Room Information

A double room in an apartment in University Park Apartments. There are two beds and two dressers. With a closet with a mirror on the left. There is a window on the exterior wall.

All communities are fully furnished. Residents have the option to have their bed lofted to create additional space. Note: beds are 80" long and use extra-long twin sheets. Room swap/change forms will be available beginning the third week of each semester.

While some room features may vary by style or community, all rooms include air conditioning, heat, high-speed Internet access, one micro-fridge unit and cable TV service. Philo streaming service is available for all residential students, except affiliated properties that provide an alternative. Apartment-style rooms include a sink, refrigerator and cooking stove. 

Each community features a laundry room, study lounge, snack vending machines, full fire protection system and 24-hour security.

All communities are alcohol and smoke-free.


Bed Lofting

Due to safety considerations, the university policy does not permit residents to construct their own bed lofts or bunks for use in the residence hall rooms. Residents are not allowed to loft, bunk, or de-loft their own beds.

All beds are set to the Junior Loft Height for initial check in unless the resident requests otherwise.

Space Configuration Requirements

Space configurations in some rooms require beds to be bunked, high lofted or junior lofted.

  • All beds at Stratford Heights are fixed at the junior loft height due to suite configurations.
  • All Daniels triple rooms are set up as two bunked beds and one junior loft. Siddall and Calhoun triple rooms are set up as three high lofts.
  • Quad rooms in Dabney, Siddall, and Calhoun are set up as two sets of bunked beds.
  • Siddall and Calhoun beds are unable to be set at standard height due to space.

Lofting and Bunking Availability

Lofting and bunking is available in the following halls:

  • Calhoun
  • Dabney
  • Daniels
  • Morgens
  • Schneider
  • Siddall
  • Turner

Options

Lofting is available free of charge. No side rails are provided.

  • Standard height (bottom of the frame is 12” from the floor)
  • Junior loft height (bottom of the frame is 36” from the floor)
  • High loft height (bottom of the frame is 64” from the floor)
  • Bunked beds (two beds stacked)

See images below for bed options. Student model is 5' 7" tall

If you decide to have your beds bunked, both you and your roommate will need to return the form indicating that the beds are to be bunked. We are unable to bunk beds if only one roommate returns the form.

WARNING: Attempting to loft your bed without the proper equipment and parts may place you at risk of severe injury.

Lofting Request Process

When lofting is available, you can log into your housing application to submit your request at the "Lofting" step of the application. Please contact us at uchousing@uc.edu if you have additional questions regarding lofting. 

Loft Options

All beds are set to the Junior Loft Height for initial check in unless the resident requests otherwise.

A student of five foot seven height standing next to a standard bed. The bed stands almost as tall as the short three drawer dresser and the student's upper leg.

Standard Height

A five foot seven student standing next to a high-loft bed. The bed stands above the student's head.

High Height

A five foot seven student standing next to a junior loft bed. The bed stands almost as tall as the student's waist.

Junior Height

A bunk bed. Two beds are stacked upon one another.

Bunk Beds


FAQ

In halls with community bathrooms (Calhoun, Dabney, Daniels, and Siddall), the community bathrooms are cleaned by our custodial staff once per day on school days (usually in the overnight hours). On weekends and holidays, the restrooms are re-stocked with soap, paper towels and tissue, and any large messes are cleaned up. In halls where bathrooms are contained in suites (Campus Rec, Turner, and Schneider), the bathroom is cleaned and re-stocked with tissue weekly on a pre-determined day. Residents of the suites are responsible to remove all personal items from the bathroom in advance. Declining bathroom cleaning service is not an option.

Students are responsible for cleaning their own living/bedroom areas and in halls with bathrooms in the suites, providing their own soap and hand towels.

Students can request repairs to university property in their rooms and in common areas by asking the front office staff to put in a work order. Please speak directly with the front desk staff or CC, providing specific floor, room number and information about the repair. A maintenance staff member will be assigned to your request and visit the room promptly, usually within two business days.

 Five-minute loaner keys are available at the front desk of your hall if you become locked out of your room, and temporary keys or access cards are available from the front desk of your community for short-term use if you misplace your keys but expect to find them.

If your keys are lost or stolen, report to the front desk immediately and lock changes will be ordered. Refer to your Housing Agreement for replacement cost. Keep your keys and your UC ID securely with you at all times for your own convenience and for everyone’s safety. 

There are computer kiosks in the lobbies of Calhoun, Daniels, and Dabney for residents of those halls; residents have 24-hour access using their ID. Residents of any residence hall can use any of the computer labs available on campus. There are several 24-hour computer labs on campus. 

