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Housing for International Students

Accommodation

It is highly recommended that international students find a suitable accommodation before coming in to the United States. Visit the Lewis University website to know more about on-campus accommodation, meal plans, short-term stays, how renting works in the US, etc.

Hoursing for International Students

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

The best way to experience all that college life has to offer you is by enjoying the independence of living in our university residence halls. Living on campus will surround you with friends, fun and endless opportunities to pursue your academic and co-curricular interests. With a diverse student body and a wide variety of activities on campus, it’s easy to find a place to fit in and make memories that will last a lifetime. Visit Lewis University’s Residence Life page for more information!

RESIDENCE HALL OVERVIEW

  • Our 12 residence halls are home to approximately 1,200 students.
  • We offer a variety of residence hall and room styles as well as meal plan options.
  • We have dedicated halls for first-years and upper-class students.
  • Convenient study areas and community lounges within each hall.
  • Social, community, diversity, and education programming.
  • Dedicated professional and student staff to build community and enhance the living environment.

RESIDENCE HALL AMENITIES

  • A comfortable, furnished room with bed, desk, desk chair, and wardrobe/closet.
  • FREE access to wireless and/or hard-wired internet service.
  • FREE comcast cable television.
  • FREE use of laundry machines in every residence hall.
  • FREE campus shuttle service to connect you with local communities, shopping, and entertainment.
  • In-room microwave/ refrigerator/ freezer unit.
  • Close proximity to classrooms, library, student recreation and fitness center, dining facilities, and our new student center.

View Residence Hall Amenities


RESIDENCE LIFE MISSION STATEMENT

It is the mission of the Office of Residence Life at Lewis University to ensure a safe, secure and supportive environment within our vibrant community where students have the opportunity to create meaningful relationships while achieving academic and personal success. The Office of Residence Life strives to embraces the Catholic and Lasallian traditions through interactions with students.

Hoursing for International Students
  • Provide a safe and secure environment in the Residence Halls
  • Establish an inclusive community
  • Provide opportunities to residents through collaborative efforts with other departments 
  • Enrich the academic experience for all residents outside the classroom

Get a closer look of the residence halls here:

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

Many international students live in apartments, flats, or houses which they share with other students in the vicinity of campus. Generally, students prefer to rent the less expensive unfurnished apartments and then buy inexpensive second-hand (used) furniture.

if you plan to live in off-campus housing, you will need a place to stay while you are searching for an apartment. Below is a list of hotels/ inns in the area around Lewis University.

Comfort Inn Romeoville - Bolingbrook
Location: 1235 Lake View Drive, Romeoville, IL, 60446, US
Contact: (630) 226-1900

Country Inn and Suites – Bolingbrook
Location: 1265 Lakeview Dr, Romeoville IL 60446
Contact: 630-378-1052

Days INN by Wyndham
Location: 1280 Normantown Rd, Romeoville IL 60446
Contact: 815-524-8428

D Lux Budget Inn – Lemont
Location: 12241 Archer Ave, Lemont, IL 60439
Contact: 630-257-6688

Hampton Inn and Suites Bolingbrook
Location: 165 Remington Blvd, Bolingbrook IL 60440
Contact: 630-759-7100

Holiday INN Express
Location: 16223 West 159th St. Lockport, IL 60441, USA
Contact: (815) 306-1200

Holiday INN Express
Location: 722 Center Blvd, Romeoville, IL 60446
Contact: 630-229-6445

Wood Spring Hotels
Location: 1093 Windham Pkwy, Romeoville, IL 60446
Contact: 331-803-4040

Super 8 by Wyndham Romeoville Bolingbrook
Location: 1301 Marquette Drive, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-1065
Contact: 630-759-8880

Quality Inn Joliet
Location: 411 S Larking Ave Building B, Joliet IL 60446
Contact: 630-755-0206


Renting in the United States

In order to find an apartment, you can surf the web, look in some of the free apartment finder, inquire through a real estate agent, or read classified advertisements.

Here are things to consider in looking for an apartment:

  • Consider the convenience of the location to the Lewis campus and to neighborhood stores.
  • Look at the neighborhood; will you feel comfortable?
  • Look carefully at the rental property.
  • Is it in good repair?
  • Does it have an air conditioner? (Summers are hot in this area)
  • Is it clean and are the buildings and grounds well-tended?
  • Are pets permitted?
  • Ask whether there are laundry machines to wash and dry your clothes.
  • If not, is there a commercial laundromat nearby?
  • If you choose to rent a unit, you may ask to speak to references - that is, people who have lived there before and would be willing to recommend the place.
  • It is customary for a manager or landlord to require a deposit equivalent to one month's rent.
  • This deposit will secure the place until you move in, and can be used to pay for any damage you have caused when you leave.
  • If you have caused no damage to the property, the deposit will be returned to you.
  • You will be asked to sign a rental contact. Read your lease carefully and make sure you understand it before signing.

List of apartments near Lewis University

There are several apartments near Lewis University, if you wish to search more you can use the following:

If you need further assistance about housing, please email reslife@lewisu.edu and isgss@lewisu.edu.

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