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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Reservations may be made by calling the numbers listed for each hotel. Hotels are grouped north of the YSU campus at the I-80 interchange and south off of I-680.
|Holiday Inn - Metroplex||800-465-4329|
|Super 8 Motel||330-759-0040 or 800-800-8000|
|Choice Hotels||330-759-3180 or 800-228-5150|
|EconoLodge||330-759-9820 or 800-553-2666|
|Hampton Inn||330-759-9555 or 800-426-7866|
The Holiday Inn Boardman offers a negotiated rate of $84 per night (plus tax) to guests visiting Youngstown State University for school related business. This rate is a considerable discount from the standard rates of $129.99 to $159.99 per night. (Effective March 2013)
800-465-4329 or 330-726-1611
|Hampton Inn Boardman||800-426-7866 or 330-702-1900|
|Hampton Inn-Canfield||800-426-7866 or 330-702-1900|
|Marriot Residence Inn||800-331-3131|
|Red Roof Inn||330-758-1999|
Permanent Housing Options
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 MyYSU portal. The contract to live on campus is for the full Academic Year, please review the housing types offered before applying. A $200 housing deposit 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 can be obtained from the Housing and Residence Life website or call 330-941-3547. Please visit the Vindicator online (Youngstown’s local newspaper) for information about local apartment rentals.
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
Columbia Gas of Ohio
9328 Woodworth Road, Connellsville, PA
Time Warner Cable
4352 Youngstown Road SE, Warren, OH 44484