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Guest Housing

aerial photo of housing at wright state

Student Housing & Group/Conference Planning

If you are a Wright State student who is interested in taking classes A, B, and/or C term this summer, visit the WSU Housing website!

If you would like to book a group or conference to stay this summer, visit the Summer Programs Overview page.

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We welcome you to stay with us at Wright State University. Our guest housing program is designed to provide a clean, safe, and friendly campus stay for guests of the university and the companies within the metropolitan area. The guest housing program rents out rooms on a per person-per bed structure. Many of our guests will only be in the Dayton area for the summer and want to avoid the difficulty of finding a furnished apartment. We have 2 bedroom furnished apartments available. To help reduce the cost of housing, we will assign roommates using the preference survey forms. As your host, we are always available to assist you. Please contact us if you have any questions at (937) 775-4239.

View a printable version of the Information for Guest Housing (PDF).

Housing Available

Our guest housing season for 2008 will run from June 19 through August 21, 2008. All guests must complete their checkouts by Friday, 11 a.m. on August 22. Before and after this window of time, the units are under housing contract to WSU students and are not available. Guest housing will be held in the Forest Lane Apartments. Individual guests will be charged the single occupancy rate if they do not want to share the apartment with another guest. If you desire the double rate and do not have a roommate, we will find another guest (same gender) to share the unit with you. Rates are listed on the Guest Housing Pre-registration form and are based on occupancy and length of stay. All campus housing is considered to be NON-SMOKING, so guests will need to refrain from smoking within the units and 15 feet of all entrances to buildings.

2 Bedroom Apartments in Forest Lane Apartments include:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Single or Double occupancy Apartments
  • Furnished with twin beds, desks, desk chairs, kitchen table, couch and arm chair
  • Stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Local phone & cable TV service in each unit (TV not provided)
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms and bathrooms are also available

Apartment layout in Forest Lane

Virtual tour of Forest Lane

Telephone & Cable TV Service

Telephone service is provided in all the rooms. You may bring your own phone, bring a cell phone, or may borrow a phone at check-in. At check-in, (*if you do not have your own cell phone*), you will receive your telephone number and a personal authorization code with instructions so you can make long distance calls. You will need a credit card to receive a personal authorization code, and may be billed for long distance calls via the WSU telephone system. Local on-campus or area calls can be made at no extra charge. All the rooms are equipped with a working basic cable TV jack (you will need to bring your own TV with a cable cord). The channel line up includes: CNN, FOX, MTV, TBS, & WGN.

INTERNET: Our guests may request a temporary high speed /wireless internet account with a credit card via the University for $10 per week, which is a non-prorated per week charge. We would need your ID and 48 hours advance notice). Access to the campus network is usually limited to registered WSU students or employees without a validated WSU internet account.

Linen Service

For weekly or all term stay Guests: A set of linens is provided and set at the foot of the bed. The linen set includes a pillow, a blanket, a sheet set, 2 towels, two washcloths, and a bath mat. Guests may launder their linen set and keep the set at the end of their stay. All guests are provided the linen sets as part of their stay

Vending and Laundry

There are vending machines stocked with beverages and snacks in the laundry room in Forest Lane.

There is a nearby separate building that has coin operated laundry machines available for your use.

Parking and Bus Service

You may park in the parking lots near the guest housing units. A parking pass is provided to the guest at check-in.  Please use caution when parking in other campus lots, because these lots could be restricted parking areas. Cars parked illegally, or in a restricted area without the proper pass, could be ticketed or towed by Parking Services.

The RTA bus route does include Wright State University. Please contact them directly for more information at (937) 226-1144.


During the summer months guests can eat lunch on campus 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.(Monday-Friday).

Also, there are many nice restaurants within walking distance of the university:

  • Bob Evans
  • El Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant
  • Quizno's
  • Frisch's Big Boy
  • Flying Pizza
  • Roly Poly
  • McDonalds
  • Timmy's Wok
  • Arby's
  • Wendy's
  • Taco Bell/Pizza Hut Express
  • First Watch
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • Oasis Cafe & Pub
  • Penn Station
  • Quaker Steak and Lube
  • Starbuck's
  • Subway
  • Jeet India

There is a 24-hour Meijer's grocery/department store within walking distance of the guest units. The Fairfield Mall is a short 3 mile drive away.

What to Bring & Leave at Home


Please consider bringing the following items as they are not provided:

  • soap
  • shampoo
  • toilet paper
  • TV
  • vacuum cleaner
  • cleaning supplies
  • toaster
  • radio
  • alarm clock
  • desk lamp
  • cooking utensils (such as pots & pans, dishes, silverware, cups)
  • dishes
  • silverware
  • cups
  • trash can

Leave at Home

We do not allow the following in our campus housing:

  • pets
  • firearms
  • candles
  • incense
  • fireworks


Please print out the pre-registration form and return it to make it easier for us to anticipate your check in and accommodate your requests. Upon receipt of your preference form, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you. Include your fax number to obtain quick and easy room confirmation and a campus map.

Registration Form (PDF)


Wright State is located 10 miles Northeast of Dayton, Ohio. Please take I-675 and exit at North Fairfield Rd. Turn West onto North Fairfield Rd. Turn left onto Colonel Glenn Highway. Turn Right onto University Blvd. Turn Left into Parking Lot 4. In the rear of Lot 4 is the entrance to the Forest Lane Apartments. Our office is in the Community Building located directly under the WSU water tower.

Checking In

Check-ins are held at the Residence Services Office, Community Building in the Forest Lane Apartments area. The Community Building is located directly beneath the WSU water tower in Forest Lane. The entrance to Residence Services is located on the end of the building nearest the road (University Blvd.) The office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 5 days a week, and closed evenings, weekends and holidays. Evening and weekend check-ins can be accommodated (but must be prepaid by credit card and arranged in advance).

Checking Out

When it is time to check-out, please return your keys to the Residence Services Office (located under the water tower) by 11:00 A.M.. following your final night's stay . Double check your room to make sure you have retrieved all your belongings. Please place all trash in the bags provided and place in the dumpster. If you leave without returning your keys, we will have to charge you to change the locks so the next person can use the unit without delay. If you need to leave before the office opens, please let us know the weekday before, so we can make arrangements for your early or weekend check-out. All guests must finalize their stay and plan to checkout no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 22 , the last date of the guest housing season

Checking Out After Office Hours

If your travel itinerary calls for an early or weekend departure when our office is not open, you may return your keys in the night drop box located to the right of the main entrance to Residence Services. Do not leave your keys in your room, or return them anywhere else but to our office. We request that you finalize your bill prior to your departure during our regular office hours.

Directions to Wright State

Contact Information

Please contact Maureen Tweed ( or Wray VanVoorhis ( if you have any questions or need more information:

Main Office Phone (937) 775-4239
Fax (937) 775-4572