All first-year students are required to live in a university residence hall, and participate in the meal plan program, unless a residency exemption request form has been filed and approved by the Office of Residence Life. The housing requirement for all first-year students is that if you live outside of a 50-mile radius from UT, you are required to live on campus your first year.
The Horton International House is home to domestic and international men and women. Located in the center of UT’s campus, this seven-level, air-conditioned structure features a convenience store, glass-enclosed lounge areas, a computer lab, laundry facilities, a multipurpose room and several areas for cultural displays. A ritual wash room is also provided for students with specific religious practices. Residents of the Horton International House are not required to participate in the campus meal plan. Instead, they can create their own meals in a kitchen located on their floor. Each kitchen has an adjacent dining room.
On-campus housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for on-campus housing, you will be required to submit a housing application, as well as a payment of $140 ($40 non-refundable application fee and $100 housing prepayment (deposit)). If you decide to cancel your on-campus housing assignment, the $100 housing prepayment (deposit) is refundable up to May 1st, 2014.
The Office of International Student Services will assist eligible students interested in living off campus in finding housing upon arrival. However, they cannot make any arrangements prior to students’ arrival. At present, apartment rents range from $300 to over $600 per month; utilities (gas and electric) are generally not included.
The University operates a free shuttle bus service to the major apartment complexes for use by students. Although there is public bus transportation in Toledo, both the number of bus routes and the hours of service are limited. Although some students buy used automobiles, this is an expensive option. Bicycles are a more common mode of transport for international students.
Learn more about housing at The University of Toledo.