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The campus is located on 150 acres in a residential area of Defiance, which includes 19 buildings and access to the 200 acre Thoreau Wildlife Sanctuary
A variety of entertainment and co-curricular programming for the student body at little or no cost. On campus events include concerts, comedians, hypnotists, and theatrical performances. Trips off campus such as hockey games, skiing, theatre, and cosmic bowling allow our students the opportunity to get away from campus and enjoy events in the surrounding communities. Larger events include Family Weekend and Homecoming.
Late Night Fun
The McCann Center is open 24/7. Here you can grab a snack, work in the computer lab, or play pool and air hockey anytime day or night.
Defiance College has 22 Intercollegiate sports. Admission is free to home games with College ID.
Intramurals offer a wide variety of sports and recreational activities throughout the academic year for all students, faculty, and staff.
Library, Career Development, Accessibility Services, Campus Chaplain, Office of Intercultural Relations, Music Programs, and more!
Defiance College is in the Northwest corner of Ohio at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee Rivers; one hour from Lima and Toledo, Ohio, and Ft. Wayne, Indiana; two hours from Detroit, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio; three-and-a-half hours from Cleveland, Ohio; and four hours from Chicago, Illinois. The city of Defiance has 18,000 residents.
Defiance College's campus residences offer comfortable living spaces that foster personal, social and academic growth.
Our on-campus residence hall options vary from traditional living units to apartment style suites. In the past, these residential facilities may have been referred to as dormitories. By definition a dormitory is a place for eating and sleeping only. A residence hall offers more extensive living facilities (e.g. lounges, game rooms, study areas, meeting areas, TV rooms and laundry facilities). Also, a residence hall operates with an educational and holistic philosophy that works to positively impacts students during their formative college experience. The on-campus residential communities of McReynolds, Whitney, Jacket Suites and Grand Avenue should be referred to as residence halls (halls for short), not dorms or dormitories.
Incoming Freshmen - Students are paired, for the best fit, based on entry housing surveys. If it doesn't work out, we can fix it. Two weeks after move-in there is a consolidation period. Residents will work with their hall director and RA to change rooms.
McReynolds Hall - Residence for first-year students.
Whitney Hall - Primary campus residence for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Jacket Suite Apartments - Apartment-style housing for upperclassmen with themed units: Academic Excellence, Service Leadership, and Greek Life.
Grand Avenue Apartments - Apartment housing for senior level students