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As one of the only two-year colleges in Ohio to offer college-owned residence halls, Hocking College is excited to provide you with a unique experience. Although living on campus is not required, many students take advantage of this fun and educational opportunity.

By becoming part of our living-learning communities, your academic experience will be enhanced by the support services available and the convenience of being on campus to take advantage of the multitude of resources available.

Students will not be permitted to move into the residence halls until payment is secured for their assignment.

Payment in full or enrollment in a payment plan must be in place prior to the payment deadline. Applicants submitting an application past the payment deadline must have payment in place or be enrolled in the payment plan at the time of application.

Payments or payment plan enrollment can be made through the Cashier's Office: 740-753-7029.

Payment deadlines for the 2021-22 academic year are as follows:

Autumn Semester - Aug. 1, 2021
Spring Semester - Jan. 1, 2022

Questions can be directed to the Hocking College Housing Office at:


Room assignments and move-in dates will be emailed to students. Move-ins are by appointment only. To be assigned a room, you must have your application fee and room deposit paid. If you have any questions, please contact housing at housing@hocking.edu

*New Student Move-in day: Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
*Returning Student Move-in Day: Saturday, August 14th, 2021

The residence halls will close for the 2021 Autumn Semester at 5 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2021.

Before departure, all residential students must check out with a Residence Life staff member.

Residents are not required to move out of their assigned rooms for the break period and will be assigned to the same room for the following Spring semester if they are registered as a full-time student for the Spring 2022 semester by Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. However, a Residence Life staff member must inspect the student's room to ensure no hazards are left in the room over the break period.

Failure to check out with a staff member may result in an improper check-out fee.

No residents will be permitted in the residence halls after 5 p.m., Nov. 24 until the halls reopen for Spring Semester.

Classes will continue remotely Nov. 29. Check with your instructors to see how and when your class will meet.


Explore all of our on-campus housing options below:


North (for male residents) and Downhour (for female residents) halls are located on the west side of campus, directly behind John Light and Oakley halls. The rooms are 12 by 21 feet and are $2,840 a semester. Other amenities include:

  • Double rooms only ($2,840/semester)
  • Semi-private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities on-site at North and Downhour halls. An outdoor walkway connects the two halls.
  • Hardline internet and Wi-Fi connections


Sycamore Hall is located off-campus, directly off of the HockHocking Adena Bikeway. Rooms vary in size and are priced at either $2,840 or $2,940 a semester. Other amenities include:

  • Double ($2,840/semester) and single ($2,940/semester) rooms available
  • Private and semi-private bathrooms
  • Community kitchen
  • Laundry facilities on-site
  • Wi-Fi


Summit on the River is located off-campus, directly off of the HockHocking Adena Bikeway. Rooms vary in size and are $2,940 a semester. Other amenities include:

  • Single ($2,940/semester) rooms available
  • Private and semi-private bathrooms
  • Community kitchen
  • Laundry facilities on-site
  • Wi-Fi


Hocking College has partnered with local landlords to provide students with verified off-campus housing. Explore other housing options here.



A $60 non-refundable application fee is required when a housing application is submitted. Financial aid cannot be used to cover this fee.

A $250 security deposit is due, in full, before a room assignment will be made. Financial aid cannot be used to cover this fee.

The security deposit is non-refundable if a dorm cancellation occurs less than 30 days before the start of classes, if damage is reported in the dorm or if the room is missing items at checkout.

Please allow 48-72 business hours for your Housing Application to be processed. Once it is processed, the application fee and security deposit will be posted to your Self Service account.

Room assignments will not be made until these fees have been paid. If payment is made with a credit card a $5 processing fee will be applied.

Once your housing application has been processed (please allow 48-72 business hours after submitting the application), the application fee and security deposit will be posted to your Self Service account where you can pay via credit card or in-person by check. If payment is made with a credit card a $5 processing fee will be applied.

Room assignments will not be made until these fees have been paid.

