Residence Life/Housing | Mount St. Joseph University
Students studying in their dorm.

Living on campus is a great opportunity to meet new friends and become a true part of the Mount community!

All single, full-time, undergraduate students under 21 will live on campus and participate in our food service meal program. This policy also applies to students who have completed fewer than 59 credit hours before the first day of class of any given semester. Questions about the housing policy should be directed to the Office of Residence Life at (513) 244-4304.

Living Off Campus

According to an official state map, we do make exceptions to that rule for students living with parents or a legal guardian within a 35-mile radius of campus. A complete list of zip codes is available on Form 8, which is available below. If you live off campus, but fail to meet either of these requirements, you'll be charged the lowest room and board rates for that semester.

Requests to live off campus from freshman and sophomore students who do not meet one of the above exceptions must be approved in advance by the assistant dean of students or the vice president of student affairs. Specific eligibility requirements to live off campus may be obtained from the Assistant Dean of Student's Office. 

Residents must complete the Housing Application listed below in the Get Started section. In addition to indicating your room preference, the form captures some key information about you to help us in assigning rooms. You must include a $100 housing deposit with the application.


Commuters must complete the Commuter Verification form listed below in the Next Step section.

Cable Television

We'll provide basic cable television service to each room and the lounges in the Residence Hall. You must bring your own television and coaxial cable wire.


Washers and dryers are located in the Residence Hall on West 2, West 3, West 4, West 5, and Southeast 3 for resident use only. There is no additional charge to use them.

Renters Insurance

We highly encourage our residents to have renters insurance. Our partner NSSI/Worth Ave. Group provides afforable rates to students at

Automobiles and Motorcycles

You can drive your vehicles and motorcycles on campus, but they must be registered with the Campus Police and display a valid parking permit.

You can visit the Campus Police to register your vehicle during the Orientation Session.

Residential Learning Community

The second floor of the Southeast section of the Residence Hall houses a learning community for first-year students. The community supports first-year students in academic and social activities. Our programs and services are designed to meet the unique needs of first-year students – the sole occupants of this floor – and to help them succeed in college.

Joining the learning community strengthens the likelihood of academic, personal and social success.

Features of the Residential Learning Community

  • Staffing on the floor that includes a resident assistant (RA) and learning community assistants (LCAs) specifically trained to support and address your needs.
  • Programs centered around first-year topics and issues.
  • Up-to-date information and notices about policies, activities and opportunities on campus.

Joining the Residential Learning Community

You can sign up for the Residential Learning Community on your Housing Application Form. When filling it out, check "Southeast" as your housing choice. There is no additional housing fee (beyond the standard Southeast fees) to participate in this community. Space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible to increase your chances of being included.

After we receive your Housing Application form, the First-Year Experience Office will be in touch with you.