Housing Options

Our Residence Halls

There’s a residence hall for everyone- please reach out to us for help in finding the right one for you!


Every residence hall has the following amenities:

  • Fully furnished room
  • Community kitchen
  • Community lounges
  • Computer lab with printer
  • 24-hour desk service
  • Housing staff support available 24-7
  • In-room cable and fridge-microwave combination unit
    (To learn more about this unit and its dimensions go to the products webpage.)
  • Free laundry
  • Secure card access
  • 24-hour quiet study spaces
  • Wi-Fi

Residence Hall Snapshot

Lyden House

Building Highlight: Just steps away from Christman Dining Commons, this house is home to many students of varying majors, including the Health & Human Services Living Learning Community.  Rooms for men and women are intermingled in each wing.  Lyden House features a workout room and the most recently renovated bathrooms in the residence hall community!

Occupancy: 280+

outside of Lyden House

Cafaro House

Building Highlight: Cafaro House is the designated Honors College community and is located across the lawn from Christman Dining Commons.  The building is mostly suite-style, with one wing on the first floor with a traditional double-loaded corridor layout. Within each suite is a common area, bathroom, and bedroom. Suites can house up to 8 and 18 students each.

Occupancy: 250+

outside of Cafaro House

Kilcawley House

Building Highlight: Centrally located on campus, Kilcawley House is just steps away from the academic buildings and overlooks the picturesque fountain.  This traditional-style residence hall is gendered by floor and boasts soundproof music practice rooms.

Occupancy: 200+

outside of Kilcawley House

Wick House

Building Highlight: A beautiful and historic home that houses upper class students in uniquely shaped rooms.  This small community is located along Wick Avenue, just a short walk from Bliss Hall and is now conveniently connected to the center of campus by a beautiful paved walkway.

Occupancy: 30+

outside of Wick House

Weller House

Building Highlight: This small apartment-style building houses our graduate students and students with families.  Each apartment (ranging from studio to 3-bedroom) features its own bathroom and kitchen and as such, is the only house in which residents are not required to participate in the University meal-plan.

Occupancy: 30+

outside of Weller House


More details about each building, as well as information about the University Courtyards (University-owned, but privately-operated apartments) and other local apartment complexes catering to YSU students can be found through the links below.