At Shawnee State University, you won’t hear us talk about “dorms.”
That’s because we don’t have any.
All of our housing units are apartments — each with a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, dining area, bathroom, bedrooms and on-site laundry facilities.
You can choose between six different apartment complexes, each with their own floor plans — and personalities.
Why live on Campus?
Your chances of success increase.
Nationally, college students who live on campus make better grades and manage their time better. We have several themed housing units in housing where students with similar interests or majors are grouped together. That makes study time even better.
Everything is convenient.
Your class – and student activities – are just a short walk away. (So is the Bear’s Den dining facility.) It may not sound like a big deal, but convenience often makes a difference in class attendance and participation in events that help you make friends (and keep you fed).
Your safety is a priority here.
Our Department of Public Safety provides both security and police services. Officers are available and accessible to students around the clock.
You’ll have a built-in social life.
A big part of college success is feeling connected with the people around you. Living on campus provides unique additional opportunities to make friends and build connections with apartment-mates, neighbors, and Resident Advisors who are here for support and guidance.
Everything is included.
Unlike off-campus housing rentals, all utilities and basic internet connection are included with University Housing. No hidden fees or fluctuations in price. When you purchase a meal plan (required for freshmen and sophomores), even your meals are included.
What if mom lives just 5 minutes away? Can I still live on campus?
Sure. If your parents live within 25 miles of campus, you are not required to live on campus, but you are still invited! Many students from neighborhoods close to Shawnee State choose to live on campus for a variety of reasons, including a desire to make friends, build connections, and experience residential life.
Are there scholarships or financial aid that can help pay for housing?
Yes. Student loans may cover the cost of University Housing. The Neal & Vicky Hatcher Scholarship, offered through the SSU Development Foundation, provides funding specific to housing students.
The Neal & Vicky Hatcher Scholarship is awarded to a select number of students each year. Complete the application (PDF) to be considered for housing assistance.