Residence Life & Housing
Residence Life & Housing

Commuting & Living Off Campus

Heidelberg University requires all traditional-aged college students to live on campus. Students may be permitted to live off campus by meeting one of two sets of qualifications listed below. Please note that students must re-apply to continue their status each year.

Commuter Status

An application for commuter living is required of all students who wish to travel to school from the primary home of a parent or legal guardian. Students who wish to apply for commuter status must re-apply each year and meet both of these requirements:

  • Reside with their parent(s) (legal guardian)
  • Reside within a 35-mile radius of Heidelberg University, determined by Google Maps, from 310 E. Market St., Tiffin, OH 44883

Off-Campus Status

Off-campus living is a special privilege granted to a limited number of students enrolled at Heidelberg University. An application/contract for this living arrangement is required of all interested students.

A student may apply for off-campus housing if they meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Student is 23 years of age or older before Aug. 20. Age will be verified with University records.
  • Student is married. Copy of marriage license must be submitted with off-campus request.
  • Direct care of a legal dependent. Copy of birth certificate must be submitted with off-campus request.
  • Participation in required internship/student teaching, and placement is further than 50 miles from campus. Documentation of location of internship and approval to participate in internship must be submitted with off-campus request.

For the 2022-23 Academic year, Off Campus Housing Information will be available in the Housing Selection Guidebook to be released in February 2022.

Once a student is approved to live off campus by the Office of Residence Life, a landlord agreement form must be submitted. Landlord agreement forms are due by the first day of classes of the fall semester. Room and board charges will be assessed if all documentation is not completed.


Commuter forms for new student applicants should be submitted as soon as the student is admitted to the University.

Contact Information

Campus Center
Tiffin, OH 44883

(419) 448-2058

Our Team

Dennis LoConti
Director of Residence Life
Campus Center 324
(419) 448-2214
Kristen Snyder
Assistant Director of Career Services
Campus Center 326
(419) 448-2058