Office of Student Life

Facility Planning and Design

North Residential District

At the core of Ohio State University’s new initiatives is a commitment to redefining the student experience with a focus  on enhancing the education of students beyond the classroom through an innovative second-year plan. This initiative allows for a two-year on-campus residency requirement designed to lead to higher graduation and retention rates, improved student engagement and satisfaction, as well as post-graduation success.

To allow this groundbreaking second-year experience to achieve its full potential, it was made clear that facility improvements must be integrated with program innovations. The North Residential District creates a unique living environment that is designed to incorporate the elements of student success, programmatic needs, architectural innovation, student and faculty interaction, and One University Framework Principles.

Infrastructure and enabling projects began in the summer of 2013. The project was completed Fall Semester, 2016.