TOPS Residential Housing

We are very excited to announce the TOPS has secured a limited number of beds in the Ohio State Residence Halls beginning in Fall 2020! We hope you find this to be as exciting as we do! We continue to meet with housing staff to learn more about residence life and the process TOPS students will take to secure their place.

Housing applications for current TOPS students will likely come out in mid-February. Signed contracts and deposits (among documentation to be detailed later) will be accepted on a first come – first served basis to secure a spot. Once beds are filled, students will be put on a waitlist. We will be designating some space for current TOPS students and some for incoming students.

Students wishing to live in the residence hall will need to purchase a meal plan in addition to the paying the Rate 1 room and board fees. All fees are assessed through the student “Statement of Account.” Students will also be required to abide by all rules and regulations of the residence halls in addition to the Student Code of Conduct in which they are already following.

University Village, or any other options, will continue to remain options for students. Residence Hall space is now in addition as we were not able to secure space for all students in TOPS at this time and therefore this is not mandatory.

You can read more about Pennsylvania Place on the housing website at As we learn more and move through this process we will be updating you. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Welcome Back Students!

The TOPS Staff is so excited to have students back on campus for the beginning of a new semester and a new year! We are looking forward to another great year with students and cannot wait to see what everyone will accomplish in 2020. As the semester gets started, feel free to reach out to us via e-mail – we are here to help.


Tuesdays with Liz

‘Tuesdays with Liz’ is a weekly video series highlighting current issues in disability policy. It is hosted by Liz Weintraub, a long-time disability advocate, and produced by AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities).

Self-Advocacy is an important skill that we work to build in the TOPS Program. We encourage you to watch Liz’s weekly videos to learn more! Below is a link to Liz’s ‘Top 3 Interviews for 2019’.

Happy New Year 🙂

New Staff: TOPS Residential Coordinator – Sheri Uhrin

Good Day,

I’m Sheri Uhrin and I recently joined the TOPS staff as the new residential coordinator.  I have lived in the Columbus area for the past twenty years but grew up in Wisconsin. I attended college at University of Wisconsin – Stout and earned my B.S degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and M.A in Rehabilitation Counseling from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C.   I have a CRC Certification (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor). I was previously the Transition Services Coordinator at the Ohio School for the Deaf for over twenty years. Where I have worked with youth 14- 22 with transitioning and preparing for life after high school.

My husband Janos of 26 years met in Tucson, AZ when I was on an internship for my Masters and he was traveling and visiting the states (he is originally from Hungary). We have an adult son Riley, who is 23.  Stella, is our 8 year old Australian Sheppard.

Things I enjoy in my free time are: traveling, hiking, cooking and spending time with my family and friends.

I am looking forward to being a part of the TOPS Staff and getting to know you all.  🙂