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Off-Campus Housing


All new, first-year students are required to live in the Applewood Village Apartments on the Ohio State ATI campus unless you meet one or more criteria for exemption:

  • Commuting from a parent or close relative's home within 25 miles of the Ohio State ATI campus.
  • Married or have children.
  • Accumulated more than 30 credit hours from an institution of higher education.
  • Have graduated from high school at least 1 year ago.
  • Medical necessity or special financial hardship as approved by Housing Services in Columbus.
  • Campus housing is full.

To view the full list of exemptions, view the Housing Contract Addendum.

Planning to Commute?

Traditional aged, first-year students who plan to commute are asked to complete a Parent-Close Relative Exemption form. This form ensures that students are living with a designated, approved relative within 25 miles of the Ohio State ATI campus. Paper forms may be obtained in the Ohio State ATI Office of Admission, the Applewood Village front desk, or at summer orientation. Completed forms should be notarized and scanned to or mailed via USPS to:

University Housing Services
350 Morrill Tower
1910 Cannon Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210

Wooster & Wayne County Housing
To aid you in this off-campus search, we have created The Off-Campus Living Guide.

Transitioning to Columbus?
Beginning in autumn 2016, all second-year students (those who have lived on campus fewer than 4 semesters post high school) are required to live on the Columbus campus. Students who transition from Ohio State ATI to Columbus after just one year may be impacted by this policy change. Click here to learn more about the benefits of the Second-Year Transformational Experience (STEP) program. 

The Office of Student Life's Off-Campus and Commuter Service's website can be a very helpful resource in exploring off-campus properties, reading student reviews, finding roommates, and learning more about the Columbus area.