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On Campus Housing

On Campus Housing

On-Campus housing is recommended and sometimes required, for international undergraduate students. Below is information on the application and housing requirements for undergraduate students.

Application Procedure

  1. Submit housing deposit of $350. Do not send cash. If you can’t submit the payment online, make remittance payable to Indiana Tech by check or money order and mail it to the admission office (not housing).
  2. Activate your student login credentials. This information will be provided to you upon record of receiving the deposit. This may be one to two business days after receiving your deposit.
  3. Complete online application for student housing.
  4. When prompted by email, select roommate and room.

Housing Requirements

All freshman and sophomore students, as well as international students who attend through an agency that requires housing, are required to reside in campus housing. Immediate exemption may be granted if the student is

  • 21 years of age or older prior to the start of the semester of initial enrollment.
  • Living with a responsible relative within 50 miles of the university.
  • Married and living with spouse within 50 miles of the university.

Room Assignment

Initial room assignments begin in late May and information will be sent out by email only in early June. Initial requests for specific roommates are honored provided the deposits and applications are made prior to May 1st and both applicants select each other as roommates. All other roommate assignments or selections are based on as much compatibility as we can determine from the applications. Building and room selection priority is made based on the completion date of a deposit and application. The university reserves the right to make changes in the room assignments when it is in the best interests of the residents and/or the university.

Room Furnishings and Supplies

For information on room furnishings and amenities in each building, please visit our website. All furniture must remain in the room. Mattresses are Twin Long and you will need to provide your own bedding. Refrigerators are allowed but limited to approximately 4 cubic feet. You may want to bring a small desk lamp for additional lighting. Hot plates, air conditioners, space heaters, etc. are not permitted. Since a majority of students tend to have cell phones, telephone service is not provided in the rooms. Toiletries and cleaning supplies will be your responsibility. Shower curtains will be provided. Additional information on rooms and suggestions on what to bring is also located on the website.

Laundry Facilities

Laundry machines are provided in each facility for residential students only at no additional cost. Students desiring finished laundry and/or dry cleaning service may find this available within a reasonable distance off campus.

Off Campus Housing

You can do an internet search for other apartments near campus. Remember: if you do not have a vehicle, you will want to find something that is near a bus station or is in walking or biking distance. It is important to look at the apartment and neighborhood before signing a lease agreement.

We do not suggest living outside of Fort Wayne and highly suggest finding a place to live close to campus. There are many different apartments throughout Fort Wayne. Some of the nearby apartments include:

  • Three Rivers Luxury Apartments,
  • Midtowne Realty Inc.,
  • Kepps Apartments,
  • Canterbury Green Apartments,
  • West Central Properties
Off Campus Leasing Agreements

When you rent a room or an apartment you will be required to sign a lease. A lease is a written contract between you and the landlord (the owner of the rental property). When you sign a lease, you agree to pay a certain amount of money each month and to follow certain rules in exchange for the right to occupy the rental property for a set period of time. Most lease agreements require that you pay a security deposit which can be equal to one month’s rent. This security deposit will be returned to you if you fulfill all the terms of the lease. Read the lease carefully and be sure you understand it before signing it.


Once you have moved in, your main responsibilities are to pay rent on time (use checks only or online bill pay with your bank; do not pay with cash) and keep the property in a clean and safe condition. Once your landlord has received your monthly payment, he/she should send you a receipt for your payment.


While you have responsibilities to pay rent and keep the property in good condition, your landlord has responsibilities too. If you believe the landlord is treating you differently than he would treat an American student, or if the landlord is not keeping the property in working condition, be proactive in addressing the issue(s). Do not endure negligence from your landlord. Insist that the apartment is in a safe, clean, livable condition. Otherwise, you are inviting the landlord to take advantage of you. If you have problems with your landlord, it is a good idea to photograph the contested areas of the apartment which are in disrepair. In addition, put all of your complaints in writing, send your landlord a copy, and keep a copy of your complaints for your own files. If the problems are not resolved, consider taking legal action.


Always keep a copy of your leasing agreement in case you have an issue in the future.

Transportation Options

Local Transportation

Uber: You can get a taxi, private car or rideshare from your mobile phone.



Lyft: You can get a taxi, car or rideshare from your mobile phone.



Taxi: Similar to Uber and Lyft, but often more expensive. This is great for getting to and from the airport.



CitiLink Bus: This will take you to different stops around the city for a fee. There are different pass options to look into if you decide to use the bus often.


Long Distance Options

Greyhound Bus lines offer schedules including stops in Fort Wayne for students arriving in the United States who wish to take the scenic route. This form of transportation is less time efficient and is not suggested for long distances. Buses do not run from the airport.



Hoosier Shuttle is a locally owned business providing daily shuttle service between Fort

Wayne and Indianapolis. The centralized pick-up point in Fort Wayne is located at 418 W. Coliseum Boulevard. Some long-term parking is available. Hoosier Shuttle also offers Village of Coventry pickups at 69 South Exit.  All trips must be scheduled in advance.

Call: 260.422.8747 or visit:



Amtrak train station is located in Waterloo, Indiana, which is a 40-minute drive from campus. Below is the link to the Amtrak site in which you can view the train schedule and also book tickets.


Transportation Policies

Arriving to Fort Wayne

Upon initial arrival, International Services Staff is available to pick up students from the Fort Wayne airport. You will need to schedule this service a week prior to arrival which can be done online: 


If you are ever too sick to go to the doctor or pharmacy alone, you can have a friend or IA member help you.  If you cannot find anyone to assist you, please contact the International Student Services Office to help you find transportation.


If student has a medical emergency, please call 911 for an ambulance