Housing and Dining

Our award-winning residence halls provide a safe, comfortable learning environment, where you will meet new friends and take advantage of the residence halls' extensive programming calendar. There's always something to do!

We also offer many dining options. Whatever your tastes, we can satisfy it. Our wonderful food is offered in a variety of settings: from the ultra-modern Rob's Café, to the unique Trackside Grille at Quaker Square, to the bustling Union Market in the Student Union. You'll feel right at home!

Inside a residence hall

Residence Life and Housing

living in a residence hallOur residence halls, home to more than 2,800 students, are among the best in Ohio. Many are new and many have been renovated in recent years.

UA offers a variety of living options, including a traditional room style with shared facilities to apartment living with private baths. We also have many "living-learning communities," in which students with a shared academic interest live as a group and benefit from mentorship activities and faculty support.

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Dining at UA

in a UA dining hallYou will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and the variety of restaurants and cafes available on campus. Our menu and meal plans are designed to be flexible. Whether you are a vegetarian or not, whether you live on campus or off, whether you eat lightly throughout the day or stick to the traditional breakfast, lunch, dinner routine — we can meet your needs.

Have a question about UA's Dining Services? Call 330-972-7185.

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The Zip Card: Your key to so much on campus!

Use your Zip Card to:

  • check out circulation materials at Bierce and the Law libraries;
  • gain free access the Rec Center, Ocasek Natatorium and athletic events, including soccer, basketball, football games; and
  • use as a key if authorized to enter select buildings on campus.

The Zip Card is also a debit card. More about the Zip Card.

Residence Life and Housing
Ritchie Hall
Akron, OH 44325-1401
Phone: 330-972-7800
Fax: 330-972-5662
Email: reslife@uakron.edu

Housing Options

North Quad


South Quad


East Quad


West Quad