For students living in University Housing for the Academic Year early arrivals may be possible for a nominal fee, depending upon the date of arrival. Please contact Housing Office at housing@ysu.edu to inquire about early arrival housing. Charges for early arrival will be placed on your student account.

University Housing does not provide temporary or early arrival housing to students who are not contracted for the Academic Year.

For students or visitors who are coming from out of town and plan to stay in a hotel, we recommend the following hotels. 

Hotels Phone

DoubleTree by Hilton

* The International Programs Office strongly recommends the DoubleTree by
Hilton.  This hotel is within walking distance of campus


Comfort Suites - Youngstown North

* Would require that you have transportation to campus


Holiday Inn - Boardman

* Would require that you have transportation to campus


Permanent Housing Options

On-campus Housing:

International students, with the exception of Student Athletes and J-1 Exchange Students, are not required to live on campus; however, if you would like to live on campus you can apply via the "University Housing Application" link in your Penguin portal. The contract to live on campus is for the full Academic Year, please review the housing types offered before applying. A $35 housing application fee is paid through the application in advance to reserve a room. Go to the Housing and Residence Life website for more information. Please check their website for move-in dates or call 330-941-3547.

Off- campus Housing:

Information regarding off campus housing can be found on the Residence Life website. Please note that this is a referral service. The University has not inspected these properties. The University does not have any agreements with these properties. Leasing is at the risk of the student. All leases are legally binding between the student and the owners of properties.

NYO Properties

University Edge

YSU Enclave

Buechner Hall (Residence Hall for Women)


Signing a Lease

When signing a lease, read it carefully and make sure you understand your responsibilities and obligations, as well as those of the landlord. Ask a friend to go with you to check the terms of the lease. Carefully inspect your apartment for damage and cleanliness. Notify the landlord, in writing, if there are any problems with the apartment. You will also need to determine who pays for utilities and under whose name the bill will be stated.



Here is a list of companies that provide utilities in Youngstown. If you are living in off-campus housing you may need to sign contracts for one or all of your utilities through these companies.



Aqua Ohio Inc.
6650 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512


Youngstown City - Water Department, Billing Office
26 South Phelps Street, Floor 3A
Youngstown, OH 44503
888-266-6446 (toll-free)



Columbia Gas of Ohio

Dominion Energy of Ohio



Ohio Edison


Cable Television & Internet


Armstrong Cable

Time Warner Cable