Moving In

Move-In Day for Spring is January 13, 2019! Check your WSU email for details!

Moving in is one of the most exciting parts about 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 before-hand 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!

What to Bring

Items You May Want to Bring to Campus:

  • 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 & dryer sheets
  • Alarm clock
  • Wastebasket- for bed and bathroom
  • Desk lamp
  • Television- cable provided in bedrooms and living room
  • Computer- wireless throughout the apartment and wired in the bedrooms
  • Touch-tone phone- phone jack in common space
  • 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, silverware
  • Pots and Pans
  • Dish detergent (sink & machine)
  • Lock Box
  • Lawn Chair/Outdoor furniture
  • Command Strip-type décor hangers

What Not to Bring

Item that ARE NOT permitted in the Lake Campus Housing Villas

  • 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, picture hangers are okay)
  • Replacement light bulbs. Your community office provides 60-watt bulbs (the alternative that is less likely to cause a fire) free of charge. Do not change the light bulbs in your apartment.
  • Appliances which 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!

What Needs to be Done Prior to Move-In

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 & Property Insurance (Renters)
  • 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)
  • Clean up your social media accounts
  • Watch for assignment information in July (or December, for Spring semester move-ins)
  • Contact your roommates
  • Review the Forms & Policies

Knowing Who You Live With

Pre-Meeting Your Roommates

We strongly suggest you contact your roommate(s) before you arrive at Wright State 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

The following are a few conversation starters that are helpful when you contact your new roommate(s):

About You

  • 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
  • Good mood v. Bad mood (what to know)
  • What it's like when I'm feeling down
  • What is annoying
  • What is comical
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Stress management techniques

Once You've Had Time to Chat

  • "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 (RAs) on campus may also help you and your roommates with the transition to university life. RAs are students who live with you in the apartments at WSU 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 cancelations and moves to accommodate the needs of residents. We encourage you to check the site throughout the summer for any changes.

Knowing Where You Live

Housing Addresses 

West Villa

WSU- Lake Campus Housing
(YOUR NAME HERE)
6764 Dibble Road (APARTMENT #)
Celina Ohio, 45822

 

Knapke Villa

WSU- Lake Campus Housing
(YOUR NAME HERE)
6766 Dibble Road (APARTMENT #)
Celina Ohio, 45822

 

East Villa

WSU- Lake Campus Housing
(YOUR NAME HERE)
6768 Dibble Road (APARTMENT #)
Celina Ohio, 45822