Muskingum University is a residential community, where the majority of students live on campus or in the village of New Concord. So where will you live?
Muskingum’s living options range from traditional residence halls, sorority, fraternity and social club houses to Lakeside houses, and townhouses.
On the East and West campus hills you’ll find housing with newly furnished lounges, computer labs, and laundry facilities. Each of our six traditional residence halls has a personality of its own - with the layouts, furniture, and building styles differing from the next. All of our traditional halls are outfitted with Proximity Access Card readers, permitting only the residents assigned to the building to access them with their student ID cards.
After your first year, you may want to consider living in some of our alternative housing options. Located on Lakeside Drive on the east side of campus, students can apply to live with friends in our Lakeside houses. Located near the softball field on the west side of campus, students can apply to live in our Townhouses, a very independent living option. These alternative housing options are not outfitted with the Proximity Access Card reading system currently.
Regardless of where you live, you’ll find residential life at Muskingum is more than just a place to live. All of our facilities provide the chance to belong to a community within the larger campus. You’ll quickly feel right at home – and if you’re looking for someone to share a late-night pizza, compare notes, or take an early morning jog around the track, you won’t have to go far!
Housing Selection Information
Husing selection information for all rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can be found here: Housing Selection Booklet.
For incoming first-year students a Housing Application will be filled out during your Muskie Preview. Freshman are housed in double rooms within Thomas (co-ed by floor), Memorial (all male), and Moore (all female) Halls. All halls have communal restrooms.
For information on Gender Inclusive Housing please contact the Director of Residence Life at email@example.com. If you feel that you need specific living accommodations, including an Emotional Support Animal or Medical Single, please reach out to the Student Accessibility Services Office to discuss the process at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permission to Live Off Campus Forms
Students who wish to live off-campus and have lived on campus for at least 6 semesters, must submit an application to live off-campus and receive permission from the Student Life Office. If you qualify, you must submit the application by Wednesday, March 20, at 5:00pm. Applications can be picked up in the Student Life Office starting on February 21.
OR if you do not meet the above qualification, you must meet ONE of the following:
- You are married.
- You are 25 years of age or older.
- Your parents/guardian live within a 30-mile radius and you plan to live at home with them.
Students who do not meet the above criteria will be automatically denied their request to live off-campus. Students may appeal to the appeal’s committee but usually only students with dire financial hardships are approved for appeals. The Residence Life Office strongly encourages all students not to sign property leases until they have been granted permission to live off-campus.
Townhouse/Lakeside House Selection
In order to apply for a Townhouse/Lakeside House, groups of six must complete the Townhouse/Lakeside House application found on MyHousing Portal (under Apps and Forms) by 5pm on March 14.
Applications to live in the Townhouses/Lakeside Houses will be available starting February 21. For the Townhouse/Lakeside selection, every person living in the house MUST complete the RETURNING STUDENT: Townhouse and Lakeside Housing Application AND the Townhouse and Lakeside Roommate Selection. If one person of the group does not complete the application and roommate selection, the whole group will not be eligible to select a house.
Townhouses/Lakeside Houses can be co-ed within the house but must be single gender within the rooms. Townhouses are made up of 3 double rooms. Lakeside houses are made up of 2 single rooms and 2 double rooms. Townhouse/Lakeside Selection Process will take place on March 19 online via the MyHousing Portal. You will receive an email on March 18 with your group’s specific online selection time.
In order to apply for a triple room, groups of three must complete the Triple Room application found on MyHousing Portal (under Apps and Forms) by March 20 at 5pm. Applications to live in triple rooms will be available starting February 21. For the Triple Room selection, every person living in the room MUST complete the RETURNING STUDENT: Triple Room Application AND the Triple Roommate Selection. If one person of the group does not complete the application and roommate selection, the whole group will not be eligible to select a triple. Triple Room Selection will take place on March 22 online via the MyHousing Portal. You will receive an email on March 21 with your group’s specific online selection time.
Applications to live in a single room will be available starting February 21 on MyHousing Portal (under Apps and Forms) and will be due by 5pm on March 20. Single Room Selection Process will take place on March 22 online via the MyHousing Portal. You will receive an email on March 21 with your specific online selection time.
Due to physical building limitations, there will only be 9 true singles available for the 2024-2025 academic year. Since lottery numbers are determined by credit hours, rising sophomores and juniors will most likely not win a single room. Due to the limited number of single spaces, everyone should have an alternate housing plan.
You will receive an email on March 26 with your specific online selection time. You will want the person in your roommate pairing with the best selection time to choose the room for the pair. People without a matched roommate pairing will not be able to choose a double room online. Those who fail to choose a room during doubles selection will be auto assigned by the Residence Life staff and notified of their room and roommate assignment at a later date.
In Search of a Roommate?
If you do not have a roommate in mind for the 2024-2025 academic year, please watch the “How to Search For a Roommate’ video found in the Student Digest. You will be able to search different criteria via the MyHousing Portal to try to find a roommate you feel best matches your lifestyle. If you still have not found and matched with a roommate by the time Doubles Draw comes around, you will auto assigned a space/roommate by the Residence Life Staff.
For information on Gender Inclusive Housing please contact the Director of Residence Life at email@example.com. If you feel you need specific living accommodations, including an Emotional Support Animal or Medical Single, please reach out to Student Accessibility Services to discuss the process at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about Housing?
Contact: Alison Adams
Director of Residence Life