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Housing and Residence Life

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About SSU Housing and 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 and 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

What you'll need (to receive UIS support):

  • A computer that meets or exceeds UIS standards
  • Your computer will need a network card or a wireless network card
  • A network cable for residential students (available in the SSU bookstore)
  • Follow the instructions provided on how to connect your computer to the ResNet/Wireless Network. Instructions can be found at the Help Desk or simply by connecting your computer to ResNet/Wireless Network.
  • A review of all Policies, Conditions, Procedures and Guidelines for a safe, secure and easy to use computing environment.

What is provided:

  • Wireless access across campus
  • One wired connection (in your room) for each Housing Students
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Student discounts on Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office
  • A safe, secure, and easy to use computing environment
  • Support from a UIS Technician when needing assistance connecting to wireless network.
  • All computers on the Shawnee State Campus run Microsoft Office Professional 2010. If you would like to upgrade your own computer to this software, you can purchase it at a discount at the Shawnee State University Bookstore. To receive the student discount you must first visit Microsoft User Agreement

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