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There’s always something to do at UToledo and it’s usually free — Student Appreciation Day, RockeTHON, Songfest. I even got free Chipotle one day.

The Glass Bowl is a special place for me. We have the best attendance of any school in the MAC 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

Ready for your first quiz? What do you call the building on campus where you sleep? Did you say dorm? <nasty buzzer sound>

At UToledo, we call them “residence halls.” That’s because you’ll do more than just sleep and eat there. You’ll learn and grow there. You’ll find your best friends there.

UToledo’s Main Campus has nine state-of-the-art 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 the Student Union.

  • Traditional rooms with shared bathrooms
  • Suites with a common living area and shared bathroom
  • 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, first-year experience and gender-neutral housing
  • Cable and internet access in your room
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Days like this on campus are our favorite.

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Satisfying Appetites

Student holding coffee cup.

We’ve led enough campus tours to know that sometimes it’s just all about the food. You will not go hungry here. Promise.

We’ve got more than a dozen dining locations on campus, with a variety of hours and cuisines — fresh-made pizza, burgers and sushi. Vegetarian, halal and gluten-free options are always available. Have a food allergy? No problem. Meet with our dietitian to create a personalized plan.

  • Two dining locations in residence halls
  • 10+ retail locations on campus, including Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, convenience stores and Phoenicia Cuisine, a Mediterranean staple on campus for decades

And don't forget:

  • Campus is surrounded by student-friendly restaurants.
  • There’s almost always free food on campus somewhere.
  • Sign up for the Meal Alert program. You’ll get a text when there’s leftover food from a campus event. You can wander over and grab a plate.

Igniting Connections

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

Are sports your thing?

  • Cheer on our 16 NCAA Division I athletic teams.
  • Head over to the Rec to lift weights or take a yoga class.
  • Sign up for one of 26 club or 20+ intramural sports.

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

  • 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 and raise money for charities
  • Homecoming — a pre-game parade with themed floats and the UToledo marching band that snakes along campus and through the nearby, historical Old Orchard neighborhood
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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. And if you can’t find a group, feel free to start your own. We have large organizations like Student Government and Greek Life. And smaller groups for fans of oatmeal cookies and films.

  • 400+ student organizations
  • $330,000+ raised for charity in 2018-19
  • 43,000 volunteer hours donated by UToledo students in 2018-19

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: 6/27/22