Finding Housing

Postings for apartments and houses are available in the classified advertising sections of local newspapers. Housing will be listed in the "for rent" section. Some owners post "for rent" flyers on bulletin boards on campus and in local stores. Suggestions are also available on this page.

Apartment Features

Is the apartment furnished? Make sure you understand who is responsible for providing the appliances and furniture in the apartment. Most apartments do not allow animals. If you plan on getting an animal, get permission from the owner of the apartment before you get the animal. If you have an animal where one is not allowed, you may be asked to move out of the apartment, and you may be required to pay a fine.

Your Lease

You will be asked to pay a security deposit on the rental of the apartment. This deposit to the landlord is usually equal to one month of rental cost. The landlord holds this money to ensure that he or she has an extra month's rent if you were to leave suddenly or damage the apartment. If the apartment is not damaged at the end of your lease, your deposit usually will be refunded. Make sure you understand all the terms of your lease. If you move from your apartment before the end of the lease period, you may be required to pay large fees to the owner. Read your lease carefully before you sign it. Your lease is a legal contract with rules that you agree to follow. Check these items to make sure you and the landlord agree:

  • What is the cost per month?
  • What is the length of the lease?
  • Who is responsible for the payment of utilities – heating, electricity, water, garbage collection, etc.?
  • What is the cost of the security deposit and is the deposit refundable?
  • Who is responsible for repairs to the apartment while you are living there?

Choosing and Caring for Your Apartment

Before you sign a lease, make sure the apartment is clean and that you feel safe there. While you are living in it, clean your apartment regularly and do not cause any damage to the walls, ceilings or floors. If you damage the apartment, you may be asked to move, and your security deposit may not be returned to you.

Roommate Request

The UCIE has a very active Facebook group that can be used to find roommates. Please join the "WSU-UCIE Roommate Requests" group to post open rooms or to find additional roommates.

Temporary Housing

If you are looking for Temporary On-campus housing, apply here and select "International 30 Day Stay".  

The list provided below will give you an idea of the motel accommodations in the area near Wright State University. Local Hotel/Motel Accommodations Listed in Order of Proximity to Wright State University:

Hotel/Motel Address Phone
Wingate by Wyndham 3055 Presidential Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324 937-912-9350
Extended Stay America 3131 Presidential Dr, Fairborn, OH 45324 937-490-0140
La Quinta Inn & Suites 2540 University Blvd, Fairborn, OH 45324 937-490-2000
Holiday Inn 2800 President Dr., Fairborn OH 45324 937-426-7800
Clarion Inn 2500 Paramount Pl, Fairborn, OH 45324 937-427-0800
Hampton Inn Dayton/Fairborn 2550 Paramount Pl, Fairborn, OH 45324 937-429-5505
Red Roof Inn 2580 Col. Glenn Hwy. Fairborn, OH 45324 937-328-4922

On-Campus Housing

There are various on-campus housing options. Please visit the Residence Life and Housing website to explore these options. Any questions regarding on-campus housing should be directed to housing@wright.edu.

Off-Campus Housing

Although the UCIE does not endorse the following websites, you may find the following resources useful:

Info on apartments located within walking distance of campus:​

  • The Highlands: Fairborn, OH Apartments & Townhomes for Rent (highlandsfairborn.com) ​
  • Meadowrun Apartments - 2294 Zink Rd Fairborn, OH | Apartments.com​
  • Peppertree Villas - 1450 Spicetree Cir Fairborn, OH | Apartments.com​
  • Apartments in Fairborn, OH | The Province in Fairborn, OH (theprovinceliving.com)​
  • Charter Woods (ammanagement.net)​
  • Housing Apartments Wright State University | Cimarron Woods Apartments (cimarronwoodsapts.com)​
  • Windsor Place Apartments | Apartments in Beavercreek, OH (windsorplaceliving.com)​

The following videos showcase some of the apartments closest to campus:

Arlington Village Townhomes & Flats
Breckenridge Apartments
Meadowrun Apartments
Peppertree Villas
The Province (Dayton)
University Suites


Some apartments, such as on-campus apartments, may already be furnished. Contact the apartment or housing complex to ask about furniture (bed, dresser, table, chairs, refrigerator, etc.)

Otherwise furniture and appliances may be purchased or rented.

CORT provides furniture rental packages and housing information for students living off-campus. Most apartments in the U.S. are not furnished. CORT offers furniture rental, with additional packages for cookware, towels and linens, a TV, and more.