Campus Life at Rio

The University of Rio Grande offers a variety of opportunities for students to be involved in campus life. Numerous activities that are recreational, educational, and cultural are offered throughout the academic year to accommodate the diverse interests of our students. Past events have included ski and hiking trips, concerts, coffeehouse acts, comedians, out-door carnival attractions, simulators, dances, fundraisers, professional hockey games, and NFL games. Student interests are the driving force behind planning campus activities. The Student Planning Board is comprised of student leaders interested in enhancing the college experience and is responsible for planning most campus events. The group is open to all interested students.

Total Living Plan

Once a student is signed up for the Total Living Plan option, they never have to worry about added cost.


  • Double Occupancy Room with utilities
  • Choice of Meal Plan (by Sodexo)
    Campus Dining Guide:
  • Internet (wi-fi)
  • HD Cable
  • A/C in room

Total 2013 Cost: $4,500.00 (per semester)

Resident Halls

The staff of the Office of Residence Life is here to provide you with an enjoyable and educational experience during your time on campus. Residential life is a unique opportunity for personal growth and development, new friendships, and great experiences.

Placement in the Resident halls is dependent upon your age as well as previous college experience.

Freshman students are housed in Davis Hall (Female) and Boyd Hall (Male).

Upperclassman students are housed in co-ed Halls: Holzer Hall (Suites), Moulton Hall (Academic), and Wellness (Athletic/Fitness).

Campus life, whether it involves Student Activities, Organizations, or day to day recreation are a vital part of a student’s time here at Rio.

Activities & Events

  • Weekends of Welcome
  • Student/Staff Softball Game
  • Storm Fest and Spirit Week
  • Halloween Dance
  • Alumni Homecoming
  • Little Sibs Weekend
  • RIOs Got Talent
  • Winter Welcome Back Semi-formal
  • International Festival of Foods
  • Multi-Cultural Dinner
  • Athletics & Intramural Sports
  • Greek Life
  • Campus Bible Studies
  • Student Outings (Kings Island, Columbus Zoo, Zip Lining)
  • Outdoor Concerts

RED Zone

The RED Zone is a Lounge for all RIO Students. Residents and Commuters may both take full advantage of the resources available.

Operational Hours:

Monday – Thursday
11:00 a.m. – midnight

Friday - Sunday
4:00 p.m. – midnight

RED Zone Activities:

  • Wifi Hotspot
  • Table Tennis
  • Xbox
  • Popcorn
  • Arcade Games


  • Pool Tables
  • Mini Theater
  • Wii
  • Concessions
  • Foose Ball