Housing and Meal Plan Rates

As you plan for a housing and meal plan combination that fits your budget, you can also determine what options are available for Residence Hall Communities. There is a plan for all types of students, and there is one for you!

Rate Structure & Tuition Guarantee

The room and board rate structure aligns with the university's Tuition Guarantee programs. New first–year students are assigned to a cohort based on the semester for which the student first enrolls as a degree–seeking student.

Room and board rates are tied to each student's tuition cohort, which corresponds to their first academic year.

Note: Room and board rates continue to vary by room type and options selected.

Room Types

Room types by residence hall/community. See rate on page corresponding to cohort as defined above.
Room Type  Halls or Communities
Traditional Dabney, Daniels, Siddall, Calhoun*
Junior Suite Marian Spencer, Stratford Heights, Graduate Cincinnati, CP Cincy (incentive rate), Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites
Suite CRC, Turner, Schneider
Apartment Bellevue Gardens, 101 Corry, CP Cincy, Morgens, Scioto, USquare, UPA, The Deacon, The Eden, University Edge

Calhoun will be unavailable pending completion of renovation, expected reopening spring 2023

Meal Plans

First-year On-Campus Residents

First-year students who have a housing contract through Housing and Food Services are required to purchase the Residential All-Access Meal Plan. Per the terms and conditions of the housing agreement they are not eligible to purchase a Campus Dining Pass or to forego purchasing a meal plan.    

Residential All-Access Meal Plan

This plan offers students maximum flexibility to meet the needs of any eating schedule. Students have the freedom to eat a full meal or to just stop by to grab a snack. The format of this plan eliminates the need to budget meals per week and allows students to enjoy eating at the pace that works best for them. 

For added value the All-Access meal plan comes with 15 additional meals that may be used to treat a guest and $150 Bearcat Card dollars.