Ohio Housing Officers Spring 2024 Business Meeting

The College of Wooster Residence Life Staff is excited to host the Ohio Housing Officer Spring 2024 Business Meeting on Friday, April 19, 2024. Please review this website for registration links for OHO schools and payment information.

About OHO

The Ohio Housing Officers Conference (OHO) is held by the Great Lakes Association of College and Housing University Housing Officers (GLACUHO) which is a regional affiliate underneath the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) which serves to advance the practices and address the concerns of housing professionals in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

GLACUHO was the last regional affiliate to be formed, with its first conference being held in 1973 at Kent State University, though at the time it was known as the Great Lakes Region Housing Officers (GLRHO). This meeting provided a venue for the exchange of ideas between those who had previously been able to attend ACUHO-I as well as those who had not. The year 1983 saw the association grew closer to its modern iteration due to changes voted upon which shifted the time of the yearly meeting and which shifted the Vice President Position to President-Elect.

With a rich history of allowing housing professionals to take on new perspectives, the 2024 OHO Conference will continue this legacy through offering the same opportunity to schools and Housing Professionals throughout Ohio. The College of Wooster is excited to host this opportunity and welcome our colleagues from across the great state of Ohio to join us on April 19th for the Spring 2024 OHO business meeting.


In order to attend the OHO Spring 2024 Meeting at The College of Wooster, please complete the registration and payment forms at the links below. Registration is $30 per individual. A light breakfast, lunch, and parking are included in the cost of registration. Please have each individual from your institution complete the registration form below by March 1st, 2024 at 12PM ET for proposals/presentations to be considered. The final deadline for all registration will be April 1st, 2024 at 12PM ET.

Link to Register

Link to Payment

For further questions, please see the FAQ listed below. If you cannot find the answer to a question, please email reslife@wooster.edu and we will respond within 2 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the agenda be for the upcoming meeting?

8:00am – 9:00am: Registration & Breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am: Welcome

9:15am – 10:05am: Session 1

10:15am – 11:05am: Roundtables 1

11:15am – 12:15pm: Session 2

12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch

1:30pm – 2:20pm: Institutional Updates

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Roundtables 2

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Art Museum Social

Where on campus at the College of Wooster will OHO be held?

Check in and all subsequent sessions will be hosted in the Lowry Center. Located near the center of campus, the Lowry Center contains the Office of Residence Life and was recently renovated in 2021. If you are using a GPS to navigate to campus, please use this address:

1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Will there be parking when I arrive?

Parking will be available in a lot across the street from the Lowry Student Center (Ebert Art Museum lot). If multiple people from your institution are attending the conference, we highly encourage you to travel together in as few vehicles as possible as parking may be limited depending on your time of arrival. A temporary parking pass will be acquired for all registered attendees.

The parking lot will have signs directing attendees to park and is across the street from the 1189 Beall Ave address.

Are there recommended hotels if I choose to arrive the night before?

If you are arriving early, we highly recommend you sign up for our social in the registration form. The social will be held at a local Wooster venue based upon the numbers of attendees registered and will be provided courtesy of the College of Wooster. More information will be sent to those registered at a closer date.

The College of Wooster has a block of hotel rooms available at The Wooster Best Western Plus for the night of Thursday, April 18th for attendees who may choose to travel and arrive the night before. The nightly rate is $107.99 and reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 330-264-7750 and mentioning you are an OHO Conference attendee at the College of Wooster.

For detailed information about the hotel, as well as directions to Wooster, please visit their website at Best Western Wooster or call the hotel directly at 330-264-7750.

Is there an opportunity to present at OHO?

We would encourage housing professionals to present and share their innovative ideas or best practices with other colleagues in the states.  We highly recommend presenters address topics in alignment with the ACUHO-I Core Competencies but all presentation proposals are welcome. Proposals should be submitted through the OHO registration form by March 1st so our team can review and notify approved presenters prior to the event. If you have already completed your registration and would like to submit a proposal, please email Johnathon Reynolds at joreynolds@wooster.edu. Please include your presentation title, description, and associated presenter names/emails in this email.

What topics will be covered in the presentations and roundtables at OHO?

We aim to provide topics most relevant to the interests of all OHO attendees. While our focus for topics will largely relate to the ACUO-I imperatives and Core Competencies, we ask that all attendees indicate areas or topics of interest in their registration form.

Who attends OHO?

OHO is available to any housing professionals working in the state of Ohio. Individuals from multiple professional levels are encouraged to attend the event and may be split out during round table discussions to connect with other peers of similar professional experience.

What is the dress code at OHO?

OHO attendees are encouraged to dress business casual/represent their institutions. Attire for the social on Thursday night is casual.

What would you recommend I bring with me to OHO?

OHO attendees should bring what they feel comfortable but we encourage attendees to consider bringing a water bottle, business cards, pen and paper, and an umbrella in the event of precipitous weather. We are also encouraging all attendees to bring campus swag for a swag raffle during the course of the day.