Where college becomes home

By Shianna Gibbons

Youngstown State University held a housing fair for students to learn about the on and off-campus housing options.

The event was held, Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Kilcawley Center. Pizza, shirts and snacks were offered to students who stopped at the various tables. Campus Lofts, dorm residences, Flats at Wick Apartments, University Courtyards, University Edge, and more tabled the event.

Karlee Furman, the leasing manager at Campus Lofts and a sophomore in the nursing program, said she was there to promote the Lofts and its unique amenities.

“We are one of the newest apartment buildings on campus, and we offer a bunch of unique units,” Furman said. “We have a nice security system. We have a nice common area and study lounges. We have lofted units which are different than some other apartment buildings.”

Furman often said students who live in the dorms come to the housing fair tables and previews for apartments.

“We do have some residents that come visit us, but a lot of the time, they’re from the dorms and are looking to move into an apartment,” Furman said. “When we have preview days, different from housing fairs, we have a lot of incoming freshmen.”

Dylan Kuhn, the leasing manager of the University Edge apartments, said his goal is to get students to sign up for an apartment tour.

“We want people to come check out our property and hopefully have fun,” Kuhn said. “[The Edge] has parking spots and we’re all-inclusive there with many different floor plans to choose from. You can have as many roommates as you want or be by yourself.”

For a full list of housing options on campus or to apply for housing, visit YSU’s housing website. Students can also plan in-person or virtual tours for select housing locations online