The Office of Student Affairs is here to provide you with an enjoyable and educational experience during your time on campus. Residential life is a unique opportunity for personal growth and development, new friendships, and great experiences.
NEW STUDENTS interested in living on campus must complete the Residence Life Application and the Medical History Form (including a shot record) to be granted a room reservation. The Residence Life Application is available online via the link below. Upon completion of the application, our office will email the Medical History Form. This form can be returned via email, fax or mail.
Housing assignments will be announced individually via email beginning the first week of July for all new students.
RETURNING STUDENTS must complete a Returning Residence Life Application form each academic year. These forms will be available online to current students. Information on housing selection will be announced via email each spring.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time at:
Beginning in the Fall semester, 2014, all full-time students under the age of 23 will live in an on-campus housing unit for four (4) total semesters. If on-campus apartments were built, the requirements could parallel other institutions, which require a longer stay on campus noting that apartments “count” as on-campus housing.
- Married students
- Single parents (with custody of child)
- Establish permanent residency within 50 miles of campus (allowing for exemption by the four counties served by Rio Grande Community College-Gallia, Jackson, Meigs and Vinton).
*An apartment is a rental and not a permanent address, the home must be purchased or owned by the student’s family*
On-campus living offers a wide range of experiences for all students. At Rio Grande, you can become part of our residential communities. Each of our four residence halls offers something unique to each student. First-year housing includes Boyd Hall (male) and Davis Hall (female). All residence halls have 24-hour visitation rights.
Residents will have a Total Living Plan which consists of Room (double-occupancy) as well as Board (a meal plan for our on-campus dining facilities).
Boyd houses freshman male students. A total of 75 double occupancy rooms for a capacity of 150 students.
Davis Hall houses all first-year female students; each of the 67 rooms in Davis house students in standard double or (limited) single rooms and has a total capacity of 116. Students have ample room and a generous closet and dresser area. Davis also features a large updated lobby and separate study area.
Holzer Hall consists of 30 quad-style rooms, each housing four students, as well as five traditional double rooms, each housing two students. Holzer is co-ed and houses a mix of first-year and returning students.
With a total of 71 rooms, Wellness is a co-educational, upper-class hall with a capacity of 121. Room availability consists of singles, doubles, and two to three-person suites with a common living area.
The 19 Meal Plan
The 19 Meal Plan offers students 19 meals per week with an additional 50 points (plus 8 guest meals) to spend in campus dining per semester. This includes a meal swipe at each meal service in the dining hall. All meals are non-transferable. Students also receive eight guest swipes per semester. Points can be used to purchase additional meals in the dining hall or at Buffalo Wild Wings in Gallipolis.
- Hair dryer
- Curling iron
- Small Microwave*
- Small Refrigerator*
*Microwave/Refrigerator will be provided in all: Single and Super Single rooms
- Sheets (XL twin)
- Wash cloths
- Mattress pad
- Laundry supplies (high efficiency)
- Cleaning supplies
- Dishes for snacks
- Small sewing kit
- Outlet strip
- Lounge Chair
- Area rugs
- Waste basket
- Trash bags
- Desk Lamp
- Cologne, perfume
- Shaving lotion
- Shaving cream
- Cotton balls
- Cotton swabs
- Hand lotion
- Shower bucket
- Shower shoes
- Tacks, pins
- Scotch tape
- Notebook, folders
- Tablets, paper
- Pens, pencils
- Memo board
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the University furnish?
Residence hall room furnishings include a bed, mattress, dresser, mirror, lighting, closet, desk, and chair and drapes. All halls include air-conditioning, high-speed Wi-Fi access, and free laundry. A refrigerator and microwave are provided in single and super single rooms.
May I arrange my room?
Room furnishings that are not secured may be arranged to individual taste, but may not be removed from the room. Your room must be returned to its original state before checking out. Students will be billed for any damages incurred, including damage to furnishings, walls, doors, ceilings, etc.
