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There’s always something to do at UToledo and it’s usually free — Student Appreciation Day, annual events like RockeTHON and Songfest that raise money for charities. The Glass Bowl, the stadium where we play football, is a special place for me. We have the best attendance of any school in our conference and that means a lot. It’s loud and the fans are close. It’s an exciting place to play when it’s packed.”
Bailey Flint
Class of 2020, media communication and theatre dual major; punter on the Rocket football team | Melbourne, Australia

Building Friendships

We recommend that you live on campus for your first year or two. It’s the best way to make friends and immerse yourself in campus life. When you’re ready to live off campus, we have plenty of safe rental houses and apartments within walking distance. And they’re affordable, too! Toledo is No. 3 on the list of most affordable U.S. cities for college students. UToledo offers special services and lounges for our off-campus students.

UToledo’s Main Campus has nine ultramodern residence halls close to everywhere you need to be. You’re never more than a 15- or 20-minute walk from classes and labs, the library or Thompson Student Union, where students hang out.

  • Room options vary, depending on which residence hall you choose. In some, you can live by yourself and share a community bathroom. In others, you live with a roommate. The Horton International House offers suites with two or four bedrooms, a furnished living room, full-kitchen access and a shared bathroom.
  • You also can choose living communities in which students who share the same personal or professional interests live together and participate in social and academic events.
  • Special-interest housing, such as alcohol- and substance-free floors and gender-neutral housing, also is available.
  • All students have cable and internet access in their rooms.
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Days like this on campus are our favorite.

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Satisfying Appetites

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We’ve worked with enough students to know that sometimes it’s just all about the food. You won’t go hungry here. Promise!

We’ve got 16 dining locations on campus, with a variety of hours and cuisines — fresh-made pizza, smoothies, rice bowls. Vegetarian, halal and gluten-free options are always available. Have a food allergy or a different dietary need? No problem. Meet with our dietitian to create a personalized meal plan.

Use your meal plan at:

  • Three dining hall locations
  • 11 retail locations on campus, including Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Steak ‘n Shake and Phoenicia Cuisine, a Mediterranean restaurant that has been on campus for decades
  • Two on-campus convenience stores

And don’t forget:

  • Campus is surrounded by student-friendly restaurants. Many allow you to use your Rocket Card as a debit card.
  • There’s almost always free food on campus somewhere. If you sign up for the Rocket Fuel program, you’ll get a text when and where there’s free, leftover food available from a campus event.

Igniting Connections

You can always find something to do at UToledo — concerts, lectures, plays, student appreciation events ...

Do you like sports?

  • Cheer on our 15 collegiate athletic teams.
  • Go to our recreation center to lift weights, take a yoga class or sign up for a basketball, soccer or other sports league.

Participate in these annual events that are tried-and-true Rocket traditions.

  • I-Village — Students try free food from all over the world in the Student Union.
  • I-Dinner — This prestigious event is sponsored by the International Students Association. It showcases UToledo’s many cultures, traditions and communities with international food and performances by international students.
  • RockeTHON — a dance marathon that has raised more than $750,000 since 2001 for Children’s Miracle Network and a local hospital
  • Songfest — a competition held each spring since 1937 in which student organizations try to outdo each other with lavish song-and-dance performances to raise money for charities.
  • Homecoming — The parade with themed floats and the UToledo marching band winds along campus and through the nearby, historical Old Orchard neighborhood. UToledo alumni from near and far come back to campus to attend the parade and other events at the weekend celebration.
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Heading into the weekend like....😃😃😃 #NationalSmileDay

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Get involved.

Whatever your passion, we have an organization for you — a chance to grow as a leader, give back to the community and meet people with similar interests. You can even start your own group. Many students join our active International Students Association or cultural, ethnic or religious groups.

  • 400+ student organizations
  • $493,000 raised for charity during 2018
  • 43,000+ volunteer hours in the community donated by UToledo students during 2018

You won’t have any trouble walking UToledo’s campus. But it’s more fun to rent an electric scooter or grab a free bike offered through our Rocket Wheels program. We even have our own fleet of kayaks that you can paddle for free down the Ottawa River on campus. If you want to venture off campus, we make that easy, too. Just show your Rocket ID and hop on a city bus for free.

Last Updated: 8/12/20