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Residents are encouraged to personalize their space within limits. Good items to consider using for those “personal touches” include rugs, bedspreads, throw pillows, posters, photographs, desk lamps (non-halogen only) and small plants. Items can be affixed to walls only with “sticky-tac” where there is drywall (Turner and Schneider) or masking tape in rooms with painted cinderblock walls (other halls).

We ask that you refrain from using nails, tacks, pins, double-adhesive tape, double-stick stars, wallpaper, or anything else that breaks the surface of the walls or leave a residue on walls, floors, ceilings or furniture. You may bring free-standing items (e.g., shelves or stacked crates) but please do not affix anything to the walls using nails, bolts, screws, anchors or other semi-permanent or permanent devices. In order to ensure facilities that are in good condition for future residents, if any personal touches cause damage to university property, residents will be billed or have costs deducted from their deposit.

The safety and comfort of residents require the careful and balanced use of electrical appliances. The University of Cincinnati’s practice is to provide one combination microwave-refrigerator (“microfridge”) in every room or suite. The policy states:

Additional microwaves, refrigerators, or microfridges are prohibited in Calhoun, Dabney,  Daniels, and Siddall Halls due to the electrical capabilities of those residence halls. Residents who, for medical circumstances, need to request an exception to this policy should direct their request, in writing, to the residence coordinator (RC) of their residence hall. In the case of approved exceptions, no additional refrigerator may exceed 4.0 cubic feet, and no additional microwave may exceed 600 watts.

In Turner, Schneider, and Campus Recreation Center (CRC) Halls, one additional microwave per suite is permitted. The microwave may not exceed 600 watts. Within the suites of these halls, one small refrigerator per bedroom is permitted, regardless of how many residents are assigned to that bedroom. Any additional refrigerator may not exceed 4.0 cubic feet.

Please remember, residents are responsible for the cleaning of all microfridges, microwaves, and refrigerators in their rooms or suites throughout the term of their housing agreement.


Cable Television Services

Philo Edu, an online television provider (IPTV), is available for residential students. See details below or visit https://uc.philo.com to start watching.

University Housing has partnered with College Cable Services, Inc. and Philo Edu to provide cable television services in the residence halls. Our enhanced services let you watch TV on your computer, TV w/digital (QAM*) tuner, or mobile devices from anywhere in your residence hall or across campus while on the UC Secure Network. Below you will find information about how to connect to the cable television service as well as the channel line-up.

The channel lineup can be found below, online through tvguide.com by selecting University of Cincinnati as your service provider, or download PDF. The lineup is subject to change.

Channel Lineup 
Channel Number Channel
11994 Antenna
12005 Bounce
12000  CBS
11995  Comet
11999  COURTTV
11997  ESCAPE
12006 Grit
12007  ION
11998  LAFF
11993  MyTV
12001  Stadium
11996 WCPO -HD
12002 WLWT -HD
12003  WLWT -DT
12004 WXIX -DT
2291  A&E
2581 AMC
2301  ANIMALP
2311  BET
2841  BIG TEN
2971  BLOOM
2861 BRAVO
2512  CATS
2513  CATS2
2691 CBSCSPT
2005 CET Art
2003  CETHD
2571  CHEDDAR
2621  CMT
2421  CNBC
2221  CNN
2491 COMEDYC
2911 COOKING
2004  CrEaTe
2002  CW
2661 DISCVRY
2951 DISNEY
2431 E!
2771  ESPN
2251 ESPN N
2781 ESPN2
2645  ESPNU
2671  FOODNET
2591 FOXNEWS
2832  FOXSPOH
3001  FOXSPT2
2371  FREEFRM
3021 FS1
2891 FUSE
2711  FX
2981  FXM
2831  FXSCINI
2821 FXX
3011  GAME SH
2141  HBO
2151  HBO 2
2171  HBO FAM
2161 HBO SIG
2901  HGTV
2531  HISTORY
2231  HLN
2401  LIB - 1
2441  LIB - 2
2271  LIFETIME
2211  MEDIA - S
2991 MLB
2721  MSNBC
2331  MTV
2601  MTV 2
2731  NATGEO
2631  NATGEOW
2941  NBA TV
2181  NBCSPTS
2701  NFL NET
2261 NICK
2881  OXYGEN
2321  PAR NET
2411  RAY -WAL
2961  REELZ
2501  SYFY
2006  TBD
2341 TBS
2021  TELEGUD
2461  TLC
2651 TNT
2391  TOON
2871  TRAVEL
2611 TRU
2931  TVLAND
2241 TWC
2511 U -CAST
2381  USA
2484 VH - 1
274 1 WE
2361  WGN

Connect to PhilEdu (IPTV) Service

The service provides an updated approach to viewing live cable and TV programming from a variety of devices using a wired or wireless university network connection. With access to 60 channels through the new IPTVservice you have the option to watch, pause and rewind live TV, as well as record up to 20 hours of your favorite shows PhiloEdu’s DVR capability.

