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 Application - New Resident Schedule

Time Period Action
March 1

General Housing Application Opens

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

Midnight, May 5

Priority Housing Deadline  

All housing application received by midnight May 5 are guaranteed housing. Applications received after May 5 may be subject to waist-list placement.  

Noon, May 9

Room Selection time slots notices  

The Housing Office will start sending room selection time slot notices to your UC email address. This notice will give you the exact day/time your access to the room selection steps of the housing application will be granted. Please keep in mind there will be several thousand emails being processed, it may take a few hours to reach you.

May 15  

Room Select Begins  

The self-assignment room selection process begins. Access to the room selection steps will be based off the week your housing application was completed. May 15 is the earliest possible date.

August 1

Room Swap Closes  

On Aug. 1, the room swap feature in the housing application will be disabled. You will receive an email reminder before this feature is disabled. At this point you will no longer be able to swap or change rooms via the housing application. We will begin the final stages of preparing the resident halls for your arrival.

August 21-23

Hall Move-in Days

The resident halls open for move-in. Each hall willl be assigned a specific move-in day. The complete move-in schedule will be available early summer. You will also receive move-in details via your UC email.


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.