Campus Life

Housing Move-In

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Welcome home, Lakers! 

Fall 2023 Move-In will be Friday, August 25, 2023. Details will be sent to your Wright State email in July. 

Move-In Day is one of the most exciting parts of being a college student! You make new friends, get involved in activities, explore the amenities Wright State has to offer, and begin to gain independence. At Wright State University, we believe living on campus should be a positive experience that is full of life lessons. Talking to your roommate beforehand and knowing the procedures for Move-In Day are essential parts of making your housing experience rewarding and enjoyable. We look forward to your arrival!

Information about:

More information will be available soon. Please revisit this site often and check your Wright State email regularly. 

Please contact Lake Campus Housing with questions at 419-586-0392 or 

What to do before Move-In Day:

Do not just complete your application and forget about school until the first day of class!

  • Apply for campus housing, if you have not already.
  • Check your insurance coverage for students at college: health insurance and property insurance (renters' insurance)
  • Complete the required forms:
    • Health History (sent via mail)
    • Consent to Treat (sent via mail)
    • General Information (sent via email)
    • Resident Parking Information (sent via email)
  • Watch for assignment information in July (for Fall Semester) or December (for Spring Semester).
  • Contact your roommates
  • Review the forms and policies

What to Bring

  • Mini Fridge/Freezer—No larger than 3.3 cubic feet
  • Mattress-pad or mattress-cover (less than 3" thick), pillows, and comforter/bedspread 
  • Extra-long twin size sheets (mattress size 36"x80")
  • Seasonal clothing
  • Hamper
  • Laundry soap, softener, and dryer sheets
  • Alarm clock
  • Garbage can for bedroom and bathroom
  • Desk lamp
  • Television—cable provided in bedrooms and living room
  • Computer—wireless throughout the apartment and wired in the bedrooms
  • Rugs—bedrooms are carpeted
  • Bath mat
  • Towels
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, razor, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Umbrella
  • Cleaning supplies including a vacuum
  • Cooking utensils/can opener
  • Plates, cups, and silverware
  • Pots and pans
  • Dish detergent for the sink and dishwasher
  • Lawn chairs or outdoor furniture
  • Command strip-type décor hangers

What Not to Bring

  • Pets (the only pets allowed are fish). This includes all pet-related paraphernalia.
  • Firearms, weapons (knives, paintball guns, bows, sword, etc.), and things that look like weapons (cap guns, etc.).
  • Fireworks, incense, candles, or any other open-flame device.
  • Charcoal and gas grills.
  • Double stick tape, screws, molly bolts, planter anchors, big nails, spikes, and finishing nails cannot be used to hang things on the walls. Small tacks, staples, and picture hangers are allowed.
  • Replacement light bulbs. Your community office provides 60-watt bulbs free of charge. Do not change the light bulbs in your apartment.
  • Appliances that are not allowed—deep fryer, fondue pot, hot plate, NuWave induction oven, pizza oven, toaster oven, and any other devices with an exposed heating element.
  • Spider-style floor lamps that have plastic shades around each of the light bulbs.
  • Network equipment (wireless access points, routers, and hubs).

When in doubt, leave it out. If you are unsure if you should bring certain items, the best bet is to leave it at home or ask the community coordinator if it is allowed.


We strongly suggest you contact your roommates before you arrive at Wright State University–Lake Campus. There are many things to discuss and coordinate, and living with a new person or group of people in a new place can present challenges. You and your roommates may become friends right away, or it may take some time. Getting a head start on that relationship can make things easier in late August.

Conversation Starters

Tell your roommates about yourself:

  • Hometown and high school
  • Family life
  • Friends at home
  • Wright State major
  • Morning person or night owl?
  • Messy or neat?
  • Music preferences
  • Movie and TV preferences
  • Willingness to loan belongings 
  • Feelings about overnight guests
  • Particular habits
  • Working during college
  • What it's like when I'm feeling down?
  • What is annoying?
  • What is comical?
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Stress management techniques

Things to discuss after introducing yourself:

  • "An important similarity between us may be... "
  • "An Important difference between us may be..."
  • "I think we might have to compromise on..."
  • "I look forward to learning more about..."
  • "We should talk more about..."

Roommates will not agree on everything, and that is okay. Having a basic understanding of each other's needs helps build a foundation for a good year together. In fact, the university encourages residents to complete a roommate agreement within the first few days of moving on campus in an effort to establish a mutual consideration of roommate preferences.

The resident assistants on campus may also help you and your roommates with the transition to university life. Resident assistants are students who live with you in the apartments at Wright State University–Lake Campus and are trained to assist roommates with concerns or conflicts.

Despite all this preparation, keep in mind that sometimes room or roommate assignments change from your initial assignment through move-in weekend because of cancellations and moves to accommodate the needs of residents. We encourage you to check the site throughout the summer for any changes.

Housing Addresses 

West Villa

Wright State University—Lake Campus Housing
6764 Dibble Road (APARTMENT #)
Celina, Ohio 45822

Knapke Villa

Wright State University—Lake Campus Housing
6766 Dibble Road (APARTMENT #)
Celina, Ohio 45822

Holmes Villa

Wright State University—Lake Campus Housing
6768 Dibble Road (APARTMENT #)
Celina, Ohio 45822


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