International Student Services

Off-Campus Housing

University Residence Halls
Lewis University provides on-campus housing for students in twelve different residence halls. Each hall has different room styles and amenities to fit your preference. We have around 1,300 students that live on campus and enjoy being connected to network of other students, staff, and services. With many dining option, fitness center, swimming pool, theater, and library, we hope to provide you with a great residential experience. All of the residence halls are safe and secure. Students have individual key cards to access their building and campus security is available 24 hours a day. 

Off campus housing
If you prefer to live off campus, there are a number of local apartments and housing options. You will be responsible for finding your off-campus housing, but we have many resources to help you search for housing in the local community.

International students also have the option to live with an American host family.  Host families offer students many different types of living environments, including with families, retirees, singles, single parents, and families with children. Homes are screened by a local homestay provides to ensure safety and quality. All families provide a private bedroom and two meals per day.  Most homes are located less than 30 minutes from campus.

For more information about host families, please contact the local homestay provider Stephanie Walter at ChicagolandHomestay@gmail.com, or the Lewis International Office at International@lewisu.edu.