living/learning environment focusing on developing foreign language skills. For more information please consult the housing selection site for the current Luce language and culture suite details.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Kitchen Area with Sink and Microwave Area on Each Floor
  • Social Lounge Multipurpose Room
  • Large Formal Lounge with Fire Place
  • Parking Lot

Luce Hall building layout

Stevenson Hall

Stevenson Hall (1966), located on Wayne Avenue, is the gift of the late Miss M. Maude Stevenson of Lancaster, Ohio, as a memorial to her mother and father, Helen and Robert E. Stevenson. Stevenson Hall is newly renovated (2018) and is located on the northwest end of campus. Stevenson provides easy access to the quad and tennis courts. Stevenson Hall is an upper-class student housing facility, hosts double and single rooms with a total capacity to host 73 students.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Kitchen Area with Stove, Microwave, Refrigerator
  • Social Lounge with TV
  • Discussion/Study Lounge
  • Parking Lot

Stevenson Hall building layout

Wagner Hall

Wagner Hall (1957) was the gift of alumni Gary Richard Wagner and Elizabeth Sidwell Wagner in honor of their mothers’ Ella Blue Wagner and Margaret Sutton Sidwell. It was constructed in 1957. In 1991, Ms Ruth Frost parker (’45) who hoped to assimilate the flat-topped building into the rest of the Wooster character generously funded the addition of a gabled roof and new windows and lights. The hall also received new flooring, lighting, and paint in the residential rooms in 2019.

This hall is close in proximity to the Longbrake Wellness Center, Security & Protective Services, and Kittredge Dining Hall. Residents also enjoy the lodge-like view of baseball, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey games as the southern-facing rooms overlook the playing fields. Wagner serves as a first-year center and houses 131 students.

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Kitchen Area with Stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Table, & Chairs
  • Social Lounge
  • Formal Lounge
  • Back Patio

Wagner Hall building layout

Gender Inclusive Housing Policy

Residence halls, including the bathrooms, should be spaces where everyone feels comfortable and safe. Because of the diversity of its student body, The Office of Residence Life has implemented a housing policy that is flexible enough to meet the needs of all students, be that a single-gender room or a gender inclusive room.

Availability

Gender Inclusive housing will be available in all upper-class halls and houses. Gender Inclusive housing means that anyone can live in a room with anyone else, regardless of their gender identity. This will be implemented in a way that is consistent with student preferences and comfort level. Gendered floors and bathrooms will be available in all buildings where there is a single restroom on a floor. Students will know when they choose a room, the designation of the bathroom on the floor.

Roommates

Residence Life matches roommates based on gender identity and not sex assigned at birth. We will use Identified Gender reported by the student on their housing application or in information provided by the Dean of Students Office when placing students. This information will be kept confidential, used to assign your roommate, and will be up to the student to disclose.

Bathrooms

Bathrooms will be designated prior to Housing Selection so that students can choose rooms based on the bathroom they would like to use. Concerns about bathroom designation after Housing Selection should be brought to the Residence Life and will be re-evaluated.

Incoming students

In the case of housing for incoming students, they will be asked if they have a preference about the gender identity of their roommate. Students will also be asked if they have a preference of living on a single-gender or all-gender floor. These preferences will be honored to the best of our ability. In some cases, you will be contacted for more information, usually through e-mail or a phone call.