The Department of Residence Life and Housing

The Department of Residence Life and Housing is located on the first floor of Ritchie Residence Hall. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. We invite you to drop by. We welcome visits from prospective students and their families and are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns. 

Mission Statement

The Department of Residence Life and Housing seeks to create a living-learning environment for students of The University of Akron that is the foundation of their success.

Diversity Statement

We, the Department of Residence Life and Housing, are committed to creating and maintaining safe communities that support all individuals with dignity and respect.

We all must find, create, and explore our potential through new opportunities and commit to understanding the rich diversity that exists among us. We cannot afford to undermine or discredit our progress with the impact of unkind behaviors and actions.

Our Goals

  • Celebrate: We acknowledge our uniqueness and commonalities by embracing our own as well as each other's backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences.
  • Champion: We support individuals in need and advocate for self-worth and human dignity.
  • Challenge: We contest ideas and beliefs that isolate others, ignore needs, or discredit individuals based on assumptions, inexperience, or thoughtlessness.

Share your beliefs, values, and ideas. Shape your understanding of diversity. Find your place in our community. Join us to celebrate, champion, and challenge ourselves and others in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.

Residence Life and Housing
Ritchie Hall
Akron, OH 44325-1401
Phone: 330-972-7800
Fax: 330-972-5662