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The University of Mount Union has a 2-year residency requirement, however, if you live within 30 driving miles, you may choose to commute from your permanent home address.  Additionally, after you’ve attended for four semesters or have completed 60 credit hours to earn junior status, you may choose to live off campus locally.

While it may seem counter-intuitive for commuter or off-campus students to log into a program called MyHousing, there are a couple of times a year when it is absolutely necessary.

When first enrolling at Mount Union, we want all new students to indicate, through MyHousing whether or not they are planning to live on campus or commute.  You can do this by logging into My Housing and completing an application, either the one requesting housing or the one indicating that you are going to commute. This allows us to collect your emergency contact information and helps the housing office know for sure that you will not need housing. 

In the Spring semester, all students are asked to either sign up for the room lottery to be able to select a room on campus or indicate that you are not planning to participate in the room lottery and then you can indicate the reason why.

Although you may not live on campus, we hope that you will make efforts to make the university feel like home.  Use the provided resources below to help answer any questions.

Commuter House

Located at 552 Vincent Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601

The purpose is to provide a comfortable environment for students to meet up with classmates, finish homework, or just hang out. The house has a kitchen equipped with a refrigerator and microwave available for student use, a living room with comfortable seating and television with on-campus cable, and study spaces where students can be connected to University wifi. To gain access to this space, please contact Jenny Huth, Director of Camps and Conferences, at (330) 829-2877 or

Commuter Student Resources

Find quick access to resources you may need as a commuter student at Mount Union.

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