Marian Spencer Hall Opening Fall 2018

Want to be among the first to live in the new high-rise facing Campus Green (pictured above)? Current residents can reserve a space during contract renewal (see schedule below).

Housing Services is proud to provide even more affordable housing options as the university continues to grow. The newly constructed high-rise, part of the three sisters platform near the Linder College of Business, will open for residents fall 2018. Spencer Hall will house roughly 330 additional residents in suite-style units and is offered at our second-lowest price point. The bridge to Scioto, the middle sister, allows students to easily travel between both buildings while expanding their residential community.

Read in UC eNews about how the university's newest building was named after beloved University of Cincinnati and City of Cincinnati activist, Marian Spencer.

2018-19 Housing Contract Renewal Schedule

Time Period Action
9 a.m., Jan. 16

2018-19 Housing Application Opens

Start building your profile and searching for roommates if applicable

3 p.m., Jan. 29 –
4 p.m., Jan. 31

Room Retention

Current residents may reserve their current bed space only for fall 2018

9 p.m., Feb. 1 –
4 p.m., Feb. 4

Displaced Residents Room Selection

Displaced residents self-assign to new bed space. Displaced residents are those who, due to hall or programming changes, are unable to select their current rooms for next year. Impacted residents will receive email notification from Housing & Food Services.

9 a.m., Feb. 5 –
4 p.m., Feb. 6

Select New Room in Group A Halls

Self-assign to new bed space in the following halls only:
Scioto, Schneider, Stratford Heights, Siddall, Dabney, CRC, or Marian Spencer Hall

9 a.m., Feb. 7 –
4 p.m., Feb. 9

Select New Room in Group B Halls

Self-assign to new bed space in Group B Halls:
Morgens, Calhoun, Daniels, Turner, UPA, or USquare (remaining spaces from group A also included)

3 p.m., Mar. 1

General Housing Application Opens

General housing application process opens for incoming freshman, transfer students, and current students not living in university housing.


Want to Live in University Housing Spring Semester?

We still have spaces in our high demand locations like Morgens, Scioto, and University Park Apartments. There is also limited space availible in our suite and traditional styles as well. Complete your housing application now.

Submit a new spring 2018 housing application and Housing will waive the application fee and security deposit ($150)! (Offer began Dec. 11)

Upperclass residents are not required to have a meal plan. However, Campus Dining Passes are recommended.

Scioto, Morgens

Need Help Finding Your Way?

The UC Shuttle System has a great online application that highlights each route, and shows the real-time location of each shuttle. It is also available as an app for phone or tablet as Double Map Bus Tracker on the App Store or as Double Map GPS on Google Play
Don't forget that NightRide can provide a safe ride to your residence hall or apartment community!

High School Students: Are You Thinking About Attending UC and Living  on Campus?

Why live on campus?

Residence hall communities provide a safe, convenient home-away-from-home, and a low-stress environment that encourages students academically, socially, and personally.

A helping hand can always be found from the staff. Resident advisors (RAs), who are experienced students, know what coming to college is really like. Every hall community also has a full-time resource person, the Community Coordinator (CC), who is available to students.

What is there to do?

center of tuc

Residence Hall communities provide a wide variety of programs and events — hundreds every year, in fact. From academic help to intramural sports teams to social activities, there’s always something happening in the halls and throughout campus. Getting there is just a quick stroll.

The highlight of the communities is the wide variety of people to meet and friends to make. Some of these relationships will last a lifetime. Hall communities provide a great opportunity to share with others the common experience of being in college while learning about each other’s varied backgrounds and interests.

Live in the center of it all!

MainStreet Event

Residence Hall communities provide easy access to classes, faculty members, and campus facilities such as the Campus Recreation Center, the library, dining centers, Steger Student Life Center, Tangeman University Center, and others. No bad weather travels or parking delays—walk to everything you need!

We put safety first!

Help Phone

Our Residence Hall communities have all the safety features you’re looking for, including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and sprinkler systems. The front doors to each hall are locked and residents are responsible for checking in guests and escorting them at all times. Public Safety is an on-campus service, 24/7. They oversee the student-operated NightRide free transportation service, provide crime prevention tips, emergency preparedness information, and much more. There is also a K-9 program which expands the capabilities of the UC Police Department.