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Blue Mountain Apartments

Home to 16 co-ed students, Blue Mountain Apartments are located just north of campus on Oak Street. They are a short walk (approximately a half block) from campus and allow students the opportunity to live near campus, while having the option for an off-campus experience. The apartments offer all the amenities of apartment-living, including flat screen TV, sofa, desk/side table, full-size refrigerator, washer/dryer, and more.

Gillette House

Gillette House features hardwood floors, stained glass, a grand entrance, an abundant amount of community space, spacious community bathrooms, laundry facilities, furnished communal spaces, billiards room, and a large kitchen.

All Rooms in Gillette House have:

  • Air conditioning
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Cable TV access (for fall 2019)
  • Blinds
  • Bed
  • Mattress
  • Free-standing closet and/or Built-in Closet
  • Stackable Drawers
  • Most rooms also feature a desk and chair



Formerly known as Sheldon Hall, this off-campus housing option is a historic, red brick home. Commissioned in the 1889, this home was built Herbert Franklin Sheldon who was a successful and influential Kansas business man. At one time, Sheldon Hall served as a residence hall for Ottawa University, but was later sold. With the generous donation of the Charles and Sue Gillette family, the home is once again housing Ottawa University students.

University Apartments

This housing options is available primarily for junior and senior Ottawa University students. 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.

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



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.

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