Welcome to Housing & Residence Life


The Office of Housing & Residence Life at Youngstown State University would like to be your home away from home while you are on campus. We believe that living on campus greatly enhances your YSU education and provides a fuller college experience. Whether you are an out-of-town or local student, you will find a residential campus community that fosters academic success and personal growth. We encourage you to come home to YSU and discover how beneficial living on campus can be.

Here are just a few perks of living on campus:

  • The Penguin Tuition Promise means that you lock in your room and board (rent and meal) rate now, and it will not change as long as you live with us. What a great way to budget in advance!
  • Each residence hall has a full-time, live-in staff member. If there is ever an emergency you know that there is someone who can respond quickly to address any issue.
  • Your room and board charges go right onto your student bill. That means that all financial aid, including grants, loans, and scholarships, can apply directly to these charges. No need to learn to budget for rent, utilities, and groceries!
  • Our maintenance and custodial staff take care of all the public areas of the building, ensuring that issues are addressed in a timely manner. Daily cleaning of the restrooms, hallways, and lounges means less work for you, too!
  • There is no better way to meet people than living in the residence halls. The buildings are designed to support community building, and our RA and professional housing staff help make sure this happens by promoting programs, events, and other activities in the halls regularly.


Take a tour of your future home away from home!