The Student Services Division 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.
As a NEW STUDENT, you must first apply for admission to Rio Grande and complete the enrollment process. Upon completion of the enrollment process, you will be given access to the Room Reservation and Residence Hall Agreement forms on-line.
RETURNING STUDENTS must complete a Returning Student Room Reservation form each semester. These forms can be obtained from the Student Services Office (Rhodes Student Center) or from your current Student Life Coordinator and/or Resident Assistant. Completed forms must be turned into the Student Services Office in order to be processed for the following semester.
Due to the fact residential housing is limited; rooms are available on a “first come, first served” basis. A $200.00 non-refundable pre-payment must be returned with the Room Reservation Form to guarantee a room. Checks may be made out to University of Rio Grande.
Rooming assignments will be emailed to first year students during the last full week of July. Returning students will be notified through their RIO email account during the same week.
All students are encouraged to join the RIO Facebook page to interact with other students, find roommates and meet other residents in your hall.
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 five residence halls offer something unique to each student. First year housing are Boyd Hall (male) and Davis Hall (female).
Residents will have a Total Living Plan which consists of Room (air-conditioned, cable television and Internet access) 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.
Visitation Hours (FEMALE)
- WEEKDAYS 12:00PM – 12:00AM
- WEEKENDS 12:00PM – 2:00AM
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 an updated lobby and separate study area.
Visitation Hours (MALE)
- WEEKDAYS 12:00PM – 12:00AM
- WEEKENDS 12:00PM – 2:00AM
Holzer Hall with 43 total rooms, has a mixture of single rooms and two or three person suites. Holzer is a coeducational, upper-class hall (by floor) and has a total capacity of 105.
24 HOUR VISITATION PRIVILEGES
Shuttered for the academic year
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.
24 HOUR VISITATION PRIVILEGES
The 19 Meal Plan
The largest meal plan is the traditional balanced 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. All meals are non-transferable.
210 Block Meal Plan
210-block plan offers students 210 meals per semester, which averages 2 meals per day (plus 8 guest meals) with an additional 100 points per semester to spend in campus dining. All meals are non-transferable.
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 are air-conditioned and smoke free.
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 (R.A.’s) that are full-time students selected and trained to assist residents. R.A.’s are a resource who will be available for individual student needs, programming, and information.
What is a Student Life Coordinator?
A Student Life Coordinator (SLC) is a staff person who resides in the residence hall. The SLC is responsible for the overall management of the residence hall and is the direct supervisor for the Resident Assistants.
What should I do if I become ill?
The University Health Center, located in the James A. Rhodes Student Center, provides health care to students from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours, please contact your R.A. or SLC. They can arrange for a sick tray from the dining hall, and if necessary medical treatment.
What do I do in case of emergency?
Immediately contact your Resident Assistant (or the R.A. on duty) or the SLC. 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 your R.A. or SLC.
May I stay in my room during vacations?
During vacation periods, residence halls are closed to students. A student remaining in the area will need to make arrangements for off-campus housing during the vacation periods.
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.
If a theft does occur, please notify your R.A., SLC, 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.
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. The Rio Cyber Cafe is also available and is located in the Student Center.
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 for them. There is no storage area for bicycles.
What appliances/furnishings are prohibited?
Any appliances with an exposed heating coil are not permitted, i.e. toaster ovens and hotplates. 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?
Most communities have more relaxed visitation hours. However, in the Cardiff Community, visitors of the opposite sex who are registered students (or registered guests) may be entertained in student rooms from noon until midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and from noon until 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
May I consume alcoholic beverages in my room?
Alcohol is prohibited in all residence halls.
What are quiet hours?
Twenty-four hour courtesy hours exist in all residence halls; however, quiet hours (study hours) are varied in the different communities. Conditions conducive to study should prevail at all times.
How will I receive my mail?
Each student is assigned a mailbox in the Campus Post Office located in the 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?
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.
Student Life Coordinators
SLC Boyd Hall
SLC Davis Hall
SLC Holzer Hall