Student Life at BW

Coronavirus Update: Residence Hall Status for Spring Semester 2020

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), BW has extended remote instruction for the remainder of spring semester through May 8, 2020.

Consistent with the decision to continue online instruction through the end of the academic year, residence halls and campus apartments will remain closed for the duration of the semester. An express checkout option will be offered to residential students. Each residence hall room will be provided a key packet and express checkout instructions. When students check out, keys can be left in the key envelope located on their desk. Students must then fill out an "express check out form" at We ask students to remove all belongings prior to filling out the express check out form. Trash bags and brooms will also be available in laundry rooms for student use. Students will not need to formally check out with a staff member although staff will be available via phone for questions and general guidance. Phone numbers will be posted in each hall.

Students will have access to their residence hall rooms through Sunday, March 29 at 5:00 pm and can engage in the express checkout process from 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily during that time. Students are expected to gather belongings and then promptly leave campus; no overnight stays are allowed. Hall access will be turned off March 29 at 5:00 pm. The only exception will be those who have been approved for extreme circumstances via the "extreme circumstance housing intent" form.

Residence Life Operating as Normal but Office in Heritage Hall is Closed

The Office of Residence Life is open for business Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. However, the office located in Heritage Hall is closed in our efforts to maintain proper "social distancing." For assistance or if you have questions, contact the Office of Residence Life at or (440) 826-2114.

Room Refunds

Room and board charges: The University is working on an appropriate course of action for all residential meal plan students with an announcement on or about April 15, 2020.

Campus-Wide Coronavirus Updates

View the latest campus-wide updates from BW concerning Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Office of Residence Life
(440) 826-2114

Overview of BW Housing

Residence Halls are so much more than just a place to sleep!

With 1,700 students living on campus, residence life is an important part of the BW experience. The Office of Residence Life is responsible for providing an atmosphere that allows for a place to study and a place to develop social relationships. Residence life also encourages personal growth and development while learning how to live in a community that supports the University as an academic institution. Living on campus is about expanding your college experience—making connections, getting involved and interacting with others.

All full-time students are required to live on campus their first and second year entering Baldwin Wallace University. Residency exemptions are made for commuting students who are living with their family or have other qualifying circumstances. Apartment and house options are available to second-year students and higher.

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