The security deposit is refundable, depending on the condition of the room at the end of the term. The security deposit will be credited to the applicant's housing charges should the contract be successfully fulfilled. If there is a refund, it will be mailed to the address on file with the College.

The security deposit is refundable the first term of residence if cancellation, in writing, is received 30 days before the first day of the term for which the applicant is applying.

The security deposit will be refunded through BankMobile if the contract is successfully fulfilled. New students can choose to create a free account with BankMobile or have their refunds from the college deposited to an account at another financial institution. BankMobile will mail and email new students information, including a personal code, to make their selections. If you have the code from BankMobile or if you need one click this link.

If you have a code, you can make a selection on that page. If you need a code there's a link at the bottom of the page where can have a code sent to you.

A $250 security deposit is due, in full, before a room assignment will be made. Financial aid cannot be used to cover this fee. You will then receive your room assignment and move-in information no later than July 15, 2021.


Our application allows you to indicate your first, second and third preference on dorm. It also allows you to indicate a preferred roommate (roommate requests must be mutual, one from each roommate). The application process includes a roommate matching questionnaire. It is very important that the student complete the questionnaire and not the parent.

Students who've already provided us with their preferred roommate information still need to submit this questionnaire in the event that their preferred match does not attend.

*Please note that you are not able to request suitemates, only roommates.

Download our helpful PDF checklist that you can print out and use as you go shopping and pack for your move into a residence hall!

Download the Checklist


Students living in dorms are required to have a minimum meal plan of 14 meals a week. This meal plan includes $100 in Hawk Bucks, which can be used at Rhapsody Music & Dining, the college-owned restaurant located in downtown Nelsonville.

There is an optional meal plan that is 19 meals a week with $150 in Hawk Bucks if you'd like additional meals.

For meal plan pricing, download this information sheet.

No. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students living in Hocking College cannot allow visitors to enter their residence hall or their assigned dorm room at any time. Residence halls are limited to the individuals who live in them, and individual dorm rooms are limited to only the people assigned to the room. You are not allowed to have guests in your room, even if they live in your residence hall.


Student permits are good for one term only. They cost $53 for the autumn and spring terms and $35 summer term and are non-refundable. Permits can be obtained in the Cashier's Office. Students are required to complete a Vehicle Information Form when they purchase their first parking tag or change vehicles. Student permits are identified by term through a sticker attached and clearly displayed on the inside lower left-hand corner of the front windshield (driver's side). Students are permitted to park in designated student parking areas. See the Hocking College Campus Parking Brochure for exact locations.

Television services vary depending on the residence hall.

All residence halls have Wi-Fi and high-speed internet access that are ideal for streaming services.

Nelsonville TV Cable Complete Channel Listing

Hocking Heights, North and Downhour Halls
  • Television services are provided by Hocking College in partnership with Nelsonville TV Cable.
  • More than 100 channels of cable TV are provided.
  • This service is included in the cost of the room, there is no additional cost to the student.
Summit on the River and Sycamore Hall
  • Rooms are cable ready.
  • The resident must contact Nelsonville TV Cable to have cable connected.
  • Note: Financial responsibility for this service is between the student and Nelsonville TV Cable.

Students wishing to obtain additional cable TV services, such as digital cable, premium channels or additional internet for streaming or gaming, may contact Nelsonville TV Cable at 740-753-2686. This number can also be used to contact Nelsonville TV Cable for customer support.

Residence Hall applications are processed in the order they are received with required fees paid. Students are encouraged to apply six to seven months before the start of the term.

It is recommended that applications be submitted no later than at least two months before the term begins. However, there is no official deadline for application.

Roommates are assigned using a variety of information and space availability. The Director of Residence Life will make every attempt to accommodate mutual requests.

Having roommate troubles? Check out our Handbook for On-Campus Living, where you'll find some helpful tips for conflict resolution. Also, don't hesitate to reach out to the Residence Life staff.

Your financial aid is applied to tuition and course fees before you can use it for paying your room and board.

That being said you cannot use financial aid to pay for your application or security deposit fees.

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