A revived housing option is now available for Ottawa University students who are at least 21 years old and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or above. Located two blocks from campus at the corner of 8th and Oak Streets, the renovated apartment building boasts four-bedroom suites with higher-end amenities.

During the mid-1960s and 70s, her in-laws, Joe and Ruth Patty, bought the plot and erected the building, which they leased to the University as supplemental housing due to a lack of male dormitory space. Gwen and her late husband, Jack ‘53, who formerly served as Dean of Students, helped the houseparent Pattys care for the building, which was dubbed Patty Hall at the time. The space later became women’s housing and was eventually sold and converted to apartments.

All Apartments are fully furnished and feature:

  • Full kitchen with dishwasher, stove, and microwave
  • Washer and dryer
  • Internet and cable services
  • Wall-mounted flat-screen TV
  • Individual bedrooms
  • Assigned parking spots
  • Direct mail service
  • Stairwell mounted security cameras for safety