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About SSU Housing & Residence Life

Living on campus is a big part of the college experience. The housing community at SSU has grown to approximately one thousand students who live in apartment style residence halls.

Shawnee State University's residence halls are close to campus, safe, clean and offer a variety of amenities.

The University Housing & Residence Life Staff are committed to creating an on campus living experience that supports the holistic development of residents to become outstanding students - academically and socially.

The housing experience offers many opportunities to grow through educational and social programming, living-learning communities, and a wide-range of leadership roles and student activities both in the residence halls and campus wide.

Housing Requirements

All freshman students in their first year of attendance are required to live in university assigned housing. Exceptions to this policy include married students, single parents, veterans, students over the age of 23, transfer students, students living with parents, and other extraordinary circumstances as determined by the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Age Limit

Research has shown that maturation compatibility among students is a significant factor in the normal operation of housing and a major determinant of student success and retention. Student housing complements that experience when the age range difference of students in a housing unit does not exceed ten years. Thus, housing applicants beyond the typical age range of 17-23 years will need to demonstrate extenuating circumstances and receive approval from the Director of University Housing & Residence Life to live in university housing.

Computer Support

SSU partners with Time Warner Cable and Wi-Fi Solutions Group to offer internet connectivity for all student housing buildings.  The Wi-Fi network in your housing apartment is separate from the campus network and is only available to student housing residents. To connect your personal devices to the SSU housing network you need to obtain the password for your building from your Resident Assistant and then select one of the SSID Numbers mounted on your refrigerator.  Please do not share the password with others who are not residents of your building.

If you wish to connect a gaming console, plug the console into a physical network port for best performance.  Attempting to operate a gaming console over the Wi-Fi is discouraged since it will result in a poor quality of internet service for both your games and for anyone else that is connecting to the same SSID as you and trying to share the internet bandwidth.

Reporting a Problem

If you experience a problem with your Housing Network, please report the issue to the IT Service Desk in one of the following ways:
  • Email the details of your issue along with your name, contact information and LOCATION to ITService@shawnee.edu.
  • Call in your issue to IT Services at (740) 351-3538.
  • Stop by the IT Service Desk on Level 1 of the Clark Memorial Library.
Your information will then be sent to Wi-Fi Solutions who will attempt to resolve the issue remotely if they can.  If they determine that the situation requires someone to visit your apartment to resolve the issue, they will contact you and schedule a time to send a technician to work on your issue.

What is provided:

  • Wireless access within all University housing units. 
  • One wired connection (in your room) for each Housing Student
  • Student discounts on Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office
  • A safe, secure, and easy to use computing environment

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