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Housing and Dining

Residence Life and Housing

The Office of Residence Life and Housing at Central State University is located on the first floor of Foundation Hall II. Central State University prepares students with diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research, and service by providing a nurturing environment that fosters academic excellence. Residents life is a major part of meeting our mission.

Contact us 

O: 937-376-6107
F: 937-376-6638


Residence halls


Living-learning communities


Semesterly programs

It’s like coming home 

At Central State, our 11 residence halls are more than dorms. They are a vital part of your cultural, academic, and social life. Surrounded by your peers and supported by resident advisors, you will work hard, play hard, and be part of a tight-knit community that feels like family. 

RAs have your back

No matter which residence hall you call home, you will have the support of on-site peer leaders and a resident advisor. The RA is the glue who holds everyone together, organizing activities, lending an ear, and helping you iron out rough spots. 

Resident Advisor

First-year residence halls 

Every first-year student at Central State lives on campus in one of four conveniently located residence halls, where you will develop strong bonds and create a community you can count on.

  • Foundation Hall II is a co-ed hall for all
  • Williamson Hall is a women's-only space
  • Hunter Hall is a men's-only space
  • Harry G. Johns Hall welcomes Honors students who maintain GPAs of 3.5 or higher

Move-in day: Everyone was checking in on us, telling us to sit with them at lunch or dinner. It felt good!

Camaia Smith
Communications major

Once you reach your junior year, you are eligible for apartment-style living arrangements in the Central State Residential, Academic and Wellness Center and Shorter Road Apartments. Juniors and seniors in the Honors College or who have a 3.5 GPA or higher can also have the opportunity to reside in our Wesley Village Honors Apartments. These spacious suites feature full kitchens, natural light, roomy layouts, and adjacent outdoor spaces. With two-, three-, and four-bedroom and studio options, they will be your home base for networking, studying, and socializing.