Marietta College has co-ed residence halls. There are no curfew hours; but to maintain security, the main doors of the residence halls are locked 24-hours/day. Entry is gained by computerized card access. All student rooms are equipped with conventional door and window locks.

Assistant Directors and Community Advisers, all members of the Office of Community Living, live in the residence halls and are on call 24 hours a day. All staff members undergo training in enforcing residence hall security policies and participate in lectures and seminars associated with the safety and security of the campus. College Police and Community Living staff collaborate to provide programming to meet the challenge of a residential campus.

Returning Student Housing Selection

Returning students who are registered for Fall 2022 are eligible to participate in a self-selection process for housing. The timeline for the process is as follows:

  • Friday March 28th: Pre-registration for Fall 2022 housing begins
  • Friday April 8th, applications will go live in the RESIDENCE portal ONLY for returning students who successfully pre-registered for Fall 2022
    • Students then complete/submit their online application
    • Office of Community Living staff approve applications (typically 1 business day later)
    • Once applications are approved, students can immediately begin forming roommate groups
  • Monday April 18th housing selection begins (according to assigned time; dates/times are assigned according to the number of completed credit hours (and cumulative GPA only if a tie-breaker in credits is needed)

Housing selection requires students to fill a room or apartment according to the occupancy of a given space. For example, if the student wants to live in a 4 person apartment they must have a total of 4 people in their roommate group to select that room. Students with approved housing accommodations that require a specific type of housing will be pre-assigned to a space that meets their accommodation needs and will not participate in the self-selection process. All housing accommodations must be approved through Kristin English, Assistant Director of Disability Services, thomask@marietta.edu. Similarly, students living in specialty housing (Greek houses, Scholars Community, Gender Inclusive Housing) will have a separate assignment process and will not participate in the returning student housing selection process.  Please see below for a link to a Powerpoint/PDF guide that more thoroughly outlines the returning student housing selection process.  If you have any questions after reviewing the Powerpoint/PDF guide, please contact the Office of Community Living at 740.376.4784 or ocl@marietta.edu.

Housing Selection Guide for Returning Students 2022-23 (PDF)

New Student Housing Assignment Process

New students will complete their housing application in their RESIDENCE portal at https://marietta-residence.symplicity.com as part of the deposited student checklist provided to them by Admissions. For incoming first year students, this application includes building and roommate preference information. Upperclass/transfer students can email ocl@marietta.edu if they have specific requests, as their assignments will occur around current returning student housing assignments. Both new first year and transfer students can match with potential roommates using the roommate matching tool built into the RESIDENCE website. Email notifications of housing assignments will be send out in mid-July to all new students (first year and transfer). Once assignments are finalized, all students can view those in their RESIDENCE portal .

Gender Inclusive Housing at Marietta College

Gender Inclusive Housing is available at Marietta College!


The areas selected for GIH will either have private bathrooms shared among suite/apartment-mates, a single-use bathroom, or two separate traditional restrooms.

First Year Students – Dorothy Webster
Upperclass Students – McCoy Hall

Gender Inclusive Housing is for students who would like to live in a community with other students without regard for biological sex, gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation.

To learn more, please contact the Office of Community Living at OCL@marietta.edu

Housing Documents

Petition for Off-Campus Residency (PDF)
Air Conditioner Request Form (PDF)
General Housing Information (PDF)
WSCC ID Form for On-Campus Housing Requests (PDF)
Emotional Support Animal Policy and Application