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Housing and Dining

Get ready to become part of the Central State residential family — we can't wait to welcome you! Living on campus offers a seamless transition to college life, providing endless opportunities to connect with the campus community, join clubs, attend events, and make new friends.

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.

Why #LiveCentral?

Immerse yourself in the exceptional opportunity of living on the Central State University campus. It's an experience you won't want to miss!

  • Studies indicate that there is a positive correlation between living on campus and academic performance, as evidenced by higher GPAs among students who reside in campus housing.

  • Rise and shine! With a 10-minute walk to class, parking hassles are a thing of the past. Enjoy convenient access to the library, academic buildings, gymnasiums, the University Student Center, and the Wow Café.

  • Residing on campus offers students the advantage of enjoying complimentary cable TV, computer labs, and fast wireless internet access.

  • At Central State University, the safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority. Each residence hall is equipped with a team of trained professional and paraprofessional staff who live on-site and are readily available to provide assistance when needed.

  • Living on campus provides students with the opportunity to engage with peers from diverse cultural backgrounds, including international students. The friendships developed during these formative years often stand the test of time.

  • Living on campus provides students with a greater opportunity to engage in student organizations and develop strong leadership skills.

  • Living on campus is a more cost-effective choice compared to off-campus living. On-campus housing covers your room, utilities, cable television, high-speed internet, and maintenance costs.

  • Living on campus fosters a stronger sense of community connection, positioning residents at the heart of campus life.

  • Living in the residence halls offers a vibrant and enriching experience. Residents have access to a wide range of social and educational activities, creating an engaging and enjoyable living environment.

  • Experience the full college experience at Central State University and embrace your Marauder pride. Build lifelong memories and friendships that will stay with you forever.

Residence Life and Housing


Residence halls


Living-learning communities


Semesterly programs

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.
Your home away from home

Residence halls and amenities

The residence options offered at Central State include traditional dormitory settings, junior suite communities, suite-style communities, and apartment living spaces. Each option provides different levels of privacy and amenities, such as communal lounges, study spaces, private bathrooms, and fully equipped kitchens. All residents have access to individual essentials, laundry, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and hardwired internet services.

harry g johnson living learning center a residence hall at central state university

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. 



Contact us

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. Residence Life is a vital part of meeting our mission.

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

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