What is a Resident Assistant?
Each residence hall has a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs) that are full-time students selected and trained to assist residents. RAs are a resource that will be available for individual student needs, programming, and information. Each residence hall also has a Head Resident Assistant who is responsible for the overall management of the building and is the direct supervisor for the RAs.
What should I do if I become ill?
Health Services, located in the Rhodes Student Center, provides health care to students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To learn more about what Health Services provides, visit the Health Services page of our website.
What do I do in case of emergency?
Immediately contact your Resident Assistant (or the R.A. on duty) or the Head RASLC. They will assist you and know whom to contact if necessary. You may also contact Campus Police at #740-.245-.7286. or 911.
Am I allowed to change rooms?
Room changes are permitted but recommended after two weeks of the first term to allow for adjustment. Room and roommate changes need to be approved by the SLC. If at any time you encounter roommate problems, contact a member of your hall’s housing staff.
May I stay in my room during vacations?
During vacation periods, residence halls are closed to students. A student unable to leave campus may request to remain on campus through breaks via an approval process. Dining services do not operate during scheduled campus closures.
What about theft?
Although Rio Grande does not have a serious theft problem, you are encouraged to exercise good common sense and take preventative measures. You should lock your door at all times and never leave cash or valuables in the open. Each residential student is encouraged to obtain personal property insurance on all items of value. Rio Grande will not replace lost or stolen property.
If a theft does occur, please notify a member of your housing staff and/or Campus Police immediately.
What happens if I lose my keys?
If you lose your key, report it immediately to your R.A. If your originals cannot be found, the core will be changed for security purposes and you will be billed for the cost of the change. University keys are not to be duplicated.
Where do I do my laundry?
Each residence hall has a laundry room equipped with high efficiency washing machines and dryers. There is no cost to use on-campus laundry facilities.
Where do I eat?
All meals are served in the Marketplace (central dining hall) located adjacent to most of the residence halls. It offers several entrees at each meal, special hot and cold sandwich lines, and a salad bar at lunch and dinner. Special diets can be accommodated by contacting food services directly. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated through Hallmark’s EatSafe program. To know more, contact the Director of Residence Life.
May I bring a car or bicycle?
All campus buildings are well within walking distance; however, if you wish you may bring a car, motorcycle or bicycle. All motorized vehicles must be registered with the University and you must purchase a parking permit. There are several bicycle racks around campus and bicycles may be stored in a resident’s room.
What appliances/furnishings are prohibited?
Any appliances with an exposed heating coil or hot plate are not permitted, i.e. toaster ovens and George Foreman. Halogen lights are also prohibited. All extension cords must be plugged into a surge protector (lamp cords and multi-plugs are not permitted).
What about visitors?
All residence halls allow 24-hour visitation for guests. All guests must be registered via a member of the hall’s housing staff.
May I consume alcoholic beverages in my room?
Alcohol is prohibited in all residence halls.
What are quiet hours?
24-hour courtesy hours exist in all residence halls; however, quiet hours (study hours) run as follows:
- Sunday through Thursday 10om – 8am
- Friday and Saturday 12am – 10am
How will I receive my mail?
All students are able to establish a box in the Campus Post Office located in Rhodes Student Center. Your address will be:
MSC Box_________, University of Rio Grande
Rio Grande, Ohio 45674
What about telephones?
University provided phone lines are not available in individual rooms.
What if an emergency arises and my parents can't reach me?
Parents should then contact the Office of Student Affairs at 740-245-7350 during normal business hours or Campus Police after hours at 740-245-7286.
Am I allowed to have a pet in my room?
Pets other than goldfish and other small, tropical fish are forbidden in rooms and common areas of the residence halls. Some small reptiles are allowed by permission of the Director of Residence Life. If you have an Emotional Support Animal, contact the Office of Accessibility to discuss the process for approval.
Head Resident Assistants