NOTE: Due to licensing restrictions from some content owners, some programs cannot be recorded.

Using a supported browser, you can view Philo Edu on most Mac's and PC's*, as well as most iOS, Android, Roku**, and Apple TV devices.

*NOTE: The most recent version of the Microsoft Silverlight plugin is required when using a Mac or PC

**NOTE: Roku devices need to be registered and activated at https://uc.philo.com/roku to work.

Use the following instructions to access and view Philo Edu programming from various devices. To Watch Philo Edu on a TV, you will need a Roku or Roku TV, an Apple TV, or a laptop (with HDMI out) connected by HDMI cable to a TV. For a current list of supported devices, visit the Philo Edu website

NOTE: Philo Edu can only be viewed on one device at a time and some devices may not be supported.

Watch Philo Edu on a Computer

  1. Go to https://uc.philo.com and select "Log In
  2. Enter your UC issued username (6+2) and password. NOTE: You will need to setup your account the first time you log in.
  3. Start watching live TV or record some for later

Watch Philo Edu on an iOS Device

  1. Download the Philo Edu app from the iTunes App Store 
  2. Enter your UC issued username (6+2) and password
  3. Start watching live TV or record some for late

Watch Philo Edu on an Android Device

  1. Download the Philo Edu app from Google Play
  2. Enter your UC issued username (6+2) and password
  3. Start watching live TV or record some for later

Watch Philo Edu on a Roku

  1. Connect your Roku to your TV via an HDMI cable
  2. Connect your Roku's power cord to an outlet
  3. Follow the Philo-on-Roku setup instructions 
  4. Select the Philo Edu channel to watch TV on your Roku

First, connect your Roku device to the university network. This is the same process for many devices that will connect to UC’s ResNet (residential computer network): NEED UCIT INFO

Activations could take up to 15 minutes.

Second, you will need to set up your Roku account and register your Roku to your account.

Once you have registered your Roku to your Roku account, you can connect your Roku account to your Philo Edu account by logging into Philo Edu on your computer and following the instructions on your account settings tab.

Philo Edu provides email support for the Philo Edu Roku Channel but cannot provide support for the Roku device itself.

Yes. The Philo Edu service provides some digital video recording features. You will find more information on the Philo Edu support site (support.philo.com). You can not record or play back recorded material on Roku.

Special Note: due to licensing restrictions from the content owners, most station owned by Disney companies cannot be recorded. This includes ABC stations, ESPN stations, and Disney networks.

On the traditional coaxial system we offer 90 digital channels including 75 in high-definition through the traditional coaxial connection in each residence hall room,. Included in the lineup are a variety of entertainment channels, sports channels, local channels, and other options designed to appeal to a diverse spectrum of interest. You can see the complete lineup on Ch. 2 or by visiting tvguide.com and selection the University of Cincinnati as your provider

*TVs manufactured within the past 5 years have a digital tuner (QAM). Nationwide all on air channels were converted to digital in 2009. If your TV does not have a digital tuner, you will need a converter box.

FAQ

Why are some of the channels fuzzy?

Remember that not all channels are available in high definition; channels in standard definition will appear less sharp compared to the high definition channels. There is nothing wrong with the signal or your TV, but you will notice a difference between the high definition and standard definition channels.

In order to receive the cable channels you will need to program the channels on your HD television. Instructions for programming channels can be found in the owner’s manual for your television. Below are a few simple steps to get you started:

  1. Connect cable cord to outlet in wall and into back of television
  2. In the menu of television, go to setup, switch from Air to CATV
  3. Scan for channels: Digital

A diagram for connecting cable wire to TV and outlet is available here.

What do I do if I have an analog TV?

Call our office at 800-472-2054, you will need to purchase a converter box. Converter boxes are available at cost of $129.00.

What do I do if I have fuzzy reception or any other cable TV issues?

Call our office at 800-472-2054, or you can email us at service@collegecable.com

I don’t receive any channels higher than Ch. 13.

Your TV is not set to cable. Go into the TV menu and switch it from air to cable.

My HD television does not get all of the channels.

Your HD television may not have a QAM tuner in it. Call our office at 800-472-2054, you will need to purchase a converter box. Converter boxes are available at cost of $129.00. Call College Cable Services, Inc. at 1-800-472-2054.

Troubleshooting

How to connect your Television

Residents that need to request a repair for or get assistance with Cable Services, need to contact College Cable Services directly at 800-472-2054.


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