Odessa College provides on-campus housing for students. The experience of living on campus while attending college provides students with an environment for learning and growth that goes beyond the classroom experience. Students who live in the on-campus residence facilities have expanded opportunities to learn about interpersonal relations, personal planning and time management, problem solving, and the benefits of cooperation. On-campus housing is available for Odessa College students who are enrolled for a minimum of six semester hours in fall and spring semesters. Students on competitive athletic scholarships are required to live on campus except under extenuating circumstances approved in advance through the Director of Student Life and the Athletic Director.
The rules of campus living include the basic human-relations ideals of respect for each other and each other’s property as well as some specific restrictions, including but not limited to no alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs on campus, including student residences, no smoking in residence hall facilities, no weapons or explosive devices on campus, and no disruptive or destructive behaviors.
Century Commons, a contemporary on-campus residential facility with space for over 200 students, provides an apartment-type living arrangement with private bedroom space for each occupant. Each apartment is fully furnished, and residents share a common living area and kitchen. Students may choose either a four-bedroom or two-bedroom arrangement. Two-bedroom units have one bath, and four-bedroom units have two baths.
Wrangler Hall is the on-campus home to the Men’s Rodeo team and is also used for overflow or temporary housing, as requested. This facility is a suite style residence hall that comes equipped with laundry services, community microwaves and refrigerators. Cable and Internet access are included in each room.
Both Residence hall options include 15 meals per week. There is no food service on weekends. For information and reservations for student housing, call 432-335-6300.
Housing Payment Options
One of the following options must be completed before a resident will be allowed to move in:
- Pay the semester housing charge in full online via WebAdvisor, by mail, phone or in person at Wrangler Express. Payment can be made with cash, money order, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.
- Arrange for monthly payments through TouchNet installment plan by visiting WebAdvisor on the Odessa College web site www.odessa.edu. A $30 per semester nonrefundable enrollment fee will be charged on this plan. No interest or finance charges will be assessed. Scheduled payments will be automatically drafted from a checking, savings or credit card account.
The Odessa College Campus Bookstore is an auxiliary enterprise operated by Texas Book Company as a service to students, faculty, staff and the community. The bookstore’s objective is to provide all the necessary and supplementary materials needed for student success. Textbooks, school supplies and novelty items are among the items sold. Profits generated by the bookstore are used to provide scholarships for OC students.
The Odessa College Children’s Center provides daytime care for 91 children throughout the year for children ages six weeks to five-years-old; offered first to OC students, faculty, and staff, and then to the community. 25 additional children ages 6 – 11 are added in the summer. We are open year-round from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on regularly scheduled college holidays. While providing childcare service, the Children’s Center also serves as a learning laboratory for Odessa College students in child development, child psychology and lifespan classes.
The OC Sports Center is the home arena to the OC Wrangler and Lady Wrangler basketball teams and Lady Wrangler Volleyball Team. In addition there are racquetball courts, two gymnasiums (one for competition and one for community activities), indoor and outdoor tracks, weight training facilities, a Fitness Center/Super Circuit training room, a dance room and an indoor pool.
Students and community members all benefit from the classes and activities centralized at the Sports Center.
Students who present a valid identification card have access to the facility and recreational equipment.
The public is invited to be a part of the Sports Center. Activity cards may be purchased by non-students and a variety of activity membership options are available. Individuals or groups also may rent the facility for special events or parties.
Odessa College has meeting facilities available for businesses, non-profit clubs and organizations on a space-available basis. All events scheduled at OC requiring beverages and/or food service should contact Great Western Dining at 432-335-6817. For information on room availability, set-up arrangements, and applicable fees, please contact the Facilities Contracts Office at 432-335-6754.