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Undergraduate Housing

Over 1,400 students live on the campus of Mount Union in 10 residence halls, 11 apartment/townhouse style buildings, and up to 4 theme houses making it a largely residential campus. The staff and administration at Mount Union believe that the residential experience can significantly contribute to a student’s overall collegiate experience, and, as such, has a two-year residency requirement which reflects our philosophy that learning takes place both in and outside the classroom.  Therefore, the Office of Residence Life staff strives to create residence hall and house communities that focus on the living and learning process that is at the core of our University mission to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship. 

Every college student hopes to enjoy a positive experience living within the campus community. Life in the residence halls is rich with opportunities for interpersonal relationships and personal growth. Living in a residence hall supplements classroom learning by providing an educational environment which allows students to learn the benefit of living independently and in cooperation with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

The Office of Residence Life is located in the Student Services Area of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. This office is responsible for assigning all residence hall rooms and roommates on campus and overseeing the operational aspect of each of the residence halls and houses on campus. This is also the office that a student would go to if they lost their room (or campus house) keys.

Housing Necessities

  • Bed linens - twin size (extra long sheets are recommended)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Alarm clock
  • Bucket or some sort of carrier to hold your bathroom items
  • Sandals or slippers (to walk to the bathroom and for showers)
  • Personal items (soap, mirror, toiletries, etc.)
  • Laundry detergent/dryer sheets and laundry basket or bag iron (ironing boards are available in some residence halls)
  • Hangers for clothes
  • Basic kitchen needs (silverware, manual can opener, plate, bowl, cup, microwaveable dish, dish towel, dish soap)
  • Basic cleaning needs (cleaner, paper towels, etc.)
  • Kleenex
  • Desk lamp/study lamp
  • School supplies (paper, pens, scissors, tape, stapler, notebooks, etc.)
  • First aid items (bandages, aspirin, and any necessary medications)
  • Umbrella and rain gear
  • Strong keychain (Bookstore has key chains with ID holders which are ideal)
  • Flashlight
  • Power strip/surge protector


  • Refrigerator (no larger than 4.0 cubic ft.)
  • Stereo/radio
  • Television/DVD player
  • Small microwave
  • Computer
  • Fan
  • Camera
  • Bicycle and bicycle lock
  • Carpeting or rugs for your floor
  • Hot pots or coffee makers (NOT hot plates)
  • Storage containers
  • Sports equipment and various games (board games, cards, etc.)
  • Dry erase board for room door
  • Small sewing kit
  • Posters/pictures
  • Room decorating items (plants, etc.)