About UA's residence halls
Your home away from home
In our award-winning residence halls, room types range from traditional singles and doubles to suites and apartment-style options.
Residents enjoy wireless internet, air conditioning and free laundry.
More details are lower on this page.
- Find the residence hall that is right for you
- Where our halls are located on campus
- 360-degree video tours: See inside our residence halls
- Apply for housing
- Residence hall rates
- Gender-inclusive housing
Residence hall amentities
Planning your living space at The University of Akron is an exciting part of the college experience. Here you’ll find everything you need to know to make your room your own. Review the following information to learn about your options and be sure you get in touch with your roommates to discuss what you’ll each be bringing to your new campus home.
Each residence hall is secure 24/7. Residents will swipe their Zip Card to get into the building.
Standard room furnishings
Whether you will be living with one, two or three other students, UA Housing provides these basic furnishings for every student in the room.
All dimensions listed below are listed in either height x width or height x depth x width:
- Bed and mattress (extra-long twin size 36" x 80")
- Bed frame dimensions- Height is adjustable x 40" x 84"
- Desk and chair
- Desk dimensions are 30"x24"x42"
- Closet and/or wardrobe
- Wardrobe dimensions are 72"x24"x36"
- Dresser dimensions are 30"x24"x36"
Each room contains:
- Recycling bin
- Smoke detector
- Overhead lighting
- Window coverings
- Ethernet/Wireless internet
- FREE laundry facilities
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free facilities
That's right. Every residence hall has free laundry facilities.
Residents may bring their own refrigerator. (NOTE: Exchange Apartments include a full-size refrigerator.) The maximum capacity is 5.5 cubic feet with an amperage draw of no more than 1.5.
Stream free movies in your room on Residence Life Cinema. Generally the movies are first-run new releases.
Internet / Ethernet service
All residential students have network access in their rooms. There is no charge for this service. The student is responsible for network connectivity hardware and software.
Unsafe or excessive electrical devices can pose a fire hazard. Please review the guidelines for electrical devices in the Residence Hall Handbook.
- Electrical outlets are not to be overloaded.
- Use of extension cords (16-gauge or less) should be kept at a minimum and never placed under carpeting or over ceiling tiles. Cords should not be wrapped around bed frames or under bedding.
- Students are required to use grounded and fused electrical outlet strips. Extension cords should be approved by Underwriters Laboratory and bear the UL mark.
- Residents may bring their own refrigerator. (NOTE: Exchange Apartments include a full-size refrigerator.) The maximum capacity is 5.5 cubic feet with an amperage draw of no more than 1.5.
- Microwaves should be 800 watts or less.
- Cooking appliances in residence hall rooms are prohibited (i.e., hot plates, toaster ovens, electric skillets, BBQ grills, “George Foreman” grills and appliances with exposed heating coils).