Ohio generally recommends that exchange participants live on-campus, particularly those who are staying for less than a full year. In between the academic semesters when classes are not in session, on-campus housing is closed and all students are asked to move out until classes resume for the next semester. Interim housing is available between semesters for a fee.
The application for on-campus housing must be completed on-line here. All information can be found under the “Future Residents” tab at the top of the page. The application is not open all year, so please make note of when the application opens. International exchange students are not required to pay the application fee, nor are they required to pay the housing deposit. Exchange students will need to activate their Ohio University ID before they can enter the online housing system. Directions on how to do this will be sent to the student upon their acceptance to Ohio University.
If a student prefers to live off-campus, the student is responsible for locating suitable housing. Off-campus housing is owned and operated by private individuals or companies and therefore, the international office in Ohio is unable to make any commitment or advance arrangements for off-campus housing. Off-campus housing opportunities can be found in the classified sections of the local newspapers:
Before the start of the semester, temporary housing on campus may be available at a fee of approximately $30.00 per night. All international students may request a linen packet (bed sheets, pillow, blanket, wash cloths and towels) prior to their arrival at campus. A $15 non-refundable charge will be added to the student’s OHIO account. It is the students’ responsibility to reserve temporary housing. Reservations can be made online using the housing link. Use the “Arrival Form,” sent to students after admission, to inform us of the dates that temporary housing is requested. Any questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.